Destination Bridgeport - on our way to Yellowstone
Trip Start Sep 18, 2010
31Trip End Oct 15, 2010
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The Tioga Pass Road was open (no snow) and we hit it about 10am. Another wow. Thin roads and thin roads where in store. Amazing views surrounded us once again and we passed through some areas which were hit by fire probably a few years ago.
My goodness there was not much room on the road. My side of the wide RV was hanging on the white edge line and Darren's mirror was hanging on the middle yellow line. The RV couldn’t hang over the passenger edge at all as steep edges, rocks, or trees would have taken off my side of the RV
Yes...almost! With an almighty smash we clipped another monster car which was coming in the opposite direction. It also had huge overhanging mirrors like our RV and before we knew what happened, there was an almight smash and Darren was sitting covered in glass. The actual mirror frame was fine but the glass was in a million pieces. This made driving when merging traffic or turning very difficult. For the next few hours whenever the mirror was required I had to wobble to the back of the RV, lie on the bed and bellow out instructions on whether the road was clear of traffic or not.
The Apollo service team were very helpful (when we could finally get a little phone reception) and in the meantime we have patched the mirror up with a camping mirror and duct tape. We purchased this from a sporting store just out of Yosemite /Tioga Pass exit and the attendant told us not to worry, as the same thing happens to about 5 campers each week. He apparently stocks up on these!
May I say...boy it is hot and dry! They are apparently having a heat spell here
It’s a big drive towards Yellowstone tomorrow and I hope to reach Elko without a hitch. We have met a nice couple from the UK who are also going the same way as us and driving an Apollo. We laugh each time we bump into them.