Monday, June 02, 2014
DRIFTING---part 2---WHERE WILL YOU SLEEP?
WITH HALF THE DAY GONE---I suddenly decide its time to move on----I've made my decision--I will go to the Northwest. Within an hour I've bid my new friends goodbye and headed toward Las Vegas.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: I feel splendidly free drifting across the country like this--not concerned at all about where I will spend the night. There are jillions of places to camp free in the West. I have a full set of comforts and I'm in touch with world or out of touch with the world---as I choose. A million of us do this now and I predict a million more in 10 years.
Here's the new highway about to cross the Colorado river over that spectacular new bridge. No that's not it---it's a bit further on.
It's a big disappointment from the drivers seat. That high wall hides a great view. To be appreciated you have to cross and circle back a ways. I didn't---I've seen it.
Outside Vegas I consider staying the night here in a casino parking lot. I chose to hurry through Vegas.
I select hwy 93 ---the scenic route through Nevada---go out a few miles and settle in here on BLM land. Free camping.
And because I saw this. It means I will have phone and internet service.
There's room for hundreds of us but only one shared the area with me--a half mile away.
Shotgun shells everywhere and empty cartridges and bullet riddled targets. Doesn't trouble me--I sleep soundly.
Next day I'm on to Ash Springs, Nv where I begin to see murals on the side of buildings like this
and objects like this. I know I'm nearing the famous extra terrestrial highway leading to AREA 51.
I decide to sleep alongside this highway.
I know from experience that out there in a mile or so is an adequate place to camp for the night.
Sure enough, I spot a corral---make my way to it and settle in. Even here, I have electronic connection. And Satellite TV is tuned in quickly.