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RVing-Casino/Campgrounds (3,4)

In Information-Usefull, postaweek2011, RVing on March 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

(Notice from the author – I must confess that most, if not all of the information that I used for  these gambling campground posts,  I got from my favorite magazine “Trailer Life”. (I Checked on”copyright protection” to be sure that I didn’t committed any copyright violations). These were  good articles on great campgrounds.

Circus Circus Casino/KOA Circusland RV Park ( Las Vegas,Nevada

Circus Circus Casino Camping



Ah, to be a kid again. The kind of kid who can gamble and imbibe legally, of course. On the famous Las Vegas Stripe, Circus Circus Casino captures much of the showy frivolity that P.T.Barnum did yet surrounds its arcade games  and circus acts with games of chance. Adults can flip cards or toss dice while children or grandchildren vie for stuffed animals, and everyone will gasp or smile at the various circus acts that are free. for viewing.

Circus Circus Camping Pool

The truest family-friendly option on property is the adjacent Adventuredome, in which roller-coasters and other rides tempt kids of all ages. Even though the rides cost money, if the  travelers’ luck is running cold in the casino, they can pay for the rides and actually feel as though they’re saving money.

Circus Circus Casino Adventuredome

In the shadow of the 3,767-room hotel, KOA Circusland RV Park is the only RV Park on the Strip and delivers location-location-location to the RVers who stay in its 399 full-hookup sites. More than 101,000 square feet of gaming area are within an eye-blink of the park’s swimming pool, spa, arcade, convenience store and pet run.

Circus Circus Casino Las Vegas, (702) 734-0410 http://www.circuscircus.com: Las Vegas/KOA Circus Circus, (702) 733-9707, http://www.koa.com

Silverton Casino Lodge/Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort (Las Vegas,Nevada)

Just hanging out


If RVers enjoy the convenience, dining options and recreational pursuits that  a megalopolis such as Las Vegas provides but loathe  trying to negotiate the  Stripe, they can accomplish a win-win by staying at the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, then taking the shuttle to the Silverton Casino. The latter provides the requisite slots, table games, poker room, keno  and sports book but also delivers the unexpected:  a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium that has been the best free attraction in Las Vegas and a 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops on-site.

Silverton beautiful neat sites

Across I-15 from the Silverton and three miles south of  Mandalay Bay, Oasis  Las Vegas  RV Resort provides a tranquil base in which RVers can relax. A beach front family pool , waterfalls and an adult pool and spa contribute to the accuracy, of the resorts aquatic name. A natural-grass 18-hole putting course, horseshoe pits and a fitness center provide ample ways to unwind , and a pet park and seven separate pet runs allow four-legged guests to perambulate.  Standard deluxe and premium sites, including pull-throughs, deliver 20, 30 and 50 amps, and all sites offer free cable and telephone access.

We stayed two weeks at this campground and can tell you that it is as good as they say it is! We also took in three shows, that were great!

Silverton Casino,(866) 722-4608, http://www.silvertoncasino.com:Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort,(800) 566-4707,www.oasislasvegasrvresort.com

The chuckle for today!

A True Car Story – Allegedly
A man goes to a party and has too much to drink. His friends plead with him to let them take him home. He says no – he only lives a mile away.
About five blocks from the party the police pull him over for weaving all over the road, ask him to get out of the car and take the breathalyser test. Just as he is about to blow into the bag, the police radio informs the policemen of a robbery taking place in a house a short distance away.
The police tell the partygoer to remain where he is, they will be right back; and they run down the street to the robbery.
The guy waits and waits and finally decides to drive home. When he gets there, he tells his wife he is going to bed, and to tell anyone who might come looking for him that he has ‘flu and has been in bed all day.
A few hours later the police knock on the door. They ask if Mr. X lives there and his wife says yes. They ask to see him and she replies that he is in bed with ‘flu and has been there all day. However, the police have his driver’s license. They ask to see his car, and she asks why. They insist on seeing his car, so she takes them to the garage and opens the door where they find the police car, lights still flashing.


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Damn it America-China is kicking our butts!!

In Information-Interesting, postaweek2011, Uncategorized on March 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

The information that I used for this blog was from a blog by John on 09/18/2010 titled “The Decline of a Super Power- Chinese Takeout and Takeover”, (Posted on e-Forwards.com/category/politics/)

He ends his blog with;

This message, if any, surely deserves forwarding, doesn’t it?

