Miles 1459 to 2498
Fort Robinson NE to Rawlins WY to Fernley NV
It has been said that Olaf never passes up a footwash. that is true. I also would say that I do not particularly like Utah. They hate dogs...yes they hate dogs, banning them from the Wasatch Valley, and Utah's motto"Life Elevated" really bugs me as they seem smug about it. As such, I prefer never to spend any money there, and this footwash at the Bonneville Salt Flats served to wash the stench of it off me.
Do people only wash ONE foot in these things? I had a foot, another foot, some dog "foots" and as they had a wash, I washed. I was thinking, why don't they call it a feetwash? If you have a lot of foots, isn't that a lot of feet? I don't know.
Well we are a thousand miles farther down the road and we learned a lot in Wyoming, valuable RV teaching points.
1) Avoid the wind.
It blew, and after being pushed around by 40mph winds we holed up in Rawlins and it passed.
to avoid this we learned to keep birder hours, on the road before dawn and tucked in by early afternoon before the wind gets bad
Rawlins was so windy, it was hard to bird,harder to photograph and even deer were hiding behind hedges. It knew to hunker down in the wind too. This one was on the front lawn of the hospital.It hissed at my dog.
I was too pooped to go and tour the old prison.
2) DEF is a strange deal.
We have a diesel. We need to buy DEF (Diesel emission fluid). My last diesel was a 2004, it didn't need this stuff. DEF is urea plus water. It crystalizes and makes a mess. It is hard to actually put in the rig. It varies in price from about 2.79/ gallon to 10.00 a gallon. It is all over the board. No truck stop we've been to has a pump....that would be nice. I'd pay more for gas just to have a pump
3) It seems there are a myriad of buttons and eventually you figure out everything...eventually
Our TV works!
It took us 14 days to get the TV to work, thankfully tonight. We have got the Sat TV to work, but not since Nebraska, more work needs to be done.
I just figured out the bright lights
We still are perplexed by two cable hook ups, which one? There is a button and a fan in the bedroom near the TV which we have no clue what it is for.
Back to Utah......It is a pretty state as we followed the Donner's path into the state near the ill-fated decision to follow the Hastings Cutoff rather than the normal northward loop of the California trail. It would be the first of many mistakes.
then a story I shared yesterday on Facebook...
Then they pull onto the freeway and away they go....