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Great trip down Route 93 to Ely. Passed the "Loneliest Road in America", Route 50, but this has got to be a competitor. Except for spectacular geography, not much along this route, unless you have an ATV that can take you up the dirt roads into the foothills where there seems to be a lot of mines, most of them abandoned.
Ely is another 'left over" town, from the boon days of mining. All these towns have a dog-eared look 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.
... some of the 'voices' coming through the walls. I don't mean to pick on the place, but one pillow case had either blood or chocolate stains on it. I pretended it was only chocolate, but used my mascot dog Tanny as a pillow instead. Even he wanted to leave the room and sleep outside like we always do because, in his words, this motel "made him feel itchy".
They still have active mines in Ely on an industrial scale. I have ...
... 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:
... the desert 3 weeks ago. In fact, the temps spent most of the day in the low 60s, topping out at 70 and getting as low as 50 as we went up and down in elevation. That seemed awfully weird for central Nevada.
Anyway, we logged 350+ miles today with very few stops, so not much to report. We hoteled it after 5 nights camping, settling in the small town of Ely, NV.