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Sep 11, 2017 - Done! and the lonely road...

I didn't get checked out and goodbyes said until almost noon. Last year was more efficient, because I knew I had to drive all the way to Olympic National Park. Today I should have held onto a little more sense of urgency, but I did make it to my destination of Wells, Nevada. There is not much in Wells...or in much of Nevada, from what I see. I passed through beautiful but somewhat haunting desert. This much of my trip was a backtrack over the route I took to Crater Lake, so I didn't have too many surprises. It was nice to know ahead of time...

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Aug 28, 2017 - Angel creek

We continued our drive across Nevada on I80 and are enjoying the new scenery. We stopped at the California Trail Interpretive Center to learn about the pioneers who crossed this section of Nevada between the 1830-60s. This was also known as the Immigrant trail.The information and displays were very interesting since we were traveling the same route along the Humboldt river. We found the Angel creek campground high above Wells, Nv. It was at 6700 ft so alot cooler than down on I80. The cg sits below some 9000 ft peaks that still had some...

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May 3, 2017 - Nuthin' happening in Wells

I got on the road in Reno earlier than I usually do. I was on I-80 by 9 a.m. and it would have been slightly sooner if Boots, my cat, hadn't decided to hide. Amazingly, he can actually hide in such places that takes me a bit of time of find him! He's a wonderful traveler, though, and doesn't make a sound on the road. He just curls up on his baby blanket in the carrier and sleeps most of the way. When we park for the day, he just moseys out of his carrier and stretches. Although I usually like to have a couple of cups of coffee and spend...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Welcome Station RV Park

This was an amazing RV park. It is a ranch that has added several hook up sites. It is green and beautiful and it is hard to believe it is in Nevada! The dogs loved rolling in the grass!. Towards the back of the large grassy area is a pond and creek. At night, there were some owls in the trees. We almost hated to leave, but we need to get to South Dakota to get our domicile changed!

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May 31, 2016 - Winnemucca KOA to Mountain Shadows RV Park

We left Winnemucca this morning and headed to Wells, Nevada. It was a short drive as we want to be in Salt Lake City tomorrow so that we can hear the choir practice on Thursday. It’s nice to have short travel days once in a while. The first ½ or so of the trip was very boring, with straight roads and not much scenery. It was pretty desolate, mostly desert with shrubs. After a while, we started seeing some flowers along the roadside and the scenery was greener than before. There were large snow capped mountains in the distance. In one spot,...

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Sep 21, 2015 - Wells NV

We spent an extra night in Reno. On Sunday we drove out without incident, beautiful blue sky, got about 15 miles out on I80 and sat 2 1/2 hours in traffic before having to exit and go back to Reno. There had been an accident at 5 AM with a semi truck across the road, a fatality, guard rail damage. By the time we found out (on CB) that the accident sign meant the road was closed and were able to inch our way off there was no alternate route that would have gotten us to Wells before after dark so it only made sense to go back to the RV park....

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2015 Eagle trip

Jul 9, 2015 - Wells

We got up late today and after breakfast drove into Wells and right round the town - not a long journey as it is really small. There was an old part of town that had been preserved called "Front Street, but apparently it was destroyed in and earthquake some years ago and not much is left. We stopped at the Tourist Information Office and were met by a young lady who did not seem ideal for the position. Her response to what one could see in town was, "Not a lot" and did not express any interest as to where we were from or what we were doing...

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Jul 8, 2015 - Nevada

We were up, had breakfast and ready to go before 9:00am this morning. We had a good drive through the barren dessert of northern Nevada, stopping at Winnemucca for diesel. We stopped later for lunch at a rest stop. We have noticed that the rest stops in Nevada are spacious and well laid out. This one, Beowawe, was near a river crossing of the Humboldt River. There was a plaque telling of a dispute at this point in the Donner Party where a fight broke out and, missing his protagonist, hit the wife of his enemy. He was killed by the other...

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Jul 1, 2015 - Wells, Nevada

Today was very slow and lazy morning as neither Ross nor Marge got out of bed until 0800 hours. Their laziness was tied to today’s travels which was a lousy 50 miles east to Wells, Nevada. The reasons for such a short run today was their reservation in Salt lake City has them entering the Pony Express Campground Thursday and leaving on Monday morning. They were not sure exactly when they would leave home because their leaving date was controlled by the stage of their water damage claim. They needed to be certain that everything was in place...

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2015 New York Trip

Jun 18, 2015 - Angel Lake, NV

Well, guys, Angel Lake is another one of the campsites that I cannot describe enough for you to pack your bags and leave tomorrow but believe me it it like camping in paradise. We had to climb an 8 mile winding road with no guard rails, that was at least paved. Mike kept his eyes straight ahead. I looked down occasionally. Once at the site we were overwhelmed. There was a small mountain that still had some snow. A waterfall was running into Angel Lake. We have attached pictures but they do no do it justice, as usual. The funniest thing to...

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Takin the Slow Road

May 20, 2015 - On The Road Again

We are now on the road to Butte, Montana and then Canada to Alaska. The anticipation is growing. We have seen many things but Alaska is our real destination. Vin is really getting the feel of driving the RV. He drove for over 2 hours and only quit to use the bathroom. We drove across the northern side of Nevada with views of some of the most beautiful but disturbing mountains. It is the end of May and SNOW is still rearing its cold face. We know it sounds funny that we are going to Alaska and we are not enjoying the snow but remember it...

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Rolling Vacation

Oct 3, 2014 - All is well in Wells, Nevada

We've made it to Wells, Nevada. And we are staying at the Angel Lake RV park with a really exciting view of the freeway. Whoopee! But there are not a lot of choices here, as this is one of those wide spots in the road that they talk about. But no one is here either. Maybe they are all staying at the casinos? Anyway we are on our way to Ely, tomorrow and then into Las Vegas on Sunday. We will be staying at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas for a week!

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Heading to the East!

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