I agree with John. This is my version of  his blog with my own comments thrown in.

Here’s a HUGE reason why there is a slowdown and unemployment is so high:

E m m a   M a e r s k

The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line chartered to Wal Mart, is shown in these photos . What a ship….no wonder ‘Made in China ‘ is displacing North American made goods big time.This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!! This is one of three ships presently in service, with another two ships commissioned to be completed in 2012..

These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all their goods and stuff from China . They hold an incredible 15,000 cartons and have a 207 foot deck beam!!  The full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US Aircraft Carrier (which has a crew of 5,000). With it’s 207′ beam it is too big to fit through the Panama or Suez Canals ..It is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.

The goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China -to- California  run. 91% of Wal-mart products are made in China . So this behemoth is hugely competitive even when carrying perishable goods.

The ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then welded. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously unloading the entire ship in less than two hours.

Additional info:

Country of origin  Denmark.

Length – 1,302 ft

Width – 207 ft

Net cargo – 123,200 tons

Engine – 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)

Cruise Speed – 31 knots

Cargo capacity – 15,000 TEU—- (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)

Crew – 13 people !

First Trip – Sept. 08, 2006

Construction cost – US $145,000,000+

Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.

Editorial Comment!

A recent documentary in late March, 2010 on the History Channel noted that all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY. Yep, that’s right. We send nothing back on these ships. What does that tell you about the current financial state of this country? Just keep buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money.

Now do you wonder what the cause of unemployment (maybe even your job) in the U.S. and Canada  might be????

Here are a couple of photos of “The Emma Maersk” being used by China.

I know that everything looks bad here and it is bad. Remember back in the old days when founder, Sam Walton was running the Wal-Marts company.Everything was made here in the good old U.S.A. No imports were allowed in his stores.(This is what I have heard for years so I just have to assume that it was true). Now it is about 90% imports. Quality is down, but the price is right. I can’t be to0 critical because I too shop a lot at Wal-Marts

Of the 535 members of congress, 237 of them are millionaires.I doubt if you see any of them in a Wal Mart Store.

And another thing to think about, is this! Those 237 millionaires that are in congress right now were NOT put there by millionaires. They only financed them…They were VOTED into congress by all 0f us “Wal- Mart people”. How about them apples?? We voted in the millionaires and so far, it seems, the only thing that they have done is to keep their top 2% income tax deduction alive and not much else!

Now, how do the millionaires fit into this blog? Well, they really don’t. They just have me so irritated in general that I wanted to pick on them.

RVing-Casino/Campgrounds (1,2)

In Information-Interesting, postaweek2011, RVing on March 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

(Notice from the author – I must confess that most, if not all of the information that I used for  this and the other two gambling campground posts,  I got from my favorite magazine “Trailer Life”. (I Checked on”copyright protection” to be sure that I didn’t committed any violations). These were good  articles on great campgrounds.

Whether they call it Gambling,Wagering or Tempting Fate, Rver’s no longer have Vegas or Atlantic City as their only options when feeling lucky.Within a three hour drive of 17 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, travelers can play a slot machine or fill an inside straight. Not all states allow gambling, of course, but enough of them do to accommodate RVer’s willing to hit the road to explore a wide variety of casinos, many of which feature a mulitude of attractions unrelated to gambling. Some casinos either offer on-site RV Parks or are situated close enough to campgrounds to grant RVer’s easy access to their favorite games, while allowing them to sleep in the comfort of their rigs. A round of casinos/campground combinations follow..Good Luck!

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(#1 ) Pechanga Resort & Casino/Pechanga RV resort (TEMECULA ,CALIFORNIA

Pechanga Resort & Casino

If they search hard, RVers may be able to find a more impressive casino, an RV park laden with more amenities and a golf course that flaunts similar undulated beauty, though each component would likely be independent of the others. In the West, however, no better trifecta exists than Pechanga, where these three entities mingle seamlessly on the same swath of upscale desert real estate.


