I got a little behind in my posting due to the poor cell reception in Parker. One minute you would have 1 or 2 bars, the next minute nothing. I guess that’s because it’s in the desert with no WiFi available at the county park.
Let me preface this post by adding this Workamp story we wrote back in November 2012. This will give you an idea about what workamping is all about. We are asked many times about it as not many people have heard of it. Click on the link below to download this Free issue of Bus Conversion Magazine. You also can access their Facebook page by going here. They have a few items in the BCM Store from Bus Conversion Magazines to E-Books, designed for Bus Conversion enthusiast.
Our friends, Kat and Perley took us on a desert adventure by taking us to a remote location off the beaten path up into the desert. This 5 mile journey was not on a paved road, but one that is curvy, bumpy, not maintained, dirty and dusty. It took us about 45 minutes to get there, meeting dirt bikers, 4 wheelers, ATV’s, cars and pickups along the way. The final stop was a place called The Desert Bar. They are only open on Saturday and Sunday after 1 pm until dusk. The man that built it wanted to have a place that was completely off grid, and he succeeded. He has solar panels on each large roof, enough to feed the power hungry little watering hole he created. There is a stage for live entertainment, full bar for just about any kind of cold beverage you can think of to wash down the dust. Food is served on two different levels with lots of umbrellas to protect the patrons from the sun. Here are a couple of pics of what you will see when you get there.
After our experience at The Desert Bar they took us to several watering holes along the Colorado River. We saw some very unique restaurants along the river including one that had a huge dance floor and stage, with a duplicate room upstairs. Then we got to enjoy some Karaoke Saturday evening, meeting some memorable new folks in the meantime. (Will not forget sweet Gabby!) Thanks Kat and Perley for a very memorable time!
We arrived at Pam and Tony’s place in Pahrump, NV around 5:30 pm yesterday. Going through Las Vegas on a Sunday went pretty well. (Perley suggested that we unhook our toad so we could climb the long hill on the 160 that takes us to Pahrump and I’m sure glad we did.) It was a long pull in 1st gear with a mid eighty’s temperature. I kept the RPM’s up and the temperature down. Pam had prepared a delicious meal of her special meatballs and sauce. This lady knows how to cook – scrumptious! We spent great bonding time catching up on our lives since we saw them at the SoCal Mini Rally in San Dimas last month.
I’m having a tough time uploading some pics so I will try again later when I have a better internet connection.