- I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
November 4- Beeline to Reno
Generally, I don't like to drive more than a few hundred miles a day but the trip from the farm to Reno was an exception. Having a taste of ice, snow, and freezing fog, I wanted to get to Reno and get some business taken care of before more bad weather set in, so marathon days of driving were on the agenda. I used to drive twelve hours a day when I was part of the insurance catastrophe team and we were required to drive at least 12 hours a day in order to reach our destination, so I figured it was no biggie to drive to Reno in a few days. Wrong! Six hundred mile days are a thing of the past..I'm not thirty any more.
Sadie used to sit by me between the diver's and passenger seats and it was a little weird not having her sitting there. Without Sadie I didn't need to stop as frequently so I had to remind myself to stop and get out and walk around the rig and check things out. Walking around without her was a little unsettling, but I guess I'll get used to it with time.
The drive was not uneventful. My refrigerator and propane furnace quit; my GPS quit charging; and I was delayed an hour at a rest stop where my keys fell behind a permanently installed bench and I needed a coat hanger to get them out. (I was not the only person who had lost things behind the bench..all kinds of stuff was scooped out, including $1.00 worth of change.) Anyway, I was able to schedule an appointment to have things check out today so hopefully I can be back on the road to California next week to see family.
After all of my rushing to beat the bad weather, it looks like the next few days will be warm and sunny..a real autumn summer. I'm looking forward to seeing my son's new house in Portola to so some hiking in the hills around Reno and catching up with some old friends.