Shabbos was wonderful as expected. It was really nice to spend the day with my parents.
This morning I went for a quick ride. It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve been on the bike, the longest hiatus from riding in years. And I felt really lousy when climbing the hills, as if I hadn’t been on the bike for 2 weeks. I could tell I was out of place, as all the joggers and cyclists I encountered had a skin tone that, were it a crayon, would be called “edge of pie crust”. Anyway, here’s the ride:
I could see downtown Las Vegas in the distance:
I rode to the end of Horizon Ridge Boulevard and back:
It was 109 degrees on Shabbos, and it was similarly hot today. After having a third old tire replaced on the RV and stopping at Lowe’s, we headed North towards Yosemite. We stopped for lunch at the ghost town of Rhyolite, just a few miles East of Death Valley:
The famous bottle house, built around the turn of the last century out of bottles and mortar, is well preserved:
It was really hard to turn our backs on Death Valley, but we will be back in a couple months when it’s cooler. We continued North to Tonopah, where we’re staying in the Banc Club Casino parking lot. The drive was windy and wet with a good bit of lightning as well. Thankfully, it’s much cooler here than in Las Vegas, it’s probably in the mid-60s right now. Tomorrow we will drive into Yosemite!
We drove about 240 miles today. See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.