October 4-5, 2013, Carson City, NV
We left Goose Lake State Park Friday morning and headed south into California. Now that we are traveling in California we can tow the Jeep which makes Nancy very happy as she doesn’t have to drive. We followed Highway 395 into Nevada and stopped just south of Carson City. We are staying at Silver City RV which is a nice park with wide sites but very narrow streets. After unhooking the Jeep a young man from the park escorted us to our site and starting guiding Rex while Nancy was parking the Jeep. Unfortunately, he guided Rex too close to a tree and a branch tore our roof! They had to cut off the branch before we could move the 5th wheel to another site. We don’t know why they put us in that site to begin with as the tree was so close that we would not have been able to run our slide out. The kid called the park manager who had gone home for the day and we expected the manager to contact us. Didn’t happen – we didn’t expect them to offer to pay for the damage but we would have liked an apology and an acknowledgement that this happened. Needless to say we are not very happy with this rv park and have learned another hard lesson – do not rely on anyone else to help you park.
We got moved to another site and got set up after about an hour.
Saturday morning we found a RV dealership where we were able to buy the repair tape we needed and Rex was able to repair the tear. After lunch we went to the Nevada State Railroad Museum. This is a very nice museum with displays about the history of railroading in Nevada. They also had some very nice restored engines and railcars on display. One beautiful engine, the Inyo, appeared in 29 movies and the Wild Wild West television series. Unfortunately, we left our camera in the 5th wheel so we didn’t get any pictures. It was a beautiful day – sunny and in the low 70’s - yeah no rain!!! We are finally beginning to dry out.