Holiday Motel Winnemucca
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We left Bend today with temps near zero degrees. It was 3 below zero in Burns, but from there the temps only increased. We drove on snow and ice for part of the way, but the majority of the time the roads were clear.
Lots of snow and sagebrush on the 350 miles to Winnemucca. Winnemucca is full of smoky casinos. We celebrated our first …
... onions. At this point we are joined by 4 big guys that do maintenance on the cables and wires that run the hoists in mines. They were going to be working in the Barrick gold mine here. We are already full when the lamb arrives! Delicious! Finally, dessert-bread pudding topped with whipped cream. It was good home cooked food, so a surprising highlight in ...
... It was first a gold mining town, but when the gold ran out, it was pretty much done for. I enjoyed walking around there, peeking into windows and seeing the belongings left everywhere. In the schoolhouse, there were books still lying around on desks like the kids would be coming back from recess anytime now. I also looked into many different saloons. Obviously, I reenacted a shootout in front of one of them, old west style.
Now began our long trek through the middle of nowhere. ...
... First Continental Railroad in Nevada. It also follows the paths of the Truckee and Humboldt Rivers. These rivers have been used as transportation corridors since the days of the California Gold Rush.
Shortly after leaving Reno and the Truckee Meadows we reach the Lahontan Valley, better known to the pioneers as the Forty Mile Desert. After following the Humboldt River west the only way to reach California was to cross this land with no drinkable water. This strwas the most feared ...
... along the way from thrift shops.
Even the $1 store has books that are average to read so we've managed
to keep up with our favourite pastime. Plus Shauna and Deb have
loaned books for the trip too which at least 2 or 3 of us can all
read plus Ray gave us some magazines and readers digests. We're
finding everything we need is provided. Thank you Lord for providing
good people all around us!