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... walked past the old trains "Nevada State Railroad Museum" and watched it all for a while. Did the tourist walk - then ended up at a bar "Firkin & Fox". What a surprise - it rained again. It was 35 minutes back to the motel, but we timed it well and did the entire walk without getting wet.
Ate at Grandma Hattie's Family Restaurant next door to the motel. The 'Senior meals' are great. You can actually eat it all, and it costs 30% less!
... peaks. The sun finally came out in the late afternoon after it being a breezy and somewhat cool day. Our neighbor, Mike, has lived here for fourteen years and is a great fan of Montana. He took his electricians license test in Helen and worked in Butte, Anaconda and Coalstrip, back in the day. He's a very interesting character, sporting a nicely groomed "flat top." Folks are friendly here as we've found ...
... part of the original bar top, gas lamps, ceiling medallions, and a pot bellied stove that saw pony express riders deliver mail across the mountain passes. A blues duo entertained patrons having a cold one on the porch and the tables resting just outside the bar. We rode the few miles through the desert back to Larry's where he grilled amazingly delicious chicken that we ate on the patio as the sun set leaving the sky a prism of reds and pinks. It was a good day!
... over the Galena Creek Bridge, at 1,722 ft. it is the longest concrete cathedral bridge in the world, but because of where it was there were no pull-offs to take pictures. Our next stop was the city of Reno, which is larger than the capital of Carson City; Reno is a sprawling metropolis with a thriving downtown that includes many casinos and for a Saturday morning it was quite busy. Twice ...
... adventures. We were on the bus and heading to Carson City, NV by 8:30.
En route to Tioga Pass, at 9941 feet the highest drivable pass in California, we saw snowcapped mountains in the distance. Pete told us it was Apache snow. What did that mean? A patchee here and a patchee there.
Our first stop was Olmstead Point, 8300 feet, with a very unique view of Half Dome.
Next we stopped ...