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Aug 5, 2016 - Tonopah, NV - A Drive Through the High Desert of Southwest NV

(Ron Writing) This morning we drove a few miles south of Carson City to Minden, NV. Our full-time RVing friends, Judie and Mark, are spending some time there with her dad Jack and we were hoping we could meet-up with them on our return trip south. That plan only partially worked out because Mark was up in the Sierras at their mountain home doing some work. But we were able to arrange a breakfast with Judie and Jack. Judie has told us a lot about her dad so it was delightful to finally get to meet and spend some time with him. Jack is a 94...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Tonopah, NV

NOTE: with this entry we have passed the 9,000 mark for pictures, it's been 9 years on the road. Thank you to all the people who have made our travel journal a success. We departed Mound House about 9 a.m. with Rebecca following the coach. To communicate we use the walkie talkie set we have to park us. Walkie talkie sets can save dents, time, frustration and marriages! The entire drive from Mound House to Brenda is 720 miles, we intend to take 3 days to do it. Thank you to Terry, Jeff, Ginny, Dave and Steve for checking up on us...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Day 44

Up early to continue drive toward Vegas. Stopped at Goldfield and saw high school(famous boxing match) and historic hotel but did not find the autos buried in sand. Most buildings are abandoned and surroundings are filled with junk/debris. Neat bottle house, however, found in town. Lunch at Beatty's Subway then on to Rhinolyte. Rhinolyte is very cool ghost town with three room bottle house and old depot. It was old mining town and the other buildings including bank are ruins now. Adjacent is museum with fiberglass statues depicting Last...

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Nov 12, 2014 - Tonopah NV

We always dread staying at this location. The area is so run down,with junk laying everywhere.And it sits around 6000ft and is one of the coldest places to stay. We had decided to stay at the Tonopah Station Casino RV lot behind the casino this time. However I remembered when we left Tonopah last spring there was an area just north of town that had many RVs parked along with mobile trailers set up. It appeared it was a work camp but those RV spots stayed in my memory....just maybe? As we came to that area I seen a big RV Park sign along...

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Apr 21, 2014 - Slight Change in Plans

The Sheperd's and the Everharts have seperated for a few days. David was up most of Saturday night with gut problems. And his misery was exaggerated by the absence of water or flush toilets in the campground due to the California drought. He was one sick puppy. We spent a few hours in the campground in the morning trying to re-hydrate him and then checked him and Teresa into a hotel for a recovery day. Cherie and Dennis headed on with the plan to meet up in Utah on Tuesday. The Everharts had a beautiful but long ride through the Sequoiah...

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West on 2 Wheels X4

Nov 18, 2013 - Headin' South

Monday Nov 18 Time to get on the road Jack! Make a new plan . . . It was cool (O/N low 31), bright skies with high thin clouds. We threw the traces on and headed down the trail. We (I) had wanted to travel east on Highway 50 – “The Loneliest Road in America”. But with 17 mountain passes, some near 8,000’ and the possibility of snow coming, we opted for the lower, more boring but safer route down Hwy 95. We did however travel a short distance of 50 to Fallon. We were treated to more of Nevada’s rugged mountainous topography on the way...

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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...

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Dec 22, 2011 - A cold night in Tonopah

There was no cell, air card or wifi service at Joy Land RV Park in Tonopah last night, so I am writing this the next morning. The date of arrival for one night is correct on the entry. This morning I wanted to take a picture of the barren landscape in which we stayed last night, but the cool 15 degree temperature caused my camera to not function, so no barren lancscape images to share with you. Bev had her stitches removed Thursday morning and we left Reno @ 10:45 AM heading east on I-80 to Fernley and then south on US 95 from Fallon after...

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Dream On

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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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