Though Temecula, located off  Interstate 15,  south of I-10, has established itself as one of the country’s premier wine regions, grape connoisseurs from Los Diego and beyond would be wise to use Pechanga Resort & Casino as a base from which to explore the area’s wineries. Or they could skip the sipping altogether, since no real reason exists to leave this all-inclusive resort until it’s time to head home.

Pechanga Resort Pool

The Pechanga RV Resort is only steps away from the casino and golf course (the RV park skirts the 10th fairway).The resort offers 168 tree-shaded, full hookup sites (including 25 pull-throughs) and features a pool and two spars, two clubhouses and a full-size barbecue grill. Each site is separated from those on either side by a lush swath of grass, and Wi-Fi  is available throughout the park. As wonderful as a stay in Pechanga RV Resort can be, it will be even better when RVers accumulate enough Players Club rewards points in the casino to earn free night stays.

Of course, since the service at Pechanga RV Resort is impeccable, a shuttle runs among the RV park, golf course and casino , granting everyone  easy access to all of the property’s attractions. After playing a course so immaculately manicured and free of blemishes that some golfers may wonder whether the grass is uniformly painted green, those who have tested their skills against this demanding, hilly course will likely consider Journey’s End restaurant, located in the clubhouse of the golf course. Journey at Pechanga, the perfect 19th hole. So impressive is the view from Journey’s End, in fact, that guests wouldn’t even have to dine in this restaurant to feel sated. Pechanga Resort  & Casino has eight other on-site restaurants, serving meals of superior quality and amazing variety.

Pechanga RV & Casino Resort

For those RVers wishing to check out the hotel, 64 suites exist among 517 Luxuriously appointed rooms, all of which are just minutes away from Spar Pechanga, where guests can work out the  kinks that didn’t quite relax during their health-club workouts.

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You owe it to your self to check this one out! It is a stop that you would never forget!

Contact: Pechanga Resort and Casino, (888) 732-4264, http://www.pechanga.com; Pechanga RV Resort,(877)997-8386.

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(#2) Terrible’s Lakeside Casin0 and RV Park (PAHRUMP,NEVADA)

Terrible's RV resort Layout

Within sight of towering Mt. Charleston, RVer’s can try their luck on the nearly 7-acre man-made lake, pursuing largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill, or they can try to hook themselves a jackpot in the swanky casino. Located about an hour northwest of Las Vegas and light-years away from the bustle of the Stripe.Terrible’s Lakeside is so popular that the park’s 159 full-hookups are filled almost exclusively by snowbirds from October through April . First-time visitors to this luxurious park often become  regulars, and dozens of rally groups hold annual gatherings at Terrible’s, so RVers intending to visit this park, located four miles west of Highway 160, should make reservatins well in advance.

Terrible's RV & Casino Park

Featuring 30 and 50 amp connections,cable TV and concrete patios. The sites average 55 feet in length, and some of them include picnic tables. Fire rings and barbecues line the lake, and the     swimming pool and spa complement the lake’s swim lagoon. Merely a pitched coin away from the campsites, the Western-themed casino features slot machines and video-poker machines.

Terrible's RV Park & Casino


Terribles  second  Parhump property,Terrible’s Town Casino, delivers even more Old-West atmosphere, in addition to table games and a sports book. Sometimes being terrible can be a good thing. Terrible’s Lakeside Casino and RV Park, (888) 558-lake,www.terribleslakesidecasinorvpark.com

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The chuckle for today!!!

RETIREMENT IN A TRAILER PARK THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD.
This is so cute! After a spring break, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent the holidays. One child wrote the following:”We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa.They used to live here in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona.
Now they live in a place with a lot of other retarded people.They live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on big tricycles and wear name tags because they don’t know who they are anymore.
They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed, because it is all right now. They play games and do exercises there, but they don’t do them very well.
There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with their hats on. I guess they don’t know how to swim. At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it.He watches all day so nobody can escape.
Sometimes they sneak out. Then they go cruising in their golf carts. My Grandma used to bake cookies, but I guess she forgot how. Nobody there cooks, they just just eat out. And they eat the same thing every night,”Early Birds”.
Some of the people can’t get past the man in the doll house to go out. So the ones who do get  out bring food back to the wrecked center and call it pot luck.
My Grandma says Grandpa’s worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded some day too.When I earn my retardment I want to be the man in the doll house.
Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren”.