We departed early this morning for our journey back to Oregon after a year to visit daughter Hope and family.
Our drive to Hawthorne, NV and Whiskey Flats RV Park (our 2nd visit since 2014) and a very nice park. We are only staying 1 night. Hawthorne is home to a huge Army Depot and Walker Lake Recreation Area. There is a Safeway within walking distance of the campground. Gas here is $2.85 so we did a partial fill-up to get us to Winemucca and a price of $1.65. Hawthorne is 300 miles from LV up Hwy 95 north. From Tonopah you get a nice view of the White Mountains in California.
|Whiskey Flats RV #52|
|Rest Stop by Walker Lake|
Today is only a 200 mile drive to Winemucca,NV and the New Frontier RV Park..last time here we stayed at the KOA. New Frontier is probably the nicest park in town. Got a nice pull-thru. There is a Winger's Restaurant and small Casino on the property, but they were closed due to Pandemic. There is also a small cafe in the office building, also closed. The campground has several long term campers, but they are in the backin areas. There are also several cabins for rent.Property seems well maintained and staff friendly.
|View of Campground|
|Cabins for Rent|
350 mile journey today via Hwy95,78, 20 and 97 to Redmond and Expo RV Park next to fairgrounds. In my opinion the only decent park in the area. We got a nice pull-thru #C5..we stayed here last year.It is only 10 miles to family.
On the way here we stopped for gas in Burns ($2.15) and cleaned the many,many bugs mostly black flies from front of motorhome. In the parking area spotted this "hippie" bus. Fixed our lunch and on our way to Redmond. On the drive got photo of Blue Mountains. Arrived at 3:30 and more bugs to clean. Also did laundry and went to Hope's for dinner.
|Hippie Bus in Burns|
Visited all the critters they now have. Cade has 4 pigs and Colt 1 steer and 2 heifers they are showing at the Deschutes Fair in August if it is not cancelled, which would be a huge disappointed and financial loss for them. They have worked very hard for this.
|Colt & Cade|
|Hiccup,Katey and Rocky|
|Sunset on Smith Rocks|
|Another View from Porch|
We will be here until 18th May when we go to Centralia, WA for 100,000 mile maintenance.
Weather is much cooler..in the 60's and 30's at night. Time to bring out the ceramic heater.