Lake County Fairgrounds
Diamond Mountain Casino
The scenery along 395 in Oregon is stark, but very beautiful. Mostly it was dry, open range land but we came upon some sand dunes that we were surprised to see. The Sand Dunes Wilderness Study Area contains about 16K acres and are consist of unstabilized sand dunes, which rise to a maximum height of about 60 feet
Loved the cloud reflections in the lake.
We drive past more large ranches on the way to our stopping point.
It was getting late and we decided in advance we'd stay at the Lake County Fairgrounds for the night. We didn't unhook. Just had some leftovers and went to bed as it's getting darker sooner now. We'd be up early to head out. $5 for the dry camping and dump station.
It's only 15miles to the California border.
As the sun was coming up it appeared that there was an area of low fog ahead.
As we drove through it though we wondered if it was from what looked like hot springs.
We figured on staying at the Diamond Mountain Casino for the night. I wasn't too keen on it as it was much smaller than I thought with an uneven parking area. We talked to management and they told us we could park in the lower corner near the coffee/cigarette shop. If you look at the above photo, that's the coffee shop I'm standing next too. Very close. We were allowed to plug into their 20amp power on the light pole. After taking with our friends, Lee & Trace, they told us we should stay for the Coffin Races on Halloween. We figured we would.
Since we didn't unhook we took the bus to Main St. Our driver was really nice and we enjoyed the colorful banter of the locals on the bus.
The street was lined with Trick-or-Treaters that provided goodies from the local businesses.
They did some practice runs for the coffin races.
The doggies were dressed up too. Costumes everywhere.
So many cute ones except this one (below). Pretty creepy.
Lots of dancing too. We decided to pop in for a drink before heading back to the casino for dinner.
Another great drive before settling into a new to us Nevada State Park.