M here again. I just talked to the folks on cell phone and got the scoop. They said sorry for the lack of update last night but no one could get on the computer or call out because they were on the side of a mountain. They don't have standard cell service there, so they had to use the Roaming service to call me this morning. Yikes, there goes my kiddo's college fund. Haha!
Six cars left on the trip yesterday morning at 5:30am and they all arrived in Austin Nevada at 5:30 last night. Whew! Today (Friday) it's on to Utah. You can follow along with their route map to the right.
Bob B had some electrical problems but he wasn't fazed at all. He just hotwired the car and then never turned it off.
Mom (Pat) says they have the biggest Mormon crickets here that she has ever seen.
The cars are all running fine, the passengers are happy, the countryside is beautiful but desolate, and (of course) they had homemade pie and icecream for lunch yesterday.
More later -- if they see a Starbucks they claim they'll screech to a halt and plug in to their public internet service for a more detailed update.