Getting around Las Vegas was no fun at all and it was confusing to boot - new roads that didn’t show up on my GPS. It’s a good thing that we reviewed the route on the paper map before heading out. From Las Vegas, it was about 45 miles to the northwest on NV-160 and most of it was under construction, almost all of the way to Pahrump. We are spending the next 3 nights at the Saddle West RV parking lot at a cost of $29/night. Total mileage for today was 260 miles.
This journal got its start back in 2005 when we started full-timing in a motorhome and traveling around the country, visiting with family and friends and seeing the sights of America. The focus has changed through the years as we became more stationary and no longer travel by motorhome. Since October of 2018, it is the story of the journey of Tom and I and me flying solo again. To view entries before June of 2013, go to http://archive.bridgeccs.com
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, CA, NV
On the road again! We were ready to roll by 9:20 this morning, heading north on US-95. The sky is blue and the temps are comfortable - a good day for driving. California gas prices are about $1 higher than AZ or NV, so our first gas stop was at Searchlight, NV. Just before we got to Needles, we drove through a beautiful canyon with colorful, rocky mountains and wildflowers in blues, oranges, yellows, and whites all along the roadside. Signs warned us to watch for wild burros, horses, and bighorn sheep - no, there were none to be seen. I did catch a glimpse of a Roadrunner scurrying across the road, though.