The Kingman KOA Journey is well away from the freeway. Other than being awaken at 6:00 AM by garbage trucks serving homes along the street where the KOA entrance is, the park is very quiet. The mountain views from the KOA’s back fence are to die for. Good service. Friendly people. We plan to stop again in Kingman on our return trip.
Our campsite had good shade and privacy.
Sometimes you see things that just make you laugh like the business name imprinted on this propane tank.
We saw the coolest and largest RV pull into the KOA.
This rig is so big, they didn’t have a spot large enough so they parked it along the back fence where the mountain views are best.
After one night we moved on to the Nevada Treasure RV Park in Pahrump Nevada. Our route from Kingman to Pahrump took us past Hoover Dam and through Las Vegas:
- West on I-40
- North on US-93 (past Hoover Dam)
- North on I-11 (Las Vegas)
- West on I-215 (Las Vegas)
- West on NV-160
The area around Hoover Dam is hard driving. Too many cars zipping in and out of trucks. Too many trucks going slow for the cars. Tight turns and high winds in and around the canyons. Loads of traffic. I found it stressful. This is such a change from 1990 when we last drove this highway. However, the views are remarkable. We will be driving back to Kingman on this same highway on our return trip home.
Las Vegas just keeps growing and growing. This was also hard stressful driving. There doesn’t appear to be good alternative bypass routes. On our return trip we will be going through Vegas again. I don’t think I can traverse Las Vegas alone. It takes all my concentration to keep within the right lane, pay attention to vehicles coming on and moving off the freeway and dodge the odd slow moving or broke down rig. Linda does the navigation and lets me know what lane to be in and when to take an exit. Teamwork is what it is all about.
Hope to see you on the road ahead.