Week 12 - Salt Lake City, Utah High School Basketball Coaches Association Clinic (Escape from Utah) - 11-05-2006
Hello Friends and Family,
After a week in Laughlin, we couldn't get enough. We left our paid-for
Riverside RV Park and went about one mile. We parked on a bluff
overlooking The Palms Hotel and Casino. Pete had terrific Verizon
signal and wasn't willing to move on. We stayed until late in the
evening and then drove to North Las Vegas to spend the night at, guess
The next day we drove almost 400 miles to Springville UT. The RV Park
was nice, but is was very cold with no where for Ellen to walk to. We
stayed two days while Pete organized his PowerPoint presentation for
the upcoming basketball clinic. We moved on to Taylorsville UT (suburb
of Salt Lake City) and stayed for two days, again preparing for the
clinic. With the promise of presenting USA GameTracker to 300
basketball coaches, this might be the best stop of the trip.
The day of the clinic it started raining and the turnout for the clinic
was dismal. It turns out that the best part of the week was the awesome
clouds and weather. Normally Pete likes to drive only 150 miles per
day. But as soon as this clinic was over, Pete drove 577 miles in two
days to get to Lake Havasu AZ. We did stop on Sunday to go the church
at Southland Bible Church in Washington UT (north of St. George). The
message was terrific. Pastor Tim Miles talked about how as a Christian
you may get hurt but God will not let you get harmed. The ultimate
message is that you may die (actually we all will), but you are not
harmed by going to heaven. We applied the thought to the basketball
clinic. While a puny turnout hurt us (we did not sell any
GameTrackers), it did not harm us. We are hearthly, having a great time and
know that it IS the best program available. We just need to wait on the
This is I-15 between St. George and the Nevada border.
Salt Lake Community College, site of the basketball clinic
Here are a few of the dozens of great pictures that Ellen took of
fun-to-look-at and great-to-leave weather.
Parasailors along the I-15 freeway
An accident slowed our escape!
So long Utah, hello Lake Havasu! And so long till next week,
Love Pete and Ellen
Motorhome Q&A: Isn't the diesel terribly expensive? Answer: Isn't
everything terribly expensive? Once in California we had to pay $3.39
a gallon. Yesterday we paid $2.45. Our budget projection was
$4.00/gallon at 7 mpg. We are getting over 8 mpg and our average per
gallon is well below $3.00. So we are very pleased. In addition,
while asking about fuel costs is the first question most ask, it pales
compared to campground, RV parks, food, activities, insurance, DMV
license and buying the MH. And when you compare traveling in a MH
versus hotels, gas and FOOD, it is always cheaper unless you drive
hundreds of miles everyday.
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Love, Pete and Ellen
Photos from Nov 2006