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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Winnemucca, NV to Ely, NV..

Saturday  Ken ran over to Ranger's place and visited for awhile.  I enjoyed being in the trailer watching the snow fall.  Hallmark movie was on and I'm a happy camper.  

He got home near 1330 so we had a quick lunch of hot dogs and some gluten free macaroni salad I made a couple of days ago.  Turned out very good.  After lunch we ran to town to pick up a few things at Ridley's.  This store also has an Ace Hardware attached to it, so he picked up a pair of channel locks as he forgot his at home.  He was hoping for a cheap pair, but they didn't carry any. Oh well, he needs them. Got some gas and headed home.

We watched our neighbor set up in the "blizzard" wind and snow
blowing sideways..poor guy

He finally called it, and went inside..

We both enjoyed the afternoon watching it snow and the winds blow.  Not too much snow on the ground only an inch or so but it is pretty. 

We met Joe at 1800 at the Wingers that is next to the park.  There weren't many people in there, but service was slow. Ken was talking with Joe and didn't look at his menu, so he told the waitress 2 minutes.  Well, we finally had to ask the bartender if she could let our waitress know we were ready to order. This was close to 15 minutes later.  Where she went I don't know.  We ordered and we waited and waited.  Mind you, there was only 2 other tables with people there. Eventually the food came out and it was good. There was no checking to make sure the food was good, or did we need anything. We won't be going back anymore. It was convenient because it's next door, but pricey too. There's plenty of restaurants in town for sure.  
Our sunset last night..

Back to the trailer, a glass of wine for me, a beer for Ken and then it's bedtime.  It was not a good night for me. Up at 0100 for a long time. That happens sometimes. We sat the alarm for 0500 but both of us were awake before that so Ken started the coffee.

Pretty much a rude awakening. Drain hose frozen. Ken had left the valves open on the tanks but the water must have slowly built up so frozen! No shower in the trailer for us so once we got done with coffee, blogging etc we headed over to the bathrooms.  The are lovely, but it was so cold walking over there brrrr..about 15 degrees at 0800.  
The sinks and theirs another set of them on the other end..

Looking into the shower stall..they are huge..there's at least
four showers plus a handicapped..

After that I made us some breakfast and Ken fiddled with the outside hoses . We left and drove to town to get some heat strips so he could fangle something up and  get the hoses shut down. About noon he was finally able to get it done and said "We're outta here!".

All around nothing but snow..

Looking at Winnemucca Mountain..

Our little trailer out in the cold..

The mountains this morning

We  were headed for Ely, NV for the night. A 284 mile drive.  At Battle Mountain we pulled over and made a quick lunch a little after 1300. 

It was a beautiful drive, all of Nevada it seems is a winter wonderland of white! The mountains look so different covered in snow than in the summer driving through.  

Highway 50..

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Eureka, NV

About 1830 we pulled into the Prospector Hotel RV Park.  We pulled in and Ken was setting up to find that the water was shut down in the park which was what we needed most.  We walked up to the hotel desk, thinking maybe they had a discount because the water was shut down. Nope.  We headed to the Loves Travel Stop and filled a five gallon bucket with water so we could put it in the bathtub, to have water for flushing the toilet.  Ok, let's boondocks on the hotel property...they don't mind at all.  Well, since we saved $22.70 Ken decided we should have a good (great) Mexican dinner inside the hotel. YUM.  Margaritas is a wonderful Mexican place, with great service, good prices and wonderful food. Ken had a chicken burrito with rice and beans and I ordered their veggie fajitas! Oh so good.  Came back to our little trailer had a glass of wine and a beer and that was it, with our full tummies it was bedtime. 

I slept really good, woke up at 0430, rolled over and both of us were up at 0530. Coffee, computing and now we'll get ready and head back to Margaritas for their awesome breakfast.  I know, we're really treating ourselves but this place is really good and we're only here once a year or so. Just checked, 21 degrees feels like 7..ok, we're ready for some warmer weather. 

Our goal today is 134 miles to Cathedral Gorge State Park in Caliente, NV. It's 17 feels like 9..oh oh..but the high is 47..so that's warmer than the 36 expected here.  Yay?! 

Have a wonderful day! 


  1. Glad it is warming up for you, and you enjoyed the winter wonderful. hopefully we won't see any of that white stuff on our travels.
    Travel safe.

  2. Yeah I'm about done too. Looking for warmer weather so we're heading south we'll probably be following right behind you! haha..

  3. The snow is beautiful, but I'm sure glad I'm not tagging along. That is just plain cold! You need to get south fast or you may get snowed in up there.

    At least you're enjoying the amenities around you and taking it slow. Drive carefully and don't freeze to death.

    1. It is great to look at, but I'm glad to be heading south where we don't see anymore hopefully. We are enjoying..

  4. Lovely to look at, beautiful to hold but my goodness I wouldn't want to be in it very long. You folks are braver than I, I'm hoping to not see any of that stuff on the way home and you folks left home to find it. Hahaha...

    Safe travels.

    1. We knew we'd see quite a bit of snow before we get south..but it amazes me the way the mountains look all covered in white. No more hopefully..

  5. Your ride through the mountains with the snow looks beautiful in your pictures. Glad you are enjoying it! Not anything we want to see again anytime soon...lol
    Hope when you read this you are in a warmer place.
    Take care, stay warm, and safe travels.

  6. I want to agree that the mountains are beautiful in the snow, but I'm struggling with that. It just makes me shiver. I like the brown rugged mountains with just the tips covered. ha ha
    The pictures of that fellow setting up in the blizzard......brrr, no thank you! Get where it is warmer! At least you are positive and enjoying the trek. Dinner looks awesome, I never do fajitas thinking they are too much trouble but I have to try it.
    ps - I hope you didn't tip the waitress at Wingers!!