We left Las Vegas Thursday morning as planned but just a bit later. I debated sharing this but you all know that I am totally honest and don’t hide anything. At the RV park in Las Vegas, the RV is parked at the back of the site with the car in front. Colin went to move the Jeep around to the back in order to hook up. I caught his eye and thought that he was telling me to drive the RV ahead a few feet. This is about the limit of my RV driving. So I started to slowly move ahead when he jumped out of the car and yelled NO!! So I slammed on the brake but my foot slipped and I went further ahead. I had assumed that he had unplugged the electrical cord but he had not 🙄 I had damaged the electrical post.Yikes 😳 😯 😥 So we called maintenance and they eventually came by ( it was coffee break time for them ). They looked at the damage and declared that things were okay enough. I did crack the 50AMP plug which they said they could replace. They were very nice about it and did not require us to pay anything.
So we were finally driving at noon with no food for us to eat. We stopped in Alamo at 1:15 where we fuelled up, fed the girls and I prepared something for us to eat as we drove. Lowest price yet on this trip for diesel at 4.29. We are travelling with Dianne and Bob and they were ahead of us and took the slightly longer road to Ely ( 42 miles ). They arrived about 40 minutes ahead of us. We had lovely pull thru sites side by side but it was cold so there was no visiting. Fortunately the sun was keeping us warm in our RV. This was our last night with power so I planned dinner accordingly. However because of the expected freezing conditions we did not put our jacks down nor put the slides out. You may recall that a few years ago it froze and we could not get the living room slide in. Colin had to go up the ladder with a boiled kettle of water to pour along the metal cladding over and over until it thawed out. So we were being cautious. We drove 250 miles yesterday.
Today, Friday the 7th, we woke up to no frost or ice. I had got up in the night and did check the outdoor temperature and it was 27F. It was expected to go down to 19F which is around -8C. Fortunately clouds came in and the temperature did not go any lower. We were on the road about 8:15AM, had a stop in Wells at 10:45 and lunch at a rest area along I84 about 2PM. The snow on the mountains and the ground was dazzling. We have never seen so much snow in all the years that we have travelled this route.
Just before our stop for the night tonight on the Idaho/Oregon border we stopped at exit 28 at a Maverick where diesel was only $3.79 per US gallon. A savings of 50 cents per gallon based on the great low price of 4.29 we paid yesterday in Alamo. So we have an extra $34.40 in our wallets. Today was a longer drive, 428 miles. We are tired tonight.
But first I have to explain what happened when we drove into this rest area. There were two other RV’s there ( turns out it was three ) and we knew them all. Folks from where we live, in Holiday Park. Unbelievable coincidence. We all had had traveled Mexico over the winter. Some more than others.