Thursday, August 16, 2012

Moving On……

We had about 280 miles to go today.  We were on the road by 7:30 AM.  No special reason it just worked out that way.  Along the way…..DSC_0003

The Indian is watching over his land…DSC_0004 DSC_0006 DSC_0007 DSC_0009 DSC_0010 DSC_0012 DSC_0013 DSC_0015

A new round about in the middle of the desert.  Your tax dollars at work…DSC_0021 DSC_0025 DSC_0027

At the Ehrenburg AZ/CA state line.  The cheapest fuel we will find until November.  We got fuel about 50 miles before here.  Diesel was $3.98 and gas was $3.41.DSC_0031

Looking at Indio/Palm Springs area.DSC_0035


Looking at the hill we will be staying at near Idyllwild.DSC_0036


We’re about half way up looking down and was in 3rd gear all the way.  The engine temp stayed very low which was a little surprising.  I kept my RPM’s about 2100.  Coming back down I think I will be going weeeeeeeeeeeeee…… DSC_0038


We’re now at AOR Silent Valley.  They have about 800 and some sights.  For $9 a night we got 50 AMP FHU and we will be here for 13 nights.  They didn’t have our reservations when we arrived but it was all straighten out by AOR.  The staff is really fun.  Notice the power station, gray box,  just behind our rig.  We got real good electricity.  They gave us a paper saying they were in a draught and not to water the grass.  BUT it was OK to wash your rig!  That was different…..and I’m not complaining at all.DSC_0047

Sights here are arranged differently.  You drive into a little area and they have fingers which are sights.  Pretty neat I think.DSC_0048

The temps are in the 80’s and it is real nice.  We slept very well.