West World, Scottsdale AZ: A pleasant day with partly sunny skies and temps in the 70s and thousands of cars. The public parking lots were packed by 10AM. At $5 a pop to park and $18 to get into the event there was a lot of money changing hands.
Rode to Casa Grande AZ to see the Copper State Fly-In. There were many old, not so old and new planes on display. Many were taxing through the flight line giving attendees a close and personal experience.
We should have been paying better attention so when a particularly vigorous wind/rain element rolled in we went out to secure (roll-up) the awning. This photo is the after math, having been soaked to the skin in the process.
Day 5 started with an orange sunrise. There were thunder showers predicted for the hole state. We encounter showers periodically through the day and some wind too. It was a relatively short day (less than 250 miles). We arrived in Apache Junction about half past noon and have made a small dent in the setup, there will be more time tomorrow. It will be good to hold still for a while.
Many more miles of NV scenery, inter-spiced with nothing of particular interest. Another long day with some wind and rain and a long wait in line (11 miles) to cross Hoover Dam. The new Dam By-Pass Bridge is nearly ready to open. This will be out last drive across the Dam. All in all not too bad. Made it onto I-40 from SR-93 with being hit by anyone. Hope to see old friends tomorrow.
Nevada so much to see and like west TX much of it looks like the rest. We traveled from I-80 to US-50 via NV-278; it is a good road just not wide and has little or no shoulders. Good we didn't need them. Only 276 miles to day but with the time change and the need to do laundry a good thing. Up until to day the Jeep and bike didn't look to bad, but now it may be easier to get new ones than to clean these up. As we dropped the last couple of miles into Ely this train passed going the other way.
Seemed like a long day, traveled 362 miles from Prineville OR to Winnemucca NV. Very little wind and lots of warm sunshine. We are hole-up for the night in High Desert RV Park on the east end of town; all fueled up for a smooth getaway in the morning.
Anna and Jim took us on a rolling tour of the area today and it was a beautiful day. We visited a view point in Bend OR called Pilot Butte Sate Park, with a 360 view of the surrounding mountains. We saw Bends new river front development area the Mt Washington area, which is to Bend as Scottsdale is to Phoenix.
The Big R Store, ahhhhh, somehow is is comforting to know it is still here.
This one is for Maggie. Redmond OR was next followed by lunch at the Red Dog Depot (excellent). Our last stop was Smith Rock State Park before retuning to our dogs.
When we first started out on the road, we kept kind of a diary of where we went and what we saw. We thought it might be fun to take our diary to the next level. We hope our family and friends will enjoy it and it will help them to keep track of where the heck we are!
We are retired and lived in our motorhome from 2005-2012. Dave is retired from the Federal Government and I am just retired.
Dave rides his Harley and I knit,spin and dye fiber. We have two great kids, one on either side of the country. Our daughter is on the West Coast, and our son and his wife are on the east coast. We try to divide our time between the two but probably fail.