Heading South

If you’ve been following the long and strange 2015 journey of Bob and Ellen, you know we wound our way around the Western states, backtracking sometimes, avoiding hot temperatures and wildfire smoke when we could (dealing with it with a sense of humor and face masks when we couldn’t).

By mid-October, with the leaves turning the brilliant shades of autumn…

…we gradually made our way southward, stopping briefly through Boise, Idaho, to hike a bit before dropping down into Nevada.

We managed to find a great little Chinese restaurant in Battle Mountain, where I tried “Fried Pumpkin Cakes.” I have no idea what it was really made of, but it tasted like a lightly fried pumpkin gel rolled in sesame seeds:


And on our walk back to where we’d parked the RV along the street, we passed his curious display:


If it was meant to advertise the business where it sat, it didn’t work. I have no idea what the business was.

You’d think after all of these miles I’d be tired of taking photos out the window, that I’ve seen all the clouds and hills and road I can stand. But… no. It’s a stunning country in which we live!



And sometimes, boondocking out in the middle of nowhere, you get the most stunning images, right through the camera lens.


Ah! This is what full-timing is all about, eh?

About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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2 Responses to Heading South

  1. Nice photos. Not sure that pumpkin thingie is something I would enjoy. About that display: is it two catfish-like critters wearing a shoe, or maybe two creepy legs, each with a different shoe. Strange to say the least.
    Where is (was) your winter destination? Do you guys usually stay in one place and make side trips, or? Well, I’m assuming you kept warm wherever you wintered-over. I’ll bet you’re already heading back north to escape the fast-approaching summer heat. Stay safe, and–
    P.S. Get to work on Walt & Betty’s next mystery. Inquiring minds want to know when we can expect it! 🙂

  2. Ellen says:

    Thanks, Mike! Yep, the pumpkin things were worth a try, but not worth a second order! And that creepy display outside that business — well, I think the legs were old prostheses that were peeling and coming apart. And I appreciate your nagging about W&B — still targeting this year. (I should post on the ellenbooks site why my publishing schedule is so screwy… has everything to do with living on the road). Take care!!

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