Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Must Be a Lesson to Learn in Pioche
There seems to be a lesson I need to learn this year..l'm not completely sure what it is... Or maybe it's just keeping life interesting. Multiple times this year I have changed my plans to fit into someone else's need and then that someone ends up not needing me at the last minute. It keeps happening so obviously something I am doing needs to change.... At least that is my theory.
First, I really need to stop adjusting my life for others. Just because I am available to be anywhere doesn't mean I have to be anywhere. If I have an idea where I want to go it is just as important I go there as someone else's need. Even if my place is a want and theirs may be more of a need.
Second, I have a hard time with what is being selfish and what is living my life. Would anyone stop what they were doing and go a few hundred miles out of their way to help me. I'm sure there would be that person, like myself, who would... But would everyone? Probably not.
Well... Anyway... I am back to figuring out another plan. I thought I figured out what I was going to do, for the most part, until I have to be in Montana. Now I have a couple of empty weeks to do whatever. Fabulous really! But there comes a certain amount of planning. I am a bit out of the way in the wrong direction of where I want to be and there isn't much in between here and there. Internet access may be hard to find to sit down and do the research necessary. I use to have an an atlas but unfortunately it got drenched and ruined a few months ago and I haven't replaced it so I am depending a lot on Google Maps and Internet research to figure out where I can stay.
Then, I need to figure out how far out of a direct route to Montana I can afford. I don't pay for a place to sleep but gas does add up. Do I go a direct route maybe stay a few days a few places, maybe get to Montana a few days earlier than I planned... Or do I throw all that out the window... Head to the coast like I originally planned and have a beautiful scenic adventure thru Oregon and Washigton.
Also, I have to consider the weather. This is windy season in the southwest so I ride early and stop early. Will I be riding thru more rain in the northwest... Is it worth day after day of rain to have a somewhat scenic ride where all I'm doing is worrying about if I can see the road. So many things to think about. In the end I usually go with the gut.
The last two days while waiting to head to what was going to be my next stop and figuring out an alternative I've been staying in this little town called Pionche Nevada. They have a free RV park next to their city park.
Spaces aren't huge but work for me. There is water but it's shut off for the season. Garbage cans are available which is nice. The pool is across the street but those bathrooms are locked... Probably until the pool opens.
Cute little tourist town that is pretty much closed down right now. They do have a cafe that is open and I've had a few meals there. They have fee internet. The library does not have free internet... It's a daily, weekly, monthly charge and quite expensive. Not quite sure the reasoning for that but not very welcoming... In my opinion.
Pioche works for 2 nights while I gather myself. Then off to who knows where... To see who know what. Any which direction will be a great adventure.