Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - We arrive at the Desert Rose RV Park and plan to spend two nights there while visiting with Mel and Carol Powers. After setting up the RV at the Desert Rose, we drove to Mel and Carol's beautiful new home that is located about a half mile away. Mel and Carol are outstanding hosts; Carol prepared a wonderful dinner for us. We then made plans to go for a drive on the next day; Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Mel Powers showed us a map of Nevada and suggested that we travel through Fallon towards Ely to near Middle Gate Station where we would take Highway 722 to the Toiyabe National Forest. We would then turn south on a dirt road and head towards Tonapah, Nevada and make a loop around the Toiyabe Mountains. The proprietor at the Middle Gate Station bar suggested that we not drive on the southern loop around that mountains because of the rain that they had recently had in the area. He said that the road was in terrible condition. We decided to give the road a try and to make our own determination on where to keep going of turn around. The road turned out to be fine for our drive, but long. It was a beautiful drive. We ended up driving for about 370 miles on the day and then returned to Mel and Carol's home for another great dinner. It was a long day, but it was a great opportunity to have a long visit with Mel and Carol.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - Lisa and I departed the Desert Rose RV Resort (famous from the Academy Award winning movie, "Nomadland") for the Amargosa Valley near Pahrump, Nevada (Las Vegas too). We decided to stay at the Longstreet Casino where we had stayed with Ava Alley when she traveled with us to the Grand Canyon on her spring break. We arrive there at around 4:00 pm. It is located right on the California border south of Pahrump, Nevada.