Sunday, July 28, 2013


Not long after arriving in Salem, OR, I purchased a new Nikon D7000 DSL camera with an 18 to 200 mm zoom lens. During the past four and a half years, I have taken almost 45,000 photos with my small Cannon PowerShot SX110 IS camera. It has served me well, but I felt the need for better lenses and sharper images. Made a good deal on the camera, not to mention no sales tax here in Oregon.

The following pictures were taken here in Hee Hee Illahee RV park where I am staying for several months this summer. I took a few test photos with the Nikon to see what it could do right here around the rig.

Even at dusk and at night I was amazed!

My neighbor's dog however, was not interested at all in the camera.

Friday, July 19, 2013


After leaving Goldfield and spending the night in Tonopah, I continued my journey north on US95. I was amazed at the bareness, but yet in its own way, very beautiful landscape. The first city that I came upon was Hawthorne. This town supports the military base located here at the southern end of Walker Lake.


Upon arrival in Fallon, NV, I headed west on I-80. A few miles west of Reno I stopped for the night at the Gold Ranch RV Resort. This was about two miles from the California border.

Text morning, I continued over Donner Pass to Sacramento.

Along the way a caught a glimpse of Donner Lake.

On the mountain just south of I-80 one can see the show sheds for the Union Pacific Railroad.

From here, it was all down hill all the way to Sacramento. I spent one week camped at the California Expo Fairgrounds. I visited the Leland Stanford Mansion and the Sacramento Old Town including the Underground Tour.