On The Road

On The Road
Dutch Star and Subaru ready to go

Sunday, August 11, 2013

We're on Pacific Time but our bodies are still on Texas/Central Time especially the pups who normally wake us up at about 7:00am but now they want us up about 5:00am Pacific time. It does get us on the road early which I like because the wind doesn't pick up for a few hours.

Nevada has good desert roads and highway 95 is great to drive on. We decided to head for Walker Lake just north of Hawthorne, Nevada. There's a nice campground along side the lake that is operated by the Federal Parks Dept. We've been there several times before but unfortunately the lake level keeps going down and at this time there's a lot of "mossy" looking stuff floating on the water. We let the dogs play in the water at a spot where it was a little cleaner but decided that this will be the last time we come here.

We stopped at a Safeway in Hawthorne and stocked up on food stuffs. We've gone through a lot of the things we left home with.

You can still find diesel fuel below $4.00 and we filled up in Tonopah for $3.89 although we're seen it for $4.29 a gallon.

Highway 95 from Las Vegas to Reno is an interesting road. Although there are miles between civilizations, there are several old mining towns that now survive on the traffic running through them. You also drive through a few of what were once mining towns but now are more "ghost town" in nature.

As we've been making good time on the trip our plans for tomorrow is to stop at a RV camp ground in Fernley, Nevada, close to Reno.