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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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2012 Travels

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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Travels With Billy

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...

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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....

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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...

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Joe and Jane

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...

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