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We awoke to 46 degrees this morning at Snow Canyon. I put away the water hose yesterday eve, thinking it would freeze, according to the forecast. No so, but it would have been a hassle anyway.
We got out of our site with only one new, and the only, mar on The Pearl. My fault, I admit. Lynn was guiding me well, but my brain was awry and didn't read the signals properly.
We headed north on a circuitous two-lane road with sunny skies ...
... slots at least once. We both had five dollars to spend. Julia spun three times and won 26 dollars and I spun many more times and won 10 dollars. We cashed out quick and left with 20 extra bucks! Not a crazy win but it paid for breakfast.
From Ely to Yosemite was an additional 7 hours. So we didn't arrive in Yosemite till 8pm. Fun fact, towns around Yosemite during the off season close at 8pm. That means no food and very little to ...
- 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.
... on the "lonely road" called: Horns-A-Plenty-Antler-Art (see picture below). I checked out their website and they make amazing lighting and home accents with antlers! These beautiful pieces have been featured in commercials and movies too!
Ely is also known for a UFO crash nearby on August 14,1952:
... desert drive, but they actually have a fair amount of green grass, and trees here in this park!
Instead of making the rest of the trip in two short segments, we've decided to run for 5 hours or so tomorrow, straight into Pahrump.