We made the best of things while enjoying our week’s stay at the Boulder City Elks Lodge. Woody enjoyed a walk down through historic downtown, in and amongst all the street art. They also had an annual happening there called the Boulder City Spring Jamboree which included a number of hot rods on display.
Jeanne’s sister Cindy joined us for a stroll at Hoover Dam and the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. I half expected Lake Mead to be closer to full than it was, but it wasn’t much different than the last time we were here.
Jeanne located Bootleg Canyon Park on the north side of town. We took Woodrow Wilson on a stroll along a trail filled with various statues of desert critters and a little descriptive plaque for each. Not a long walk, but there happens to be a nice paved bicycle path which is a 30-something miles stretch; I’m told you can ride it all the way back into Vegas. Unfortunately we ran out of time before we could give the bike trail a go.
We got our house back, rebuilt engine, all parts working and ready to rock. The only snag, while we were still waiting for the SCR catalyst to be replaced, Jeanne got the phone call, her mom (who lives in Coarsegold, CA) was taken to the hospital due to severe reaction to her current round of chemotherapy. Needless to say, Jeanne was chomping at the bit to get finished at Cummins. Then, it was back to Coarsegold, CA for us. About 8 hours on the road, heavy rain and pea soup fog, not one warning light or siren, and we were settling in to our new temporary home at Park Sierra, the Escapees RV Park in that area. It really is a nice park just outside Yosemite NP, and you can’t beat the weekly rate of $16/night for FHU’s and all the squirrels and rabbits you can stand.
So for now, that pretty much catches us up. We planned on a return jaunt through Yosemite NP, but the weather gods are angry with us and steady rain is upon us, with our departure from the area due this week. So, no updated photos of El Capitan, Half Dome, etc.
Still no update on our “barely there” battle with Cummins corporate. We did garner the attention of one of the higher-ups, who is currently still looking into our situation. But I hold my breath NOT for a positive outcome on our behalf.
Until next post… As usual, my lack of computer tech skills leads me to apologize if any of the photos are sideways. My displeasure with WordPress as a blog platform continues to grow as it continues to prove to me its user-unfriendliness.