I think we may have found our resting place for a minute! This Casino del Sol is something else! The parking lot is humungoid, the casino is really nice inside (with a very good ventilating system for the smoke) and almost felt like we were in the Venetian in Vegas.
The landscaping is beautiful and there's a ton of room to walk Savannah, also feeling very safe while doing so. We were able to put our antennae up on the van and are getting somewhere around 60 channels or so...crazy, a lot of them are Spanish but we're still bringing them in...that's what counts!
[caption id="attachment_3807" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pick a spot, any spot![/caption]
The parking for the RV's is in the back of the casino over by the amphitheater, which reminds me of a place in Denver called Fiddler's Green, well it used to be called that until Coor's took over. It's gorgeous!
[caption id="attachment_3811" align="aligncenter" width="300"] AVI Ampitheater[/caption]
I wish it were open to the public so we could kick our soccer ball in there, but I understand why it's not. For lunch we made our first round of smoothies...yummy scrum-diddly-umptious smoothies! We bought a single serve blender, which actually works pretty darn good with all of the stuff we jam-packed in there! haha
[caption id="attachment_3809" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Serving One...at a time[/caption]
We're still learning. I'm going to call this smoothie the Tutti Frutti...I might just call all of them that, since the name is so much fun! The contents of the Tutti Frutti consists of: Apple juice, ice, strawberries, blueberries, banana's, peanut butter, Muscle Milk protein powder, yogurt and ground up Flax seed. Yes, all in this single serving cup....it was overflowing with scrumptiousness!
[caption id="attachment_3808" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tutti Frutti awww Rootie[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3810" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thumbs Up to my babaa'[/caption]
We're both pretty stoked that this is going to be a normal part of our days now. We just have to get another blending cup for easier smoothie making...today we shared and made two. The blender is pretty small too so it fits right in with our stuff in Joon...welcome to the family Blenderella! haha
In the early evening I took Savannah on a hunt, making sure she got to sniff every single cactus, rock and shrub! That's when I saw this little guy...the red and pink caught my eye, but he almost looks translucent!
[caption id="attachment_3805" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Lil' Liam the Lizard[/caption]
All in all I'd say this place is pretty nice and welcoming of travelers ..which is always nice to find, especially when you don't know where you are! I spent the majority of my day finding out exactly where we are and what is nearby, like parks, Wal-marts, Farmer's Markets, where my sista' lives and if there are any other places to camp, either Casino's or BLM. I feel like I have done a fairly good job with this, but we shall see when it comes time and we are there either parking for a few days... or driving to the next place! For now though, we will be parked right here at this casino, enjoying the mountain scenery, each others company and being able to channel surf...woo hoo Surf's Up Dude's and Dudette's!