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Traveling full time has made me more aware of the need for comfort, especially on travel days. So I was excited to have the opportunity to try out the Comfy and Stylish Travel Clothing from prAna.
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When we are going between Arizona, and Utah we will sometimes stay in the Lake Mead National Recreation area. Boondocking at Lake Mead, is not something we have done very much of however, until this year.
There are several different places to boondock near Lake Mead, and we have checked out a few of them. On Monday, we left the Las Vegas Bay CG were we had spent the night, and headed for Government wash. We hear about this spot a lot, and thought it sounded like a good place to spend a few days. It’s not far from Las Vegas Bay, and the road going in is paved. But when we got to the area were camping is allowed, we found it way more crowded than we like. We could see a few RV’s on the other side of the wash-water inlet, and decided to go there instead. Google maps is an essential part of any boondockers resources, and we could see there was indeed a road going to that area. It was a bumpy, washboard road, but we ended up in a spot like this.
This is looking at government wash from the side we were on. See all the RV’s scattered around?
We left the Kofa National Wildlife refuge last Sunday, and headed for a new place for us. LTVA stands for Long Term Visitor Area, and they are run and maintained by the BLM. There are several in this area, in both Arizona and California. We have never stayed in one before, mostly because it seems like everyone else does. We made an exception this time for a couple of reasons. First, this place is about 30 minutes from Algodones, Mexico where our dentist is, and we need to get in this year. Second, it was a whole new area and we figured we might as well check it out. LTVA’s provide water, dump station, and garbage facilities which is kinda nice too, although you do have to pay $40 for a two week stay. Or $160 for the whole winter season. An Instagram friend was staying here, and they had good things to say about the area.
At first, it was like pulling into an RV park. There are 650 registered campers here on the 3000 acres. When we registered, I asked the nice BLM host were we could go and be kind of away from people. He directed us to a specific area, and it IS less crowded than some other areas. We looked for RV’s with solar panels, because that always means quite neighbors, and we got pretty lucky. Of all the rigs around us, only one motorhome runs a generator in the morning, and then again in the evening.
The view out our back window.
And the neighbors on one side. There are more RV’s on the other side, about the same distance away.