We merged back on to I-80 westbound around 9:30 and quickly put Elko, NV in our rear view mirrors. Our driving distance for Tuesday was just over 270 miles.....a longish day for us....well for me, since I'm the one who guides our coach down the highway. TLE acts as our "in flight", voice activated concierge....if I have a question about, say, what our altitude is she will look it up.....we do have an altimeter, but it works off atmospheric air pressure, so I need an independent reading to adjust it if necessary to current conditions. If I'm wondering about a place to eat lunch, or dinner she will look it up. If I need my water refilled, or a snack she will take care of it....all I have to do is hold on to the steering wheel, and guide the coach down the road.
We took our first break at the 65 mile mark, and our second with 140 miles to go. At the second rest stop we took our traditional 1 mile walk around the facility 4 times before continuing on. If only there had been another rest stop available after 60-70 more miles it would have been a perfect day, but the next rest stop was 105 miles west of our second stop.
We both love the wide open, giant expanses here in the western U.S., but sometimes you need a break from staring at "BIG". At any rate we came upon the final Rest Area on this day's journey around 3:15 and took a 20 minute break. Whilst TLE took a nap, I walked around the coach doing my usual daily tire inspection and found all to be in order. No unusual tread wear, no tires running way hotter than the others......just like we like it.
The last 35 miles were essentially down hill to Fernely, NV, our destination for Tuesday. Why Fernley of all places you might wonder? Well, Fernley is the site of one of Amazon.com's 3 fulfillment centers where they hire what they call "CamperForce" people.....nomadic folk such as we are. We needed to check out the local RV parks Amazon has contracted with to host their CamperForce folk. There are only two parks in Fernley itself, and the others are any where from 10 to 30 miles away. We prefer to be as close to the Amazon facility as we can, so it is important to us to be able to get into one of the two parks in Fernley. Right now we are on waiting lists at both those parks (Desert Rose RV Park and Fernley RV Park). The next closest park is in Fallon, and then you get into the Reno/Sparks area. Since we are on waiting lists for the close parks we are going to visit the others until we find one where we can at least confirm a reservation.....hoping all the while that we will transition from "waiting list status" to "confirmed reservation" status at one of the local parks.