Left Turlock and Eric and his new family at 5:30 a.m. to beat the heat. It was a good drive with not much traffic, and we seem to be rolling along. It started to heat up about noon, as we were crossing the Sierra Nevada mountain range. We fought the heat and mountains the rest of the way. We had to stop several times on top of the mountains to cool the engines down and add water. Snow was still seen on top of the mountains with the temperature in the valley reaching 104 degrees. We were so hot we decided to get another bag of ice at the next stop. Here is where Elvis came in. He was behind the counter and a dead ringer for the King, he even sang to us. The one time you meet an Elvis look alike and you have left your camera in the car. The ice worked, it help get us cool for awhile.
We pulled over for the night in Fallon, NV. The wind had started up and we are feeling much better under the trees, it even looks like rain. We plan to get up at 5:00 a.m. in the morning and try to get ahead of the heat and a few more mountains to climb.
We would like to thank Eric for taking his time to post all our pictures. Tammy and I are good at posting one at a time but not multiples, so Eric said he would post them for us so all our friends could see them along with us.
Michael and I would like to thank all of you that congratulated us on our new Granddaughter. She was the highlight of our trip.