Friday, March 27, 2015

Day Two - Five M/C Trip

We continued West on route 166 and the view was great.  We went over mountains and got some great views.DSCN0723 DSCN0724 

We ended up at Pismo Beach but didn’t stay long.  It was windy as hell.  Here’s some people that got stuck on the beach.DSCN0729 DSCN0730

We decided to leave Pismo and head East and up in the mountains again.  We found Lake Nacimiento so we decided to stay there.  The place was just about empty and they had showers.  We got charged $22 a piece.  What a rip for a state campground.DSCN0735  Ride 11DSCN0737

It was a very quite night.  We had a visitor who we figured it was probably a raccoon.  It finished off our beef jerky and two packages of crackers that we left out. 

The next morning we went into Paso Robles and had breakfast at Margies.  We had to eat very slowly and neither of us finished our meal. Ride 12

This was a nice way to start Day Three.  After breakfast we headed for my cousin’s Dave place in Fresno.  We traveled rt 41 to get there.  It was a nice ride especially with a full belly.Ride 14 DSCN0739 

We had a great time at David’s and hearing about his adventures with the local authorities.  The next morning he fixed us a real large breakfast and gave us a nice farewell.DSCN0741

Day Four of our trip now.  We decided to see some friends up in Colfax, Sharon & Frank Piccolo.  We took routes 42 & 49 to get us in the general area.  They live past the tattoo parlor and down the next to the tracks thru the railroad property.  It was something else.

They were very glad to see us and us them.  They gave us a tour of their 9 acre spread which was real nice.  Sharon made some great lasagna.  We will have to return for sure.DSCN0747 DSCN0748

Sharon’s nice garden.DSCN0750

We watched the weather reports and realized that a big weather front was coming into central and Northern California the next day, Sunday.  We decided not to ride in the rain.  The next morning we headed East.

Day Five we left Sharon & Frank’s place and headed East on I-80 over Donner’s Pass which was over 7,000 feet.  Here’s the rest area we stopped to warm up among other things.DSCN0751Yes, it got a little nippy but we survived.  We had no place in mind to go and we were just headed East out of the projected rainy weather. 

In Fernley, Nevada we took route 50 East towards Ely.  Route 50 is dubbed the Loneliest Road in America.  Nope it’s not.  We hung a right onto route 376 which turned out to be very lonely.  Along the way.. DSCN0752 DSCN0754 DSCN0757

We ended up in Tonopah and couldn’t resist staying here on night Five.  It fits us!  $46 a night for two.DSCN0762

Here we are having after dinner beers and relaxing.Ride 24

Well that finishes up thru Day Five.  I will continue the rest another day.

Now back to today,Friday March 27, and us moving to another campground.  We are at the Catalina Spa in Desert Hot Springs.  It’s a Coast to Coast park which is only $10 a night.  BUT, if you want 50 AMP and a site that you can park in it’s $7 more.  In 90 plus degrees we had to take it and squealed all the way as we paid it.  It got to 99 degrees so we had both AC’s running to keep the coach cool.  Tomorrow is suppose to be even hotter.

See ya….