REVIEW OF: Butch Cassidy RV Park and Campground Salina, Utah

Date of stay: October 12 and 13, 2014

We had planned to stop in Springville, Utah on the 12th. We departed from Evanston,Wy. around 2pm that afternoon as it was only around 100 miles to Springville. We were going to stay at East Bay RV Park that was listed in our “Escapees’ Travel Guide 2014”. Well when we found the place it had KOA signs up. So David went in to see what the rates were and stuff. He came back to the RV and told me that the park had been sold, taken over by KOA, and no longer accepted Escapees Member discounts. The overnight rate for our rig with no KOA membership would be 50 bucks. That was a little steep for us. So being that it was still early in the afternoon, we decided just to continue on  to Ephraim, Utah. Well we missed that exit, so just kept on going to see where this drive would finally end.

It is early evening now. There are no parks listed in our guide for this area. So I set the Tom Tom GPS device to look for campgrounds along our current route. Well Tom Tom came up with this little gem.

We had to check ourselves in as it was nearly 8pm. So that meant filling out the registration card, place money in envelope, and drop it in the after hours box.

We picked a pull thru site, they are so much easier to get in and out of.

It was quiet had no troubles going to sleep.

The next morning we made use of the showers. They were clean and hot.

We also did the laundry. The washers were top loaders. The dryers were the big commercial type found in laundry mats. The washers were a dollar and the dryers were 25 cents for 7 minutes. They were good dryers got very hot so only cost 50 cents a load to dry.

The outdoor pool was drained for the winter, but it looked nice.

There was also wild life as we had some turkeys not 6 feet from the bedroom window in the morning.

Tom strutting his stuff for Henny.

Tom strutting his stuff for Henny.

All in all it was a nice little park. I would stay again if we ever go through that way again.

Here is the link to their web page:

http://www.butchcassidycampground.com/index.html

Jets over Las Vegas

Filmed on October 14, 2014

This is the first of the videos that I took as we drove through Las Vegas, Nevada. We went by Nellis Air Force Base and the Speedway. We watched a helicopter and several jets, as well as heard the jets, take off into the evening sky.  Also the lights of Vegas can be seen.

Kingman, Chino Valley, and Cleater, Arizona Facebook Posts

A few photos on the road to Kingman.

October 25

We have made it to Kingman Arizona. We are at a nice RV park here. I have posted several more pics to the going south 2014 album. I will not add a status right now as I took so long to do the pics. Just look at them and they will tell you mostly what we have been doing. I might post more in the morning if I have time before we head out again in the late morning. Oh I forgot to mention it took us an hour and a half to drive 12 miles to this RV park. They were doing road construction both lanes of the east bound I-40 were backed up for all that. So it was like very slow going. I will never complain about road construction around Chadron again! At least I found a good oldies station on the radio to jam through the traffic jam. lol

october 26
Well we got all ready to go this morning and when David started the RV it was making more horrible squealing noises then before. So we decided to stay here another day until we get it all straightened out. I don’t mind it is a nice little park. I will now go post some pics to show you around the place.

October 27

We left the Rv park in Kingman. Made it to an Autozone in Chino Valley, Az at about a quarter till noon. Got some new belts for the RV. We got them changed out by 1:38pm. Continued on down the highway. Stopped at a really cool rest area called Sunset Point Rest Area. We made it into Rock Springs, Az found two of the gold claims but could not get the RV in to either one. Stayed in a parking lot behind the 76 station, Bed and breakfast and cafe for the night.

October 28

Made it to another claim site by Cleater, Az. I called this the Bullet Shute Site. Again the Rv would not make it down to the actual claim so we camped up top. David  walked down to the claim twice. THe first time was to see if RV would make it. He said that the RV wouldn’t, he said I probably could make it down but coming back up was really steep. Steep climbs still bother my hip. So he went down a couple of days later, he said it was to quiet and creepy by himself so he came back up. He did run into one of the local residents. A big brown tarantula spider!!!! He got a pic of it on his cell phone. We spent a few days here and decided to head else where on the 1st.

