Being in town when it happened, and having family there, made it very personal to us. Thankfully, our family all reported in safe. Our hearts go out to other families whose news was not good.
Las Vegans responded rapidly. Lines formed at blood banks with people donating their blood. Some airlines offered free flights to loved ones whose relatives were in the hospital. Donations of food and money poured in.
Memorials and vigils sprang up around the music venue and other places in Las Vegas. On Monday night, October 2, all shows on The Strip went dark (closed for the night).
Monday morning, Bob and I went over to Bob's mom's house. Bob wanted to install her new sliding glass screen door and hang some art. We had a healthy lunch at "Lyfe." Bob spent time running errands with his mom and helping her with her budget.
At night, we had a date to go see "Zumanity," but because the shows were all shut down, we went to Peppermill for dinner instead. We love the Peppermill restaurant. They have a lovely lounge with sunken firepit. Their food is excellent and you get a lot for your money. We both enjoyed "Blue Hawaii" cocktails as well.
Tuesday, I slept in and Bob went back to his mom's to finish installing the screen door and to hang more art. We had to check out of our site by noon. I got the inside of the 5th wheel ready to roll. When Bob got back he helped me finish up inside, then hooked up outside. We were out of the park at 11:50 a.m.
|Las Vegas RV Resort - hooked up, ready to roll|
|My road warrior|
|Joshua Tree Scenic Parkway|
|Joshua trees along the highway|
We set up in our site. I stepped out the door of the 5th wheel after we were settled and saw the moon coming up over a hill to the left of us, and the sun setting to the right. Lovely time of evening!
|Site #33 at Cave Creek Regional Park, Arizona|
|Looking left from the 5th wheel in our site|
|Looking right from our 5th wheel|
After dinner, we sat and chatted. I was so tired, I kept falling asleep. How embarrassing! We headed back to the 5th wheel for a good night's sleep.