Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Alturas California

Location, Alturus, CA

We traveled just over 200 miles today. We were in no hurry, so waited until after the morning rush hour traffic was over to get through Reno. By 11:30 AM we were at the rest stop at Honey Lake.

What modern architecture could this be? A monument to a fallen hero? A new home design? Would you believe a rest stop? For those of you familiar with the California rest stops, the standard Cal Trans buildings leave a lot to wish for. Would you believe this is the new standard for California rest stops? It reminds me of similar designs in Wisconsin. It is spacious, modern, and clean.

Enough of fawning over a rest stop; we have miles to go yet. The country north of Reno is high desert with little vegetation or trees and few towns. The road is basically good except for the construction areas which extended for 30 miles in one case. In all there were 3 construction areas. None delayed us for long even with a pilot car in two of the areas.

We are stopped for the night at Sully’s RV Park which is small and has mostly permanent residences. There are 5 pull through spaces which are barely long enough for big rigs. We arrived about 2:30 and by 5 PM all spaces were full. This is the only RV Park in the area so get here early in the day.

We walked into town which is close by but with the wind blowing, it blows every day at 2PM, and the temperature in the low 80’s it was not the best choice. However, a soft serve ice cream made it bearable.