See more photos of Sunset Rest Area , Rock Springs and Cleater Arizona in the photos tab.


Gold Claim # 2 : The Chopper Site Facebook Posts

October 19

We made it to a new site on a new claim. It was down Gregg’s Hideout Rd. We took the wrong fork and ended up at a wide gravel area with 3 large storage tanks with hoses attached.  There was a chain gate across the entrance. Dave unclipped it so we could go in to turn around the road was too rough to reverse the RV back down. We got turned, got on the right road, and  found a level spot just off the road to park. Dave wanted to walk the rest of the road to see if the RV would be able to get further on the claim. As he was getting ready to go a guy pulled up in his car and told Dave that it was just a mile down the road and there was another large camper there. So Dave headed out saying he would be back in about a half hour. He was late. As it turned out it was two miles to the camp. I was freaking out cause he was late. Then I see 2 helicopters fly in the direction he went. That freaked me out more. Then about 10 minutes later 4 more choppers land at the place with the tanks. Ahhh Ha it is a refueling station for the tour choppers. So this was named The Chopper SIte. They would fly in the mornings and at about an hour before sunset. At one time there were about 18 of them. Anyway I was worried about Dave so I grabbed some water to go find him. I met him at the top of the little hill. He was safe and sound and glad I brought the water.

Two choppers at the fuel tanks.

Two choppers at the fuel tanks.

Close up of a chopper.

Close up of a chopper.

Close up of chopper with passengers getting out to stretch their legs.

Close up of chopper with passengers getting out to stretch their legs.

October 20

Today we got up and out early before it got to hot. We walked a wash for 2 hours with our detectors. David was the first to have a beep. It was an old bullet. So our finds for the day Dave 3 tacks, a screw, and 2 nine volt batteries. Me one bottle cap and an aluminium can. We found several more on the walk back just lying around. We picked them up at least we can turn them in for some change. Dave later hiked over ridges and washes to a claim marker and scouted new places to go detecting. lt got really windy during the night. Laid awake and prayed the Rv wouldn’t blow over and slide into the ravine. Dave took me an a date tonight. He invited me out to go star-gazing.

October 21

Dave was still pretty sore from all his hiking yesterday so we decided to not go detecting. Dave had the door open so I could clean Sully’s litter box outside. Well Sully sees the open door and out he runs. I ended up following him down the side of the wash before he decides it is too big and scary out there. He then climbs back up so I follow him. I am calling him and telling him to stop cause I think at any moment he is just gonna run like hell and I would never see him again. He gets back to the top of the wash Dave whistles and calls him. Asks if is ready to come in and he runs up the steps into the RV. Little shit! He had to wear his jacket the rest of the day and he hid in the blankets. I took him out on his leash after lunch to sit with us in the shade. Maybe he was getting a little stir crazy and needed to liven things up.

October 22

Went detecting for 2 and a half hours this morning.

Aluminum cans. Wire, Gate hinge, Nails, Wire. Bungie hook, two pieces of metal and a washer. I collected the rock because it looked nothing like any other rocks out there.

Aluminum cans. Wire, Gate hinge, Nails, Wire. bungee hook, two pieces of metal and a washer. I collected the rock because it looked nothing like any other rocks out there.

I did find some nuggets today. Rabbit nuggets. :)

I did find some nuggets today. Rabbit nuggets. 🙂

Later in the morning we went down to an old dump site and collected aluminium cans. It was a slow kinda day.

October 23

Another slow kinda day.

David found an old sardine can and its key.

David found an old sardine can and its key.

October 24

We went and collected a soil sample today. Dave ran it through his screens and pans. No gold. That tweet in the belts was back so Dave tried the old soap trick. Those belts were hungry took the whole bar right out of his hand. Water and cigarettes running low so off to Kingman, Az. in the morning so batten down those hatches.

See more photos from The Chopper Site in the Photos Tab.

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