Monday Oct. 5
happened again... we took off and made a three point landing. All wheels
still intact. Another great day on the road exploring trails we have not
been on before... The best kind. Now for the rest of the story going
down HW 95 over to Fallon which was much bigger than we thought it would
be. Must be the irrigated farm ground for miles to the south.
soon enough this was the sight for most of the drive.
down the grade to Schurz in the Walker River Indian Reservation.
burg was depressed and on the edge. As was the other areas along this route
after leaving Fallon. We would think things would be better as this is
the prime HW between Reno and Las Vegas. Strange.
Now when in this area again
(with warmer temps) we will boondock in the great BLM
sites along Walker Lake that we passed coming south from Schurz on
HW 95 and north of Hawthrone, NV. Great views. The camp sites had
covered canopys... This natural lake has now very low water levels, but
sill a wonder to behold.
Off to the right for several
miles we could see the Sierras on in the distance in California.
With the snow the last few
nights it made for an early snow covered event. We were tempted to take
US 6 that connected to our route in NV and head over to Biship,CA and go
south on US 395 in CA as we had done in years past. That is a great drive.
Learn more about it at this link. Free
Camping along Highway 395
At last we arrived in Tonopath,
NV an old mining town.
We are going to be here
for a second night so we will have time to explore and learn what this
historic place is all about.
They were having a Farmers
Market from 4 to 8. Didn't see any veggies.
Some crafts, pumpkins and
one selling hot coca. But they looked like they were having fun.
Look she has ear muffs on.
Our home for a couple of
nights is the Ramada Casino RV park in Tonopath, NV. The casino is on the
end and the rest is more like a strip mall with stores on the bottom and
rooms above. They have shops on the back side as well. We were hoping for
a buffet but no luck, just a small cafe and gambling area. We will have
to wait till we get to Pahrump for anything more up scale.
Not very fancy... just a
not so level parking lot with Full Hook Ups out back. But it serves the
A little over priced but
who's counting. We could have gone to the only other RV park in town
(a PPA park) but after reading the reviews and later touring it after we
had landed at the Ramada, we're glad we paid the higher price here. We
saw their pull through sites down the road, but still. Next time maybe.
Tomorrow Terry will try to
drag me kicking and screaming to the museums in town.
OK here is the link to the
Museum Rural Nevada
Also go to this link on
After viewing the links
may have to go with him to learn more about it. I can sleep in all winter
in Q me thinks.
The weather is looking up
a bit as I looked ahead and it is to warm up a bit...
Now we don't want it to
got hot again you hear. Having to wear a hooded sweatshirt when hooking
up and later in the day setting up is a bit much. High about 55.
Now, we could still be up
in Montana where the snow is a lot more than flurries, like heavy snow
and me thinks this is a tad bit early for all that... We need to watch
our back as the RVs are now going to be flooding the roads heading south.
After they thaw out, that is. We will be traveling way too slow for
them to keep up. AS they speed by.
Hope to share more pics after
touring the area on Tuesday. I have yet to go back and read the above links,
but I think there are mine tours. Even I could get into that... This
place is full of photo opportunities.
We shall see what we can
Beef stew is in the oven
as Terry had left over round steak (we had Swiss steak last night) and
I think he planned it that way as he loves his beef stew... and now with
toasted French cheese bread as appetizer...
And watching HD TV as Terry
set up the HD dish.
wind did came up after noon on Saturday so we were justified by staying
had a relaxing Sunday and are all set to head south on Monday...
studied the web as to what should be some good stops on the route ahead.
I have learned I can find what I think is a great spot and after getting
there it may not look I imagined.. Nothing is like it seems. So we shall
see as we go. I gave my trusty navigator (Terry) the printouts of the spect
sheets of the RV campgrounds I found, so when I say... Where should we
stop? He has all the info... anyway it can't hurt, me thinks.
off in the morning, we are a going... somewhere to be determined...
