Day 3 was just a simple driving day east to Ely. I had a small piece of business to do before that required a little WiFi.
I had a client site that had puked the credentials need for a SSL Certificate. I needed WiFi for my ipad or laptop (I had both) to see if I could reset the TXT records as needed. Turns out that I didn’t have the client’s dns login creds so I had to relay him the info he needed to change it himself. So we popped down to the town of Mammoth Lakes and hung outside the local Starbucks for a few while I did what I needed. Once the info was sent, we hit the road.
Our route was going to be to head through Benton (Hwy 6) to Ely. No Alien Hwy this time. ? ?
We stopped for gas in Tonopah and while I had some signal I followed up with the client. Sometimes dns changes at the registrar level are confusing, sometimes they don’t hold, and sometimes it’s just a waiting game. In this case he had mis-entered something that I could see needed fixing. After popping a reply off, we were back on the road. Someday I’ll stay at the Clown Motel in Tonopah – just not on this trip.
Speaking of Tonopah… When you are here, you are about 100 miles northwest of Area 51. The truth is out there…
Crossing Nevada is a combination of going up and over small, rocky mountainous passes and long boring flat ‘open range’. Sometimes you might happen to see a cattle or two on the road. Sometimes you see miles and miles of nothing.
The long flat roads are also a great place to see accidents sites… Holy crap what happened here?
Nope, not an accident, just a cattle drive going down the highway!
Meanwhile, E & M were happily exploring the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
Back in the RV… When I was in cell range I saw that dns changes had been made and the site was back up and running the way it was supposed to. Yay!
Pulling into Ely, we saw many a Trump flag outside people’s homes. I was feeling a little self conscious about my CA license plate and my “I Voted!” Sticker. It’s just not right that here I am, feeling uncomfortable, in a small town in America and that’s all just because who I didn’t vote for and that I’m from California? It’s just not right.
Anyhow, we found an RV campground, hooked up the essentials and then it was time for a
Tomorrow it’s a drive into Moab!
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