Monday, May 20, 2013

Gillette, WY

My travel day was brief and soggy.


State Highway 59-N

116 miles
37-degree windchill
28 mph winds
40 mph gusts

Add all those numbers up, whaddayagot?

Yuck! 

It's a relief to be off the road.  Now I know why you folks with the big rigs avoid the wind.  The GDB was blowing all over the road the last 30 miles. 

Even the locals are complaining about the wind.  And they live in Wyoming!




I'll hunker down at Camp Wal-Mart for the night, safe and snug in the GDB. 

Here's to a better forecast tomorrow ..... !

12 comments:

  1. Good idea, getting off the road. Enjoy the swaying and the rain from inside your nice, cozy GDB.

    What is the second photo?

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    1. Ooops, having trouble with Picasa. I fixed it.

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  2. Ugh! Cold, rainy and windy. Hope your mood hasn't taken too bad a dive. It would do that to me.

    Wishing you sunny skies and good traveling weather. :)

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    1. Thanks TC - would love to see the sun about now. No - I'm still excited and feeling so lucky to be out here doing what I'm doing.

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  3. Its been windy is H E double toothpick here as well. Stay safe! Thanks for sharing your journey!

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    1. I don't think I could live full-time in these kinds of winds.

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  4. Have you figured out how much gas your generator is using? Just curious? If I ever decide to become a part-time RV'er, I will probably downsize to a class B.

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    1. Not sure how to measure that. I can only say "very little". Maybe the Onan website would have the numbers?

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  6. Kim:
    I have read that the Roadtrek Onan Generator uses one gallon of gas per hour. In Louisville, KY boondocking ran generator half the night and noticed very small change to gas gauge, 2 gallons gone in morning.

    The weather doesn't look much better in Rapid City. The entire week is to be rain and wind. That is why rain suits exist. Hope the sun comes out soon and the wind can be less than 10 MPH.

    At least it is not snowing as in Canada and Alaska, where I will be in 9 days. Please have sun show soon.
    Bill
    A cold Carolinian.

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  7. 40 mph gusts and you were on the road?!!!. I don't even drive in 30 mph gusts. Wheels can park as well as go! We want you to STAY on the road when you are on the road.

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