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Jun 8, 2018 - Destination: Winnemucca, Nevada

Jo fed me lunch and dinner yesterday and then I pigged out on her berry pie for breakfast this morning. Her strawberries for dessert tonight. Spoiled? Yep. I did not unhook in Loomis and was ready to go in no time. I got Buddy in his carrier before he realized what was happening. Boots didn't even try to avoid me this morning. Buddy made it known for two hours, however, how he was not liking this travelin' business. When I got set up in Winnemucca, he disappeared again, but this time only for about 30 minutes. As he had been returned to the...

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May 31, 2018 - Winnemucca, NV May 22-23

We left Torrey (capitol Reef) early in the morning because we had a 565 mile day ahead of us. Not long after we left Torrey we were in a different world in terms of the scenery. Everything was quite green and the terrain was very up and down. Tom pays close attention to the signs for the downgrades when we are travelling in the mountains and generally there does not seem to be any anxiety on his part. But one was 11% in 2 miles – that is steep and we didn’t talk while we traversed that length of highway. Our mountain driving leveled out as...

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May 20, 2018 - Off to Winnemucca, NV

We have moved up to Winnemucca, Nevada for a 3 night stay. Our trip here was an easy drive, little traffic & no road warriors trying to run everyone else over. Weather was good, it started clouding up, but thats ok....cool weather is good. The 5th-wheel decided to throw us a curve ball today, gears (or a gear) inside the right landing gear broke. We got the trailer off the truck before it threw us this so called curve ball. The fun will be trying to get it back on the truck to move on, Pete & Roger say they can do it, no problem...ok. So we...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Along the Sprague River and down into Nevada today

For a long time I have been looking at an interesting road on the map heading east from Chiloquin. It's not a state or federal highway, but it appears to follow the Sprague River and since we like roads less traveled, we opted to "try" it out this morning. Since the motorhome and car in tow represent about 60 feet of space going down the road, we try to plan ahead for unforseen situations. This highway is a scenic county road and didn't indicate any unusual circumstances so off we went. It is a lovely winding road along the river and we...

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Dream On

Jun 15, 2017 - Winnemucca, Nevada via Lake Tahoe

Today we left San Francisco and headed east. When we looked at the map we saw that it was not too much out of the way to go by Lake Tahoe, so we rerouted our plans a bit. The drive from the interstate to Lake Tahoe was beautiful. We went over some pretty high mountains and drove past a couple of ski resorts that were still in operation! Saw skiers on the slopes. We passed Squaw Valley where they held a winter Olympics and then came upon Lake Tahoe. One of the deepest lakes in the world and one of the bluest lakes I have ever seen. We had...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Springville, UT to Winnemucca, NV

June 4, 2017 Because we anticipated hot weather again today we left the hotel before 8:00 for the rather boring drive to Winnemucca. The good news is that the weather was sunny and we had very little wind until we passed Elko, where we sat near a park for lunch. I had left over salmon Caesar and Bob had a Subway sandwich. We actually played “guess the personality” game to pass the time. We are again at the BWP in Winnemucca and plan to go to Chihuahua Grill and Cantina tonight. We no longer like the Basque restaurant or the BBQ spot. Both...

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May 23, 2017 - Winnemucca, Nevada

Arrived yesterday about 3pm. We left Novato at 7:30 am. Was a good trip. Was so nice going over Donner Pass and seeing the snow. As we entered Nevada was great to see the rivers full and raging waters. With the snow melt coming the rivers are at their peak they are watching for future flooding as the snow melts. Today we were just hanging out and will take a visit to downtown Winnemucca. Weather is warm and clear skies. We visited the visitor center, took the walking tour of the town, saw the bank that Butch Cassity robbed, visited the...

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Jan 22, 2017 - Off To Denver

Eighth Leg – San Francisco to Denver Another early morning start, checked out before 6am, no reduction for mouse intrusion but then no charge for extra guest. Stopped off at McDs for breakfast on the way, they’re the only places to get breakfast at 6am. We had to get the Amtrak coach from San Francisco back across the bridge to the train station at Emeryville. Only problem was that when we got to the coach station they informed us that the train would not be leaving until 2pm, it had been delayed by weather conditions & had not arrived till...

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Sep 27, 2016 - Winnemucca,Nevada

The drive here from Boise was rather boring. The desert becomes apparent quickly after leaving Nampa,ID. Sage brush and very little else for 242 miles. We imagined flat nothing landscape but there are mountains around. Not picturesque mind you. Arrived in Winnemucca late afternoon. Went to the campground to learn my Visa was blocked. No big deal, I had cash. We had been having trouble with our cards for a few days so I decided to call visa. Surprise.......no cell service. Thanks to our Westy, a fellow camper wandered over to our site to...

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Aug 9, 2016 - Day 1 An Olympian Journey

Drat! When I set my trip date I didn't realize it fell during the Summer Olympics, so I'll be missing the many hours of viewing beautiful youngsters from around the world executing amazing feats. The friendly folks at the desk here at the Winnemucca RV park were excitedly discussing Women's Gymnastics, which I missed. The gymnastics fans seemed to be staging their own event as they swatted at the world class swarm of flies that have descended on this venue. Apparently it's a banner year for bugs. If I can't watch the Games I guess I'll just...

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Going for the Gold

Jul 10, 2016 - wendover, nevada

July 10 Should not be so hot today, well should only hit 70, compared to the high 70’s and low 80’s. Our landscape has changed. It was high desert, semi arid, after leaving Wells it is now lost of shrub and small trees. Definitely more water here. You can also definitely see the curvature of the early here. Oops went back to low shrubs again, between two mountain ranges. Getting ready to cross huge valley with mountains far on the other side. Top the lats hill and the Great Salt Lake comes into view. 1st park at the Casino too small, so...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Winnemucca, Nevada

July 9 Finally leaving Sacramento, good visit with the kids, but time to get moving. Still not doing well. Whenever I eat anything I immediately hit the bathroom with diarrhea. We are headed towards Winnemucca, Nevada. Arrived in Winnimucca around 4 pm, fueled up and found our campground. Not bad, Passport America all pull thrus with full hookups. Lots of wind today. Short day tomorrow, only 3 hours to Wells.

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