|We got a later start than planned because we had one heck of a time getting our sewer hose fitting out of the sewer pipe. A first for that issue! We pounded on it with a hammer, used a screwdriver to try and pry it loose with no luck, eventually getting it to release using PB spray. That stuff is just wonderful! We found it when we were struggling with our landing gear and it has fixed 3 issues for us so far. Highly recommend it!
We also stopped by my parents to load our inversion table and give them hugs and kisses goodbye. That part was tough. Even though we'll only be gone a few months, it was tough leaving Mom this time. I called sister Lori to let her know we were on the road and to please check in on them regularly. She assured me she would take good care of them. And we'll certainly be checking in regularly.
The sky was filled with beautiful clouds for our 280 mile or so drive. We stopped for about 30 minutes in Wendover, NV, for lunch and then continued on.
It hit 90 degrees as we crossed the Utah border and continued to climb into the high 90's. Whew, feels very warm after being in the 70's for the last couple of months! We drove along the Great Salt Lake for many miles and were amazed at how many signs were posted regarding 'Drowsy Driving'. Apparently this is an area with many fatigue related accidents. We saw several memorials along the highway.
Climbing the long, steep grade, we watched our temperature gauge closely. No AC during that pull! We lost one hour as we entered Mountain time zone, and as it was rapidly approaching the dinner hour, we decided to take a short detour and camp at the Jordanelle Reservoir State Park for this evening. Good choice. It's beautiful here. I've actually wanted to stay here since we first saw it in 2006, our first year of fulltiming. Guess we were lucky to even get a spot for this evening according to the guard at the entry gate.
After setting up we had a quick bite to eat and then took a walk down to the lake. As the sun sank below the mountain behind us, the temperature dropped quickly and we were getting a bit cool by the time we arrived back home.
We plan to get an early start in the morning (we didn't even unhook the truck) and should arrive in Casper, Wyoming by late afternoon. See you on down the road...