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Oct 8, 2012 - Tonopah, NV
Mon, 08 Oct: We snuggled under our extra blanket all morning as the temperatures dropped to the low forties and, because we were boondocking, we did not run our furnace. We awoke when the first jet approached nearby Reno/Sparks Airport (right over our heads). We brewed a pot of tea, had breakfast, got Carpe ready to roll and drove five miles to the nearby Petro Truck Stop where they have a CB Radio Service Facility. Our CB radio didn't seem to be working well so we had the expert check it out. He found everything in order, but did some...Jump to full entry
Sep 18, 2011 - Tonopah, Nevada
Today was a very long driving day. We have arrived in the tiny town of Tonopah, Nevada. We had planned to stop at the RV Park in town, but they were packed. We found a tiny little park about 3 miles from town called Joy-Land RV Park. We have a nice back in site for $16 a night with full hook-ups. Not bad for a night of rest. We will be back on the road in the morning heading to Las Vegas. More later from Nevada.Jump to full entry
Aug 23, 2011 - Tonopah, NV.
We made it to Tonopah, a halfway point to Las Vegas. We did get to sit in a half hour traffic delay for construction. you probably know the scenery here, hot and dry. We are camped behind the casino in town. They have full hookups, mainly electricity for running our air conditioners. This is not a place for tourist in the summer, unless you like to gamble and not a lot of that.Jump to full entry
Aug 8, 2011 - Homeward bound.....
Headed homeward....slow connection again....will update later... Well...the night at the Indian Flats RV Park and Campground was "interesting"! Never saw so many kids in one place since a high school ball game! The place was loaded. The tent area looked like a Sherpa Village!!! I don't know what the deal was....must have been kids from all over the world...hardly any English spoken... We were "lucky" to get a spot right near the rest rooms and showers. We were unlucky though, since there were also outdoor sinks right there and all the kids...Jump to full entry
Aug 2, 2011 - August 2, Tuesday - 2
We finally left Reno at about 9:30 and got into Tonopah about 3:30. We got some diesel here in station that was a somewhat easy pull thru as we are pulling the auto trailer again so are extra long and cannot back up. FUN! Then we went on the look out for our RV Park. Ramada . WELL, it will be good for a night as it has water, electric and sewer. Oh it also has WiFi, but at the moment I cannot connect. Jim has however. There is NO Cable in this town so the park does not have it either. We decided not to set up the tv and the antenna. We are...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2011 - Tonopah side trip
The temperatures in Pahrump are starting to stay over 100 degrees. Sometimes it's windy, but it's never humid or muggy. We decided to get out of the "city" and spend a few days at a higher elevation. We got a book on rocks and minerals and where to find them. It seems that the old Nevada mining town called Tonopah is a good place to stay while digging for PRs and MOSS. (Pretty Rocks and More Of the Same Stuff) We got some beautiful jasper, agates and mysterious black shiny stuff. We're not sure if some of the stratified stuff is petrified...Jump to full entry
May 13, 2011 - Uneventful Friday the 13th
The scenery changed quickly as we left Ely and headed for Tonopah. Instead of flat and arid, it became mountainous and had lots of interesting rock formations. It was still arid with lots of sagebrush but had trees. We drove through a portion of the Humboldt National Forest. Not sure what kind of trees were there but they were not tall and closely resembled huge stands of sagebrush. Tonopah is an old mining town with buildings that are left from another century. It resembles a town that died but the residents just don't know about it yet....Jump to full entry
May 5, 2010 - Outside Tonopah, Nevada
Hooray! We are back in Nevada. We learned it snowed yesterday in Carson City. Oh well, we left to get warm and are returning to enjoy the variable spring weather. After leaving Williams, Arizona we soon crossed the border into Nevada. As we approached Las Vegas we decided to let 'Little Ricky' or the Garmin NuVi guide us through the city the best way. He did and we were on Highway 95 north in easy drive. Just to share; we have names for our vehicles - Truck is Fred, trailer is Ethel, then there is Lucy the Lab, and Little Ricky as...Jump to full entry
Jan 17, 2009 - The Foggiest Day
Here we go: a virtual exercise. Close your eyes and recall the last time you forgot your mittens on a day that was below freezing, and you had to brush the snow off the mailbox or scrape your windshield. Now imagine getting out of bed, brushing your teeth, making your bed (actually, completely deconstructing your bedroom), and getting naked to take a shower in those temps. Or better yet, about 15 degrees colder... Oh yes, my winter-camping friends are smiling in sympathy. Back to reality: Woke up grumbling - what kind of desert camping is...Jump to full entry
Oct 9, 2008 - Tonapah, NV - In the Deep Freeze!
(Ron Writing) As quickly as the temperature was dropping during the evening hours we figured we were in for a cold night. It got down to 16° just before sunrise! The weather man told us to expect 35° - he sure missed this one. We did okay. We left the catalytic heater on low all night and it didn’t get below 50° in the house. This kept both us and the plumbing system from freezing. There were icicles on Da Honu and frost all over the truck this morning. We got an early start since we wanted to escape this huge cold front that is covering a...Jump to full entry
Jul 5, 2008 - Las Vegas to Tonopah, Nevada
Off we went from Las Vegas. We dropped off the rental car and headed north. Lots of nature to see while headed up this road, as there wern't many towns. This would be the kind of road to carry extra gas. We arrived in Tonopah, we knew we were there as we saw the sign "Tonopah". The campground was also the motel, restaurant and the casino. Yes casino, you know where we spent the evening. But first we walked down the road to the Central Nevada Museum. Lots of things, photos and explanations of the history of this part of Nevada. Talked about...Jump to full entry
Mar 30, 2008 - Snow? Tell us it isn't so!
Sunday 30 March 2008 We woke up to a snowy morning in Tonopah, Nevada. I guess it is a reminder that spring is really only beginning. It is 37 degrees outside. We are at 6000 feet elevation and the weather forecaster advises this storm is quickly moving east. We have a quick breakfast this day and get on the road. We do not have far to go as we plan to stop at the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada for the night. One last treat before going home. 1400 hours and we are settled at the base. They have put in a new camping facility and it is...Jump to full entry