Starting far north of Mesquite NV, the Virgin River wends its way south. From St. George, Utah for some miles it forms a deep canyon that is the way I-15 finds its way to the south. About ten miles north of Mesquite, NV where you will find yourself in Arizona, the land becomes less of a gorge and eventually forms the Virgin River Valley.
|The River runs into Lake Mead|
THE CITY OF MESQUITE
This town starts at the Arizona/Nevada border and would be considered a boom town. Most everything in the town is almost new. The population has grown from 7,000 to 25,000 in ten years and expected to reach 75,000 by 2025. Most everything in the town is the Virgin this or that. The town we moved from called the mascot of their town, "The Demons". Lady Demon's basketball, Demon football, you get the idea. The Church-going side of the town decided that this was not good and it was put on an election ballot. The Demon name held its ground.
|Resting place on the walking trail|
|Jet trails into Las Vegas to the south|
LADY VIRGINS ?
Nope, guess it just didn't sound right. The Virgin Valley Schools call their team The Hawks. Probably since the bird is a commons sight in these environs. The schools, like everything else, are almost new. There is a new hospital and an airport. This is what the Del Webb retirement sites (a big one here) say is required to make a happy senior citizen. It doesn't hurt that the three big casinos seem to be full of the happily retired. Add to that six championship golf courses.
|A typical landscape in Mesquite|
FELIZ ANO NUEVO
We filled our propane and the nice senor' wished us the above. Ah, my Mexico memories all came flooding back and that is what I wish for our friends and readers. Cindy, Herb, and Boo too