The blog needs a little catching up so that will be the goal of this entry. The last entry focused on the day trips Judy and I took while in the Las Vegas area. In this one, I will address the 900 or so mile drive from Vegas to Madras.
Usually we take a month or so to get to our workamping job, so we can take in the sights along the way. Since we postponed our departure date from Arizona by a month the trip back to Madras was a “Point A to Point B” kind of a trip.
The six hundred miles from Las Vegas to Oregon were pretty much what I call “ nothingness” miles, filled with desolate and rugged landscapes. Just what you would expect when you drive through places like Death Valley and Area 51! It amazes me at the vast amount of “nothingness land” this country has to offer. Even these lands have their own beauty. These lands can’t be found back East. While at an overnight stop in Hawthorne NV I noticed one of the RV tires was worn pretty severely on the outer tread. It would have probably been ok for the rest of the trip but I always like to err on the side of caution so I made a stop at Les Schwab Tire Center in Fallon, NV and had the tire replaced.
The last three hundred miles of the journey were after we crossed the Oregon southern border. The land was just as open but the landscape changed from brown to green. We ended up driving over four hundred miles that day. Judy and I stopped in Burns, OR for the night. Due to the long drive and the night’s low was forecast to be 22* I surprised Judy when I told her we were going to get a room for the night, so we pulled into a “Best Western” with truck and RV parking. It was about 10:PM. Judy was a happy camper.
The next morning we woke up to the coldest temps we had experienced in a long time. After a good breakfast we drove the last 180 miles to Pelton Park. Judy an I pulled into the Park just after noon. We both are glad to be back. We took our original camp host spot and set up. Our first work day wasn’t until Monday so we had five days to take it easy and get settled in. The first two weeks are get the park ready to open weeks.
Arriving at Pelton Park, Madras, Oregon
Judy and I drove to Portland on April 11 to visit our son Jason. We had a belated 35th birthday celebration for him. We also saw the home he had recently purchased. Jason took us on a tour of the hospital’s new neuro-ICU where he is a critical care RN. It was very impressive.
That is all for now, more about the park once we open next Friday. Thanks for stopping by.
Next Blog: in a week or so