I sure missed the Balloon Fiesta this year!
I just got off the phone with my friends at the Balloon Fiesta. Unfortunately this year I had to skip it as I am working at Amazon and just finished my camp host job in Oregon.
Visited my friends from Amazon last year.
I stopped in La Pine to visit my friends Rick and Tina who I met at Amazon last year. They were the folks who graciously let me ride with them to and from the Amazon plant.
A ride up Paulina Peak
Rick and I took a ride up to the top of Paulina Peak. This was a favorite spot of his and it was very beautiful. The last few miles were a gravel washboard road.
From the peak you could see both Paulina Lake and East Lake. That is Paulina Lake on the left and East Lake on the right. The entire area of both lakes is a caldera just like at Crater Lake only there is a land mass between both lakes.
On my way to Fernley
I left Wednesday and Rick told me of a better way to get to Fernley and avoid passing through Reno. It was a great ride but so typical of Nevada back roads. It was two lanes, hardly any traffic either coming or going and only a couple of very small towns. I was able to find a nice place to stop for the night behind a sand pile.
Home for the next few months
I wasn’t scheduled to check in to the Desert Rose RV Park until Oct. 12, but I called them to see if I could check in earlier. That was OK so then I made the 70 mile drive into Fernley.
This is where I will be parked until Christmas when my Amazon contract is complete.
The weather is great here so far with high temps in the 70’s and lows in the high 40’s. The first night here it rained but has been beautiful ever since. By the way the tank next to my rig in the above pic is my 20 gal. propane tank that I will definitely need once the weather starts getting cold.
I don’t start work until Wednesday so have some time to get organized and look for a ride. My schedule is Wednesday through Saturday with 3 days off. Of course that could change once it gets busy.