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Oct 14, 2018 - Wendover, UT to Winnemucca, NV

Other than Michigan beating Wisconsin nothing was memorable about last night. We ordered pizza from Pizza Hut as it was most convenient. Not sure I have ever had Pizza Hut previously but am sure I won’t again. It is obvious we are close to home as we are getting lazy. In Winnemucca tonight it will be even more of a challenge as we don’t like any of the restaurants. There is a good grocery store, Ridley’s Family Market, close to the Casino where we are staying. We could cook in the rig!!! Took an hour walk from Wendover, UT to West Wendover,...

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Oct 6, 2018 - Winnemucca, NV

Bill carefully maneuvered the rig out of the spot we were in, he made the very tight right turn into the aisle and cleared the rig that was sticking out (in our way) by about two inches! I felt like doing a little dance! We got back onto I-80, and almost as soon as we got out of the Salt Lake City area, we came upon the salt flats and the lake. West of there, the salt turned into sand. Just as I was thinking how monotonous this leg of the drive was going to be, Bill asked me if I was reading the names. HUH? For much of the hundred miles of...

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Sep 30, 2018 - Kindness

Eastern Oregon in many places reminded me of Uzbekistan and the flats of Patagonia. Scruffy, featureless, sagebrush barren. Nevada is the same, with real mountains thrown in. I have strict orders to take care of car maintenance. I still take the blame for a broken timing belt in a Honda station wagon some years back that cost us the engine. Vowing to change oil every 5,000 miles, I pulled into Winnemuca at 165,003 and immediately searched for an oil change joint. The 10 minute place had closed at noon. Ditto the PDQ place. Wal Mart auto...

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Aug 15, 2018 - Sonoma, Ca to Winnemucca, NV

August 15, 2018 Hard to believe that this will be our 9th 2 month rig trip that we have taken. We took the eastern Canada and New England trip in September 2013 and it was one of our favorites. We experienced fall color for nearly the entire trip and hope we have the same experience this time. The BIG difference since our first trip in 2012 is that we are now having to research and plan our trips more specifically. We usually stay at the BW in Winnemucca but when I looked at the room cost it was $260 plus!!! The campground was full and...

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Jun 8, 2018 - Destination: Winnemucca, Nevada

Jo fed me lunch and dinner yesterday and then I pigged out on her berry pie for breakfast this morning. Her strawberries for dessert tonight. Spoiled? Yep. I did not unhook in Loomis and was ready to go in no time. I got Buddy in his carrier before he realized what was happening. Boots didn't even try to avoid me this morning. Buddy made it known for two hours, however, how he was not liking this travelin' business. When I got set up in Winnemucca, he disappeared again, but this time only for about 30 minutes. As he had been returned to the...

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May 31, 2018 - Winnemucca, NV May 22-23

We left Torrey (capitol Reef) early in the morning because we had a 565 mile day ahead of us. Not long after we left Torrey we were in a different world in terms of the scenery. Everything was quite green and the terrain was very up and down. Tom pays close attention to the signs for the downgrades when we are travelling in the mountains and generally there does not seem to be any anxiety on his part. But one was 11% in 2 miles – that is steep and we didn’t talk while we traversed that length of highway. Our mountain driving leveled out as...

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May 20, 2018 - Off to Winnemucca, NV

We have moved up to Winnemucca, Nevada for a 3 night stay. Our trip here was an easy drive, little traffic & no road warriors trying to run everyone else over. Weather was good, it started clouding up, but thats ok....cool weather is good. The 5th-wheel decided to throw us a curve ball today, gears (or a gear) inside the right landing gear broke. We got the trailer off the truck before it threw us this so called curve ball. The fun will be trying to get it back on the truck to move on, Pete & Roger say they can do it, no problem...ok. So we...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Along the Sprague River and down into Nevada today

For a long time I have been looking at an interesting road on the map heading east from Chiloquin. It's not a state or federal highway, but it appears to follow the Sprague River and since we like roads less traveled, we opted to "try" it out this morning. Since the motorhome and car in tow represent about 60 feet of space going down the road, we try to plan ahead for unforseen situations. This highway is a scenic county road and didn't indicate any unusual circumstances so off we went. It is a lovely winding road along the river and we...

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Dream On

Jun 15, 2017 - Winnemucca, Nevada via Lake Tahoe

Today we left San Francisco and headed east. When we looked at the map we saw that it was not too much out of the way to go by Lake Tahoe, so we rerouted our plans a bit. The drive from the interstate to Lake Tahoe was beautiful. We went over some pretty high mountains and drove past a couple of ski resorts that were still in operation! Saw skiers on the slopes. We passed Squaw Valley where they held a winter Olympics and then came upon Lake Tahoe. One of the deepest lakes in the world and one of the bluest lakes I have ever seen. We had...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Springville, UT to Winnemucca, NV

June 4, 2017 Because we anticipated hot weather again today we left the hotel before 8:00 for the rather boring drive to Winnemucca. The good news is that the weather was sunny and we had very little wind until we passed Elko, where we sat near a park for lunch. I had left over salmon Caesar and Bob had a Subway sandwich. We actually played “guess the personality” game to pass the time. We are again at the BWP in Winnemucca and plan to go to Chihuahua Grill and Cantina tonight. We no longer like the Basque restaurant or the BBQ spot. Both...

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May 23, 2017 - Winnemucca, Nevada

Arrived yesterday about 3pm. We left Novato at 7:30 am. Was a good trip. Was so nice going over Donner Pass and seeing the snow. As we entered Nevada was great to see the rivers full and raging waters. With the snow melt coming the rivers are at their peak they are watching for future flooding as the snow melts. Today we were just hanging out and will take a visit to downtown Winnemucca. Weather is warm and clear skies. We visited the visitor center, took the walking tour of the town, saw the bank that Butch Cassity robbed, visited the...

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Jan 22, 2017 - Off To Denver

Eighth Leg – San Francisco to Denver Another early morning start, checked out before 6am, no reduction for mouse intrusion but then no charge for extra guest. Stopped off at McDs for breakfast on the way, they’re the only places to get breakfast at 6am. We had to get the Amtrak coach from San Francisco back across the bridge to the train station at Emeryville. Only problem was that when we got to the coach station they informed us that the train would not be leaving until 2pm, it had been delayed by weather conditions & had not arrived till...

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