We left Kansas around 10 and headed northwest into Nebraska. Surprised at the amount of traffic but otherwise an easy drive. We stopped for the night at Double Nickel Campground in Waco. The campground was nice with full hookups, tenting area, pool, store, laundry, bar, lounge, game room, playground, mini golf, wifi, showers, golf course and a storm shelter. The only negative was the sites are quite close together and we had to keep jockeying so we could open our slides. A nice young couple just bought the campground and plan to do some work. Some of the sites even have swings. Stayed only one night but slept really good.
Our next stop was going to be F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne Wyoming. This base was established in 1867 as Fort Russell and became an Air Force Base in 1947. It is a missle base that spans 12,600 square miles. We entered the base and headed for the campground and to our surprise it was full. The city of Cheyenne was celebrating Frontier Days and this is a special day in Wyoming. We would have loved to attend but looks like we need better planning next time. Frontier Days is celebrated over 10 days and has shows, rodeos, Thunderbirds, parades and rides. We headed south and stopped at the rest stop. What a wonderful rest stop, lots of displays and so interesting. Wyoming has a speed limit of 80 which is so darn fast. The eastern part of the state is beautiful but the west part is very desert like. We stopped at Laramie KOA in Laramie Wyoming for one night. The cost was $54 which was extremely high considering they did not even have a pool.
Our next stop was the Visitor Center in Utah where the woman was so helpful. She told us all about all the campgrounds in the area – advised us to even call the base in Salt Lake City before heading that way. We did and no sites – the campgrounds are getting really busy this year. Guess more people have become traveling with their homes this year. We decided to stop at Holiday Hills RV Park in Coalville Utah for the night. We were given site 17 and were allowed to stay hooked up. The campground had a laundry, showers, store, gas station and pads. We enjoyed walking around and looking at the land and different campers parked here.
The next day we headed west and saw a car on fire – how horrid that was. Just pray the folks were able to get out. We stopped at the Fernley RV Park in site number 5. The campground has full hookups, pull thru sites, tables, showers, laundry and lp gas and the cost was only $16.90 per night. Very clean, we have stopped here before and enjoyed it greatly.
While driving into California we saw deer grazing in the gutters right along side I-80. We passed Domner Summit which is 7239 feet ad so pretty. Our next stop was Travis Air Force Base and to our surprise they were paving the roads so no way could you get to the campground. Very disappointed but we headed south to the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton California where we have stayed a lot in the previous years. We will be close to family. Stay tuned for our travels while here. Our main reason here is to visit with family, get a grandchild fix, and relax.