Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino
Travel Blogs from West Wendover
Tuesday July 15, 2014
We continued heading east on I-80, stopping at the “California Trail Center” in Elko NV. The California Trail Center is a combined information center and museum relating to the history of the pioneers of the mid 1800’s that used the “California Trail …
After chatting with Shirley at the front desk we left on what we thought was going to be a fairly boring hot ride. But it was the opposite the air was cool in the morning and scenery was harsh and dramatic heading onto Ely. Beautiful dramatic landscape, some long twists and turns, altogether a nice ride. A couple of stops at the road pull offs and …
... pressure of everyone else smacking their lips and insisting that it was indeed salt.
* we also saw the curvature of the earth. We didn't realize it as we were there, but when we got back to the hotel and did some reading, we learned that we were along a stretch where the earth's curve can be seen. Check out the panoramic. Look at how the distance between the sky and the mountains ...
... 00ft to 4000ft in a very short time.Once we were at the bottom of the hill so to speak, the landscape changed quickly into slow rolling hills and wide landscapes. We rode on the I-15 for a short time, then our TomTom took us onto the back roads. You really can feel like the only person on the earth there, nothing around you except one strip of (badly maintained) asphalt, rolling dry grasslands, hills and white fluffy clouds in the sky.
Speed limits are pretty ...
... salt flats.
Spent the day visiting a few of the local tourist attractions, nothing to get excited about. Salt Lake City is a mining and industrial town, so there is a lot of air pollution, and you can certainly smell it in the air.
The day started off very cloudy, so we thought the drive to Jackson will be without any scenery. As we stared to drive up the mountains we reached the top of the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking