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Travel Blogs from Carson City
... or cattle at all, until we got to Schurz, which is on the Walker River.
The road cut across, but the river looped north - the next cultivated area was Yerington, on the Walker River as it looped south again.
We arrived in Carson City about 1pm I think. There was a room available on the ground floor which agreed with what we booked - so we were "in like Flyn". It cleared up a bit, and we went walkabout at 2.45. A nice ...
... row. Amazingly, we're only about a hundred yards from the Costco Warehouse. Such a deal!
In thinking, I've omitted the fact that US 50 runs somewhat along the old route of the Pony Express. Not much is left of any of it, but signs point out when you're driving close to the trail.
Carson is located in the serious mountains of Northern Nevada. Snow can still be seen in the distance ...
... streets with names like Lonesome Polecat Lane. We were excited to see Larry and he was anxious to take us to Genoa Bar, the oldest watering hole in Nevada. What a cute little village of historic buildings and a museum. I bought a loaf of artisanal bread at the general store where, in chatting with the store keep, I discovered that her husband was a retired teacher and her daughter attended school at W&L in Virginia. The bar was a working piece of ...
Saturday June 28, 2014
This morning we headed north from our campground into Carson City, the capital of Nevada. The center of Carson City is a small but beautiful area that includes the state office buildings;
we were both surprised at the relative small size of the city for being the stat capital. Traveling up I-580 ...
... the Donner Party and presented by Frank Mullen, who wrote the book on it, so to speak, or at least ONE of the books! I was pretty tired but the story was intriguing so it kept me awake. Frank made sure we understood that even though cannibalism was a shocking part of the story there was also heroism.
It had been a jam-packed day and an enjoyable one!