Friday 5 November 2021

Some Off Roading

WHERE ARE WE? Lake Mead, Nevada 

Last night I said to myself, self, I need to sleep in this morning.  Well my good friend "telemarketer" gave me a ring at 7:46 to see if I was awake!!!  Good thing there was nobody on the other end cause they would have got an earful.  Lol

The project for today was simple.  Lets go for a Jeep ride.  Sue and I loaded up and headed out.  Our goal was to explore some of the countryside nearby.  Sue said I have to post this picture to make up for the candid ones of her I have posted.

There is a Gypsum Plant about 15 miles north of us and we headed toward it.  When we got almost to it there was a "wash" with a road down it.  We decided to follow it back towards where we are parked.  Well it was a 15 mile drive down the river bottom and as we went the sides got taller and taller and there were no exits.

When we came to the highway there was nowhere to go but through the big culvert.  

We are getting lots of good off roading with the Jeep down here.  We are glad we put some money into it last winter so we can use it in this beautiful country side.  Big shout out to Jeremy who put in lots of time doing all the suspension etc.  Here are some pictures of it in action for you Jeremy.  Sue didn't want to get out on the big hills to take pictures so action shots will come later.

I have to say we did get kinda lost.  We knew exactly where we were and where we wanted to be but we couldn't get there.  It took us a long time to make it back to camp.  We got home around 4 and Pat and Sue headed to Costco for supplies.  I noticed that the propane had run out so had to change bottles. When I did that the fridge would not come on again.  There were no lights or anything on the display.  I spent some time checking all the fuses I could find and finally resorted to You Tube.  

Yup there are a couple fuses hidden in the back of the fridge and sure enough a 3 amp fuse was blown.  Harold had a 7 1/2 amp fuse so I put it in and all the lights came on and the fridge fired up.  I will replace it with a 3 amp fuse tomorrow when I can get one in town.

Harold and I enjoyed a short happy hour before heading home to make our suppers.  

Our day was perfect and we hope we have more just like it.  Our time here at Lake Mead is coming to and end and we will soon be off on a new adventure.  We hope you have some adventures lined up as well.


  1. Jeep rides in that area are always fun, so much cool scenery and so much to see!

  2. I'm really jealous. Love that kind of driving/riding. What a fantastic adventure!!


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