Although the temperatures were supposed to drop lower than the 100’s over the past 3 days in Laughlin, it was still to be in the mid 90’s. As our RV has been running hot in the higher temperatures, we decided to get an earlier start on Tuesday to get over the higher hills earlier in the day. We were on the road by 7:30am and headed south on the Needles Highway. The road is actually in pretty good condition in Nevada, but once you cross the California border, it gets a lot rougher. We found today that it has been worse than what it was today.
Crossing the Nevada/California border.
At Needles, we turn onto I-40 west.
How’s this for smooth driving?
We passed through windmill country.
Heading down to Bakersfield.
We’re getting closer to Bakersfield.
After turning onto Hwy 99 north, we saw a plane doing some aerobatic type maneuvers, but we think now it was just fertilizing the fields…no big deal.
After our fuel stop, we headed west on Hwy 46 and passed several fields of almond trees.
And we drove through one area with numerous oil wells.
And we went up and down hills through the wine country.
And construction areas.
We turned south on Hwy 101 and drove about 9 miles to our exit for the Atascadero Elks lodge where we’ll be staying for 2-3 nights before continuing our journey north.