Yesterday Kelly and I arrived to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and once again we find ourselves visiting a national park. It appears that our woes with the recent government shutdown are now a fading memory, as this time, we were welcomed to these government lands with open arms.
Our good pals and fellow Airstreaming couples Tim & Amanda and Brian & Leigh who live, work, and travel full-time in their respective homes on wheels are also here. Seeking warmer winter temperatures found closer to the 35th latitude this time of year, both couples have retreated to the desert southwest for the winter and graciously invited Kelly and me down for the week to join them.
Despite our location being essentially in the middle of nowhere, Lake Mead offers its visitors an incredibly hospitable desert camping experience. With its relatively close proximity to the other city that never sleeps, this location affords us certain ‘roughing-it’ luxuries such as super fast broadband internet, a handful of over-the-air digital HD television channels, and as of mid-day today, clear ocean-blue skies to warm the air and pump plenty of sun-rays into our solar panels.
The invite definitely seemed like a good opportunity to spend a few days working remotely before enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend with friends. Suffice it to say, we quickly accepted.
A bit tired from the long drive and with rain in the air, we mostly hung out yesterday, but today took advantage of the great weather with a few hours of hiking followed by an potluck dinner at our trailer.
We love hanging-out with these guys and are looking forward to a very promising, food-filled, few days.