Now sitting here in Winnemucca, NV, 8:30p.m., a full day of driving experience logged, I am ready to take on Day 3. Somewhere on the east side of Truckee, I had worked up to 75 mph; battled the windy open terrain; good thing we had the extra 100lbs of Ozzie on board, kept from blowing off the road. My nerves and upper arms got a workout. By the end of the day I was passing fuel tankers, just short of giving them horn arm pumps.
Time to change hats from Trucker Mom to RV Coordinator and Cook. Settled into Winnemucca, NV, about 3 hours east of Truckee (drive felt like 6). Ozzie walked, then a dinner of caesar salad and hamburgers. All good.
I do have a good team aboard the rig: My Dad, Jim: an excellent Co-pilot, lane changer and backer upper advisor. Marcus: a solid Mechanical Engineer, has figured out every switch, pump, hose and how they all work; also a very good Rv Coordinator; packed all the cupboards and can find anything in a snap. John: at the ready to jump in when called upon; mostly today Navigation consultant. Ozzie is quite attentive; keeping me in his sights, however I think that was more out of fear of being left somewhere. By 4pm he left my side, and took a snooze.
So in the words of recently passed Stompin' Tom, we are: "Goin down the Hiway smiling"
I hope to pepper this blog with journey updates; however my Dad will be blogging more consistently. Check out his blog at: http://onshamansrock.blogspot.com
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