Sunday, August 3, 2014
AM Solar in Springfield to talk with them about possible installation locations on our Scamp. It was very nearly noon when we finally hit the road looking for the most direct route home. Nearly 350 miles later we were parked in the shade at the Walmart in Susanville, CA. for the night.
Sunrise Valley RV Park which had huge sites. BJ was standing at the end of our site when she took this picture. They weren't very busy - two other RVs came in after we arrived. They're apparently popular as a base for ATV travel to old mines in the area during the spring and fall.
Our third day got us through Las Vegas ahead of rush hour. We stayed at Boulder Beach at the Lake Mead RV Village in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area because they had full hookups with power to run the AC. It was HOT but going to get hotter. It was a 310 mile day and anywhere closer to home was going to be hotter yet. We did have an opportunity to get together with friends for dinner and had a wonderful time.
On Thursday we continued south and by 4 p.m. had another 300 miles done and the trailer in the garage. I have a list of projects we want to do on it, but those will wait until the garage temperatures are more hospitable.
All told we drove 7835 miles in 79 days averaging over 14 miles per gallon. Seventy-six percent of our miles were towing, and all of them included the canoe and kayak on the truck. The next Scamp trip isn't planned yet but I have a couple ideas.