Month: October 2018

Quiet in Death Valley

Sunrise, Death Valley, California

Mesquite Springs It was quiet in Death Valley especially at our new campsite in Mesquite Springs. and beautiful. Eight days might be a little long. Each day provided new views and light shows with unexpected attractions. We saw the Milky Way span across the sky, identified Mars and Saturn without a telescope and counted at …

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Westgard Pass – Gilbert Summit, Bad Roads for RVs

Westgard Pass

Westgard Pass – Gilbert Summit is on California Highway 168 west of Big Pine California to Oasis California. This is a bad road for an RV. In Oasis Highway 168 connects to Nevada Highway 266. Westgard Pass connects to White Mountain Road and leads to Grandview Campground. Nevada Highway 266, south from Oasis is also …

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New Toad

Our new (to us) toad (tow car) Subaru Forester

Another RV term is “Toad” which means a car towed behind the RV. The word is used in a sentence as if “What kind of toad do you have?” Our old toad was an Acura, very nice and we got it already with the necessary equipment to tow behind the RV. The Acura had one …

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Waiting for Repair

Sunset Death Valley National Park

Yesterday was not a good day on wheels. We’re stuck. No starter. We are broken down waiting for repair. We are still at our friend’s house. No jiggling of the gear shifter is getting me out of this one. Willy the local mobile mechanic came over with his repair truck and diagnosis was a break …

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Boise to Gardnerville

View of Lake Tahoe, Nevada

It is a long way from Boise to Gardnerville, Nevada even though we stopped in Winnemucca. It is a long way from Bend to Boise but we made it in one day. I realize that some people in RVs will knock off 300 mile days without complaint but we were tired on all three legs …

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Boise, Idaho

Fall Color on a Maple tree in Boise, Idaho

It has been a great stay in Boise, Idaho with family. We will be going about 500 miles south to our friends, Joel and Patty’s house near Topaz Lake in Nevada. Yesterday we passed the seven-month mark being out of California. After that, we cross Death Valley — just because we have never been there. …

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