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Driving into Ely we heard a noise - a steam train whistle. As we got nearer we decided to investigate and we found an old railway station.
We only wanted to take a few pics at first but then we ended up paying 4 dollars each to go on the platform and join a tour of the ...
Visited Great Basin National Park. The park is located in far eastern Nevada about an hour drive from Ely and is very remote. Took a 90 min. tour through Lehman Cave and drove the Wheeler Peak (over 10,000 feet) scenic drive. After we returned to Ely we visited the old Nevada Hotel and Casino. This town will never be mistaked for Vegas. It is the real old west.
An unexpected good time was the visit to Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho. The falls are massive and in a deep valley surrounded by high cliffs. This is also the site of the famous Evil Knievel motorcycle jump over the Snake River. We left the falls and headed to Ely, Nevada, a five hour drive through some very remote land. I tried to find some garnets and was very disappointed. It takes better eyesight than I have to spot those little gems.
Usual drill on and on the road 10amish, set for Highway 50 the loneliest highway in America, there was not much to see and the landscape looked like the moon, we came across the old Pony Express Stations (used to deliver mail around in the late 1800s) and a recreation area which was a couple of huge sand dunes, there were heaps of big rigs ...
Awesome: getting dressed up for a black tie event last night
Less awesome: coming home, changing, and continue packing up the RV
unawesome: getting up at 4:30am to finish the packing
unawesomest: blowing a tire on the most desolate stretch of Hwy
Fortunately, we had 1 bar and were able to ...
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