Day 270: Back to School

Until now, the transition to the new RV has kept us too busy to do full homeschooling days.  Today we did our best to get back on track.

This morning, B and I wired the remote switch for the inverter:

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Now I don’t have to go outside and open up a compartment to turn the inverter on and off:

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We had a full day of homeschooling, here I’m working with B on Scratch:

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Between periods, Trish put the urethane clear coat on the kids’ tables:

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After school we headed about six miles Southeast to the town of Darwin, population 40ish:

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The town used to be much larger in the mining days.  These buildings are now all abandoned:

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On the way back from Darwin, we checked out some mines that were on the map:

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It’s a long, long way down:

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This mine was even larger:

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We then drove over to the abandoned Talc City Mine complex:

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And then on to the adjacent Silver Dollar Mine site:

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We went in just a few feet:

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We found the spot where previous residents dumped their empty cans of food:

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I looked online, but couldn’t find any information about this fellow:

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This mine had the remnants of a rail system in the tunnel:

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Several other mines dot the landscape:

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In the distance, the Sierra Nevada mountains:

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Tomorrow we’ll head into Lone Pine, right at the foot of the Sierra mountains:

Day 268: Leaving Las Vegas!
Day 271: Into the Sierras

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