A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, October 5, 2020


Tonopah, Nevada

Another issue while staying at Gemfield was the weather south of us all the way into Arizona looked to be in the mid-nineties all the way into the hundreds for the next week or even two weeks.  Normally we would be in Quartzsite, Arizona by now.  Propane was getting low.  I had maybe a week to ten days left.  The nearest propane station I could find online was a Shell station in Pahrump, Nevada 130 miles to the south, and it was hot there.  What to do?  Out of desperation I called a propane dealer in Tonopah I had seen as we drove through.  I thought they were just a supplier to homes out in the desert.  The nice lady informed me that they could fill an RV tank.  We were saved!  I drove the twenty-five miles back up north to Tonopah and filled the tank.  Now we could stay put for as long as needed until the temperatures simmered down some.

I planned on driving back to the Goldfeld area but decided to check out this side road off the highway on the south edge of town.  I could see people camping off in the distance.

After a mile the road became narrow and stretched off in the distance across the desert.
I could see no one out there nor anyplace to turn around.
I backed up a quarter of a mile and stopped here for lunch.
I am real good at backing up.  I have lots of practice.
Those behind us are from Alaska.

This spot was level, quiet and had cell towers on the mountain top nearby.
Beans and I decided to call this home.

1 comment:

Shammickite said...

It looks very lonely out there. No shade. Any lizards to keep Beans entertained?