The 2018 Road, Day 1: Prescott to Carson City

May 27, 2018, Carson City-


One of my consistent stops, on this particular drive, is to check on the condition of Lake Mead,  a major reservoir of the Colorado River system.



As you can see, the lake’s level is rather low.  In a good year, the lake’s water level would be above the first shoreline ridge.  It’s been quite a while since the last good year.

I began my journey around 9:20 this morning, then drove to West Side Lilo’s, in Seligman, a town about 1  1/2 hours northwest of Prescott.  A Lilo’s breakfast is sufficient for the entire day, so I would need nothing but a bowl of salad, once I got to Carson City, 11 hours later.

I topped off with gas in Kingman, and after the brief welfare check of Lake Mead, zipped through Las Vegas, stopped at Amargosa Valley to pick up gifts at the Area 51 Alien Center, for a little girl up here, and stretched a bit.  The rest of the journey, through territory I have detailed in years passed, was very smooth, with little traffic.  Coffee at Beans & Brews, on the south edge of Tonopah, was my only reason to stop the rest of the way.  B & B is also a staple of my northwest-bound jaunts.

Four hours later, I found my way to this apartment that will be home for the next two days or so.  There are a growing number of places that afford me this kind of feeling, and to me, this is the true wealth, to have what feels like family, in each part of the country.

Ahead of me are a one-day intensive training session for a Baha’i course and quality time with the aforementioned child.

11 thoughts on “The 2018 Road, Day 1: Prescott to Carson City

      • I will be leaving my friend’s house in Carson by 9:30, so I could be at Blaqk Coffee, in Dayton, by 10:30-just to be safe. The alternative is, if you are more towards Reno, I could head up that way and jump on I-80. I could meet you somewhere there. Let me know which works better.

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      • I’m not going to be able to meet up with you this time. I have a dog with a leg wound that I must have looked after. Got her leg stuck between slats in the fence and the dog on the otherside used it as a chew toy. Rain check?

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  1. Hi guys Same here. We plan to hit the road on 26th and if possible join in all the activities happening not to miss is the dragon parade and dragon awakening ceremony. Really appreciate any details and information that helps with the itinerary.

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