Infinite Child 2

Infinite Child 2
Our Beautiful Dolphin motorhome

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Last night we stopped at the Holiday Hills RV park in Coalville, Utah.  It was a nice little park with full hook-ups, no cable & no wireless but so what.  They had two adorable looking little cabins.  
We got a nice start this morning and were thinking that we'd have no problem making our destination of Lusk, Wyoming.  Our first stop was at Fort Bridger, a very cool historical site that we would have enjoyed spending more time at - but they had a 4th of July parade and lots of festivities planned.  We opted to get on the highway while the getting was good.  I loved the flag flying over what was the parade grounds at the fort.

We were doing well going through Wyoming - we thought! The sky started getting dark, lots of SFC (scary f clouds). I pulled up and found out that we were in a severe thunderstorm area with 60 to 70 mph winds, quarter sized hail, and possibility of tornados. CRAP!  We decided to pull off the freeway and let the storm get further ahead of us just for safety's sake. When it looked like the coast was clear we pulled back onto the freeway.

It was a two lane construction (with oncoming traffic in the other lane) zone but Bob got the rig up on the freeway and we thought we were in good shape - until the big rig decided to pass us on the right (on the shoulder) and ran out of room just as the end of his trailer was going by. Whapped the side view mirror. I called the trucking company, they called the driver, and we had to all pull over to swap info etc. Dumba$$! He tried to tell Bob it was because he couldn't slow down in time so had to go around - dumba$$. 

Oh, did I mention the three vehicles that passed us in a no passing zone, one over a turn lane & island???? Here goes the last of the three.  People in this state drive weird - like they've never seen another car before - but it's downright beautiful and a little quirky.  

Well time to call it a night!  Tomorrow we've got some time to make up.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

On the road - again!

We got a burr under our tail.  As much as we love the farm, and as much as we love North Dakota, we decided to get a motorhome and "cruise" the country - going back to the farm now an again.  We found the perfect coach in our price range in California and drove out to get it.   We spent 5 days with good friends (next to the word "friend" in the dictionary there's a picture of them) then found storage for our van, loaded the coach with all of orur stuff, and here we are on the road.

This is our second day on the highway - we're taking the Infintte Child 2("IKid2"or "the Kid" for short) back to the farm to get her loaded out from home there.  Bob's also going to work on getting the mobile home ready for winter so that we have no worries while traveling.

Traveling in a motorcoach sure gives you a different perspective.  It"s obvious: you sit up higher than in a car or truck< for the driver it"s bigger and  different to drive.  The subtle diffrerences are interesting.  The worst part of the trip from North Dakota to California (unless you go through Oregon & Washington) is from the Nevada border to the Sierras.  It's dry, flat, and after you've seen it (with and without snow) once you've seen it.  It has always seemeed to me that Winnemucca was just awful - stuck in the middle of all that desert. 

Last night, after Bob's first full day of driving the Kid around we decided to stop for the night in Winnemucca.  A little web searching and we found the HiDesert RV Park.  What a great place.  Lots of pull through sites, a pool, 2 dog parks, and lots of other amenities that were quite nice.  I saved thier phone number in case we drive through there again.  We found a bright spot in an otherwise dismal landscape. 

Back on the road again today.  This first part is more of the same, dry, flat, and more and more of the same.  We are heading for Salt Lake City, then into Wyoming where we'll stop for the night.  Well - now to watch the scenery go by and try to get some pictures to share.