A post about classic cars! Travelingwithtools has been focused on the travel part of late, so I thought it was time for a tools post. This Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 came to me in 2008 with a badly leaking rear main seal. As I recall, it was a very fresh restoration but there had been … Continue reading An Alfa Romeo 8C Project
Merry Christmas from Reno, Nevada! Three cheers to a happy and healthy 2022.
TLDR: Not. I was looking for a spot closer to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where there was a kart racing event that I wanted to visit, and literally across the street is a large BLM managed area for off road riding. Nellis Dunes is listed on the BLM website as Dispersed - Nellis Dunes. It … Continue reading Nellis Dunes: OK for Camping or Not?
Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada is a wonderful stop for lovers of desert scenery and petroglyphs, but I did not stay at the campgrounds in the park. Instead, I boondocked at an area a few miles outside, that's listed on many of the free camping websites... freecampsites.net campendium.com ioverlander.com I had previously … Continue reading Boondocking Valley of Fire
In a break from regular programming, here are three great songs. I was thinking about them at dinner tonight with a mob of rambunctious laughing elders. Our server was named Haley (Hailey?) which made me think of Haley's Comet, by Dave Alvin. What tops that, I wondered. Well, Townes Van Zandt doing "Pancho and Lefty". … Continue reading Three Great Songs
Government Wash, Lake Mead National Recreation Area The two weeks that I spent at Stewart’s Point on Lake Mead were relaxing and productive at the same time. The only fault in the experience was that the cell connection for my Verizon hotspot was really intermittent, which meant I could only work at night or early … Continue reading Boondocking at Lake Mead, Government Wash
Stewart’s Point, Lake Mead National Recreation Area When I was trying to decide where to go this Fall as it got too cold to remain in Montana, part of the calculus was to not stray too far from Reno, where I have family to visit at Christmas. Last winter, I went south from a work … Continue reading Boondocking at Lake Mead
So I went and paid a visit to the SKUSA SuperNats at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday afternoon. It was the first day of practice and reports pegged the number of entries at nearly 500. The paddock was huge! I was last involved in 2002, when the event was run in downtown Vegas at … Continue reading The More Things Change…
I bought my first shifterkart in 1997 when I lived in Newport, Rhode Island and I raced with Superkarts! USA in the Northeast division. In 1998, I loaded it into the back of my V-8 Volvo wagon and drove 2,700 miles to Las Vegas to race in the second edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals. Lined … Continue reading SKUSA SuperNationals!
I’ve been parked out in the Nevada desert for a few days now, since finishing my look-back series on our trip to Africa in 2016. I’ve been poking through my photo archives and infrequent journal entries, looking for the path forward for the blog. I have a pretty good idea what I want to do, … Continue reading A Note From the Desert