May 17, 2010

On Donner's Pass Tonight

We crossed Donner's Pass on I-80 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains this evening around 7:00pm.

Today we loaded blood meal in California. Yep...blood meal. Don't even ask...trust me.

It rained all day, kind of drizzly. I told Malcolm it was a good thing it wasn't winter cause when its raining in the valley, you know what its doing on Donner's. I should have kept my mouth shut.

Well its wasn't so bad really, just foggy and towards the top it finally got down around 34 degrees and that really fine mist of snow was falling. But it was still early in the evening, and I hope the west bound trucks we're passing now aren't going to dilly dally in Reno.

Last weekend they shut down the westbound side for a little while over night because of snow.

Over the top, and on down towards Nevada where the sun was breaking through the clouds and it was almost 50 degrees.

And I got to Reno just in time to see it and the surrounding hills bathed in sunset light.

We'll deliver in Idaho in the morning, twiddle our thumbs for the day, and then load potatoes going to Jamestown, ND. That is supposed to deliver Thursday, and then we're hopefully going to have a load of corn coming back to Billings Friday. Its cutting it close, but at least we're going to make it. Graduation is Saturday afternoon, so I'll scramble to do some laundry, get the girls bathed and clipped, pack the car all on Friday evening and we'll leave for Baker on Saturday morning.

Got big plans, fun stuff in mind, for the whole time we're out of the truck. The only icky part that I'm not looking forward to is I'm having Ella spayed on Monday. I feel for her, and its going to ruin her vacation, but in the long run its worth it. She's due for another heat in a month or so, and she hates wearing those panties. So she'll be happier in the long run and so will I. Other than that...lots of good stuff should be going on and I'll share all when we get back, you know I will. Might even manage to get some posts up while we're home, depending on internet cooperation as usual.

But hey...that's still several days ahead. I'll be in touch before we get out of the truck.


Shirley said...

Nice that you got your loads sorted out to get you home for the graduation.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ewwww...snow!!! Glad the drive wasn't as bad as you feared. Your "twiddling our thumbs" comment made me laugh - I haven't heard that in a while. :-)
Speedy recovery to Miss Ella and I'm looking forward to hearing all your good news! :-)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sounds like a lot of fun stuff are planned. I hope the graduation plans go well and Ella heals quickly from her spay.

How funny that you posted about Donner's Pass...and so did I. Except there was no snow or cold on my Donner's Pass...thank goodness. lol!


Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Cool blog. I quickly scanned through alot of it, but don't have the time right now for reading. I'll check back soon.

Ed said...

Great shots! Have fun at home..:-)

Yankee Girl ~ Missy said...

Love the pictures you posted this week. I just watched a show about Donner's pass and how it got it's name. Beautiful place though.