Its a beautiful morning in Boise, Idaho, mid 60's.
I will head down 95 through the Jordan Valley into Nevada. The road is wide open and no traffic. Speed limit 55mph
OK, that's a starting point. There are numerous opportunities to open it up. I then think, what if a coyote comes out of the ditch onto the road. It wouldn't be pretty! Oh well, that's a chance I’ll just have to take.
Hitting Burns Junction, there is considerably more traffic. After passing numerous vehicles, I spot the distinctive amber lights of a C5 starting to follow my lead. Within a couple of miles he is tucked in behind me and I wave. Its a 50th anniversary Corvette.
The road we are on is a good two lane road, but boy is it straight. You can see for miles coming up over the rise.
Entering McDermitt, Nevada (State 16). I stop to take the state entering picture and wave as the C5 goes by. I notice he pulls into the Shell gas station a few hundred yards. Ahead. Joining him at the fuel pump, we exchange greetings and I present "the Card"
He and Linda are traveling from Tacoma Washington to Farmington, New Mexico.
This is Stan's first Corvette. He had purchase it last November and had 3000 miles on it.
A few miles south of town, a picture moment is taken and Stan and Linda pull over and we exchange taking each others picture.
At least in Nevada the speed limit jumps to 70mph. The drive is beautiful into Winnemucca. I am loving these two lane roads and not looking forward to getting going on the interstate into Reno. Oh well!
Coming into Reno, I pull off at the MUSTANG exit. The Mustang Ranch was Nevada's first legal Brothel and had recently been auctioned off by the IRS.
I had always heard about it and curiosity got me. Coming down a narrow road across the river was the Ranch. It was unkept. It was hard to imagine of the "Old Days"
Coming into Sparks, there is road construction on I-80 and traffic is stopped. Getting through the "spaghetti bowl" is always a challenge.
I stop to get gas and the gas door will not open! I figure I have a quarter of a tank, the car is going in for servicing in the morning, luckily, and I can have it looked at then.