#RV Journal: Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach, Boulder City, NV

Location / Name: Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach, 268 Lakeshore Road, Boulder City, Nevada 89005 http://www.lakemeadrvvillage.com/boulder-beach (702) 293-2540

Date: 10/09 – 10/10/2016 (2 nights)

Lake Mead was not our initial destination after leaving Lee Vining, CA for our Yosemite visit. I had planned on staying west of Las Vegas at Fletcher View Campground, a USFS campground which has some electric sites. However, I didn’t get around to making reservations soon enough, and there was no room when I tried to reserve a site. I looked around for other places near Las Vegas, which was an appropriate travel distance distance for the day, and where my wife needed to pick up a prescription at CVS Pharmacy. I checked out a few commercial campgrounds in Vegas online, and didn’t really like anything I saw. When I expanded my search to east of Las Vegas, Lake Mead National Recreation Area showed up. It looked good, and although it made our day from California longer, it shortened the trip to Grand Canyon – a good thing since I needed to make sure we got to the walk-up-only campground on the Grand Canyon South Rim early. I called for reservations, and our destination was set. My reservation timing error for Fletcher View turned out to be a good thing. There was a CVS and an Albertson’s just a few miles from the RV park at Lake Mead, the park was nice, and the views from the site were awesome.

Lake Mead from Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach

Lake Mead from Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach

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#NPOD: Yellow Fringed Orchid #Nativeplants

Yellow Fringed Orchid – Native Plant of the Day 11/26/2016

Photo from 8/1/2011. Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, Haywood County, NC.
More photos / info at the  Platanthera ciliaris detail page.

Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid - Platanthera ciliaris

Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid – Platanthera ciliaris

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