Holiday Motel Winnemucca
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... 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 ...
... so we had to be satisfied with a photo through the fence.
The area west of Salt Lake City is covered in salt flats making habitation difficult and the drive a bit monotonous. The mountains reflected in the water that covered some of the flats gave nice views and apparently ingenious folks tried to make the drive more interesting with the "eyes in the rock" and the Tree of Utah, which is a concrete ...
... 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!
... we first went to the Super 8 but then settled for the Motel 6, $58. We fueled up at the flying J down the road and while I was checking the car over I found the serpentine belt was torn. Bugger! So we went to the auto parts place to get a new belt and changed it in the parking lot. Yay all ok!! We then went back to the room and got KFC from next door for dinner. Probably the best KFC I have had, not a drop of grease surprisingly. Off to sleep now after a big day ...