Day 10 and 11: Las Vegas, NV to Tonopah, NV

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.

Tidying up the electronics
Day 12: Tonopah, NV to Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP, CA

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