We pulled out of Virgin River Canyon Campground around 10:00...we weren't in any hurry this morning because our destination for tonight was only about two and a half hours away. We had a couple of stops to make...and we didn't want to get to Searchlight until later this afternoon.
We had two stops planned in Mesquite, Nevada...the first one was at a sani-dump that was in a station next to the Eureka Casino. It cost us $7 to dump our tanks but there wasn't any other place along our route today to do it.
After that was done, we continued on to Walmart for a little shopping.
I took waaay to long shopping...according to Steve who was sitting out in the truck on his iPad. About an hour and a half later we were back on the road heading south on I-15...
We stopped here two years ago and had a good time in the little casino enjoying $1 beer and chatting with the bartender. It worked out that Searchlight was about half way to Blythe...a perfect place to stop! This time this little casino was offering Rolling Rock Beer for 50 cents a glass! It was a good tasting beer so we stuck with the cheap stuff. At that price we could have actually afforded to buy a round for the house ;-) We were totally amazed...and we thought $1 beer was good! I wonder what the price will be next time we stop...25 cents? LOL!
No luck on the slots....
Needless to say, we enjoyed a few hours...and a "few" beers in the casino. Our evening ended around 8:00 when we paid our bill and made our way back to the trailer... the bill for 9 beer along with two orders of chicken strips and fries had come to $13!!
We were both awake bright and early Sunday morning, deciding to get out of bed and get going...it was 5:30...or so we thought! We forgot about the time change last night...the end of daylight savings time meaning that the clocks "fall" back an hour. It was actually only 4:30 a.m.!! Oh well, we are really getting an early start today!
We walked over to McDonald's for breakfast...it was supposed to open at 5:00 but it appeared they weren't in any rush. It was almost 5:20 by the time they opened the doors...sheesh!
As it got darker out the stars and Milky Way were incredible. Some of us even spotted the occasional shooting star...