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.