But it will be south into Nevada.
to Hawthrone, and to Tonopah on HW 95.
south through Goldfield, Beatty and over to Death Valley in CA if it stays
cool, and then back into NV to Pahrump. This should be a good tarvel
event for the next several days. I have a the PassportAmerica RV
parks printed out so we can find them if that's where we end up staying.
day is an adventure. Or I think, I could be back in my old office cubicle
the line of the day was. Now the line of the day, for me, is what's down
the road and aroud the curve ahead.
left Susanville, CA and headed east toward Reno on HW 395 and felt good
made the decision was the severe weather alert pop up that hit my computer
screen this morning right after I logged on.
were planning on going down the east side of the Sierras in California
but that will have to wait for a time in the future. That would have
been stressful me thinks.
gut was in knots getting through even this city and back out the east side
on I-80 where we landed at Desert
Rose RV park in Fernley, NV 40 miles east of Reno.
the must be listed link to Renoright
biggest little city in the world," as it likes to call itself, is a somewhat
downmarket version of the glitz and glamour of Vegas, with miles of gleaming
slot machines and poker tables, surrounded by tacky wedding chapels and
quickie divorce courts. While the town itself may not be much to look at,
its setting – at the foot of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada , with the Truckee
River winding through the center – is superb.
are three things to do in Reno: gamble, get married and get divorced. The
casinos are concentrated in the downtown area, along Virginia Street either
side of the railroad tracks. To get married, the requirements are the same
as in Las Vegas, though here you obtain your marriage license at the Washoe
County Court, Virginia and Court St (daily 8am–midnight; tel 775/328-3275).
Wedding chapels all around the city will help you tie the knot; across
the street from the courthouse, the Starlight Chapel – "No Waiting, Just
Drive In" – does the job for under $50, providing a pink chintz parlor
full of plastic flowers and heart-shaped seats (tel 775/786-4949).
called the RV park in Fernley before we left Susanville to made sure we
could get in and stay for the weekend and wait out the storm. They were
busy and would check and call back. They called back within the hour
to say they would be happy hold a great spot for us, and at PassportAmerica
rates for all three days.
love our PPA membership, which came free when we got the HH 5er. We use
it whenever we can for 1/2 price sites. You'd think we're nuts if we didn't.
It was free for a year... I will renew for under $50. We save that many
times over. And now with my Senior America COE, Forest Service etc. card
we feel we save so much we can splurge at times in so called Resorts when
we want to. Guess you could call the one in Susanville one of those.
that we have landed we of course went to Walmart down the road for a shopping
did make sure we stopped for late lunch at Arbys (they have been having
a 5 for $5.95 special) used to be 5 for 5 so we wouldn't go nuts in the
food section at Walmart. That did help this time help with not buying EVERTHING
that looked good...a little. I did git a big 20 oz box of breaded shrimp
for supper. (For the oven and not deep fried) Terry sez he is having his
leftover home made chicken noodle soup. Sure the cook always likes his
own cooking. It was good but me thinks he will like it even more as it
gets better the next day.
breaded shrimp, me thinks is sounding tasty. I'm not going to use that
Yummy word, now am I.
Walmart is right next door to the big Amazon shipping center out here.
How many times have I seen this address on things shipped to us.
are relaxed and happy right here in this fine RV park. Time to chill out
for the weekend and get prepaired to SLOWELY explore Nevada oun our way
south to Quartzsite.
the next two pictures below show HW 395 in southern Oregon and northern
California sucks. This is the view over and over and over again.
of like driving through Nebraska but without any people or buildings. Next
time it will be down HW 97 me thinks.
big event was to hit CA. Not sure why as just more of the same.
time for the map.
We have landed in Susanville,
CA at where else but Susanville
RV park. I'm not even going to reveal the price for a nights stay.
You can check out their web site. But a fine park to be sure. All
cement pads. We're not used to such treatment or cost. The office person
was super friendly. So that took some of the sting out of the cost.
I'll get over it now that I'm on getting SS and a defined pension, both
of which hit the bank this week. The SS for the first time.
we are having happy hour and making up our minds as to where to next. This
is the place for that. The road splits right here.
to choose. Either west on HW 36 to Chester and south on HW 70 into CA.
OR east on HW 395 to Reno and over to HW 95 and south into NV..
think we have made up our minds but I'm not telling till our next post
when you will see where we landed.
is one of those to be continued stories. You never know we might wake up
and change our minds... Isn't that what fulltimers do. The weather forecast
could change and we move like snowbirds. Oh not that term...
More like migrating fulltimers... We are a species, all to our own. A strange
elusive breed hunted by RV dealers, RV parks, Camping World stores, propane
dealers, gas stations, insurance and mail forwarding services, and of course
by Walmart to name a few. Stay flexible and get your butt down south
soon... the weather is a changing... Me thinks...
where we are at right now. DataStormUsers
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