The last big obstacle of the day was descending Sherwin Grade which is an 8 mile section of '395' with a 6% grade. I put the coach in 2nd gear, and 'jaked' down the hill at 33 mph. We were at one of our favorite '395' RV parks (Boulder Creek RV Park) just south of Lone Pine by 3:15.....well before sunset, which was our goal. We have stayed here a dozen times over the years, and for a quick overnight stop it is perfect.....they have all pull through sites, and they are just long enough for our 62'. While there are a bunch of great 'boondocking' spots nearby, with overnight lows down to 30 degrees we opted for 50 amp electric.
We quickly set up, rolled the Beetle out of the trailer, and drove back into Lone Pine to have dinner at 4:30 at one of my favorite Eastern Sierra restaurants......The Merry Go-Round. It is a fine dining restaurant, and not inexpensive, but I have never been disappointed in the food, or the service. The various rating services give them 4-4.5 stars. Yelp comes in at 4 stars on 97 reviews. We would give them a solid 4.5.
Well, what can I say but that it was another day lived well.....we are back to doing what we do best.....changing our view on a regular basis! We'll be arriving in Ventura sometime Saturday afternoon for 3 days and nights on the Pacific Ocean.....the day time temps are in the 70's right now with over night lows in the 50's....quite a change from the last 3 months!
We watched the finale of "The Amazing Race" and were in bed by 11.....thanks for stopping by!