We knew we had another fairly long drive today, so we hit the road around 8:00...it was also another beautiful start to the day with lots of blue sky. We got back onto highway 50 and continued the short distance to Fernley, where we fueled up and then caught I-80 west. With our plan to take the coast highway 101 north, we needed to get over to it. So we will set Clearlake, CA as our destination for today.
Another 16 miles, we left I-80, taking highway 20. Earl and Allison were well ahead of us so as we turned onto this much narrower 2-lane highway, I was a little worried we'd taken the wrong exit. Thank goodness for the radios we are using to keep in touch!
We were on a slight incline when it happened! Ka-pow! The new turbo hose that was installed on our way south last fall blew! After all of the mountain passes we have gone through over the last few days and now it blows?! I quickly radioed Earl what had happened and he found the first wide pull-off on the highway...we limped along a short distance with little power and parked behind him.
Thank goodness Earl and Allison are traveling with us! They helped take the boat and boat loader off, and tilt the cab.
Then Steve got to work installing the new spare hose, including clamps.
Putting it all back together. Thanks for all your help Earl and Allison!
We still had a lot hills ahead of us, so needless to say we were a little anxious 😟
Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino...
We had a momma and baby come to greet us. Don't think momma was impressed, she made quite a racket and "nosed" her baby to move on!
It was a bit of a restless night for us as there was some idiot with a loud car idling and revving his engine periodically somewhere in the parking lot. Once we were up and daylight arrived Steve noticed a beater car nearby with what looked like a tarp hanging off the drivers side of the car.
These guys came down for breakfast...
So Steve spent quite a bit of time outside watching them. They were training new drivers.
They had to drive as fast as they could through the cones without hitting them, then they had to back up. Amazingly most drivers either knocked a cone or two over, or at least kissed a few going forward, but rarely hit anything backing up.
After lunch we went with Earl and Allison to a nearby grocery store (it had a big parking lot so he didn't bother unhitching the trailer). It was at that time when the forecasted rain finally started. After the rain, we had a full rainbow.
We had a very relaxing day...and are ready to continue our journey tomorrow. However, in the wee hours of the morning Steve heard the revving of a loud car again. He's back!! Steve was livid and thought about getting dressed and telling the guy to either pack it in or move on. Choosing a better course of action at 2 a.m. he phoned the Casino and was told security would take care of it. We had a peaceful night after that.