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Spent the day driving through Nevada. Just mostly open prairie, with mountain range on both sides. Long stretch of nothingness, with an occasional farm and little town popping up here and there. Sign said 125 miles to the next gas station, glad we filled up earlier. Just passed a ...
We were supposed to go to Great Basin National Park today, but it was rainy and foggy, so we decided to just stay at home for the day. It was the first "rainout" we have had in our 5 trips cross country. We worked on the blog, took naps, watched golf and did the laundry - nice to have a relaxing day. ...
... the residents aren't much better. Half the town, at least is in ghost town decline; doesn't seem to be any industry except tourism, meaning mainly casinos. Pathetic. But there is an interesting historic railroad museum that still operate both the diesel and steam trains that were essential for transporting ore, and now caters to tourists who like to ride the rails. I didn't get good photos for this place, but it was interesting.
It didn't take us long to find our hotel in Ely and after the welcome margaritas we stayed in the casino for cheap burgers a few bottled beers. No draught beer available yet on this tour.....something has to change. We gambled our complimentary $3 vouchers and made them into $10 for the kitty. Look out Donald Trump we're on our way up! The hotel had ...
From Ely to Wendover, NV is pretty lonely too, especially early Sunday morning. There is a group from Norway filling up with gas in Ely when we leave and they catch up with us in Wendover. They rent bikes in L.A. and head to Chicago. They dressed a little differently than most motorcycle riders. No shirts were common, along with short shorts and sandals. To each their own I guess.
Other places to stay in Ely
805 Great Basin Blvd, Ely | 2 star hotelfrom $104
501 Aultman St, Ely | Hotelfrom $55
- Always Love Staying Here!!…
1501 E Aultman St, Ely | Hotelfrom $97
- Better than the KOA
930 Aultman St, Ely | Hotelfrom $76
1101 Aultman St, Ely | 2 star hotelfrom $74
1591 Great Basin Blvd, Ely | 2 star hotelfrom $127