Fallon, NV: This morning we set up my computer. Thank goodness we figured out how to do it. Normally, my son Michael would have helped us with it. We keep learning. That's a good thing.
Our truck performed beautifully during our long trip south over the past two days, no problems towing the 33' 5er. Overall, we are very happy with our truck, our 5er and my extra "scout" vehicle. Even though we end up driving separately between destinations, it is worth it to have me go ahead and report back to Bob about any obstacles he may encounter.
All my worries about not being able to fit our belongings into the 5er were unfounded. Our choices about what to bring and the amount of things to bring were close to right on. There is even room to spare!
Personal items are going up, so it's more like home every day. Our koa honu clock hangs above the entry door. The barometer/thermometer/humidity meter hangs next to the door.
Oh, I was going to mention, I have never in my entire life seen a barometer go up to 31.5 (which means "fair"). It is about as high as a barometer can measure. Yet, here in Fallon, that's where it is. So far, we have had sunny skies. Temperature today was supposed to go to 68, but our outdoor thermometer only made it to 62...still, pretty good for the end of October.
Around 1:00 p.m., we headed out on a drive to explore the town of Fallon. I like it! The skies are very clear and we can see 360 degrees worth of mountains in the distance. In Fallon, just six miles from our RV park, are a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, lots of restaurants and gas stations.
Bob noticed diesel fuel is cheaper here than anywhere else we've traveled: $3.85/gallon; the most expensive was $4.25/gallon in Washington state.
Bob wanted to drive out to see NAS (Naval Air Station) Fallon, home of the "Top Gun" school. It's a few miles from town. We looked, drove by and continued on.
We drove around some back roads and through old town Fallon. Woo hoo! There's a movie theater, and it's playing Real Steel...got to get Bob there to see the movie.
On the way back to our place, we stopped at Lattin Farms. They were having a Fall Festival and Crafts Fair. The place was packed with families going on the corn train, through the corn maze, making scarecrows, picking out pumpkins. I was more interested in the produce stand.
Bob napped in the car while I went in and bought a local melon (which is like a crenshaw), squash, turnips, sweet peppers (seeds were imported from Romania years ago...you fry them in a pan to make them sweeter), and homemade pumpkin nut bread. They also had organic tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes. When we use up the tomatoes we bought at Wal-Mart, I will go back and buy those. Yum.
Yesterday when we were driving to our RV park, I saw a hand-painted sign that said, "Free range, organic eggs for sale." I kind of remembered where it was, so we headed that way and found the house. They have 30 chickens that run in their large backyard. I bought their last dozen eggs of the day.
When we got back to our "home," the groceries were put away and we unpacked a few more boxes. Now it's time for me to cook dinner. Then we have to head to bed as our orientation day is tomorrow at amazon.com...6:30 a.m.
Travel Bug out.