White Pine Motel
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We finally figured out how to strap that stinking solar thingy on the roof (if I put aside male ego, and was honest, I'd have to say, I did the Tufie's solution in Ellensburg.....I hate the Torgersons).
Anyway, we took Route #51 for 2 million miles with nothing but panoramic scenery. Mesmerizing. Took #225 to Route #80 west to #278 south, to Route #50. Through canyons, up summits, the highest elevation was 7689 ft, then down though valleys and ...
When I left the salt flats I took a detour into Nevada so I could visit the state's only Nat. Park, Great Basin. It's actually a series of basins separated by mountain ranges. Definitely a park with highs and lows. The low is Lehman Caves, a wonderful system. So far, second only to Carlsbad. It is a single limestone cavern, only about a quarter-mile long, but almost every inch is decorated with all the standard ...
... have uncovered more gems so we continued our search. Not sure if we found any but we came back with a bag of rocks. Evening took us to the Prospectors Casino where we had dinner and then gambled about $20.00 at the slots. We are much luckier finding rock jackpots than slot jackpots!
September 1st – Exploring more, today we headed north on hwy. 93 and then off into the interior for more rock hunting. A ...
... Wendover we loop up along the Nevada-Utah border and across northern Utah where we hit I-84 to I-15 to Hwy 30 back to Logan.
Gas at Ely, NV, 150 miles, 3.9 gallons, $15.97, 38.5 mpg.
Gas at Wendover, NV, 120 miles, 2.7 gallons, $10.76, 44.4 mpg.
Gas at Logan, UT, 230 miles, 5.4 gallons, $21.21, 42.6 mpg.
Day eight miles 350, miles so far 2,789.
... humor the boys by watching Wayne's World -- while we think its pretty excellent (probably b/c we reverse age 20 years by watching it) the kids would probably call it bogus.
On the upside, if we can't get the tire repaired, we can always head back to Vegas and check out Vanilla Ice this weekend. oooooh ya.
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