Thursday, May 30, 2013

Caliente, Nevada

For some reason the computer ghost took out this photo of Bill from yesterday's blog,  reminiscing when he was 18 years old and drove by himself from West Virginia to California on Route 66.  That was many, many, many, years ago. 

We left Kingman behind and traveled on Hwy 93 through Las Vegas.  I want to say thank you to Jim and Sandie Dixon and Eddie and Christina Gannon for telling us about this highway.  We really enjoyed the drive today and could see forever. Even the heavy winds didn't bother us.  It was surprising to us when we were in the Pahranagat Range that we'd see a beautiful green oasis in the middle of all that desert.  There were many pull offs for wildlife viewing by some of the lakes.   We climbed all day but had no problems.  There were very few vehicles on the road.  The road from Ash Springs to Caliente started to have greener and greener scenery.  

Sandie said they liked Young's RV Park so that's where we pulled in.  Big 50 amp pull thrus and $21 per night.  We decided to go get diesel and a bite to eat.  Diesel was $3.77 and we were surprised it wasn't any higher.  We filled up at the Sinclair station and they still had the green dinosaur out front.  Lunch consisted of a fish dinner and milk shake at J J's Restaurant.  

Bill and listened to about 1/3 of the Dan Brown audio book "Inferno".  Can't wait to get back on the road and listen to the next chapter.

Turtle Safely.......


  1. Sounds like an interesting drive and rv park to keep in mind. Have fun! Dianne & Tom

  2. If you had time there's a really neat state park near there - Cathedral Gorge. Also Pioche is a fun town to visit. The drive between Caliente and Ely isn't quite as pretty but still an easy drive.


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