Sunday, February 14, 2021

The big view.....

 7:28 am - Sunday - February 14th - Boulder City, NV - 45° F, 31% humidity, wind 16 mph out of the northwest.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high here in Boulder City of 58° F.....the highest high by far which we have had in months.  On this date in 2017 we awoke to snow at our Desert View, Grand Canyon RV site.....↴ 



As the sun began to rise Saturday morning in Tonopah we could see storm clouds swirling around the mountain tops, and the weather forecast was promising snow by 7 am. Our plan was to be rolling our wheels no later than 8 am in order to get off the mountain and to lower elevations as soon as possible.  Just as I was preparing to turn over the big Detroit Diesel 6v92 the around 7:40 am the snow began to fall lightly.  Within minutes it began to increase in intensity.  I quickly fired her up, unhooked our electrical cord, and we were merging onto US-95 once again.  Within 5 minutes we had descended 1,000' in elevation to under 5,000' and the snow stopped.  In another 10 minutes we had sun on our windshield......whew!



......you can see a few remnant snow flakes on our windshield, in the first picture, but they were gone in seconds.  As had been the case Friday, US-95 just stretches out all the way to the way to the horizon......really, really love that big view........



.......we took a break in Beatty, NV for about 10 minutes and then continued on ever southward toward Las Vegas.  About 40 minutes out of Las Vegas we passed a place simply called 'The Dune'......


......and that is pretty much it......one, random, large sand dune.  Within 40 minutes we entered the usually congested traffic zone of Las Vegas, to find very light traffic on a Saturday.  In another 20 minutes we had arrived at the Elks Lodge in Boulder City, NV just shy of 12 pm.  We had called ahead to be sure we got a site, and were assigned site #2......



.....the site was easy to get into, and it's a good thing we didn't have the trailer.....none of the sites are long enough.....we would have had to drop the trailer.  Within 20 minutes of arriving, and connecting the electrical, sewer and water I was outside a bucket and mop washing off 4 days! of road grime.  It took me about an hour to wash her down. It is a good thing I got right to it, because just as I was putting away my tools the wind began to gust into the 30's, and minutes later we had horizontal rain.....doh!  Well, at least the rain was falling on a clean RV.  The rain lasted about 30 minutes, but the winds continued, so within 30 minutes the Newell was completely dry once again.....lol.

Sunday we will cover the last leg of our 5 day journey to Wittmann, AZ, and the property of our very good friends Tom and Darlene, where numerous Newell projects will begin in earnest!  We were treated to a lovely sunset......


.......thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. Had a uncle that lived in Boulder for years.....he was a mobile truck mechanic!

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