The event will be held in Mesquite, Nevada, 82 miles north of the electromagnetic, chemical, and cultural pollution of Las Vegas. The venue is called the Rising Star Ranch Resort, well known for wholesome family vacations and athletic tournaments. It is not a casino, and smoking is off limits. The facilities are attractive and well maintained. Prices are astoundingly affordable – both food and lodging – which more than makes up for the cost of transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport. Real breakfasts are included in the room rate. There is plenty of parking space for RVs. One-hundred rooms have been set aside for our event at substantial discount. Excellent accommodations also are available nearby at the Eureka Casino and the Holiday Inn Express.
♦ Rising Star Resort: 333 N. Sandhill Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89027. Phone 702-346-5678. If you mention you are with Red Pill Expo, prices for two-bed rooms range from $109 to $139. Bunk rooms also available.
♦ Eureka Casino: 275 Mesda Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027. Phone 702-346-4600. Prices start at $83.
♦ Holiday Inn Express: 1030 W Pioneer Blvd. Mesquite, NV 89027. Phone 702-346-2200. Prices $99 – $109.
The Rising Star has an excellent buffet for those in a hurry. Those who want a larger selection or wish to linger over their meals will want to walk across the street to the outstanding buffet at the Eureka. In both cases, food quality is like the good old days in Vegas. Two lunches and the Friday VIP Dinner (with entertainment) is included with the VIP ticket. Organic options generally are not available.
The following map shows where Mesquite is located. McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas has amazingly low airfares from almost every part of the world. All major car-rental agencies are at the airport. The cost of renting a car to and from Mesquite is not much more than doing so for Las Vegas. The difference is the cost of gas for a 164-mi. round trip. And there is a shuttle service that runs all day far into the night between the airport and Mesquite. The accompanying chart shows the schedule and price range. In the unlikely event the shuttle service should be overbooked, please call Paul Lanagaard at 1-406-581-2216 to arrange for a non-scheduled pickup.
An Internet search for “rv park mesquite nevada” will find 14 options and a map showing locations.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO
World-famous Hoover Dam is in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936. The dam blocks the Colorado River and creates Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the U.S. Tours – Here is all the information you need to plan your trip: a description of the tour, admission fees, directions, and more.
Amazing geologic color and spectacular formations in a canyon 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep. The South Rim is open all year. The North Rim is closed during winter months. More information here.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park is a southwest Utah nature preserve noted for steep red cliffs. Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Here is a link to more information.