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... the scenery. It's really pretty although apparently the least pretty
part of the lake. We'll head further round it tomorrow.
Then onto Virginia City. Over 300
million dollars worth of gold was taken out of this area in the late
1800's, in todays terms that's trillions. It's a living town so the
shops and saloons (with great names like Bucket of Blood) still function but it is set up for tourists. We
arrive mid to late afternoon so didn't have much time ...
... be traveled in one day. Included in each 300 mile section are mileages to towns, fueling stations, RV parks, restaurants and sights to see along the way. Another useful brochure is The Ultimate Road Trip published by http://www.northtoalaska.com.
Each Canadian Province or Territory that we are traveling through offer colorful brochures that highlight the best in each of them. We've also done quite of bit ...
... we were all aboard.
The good part was our tiny sleeper cabin was on the bottom floor, so we didn't get an endless stream of folk going to the dining car or the restroom. We just sat and breathed a huge sigh of relief, then went to get a delish brekky upstairs. We both felt so much better with food and a couple of coffees later.
I was a bit bemused at this stage so wasn't quick enough with my trusty camera as we passed a huge salt lake then ...
Since I last lived in Reno 22 years ago, a section of 395 from near I-80 in downtown Reno south to the eastern leg of Highway 50 just south of Carson City (below the lower edge of the little map) has been designated as "Interstate 580." This is very disturbing to me on several levels.
Firstly, it's simply disconcerting to see "my" freeway's name on signs in the Nevada desert. I'm used to having the small rolling hills of Oakland ...
... They meant well but lacked any self awareness and generally made everything about them. One of them spoke over the tour guide constantly, mentioned Chicago in every sentence, kept telling the tour guide how to do her job, and when she found out there was an English person on the bus showed off that she'd been there several times. I mumbled 'yep, thought you might have' and the Dallas couple started giggling. Anyway, after showing off about visiting 'Oxbridge' ...