We moved up to Alamo, Nevada yesterday and it was much cooler. In fact, it was quite frosty this morning. We had a fairly good drive through Lake Havasu, except for all the stop lights, some of which are poorly timed. It was a long quiet drive up through Searchlight then busy through Las Vegas. It was nice to get off I-15 north of Las Vegas and onto 93 which is a much quieter road.
We dropped quite a bit in temperature today given that we got up over 7300 feet near Ely and are now at a little over 5600 feet at Wells. We had some cross wind today and tomorrow it sounds like we will have some nasty headwinds to fight our way through. Keeping our mileage down, we plan to go to Mountain Home, Idaho tomorrow then Pendleton, Oregon the next day and Soap Lake, Washington the last day before crossing the border at Oroville on Thursday. We are planning to spend a few days in Penticton before moving up to Salmon Arm.
This plant seems to go by Scorpion Weed, Distant Phacelia, Wild Heliotrope or Blue Phacelia
Not sure what plant this is but the structure from last year's growth was interesting
Notice how his feet are clasping the plant stalk
Purple Mat and Desert Star
Purple Mat taken in the evening shade
Purple Mat in the morning sun
Classic Buzzard pose
Turkey Vulture flasher
All those black spots are Turkey Vultures
Spotted in Alamo, NV this morning
Looks to be having fun
The next three are on our drive from Alamo to Wells, NV