Deser-Est Motor Lodge
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... the residents aren't much better. Half the town, at least is in ghost town decline; doesn't seem to be any industry except tourism, meaning mainly casinos. Pathetic. But there is an interesting historic railroad museum that still operate both the diesel and steam trains that were essential for transporting ore, and now caters to tourists who like to ride the rails. I didn't get good photos for this place, but it was interesting.
- 5:20 p.m. Finally arrived at the final destination for the night. 3 stops in one day is a lot. I got a sunburn while at the salt flats. Because of the burn I am more tired then usual.
- I am very excited to go to Las Vegas tomorrow, final fun stop. But I'm starting to miss home. Maybe staying at a hotel in a real bed will feel more like home.
With The Loneliest Highway in America now behind me, I took a much needed day off in Ely, Nevada. It is what they call out here, a 'Big Town'. There are 2 main streets, a few small casinos and a bunch of run down motels that wouldn't cut it elsewhere. I stayed in one of them and I honestly feel that my already weather worn tent is much cleaner. I felt the need to sleep on top of the comforter with all the lights on and the tv going to ...
... 80's music playing…Pat Benetar singing "I am the warrior". Biker dudes with braided mustaches eat at the other table. The waitress asked him how long it took to grow it. He said, "Well, only 8 months. I braid it because when I’m riding my Harley the grease from it hits my sunglasses. So that’s why I braid it". I fight back laughter! Other locals behind me ...
... Wendover we loop up along the Nevada-Utah border and across northern Utah where we hit I-84 to I-15 to Hwy 30 back to Logan.
Gas at Ely, NV, 150 miles, 3.9 gallons, $15.97, 38.5 mpg.
Gas at Wendover, NV, 120 miles, 2.7 gallons, $10.76, 44.4 mpg.
Gas at Logan, UT, 230 miles, 5.4 gallons, $21.21, 42.6 mpg.
Day eight miles 350, miles so far 2,789.
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