Americas Best Value Gold Country Inn & Casino
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Travel Blogs from Elko
... doing over 100 mph in perfect formation. A little ways down they road they were on the side of the road fixing one of their bikes. This happened a few times during the 300 miles to my destination. With about 80 miles left before I hit elko I ran into a rain storm and instead of putting on my rain gear I just soldiered on with the uncomfortable wet cold. Once I arrived at the hotel I noticed the bike looked like I had been running it in the mud. It was a mess.
Today we went to the Reno Air Race which is a big airshow where planes from all over the world race including a pilot from Armidale. We sat in the stand and watched the planes race and then we were to watch the jet man, he is a man who jumps out of a helicopter with wings and jet packs on his back and he flies around. Unfortunately when he was about to jump out of the helicopter one of his four jets failed and he had to cancel the jump.
Dinner was at the Star Hotel in Elko, one of our very favorite restaurants anywhere. This famous Basque restaurant is often rated the finest restaurant in all of Nevada, even over those in Las Vegas with famous chefs. As usual, we could only finish about half of the meal, and saved the rest for the future in our RV refrigerator. We drove on to settle for the night in the Iron Horse RV Resort in Elko. ...
... on the bus during overnight drives on beds in a communal fashion. It's not as comfortable as your own bed, but if you want to cover hundreds of kilometres it's as comfortable as you can get. Other activities on the tour are done in a communal fashion too, from setting up the cooking and cleaning tables and utensils to organising the daily trips. The other main element of GT that differentiates it is the locations visited. Mostly ...
... expect of the Tortoise. I hadn't found many reviews on their trips, and didn't really know how they worked. I had heard they were a bit of a hippy bus, that the food wasn't great, but also that it was amazing, but never any detail why. So I was slightly dubious, but looking forward to it nonetheless. At 6.30pm I trudged down with my bags to the bus stop, and saw two other people with big backpacks standing around, so I knew I was in the right place. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet