Monday, July 4, 2011

Last Days

We are cutting across Nevada in one day to get to Reno. There is plenty of snow left in the Sierras. Awesome cloud formation also. We will rest for the night and get home tomorrow. We are staying at the El Dorado, one of our favorites in Reno.

It was still cold in California when we got back. There was snow on the ground near the turnoff for Lassen Park close to Redding.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Long Trucks

I love seeing the bigger trucks and longer loads after you are out of California (not legal here), They do take a bit longer to pass though, as some are more than one hundred feet in length.

Although with special permits we can have longer and larger loads hauled with CHP escorts. When they build the wind farm on Hatchet Mountain there were loads 185 foot long each day for a few weeks.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Heading for home...

We left Laramie early and wanted to get back home. Stopped in Rock Springs for coffee and took off again. We saw "Little America", haven't been there for about 40 years and it still looked the same. The Little America Hotel located in Little America, Wyoming has been an oasis for travelers for over 60 years

Entered Utah about around noon and stopped at the rest area. Beautiful scenery here.
Lovely smell from the cattle trucks, too.

Got Salt?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Heading for home...

We went to breakfast, got packed and got on the road. We stopped in North Platte for a coffee break and then hit the worst weather of the trip. We had a tremendous rainstorm and wind for the next few hours or so. Got to the Wyoming border and took a break at the visitor's center. There was snow on the ground and the temperature was about 40 degrees. The lady at the counter said we were at 8,000 feet here. Beautiful rock formations along the roads also.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thank God the tornado missed us

We stayed in Columbia, Missouri last night and the motel had a tornado warning. There was a huge tornado in Joplin, Missouri that wiped out half the town. Today we are back on the road heading towards Nebraska. Saw a Pony Express statue near the Harrahs close to Kansas City but around Kansas City to avoid the traffic and saw the KC Royals field and the Chiefs practice field.