Thursday, Friday September 16, 17, 2021 Traveling Nevada and Oregon
Traveling to Troy Oregon
I drove on over to Marty’s house which is on the way and got there about 9:30 or so to leave on our trip as it’s a long ways to the north eastern part of Oregon where Troy is located on the Grand Rhone River.
We were going to Winnemucca, Nevada and then on up 95 towards Troy.
We decided to start off the trip taking the longer way but easier drive and off we went about 10:30.
Our first destination was here near where highway 20 meets highway 80 at this power company helicopter loading area where we had something to eat and a good break before getting back on the road and then things went to hell.
We got back on the road and were heading down 80 to Truckee when both lanes came to a crawl for several hours.
We’d hoped to get to our camp before dark but not now. It got dark on us as we crawled along with a zillion other cars and trucks.
It turned out a work crew had set up a merge that wasn’t working where it looked like they were going to work during the night. And to boot, no one was working yet, so it was a real waste. That merge line was so long it must of lasted most of the night or maybe longer.
Long day driving
It was good to get through it and now we still had a few more hours to drive in the dark to our camp.
We were pretty beat by now but we made it to this spot on a power line maintenance road.
Needed to find a camp spot for the night early
We didn’t want to drive as long as we had to yesterday so we needed to figure out where we could camp for the night. After some thought I suggest Antelope Reservoir still a couple hours up the road and I wasn’t really sure exactly where.
As it turned out it was in just about the right spot as we were ready to quit for the day. We got to camp around 4 so we were able to have a nice break.
Lots of critters
Lots of white pelicans
Of course, antelope
Night over the water
Van’s engine dying problem
Well yes I still am having a problem with it. Most of the time it dies it restarts quickly on it’s own. But occasionally it doesn’t restart. I’ve learned when this happens I just turn the key off and back on which restarts the fuel pump right away and the engine starts up quickly.
So I’m pretty sure it needs a new electric fuel pump which I have and will install when we are at Troy as long as it keeps working for now.
Tomorrow we will continue our journey to Troy which should take most of the day.
I plan to post this on the way when we can get a cell signal.
Nice day today but not yesterday. :O)