Oh Darn! We got kicked out of RV driving boot camp. Okay, not really out of the classes but out of the parking lot. Our Instructor had arranged for us to use the back parking lot at Wild Bill’s Casino in Primm Nevada. He had utilized the same area last year.
As we drove up last Wednesday, the weather was very warm and we could see the old roller coaster high above the wooden structure of the casino. We pulled around into the “way back” parking area.There were about eight of us there to learn the basics of RVing and how to drive, park and…heaven forbid…the dreaded back-up procedure. Everyone was riding high to have this special experience.
The day was going great. We had all learned the safety and emergency basics and even had lunch. I made a salad in the RV. Some of the rest went into the casino to eat. After lunch we were hearing some rules of the road and our Sun City Anthem RV club rules, when along comes this little economy car and out steps a security guard. “What are you doing here? You can’t camp here.”
“Why, we have permission from the director of sales to have our RV meeting and driving lessons here.” said our esteemed leader and instructor, Roy.
You can imagine the rest of the story. We did not win the battle or the war. Eventually we were instructed that we could park – not sleep or extend our pop-outs – and we could use the casino, gamble and eat. Huh? We were going to do that anyway as good members of this community, but if we can’t dry camp then we all decided to leave.
So, just before happy hour most of the crew packed up and left. We did have a good day and learned a lot from our esteemed instructors, Roy and Tom, but were disappointed to have to cut short instruction. One of the things we learned is that when you are RVing, you have to be flexible. This was our first lesson in flexibility.
(I did finally drive in the parking lot and did not knock over any light poles)