Mustangs graze on BLM land outside Fernley, NV. Photo credit: Rose Muenker
Wild horses roam the ranges of Nevada. As a special treat on Christmas Day, we headed to a Bureau of Land Management area just outside of Fernley town limits where they are known to graze. The mustangs steadily moved toward us, giving us better and better views of their handsome markings and winter coats.
Seeing horses in the wild made our Christmas in Nevada extra special!
Unusual clouds beautify the morning sky. Photo credit: Rose Muenker
The sight of these unusual clouds greeted me this morning. Big skies with dramatic clouds and colorful sunsets are one of the natural qualities I love about the western United States. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, something new pops up!
Trains roll down the tracks 24/7. Photo credit: Rose Muenker
From our vantage point in northwest Nevada, U.S. commerce is hopping! Our RV park sits in the midst of it. The railroad tracks and Interstate 80 lie to the north. Alternate U.S. Hwy. 95 runs down the small town of Fernley’s Main Street to the south.
Throughout the day, a steady stream of semis haul cargo. (Fortunately, the speed limit on Main Street is 35 mph.) Trains rumble down the track night and day. When they carry heavy loads in double-stacked cars, they make the earth shake — and our RV tremble.
Commerce rolls along at a steady pace here. Despite the hum, occasional roar and ground shaking, I’m glad for it. It’s a healthy sign that we’re doing OK.