We were up about 7 Saturday with the pitter patter of rain on the roof. It didn’t amount to much which was good since we had a dirt road to exit the park. We were on the move just before 8:30 and ran into steady rain fairly soon. We didn’t want to feel left out as the family and friends on
We continued along the road to Winnemucca after Aileen’s hour long nap and made our way to Hi Desert Good Sam Park only to find them full and not overly friendly. I called the Winnemucca Good Sam Park next door and they still had a couple sites and they are very friendly. Apparently there is a nine month long gas pipeline project happening so the parks are full of workers. I used our little BBQ to cook a couple of tough steaks for supper. Aileen prepared the rest inside. I spent most of the evening researching RV park possibilities and viewpoints for the next few days.
Aileen got rather upset with the TracFone Sunday morning. She tried to call her friend Wendy in Salmon Arm but kept getting an error message. When I went into the manual, I discovered we were supposed to have called in to get it set up for international calling so I proceeded to do just that. It will be two or three days before it is activated. We gassed the Terra up before hooking the CRV on. The tank worked out to 8.06 miles per
We stopped at a large gravel area just south of Carlin for our lunch. Aileen declined a nap, opting to push on and find spot for the night earlier. We got the second to last site at Silver Sky just past
Aileen made stir fry for supper then we pored over the maps trying to roughly plan out the next couple of weeks. It was difficult as we have no internet so we couldn’t check for campgrounds in the different areas. The Trailer Life Directory has a pretty limited number. We both went and had a shower taking turns in the one stall. Aileen went to bed about 7:30. I spent most of my evening downloading and processing today’s images. I had planned to save to the external hard drive but ran out of time. I pulled a book out to read but that didn’t happen either.
We only made it to Ely today as Aileen was needful of a longer break from the road. We went over several passes, some in the mid 7,000 foot range, in the 131 kms we traveled. We are in a KOA park in Ely and the guy who checked me in told me his wife is Canadian and her grand parents live in
After lunch I wandered off in the car. Found six coke ovens very similar to the ones near
Aileen cooked us some chicken for our Canadian Thanksgiving Supper tonight. It was very tasty. In another five or six weeks, we’ll be able to do it again to help the locals celebrate the American Thanksgiving. That sounds like a good excuse anyway.