I did not sleep well. I have been backwards and forwards with people on line about RV camping at rest stops. Some say it is the worst idea - noisy, not safe, “why sleep there - that’s what RV parks are for” etc. Some people say that truckers get mad at RVers who park there (we parked in a car spot just to be safe.) And some people have no problem with it.
Well, it was loud, what with trucks careening up and down the hills all night, and pulling off to rest, and the cats were restless, and my brain kept playing tricks on me. Finally, at I decided to voyage up the hills. I told Donnie nothing would make me happier than for him to continue to sleep while I drove. I have a really hard time sleeping while in motion so the fact that he could do that really made me feel good. Plus, then he would be fully rested to take over later in the day.
I actually had a wonderful morning. Made it up the Blue Mts with not a thermal problem in site. In fact, I was actually chilly, as compared to the heat the day before. Kept the temp right around 180. Of course, I was going slow as well. Down the other side was fun because I found I could coast down a grade of 6% with just the weight of the vehicle carrying me down. It was a pretty morning too.
I got us all of the way to
It heated up almost immediately. 85-90+ degrees at least by the time we reached
So anyway, we decided to wait out some of the heat, so we found a park in
Then we took off again, and soon pulled over at a rest area to dump our grey and black water tanks (to get rid of some weight), to fill up with some more fresh water (for safty and to rig up the block-of-wood-under-hood deal, since a.) it was and hotter literally than hell. I think it could have been over 100. And b.) Bertha was really heating up. We did that, and it worked really well. We made it to
So anyway, fueled up at Twin Falls with gas for Bertha and tuna fish sandwiches and milk for Donnie and I, and then, it was about 8 p.m. We are now cruising down the highway, hoping to keep going through the night. It is pretty flat, very cool and dim. Well, will get downright dark soon, but that’s what headlights are for.
Hope we make it to Wy by tomorrow.