Red Rock Canyon and Las Vegas

I went on a hike in Red Rock Canyon yesterday and was going to stay the night on BLM land that was nearby but the road to the area was really rocky. My van is tough and has gone over some pretty rocky terrain but this road was even too rocky for Freebird. Las Vegas was nearby so I stayed overnight in the Bally’s hotel and casino parking lot in the heart of the strip for just $12, which I have done before. I enjoyed walking down the strip enjoying the lights and the energy of all the people around me. There was a lot of people celebrating the Chinese New Year. Some of the hotels and businesses decorated their buildings with the red Chinese New Year decor which was pretty. Today I met up with a friend at an RV park that her and her husband are staying at for the winter about a half hour from the strip. I met them at the van build party in Lake Havasu, Arizona and hung out with them at the RTR in Arizona. Super nice couple. They both work at Walmart for 6 months in Las Vegas for the Winter and at a Walmart for 6 months in Pennsylvania the rest of the year where they also stay at an RV park. My friend called the RV park they are staying at in Las Vegas as kind of ghetto but the price is good and it is close to their work. As I was riding around on her electric bike in the park I saw this drunk lady sitting on the ground with a bunch of stuff around her. She asked me to call her a cab because she just got kicked out of the RV she was staying in but the park manager said not to because the police were on the way for her. My friend said some of the guys at the park bring home women for the night that won’t leave (I assume because no home to go to) and they eventually have to kick them out. They even had a guy visiting there fall asleep in the clubhouse who then declared he now lived in the clubhouse. It took them three months to legally get him out of the clubhouse. Also while I was there this lady wearing tons of makeup, high heeled boots and a slutty outfit strutted by us. I said to my friend “she looks like a hooker” and my friend said “she is a hooker and there is another one that lives here too”. She said they go to the strip to work. Yep, definitely a ghetto RV park. It was entertaining though, like reality TV. It was also interesting to see another side of Las Vegas. I decided to not stay the night at ghetto park and drove my home to a local Walmart for the night where me and Freebird feel more at home🌛