Independence Courthouse Motel
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... how to get to them. There was even a good sized RV up there.
We were told that there was a lake up there, but it turned out to be a small pond. We met a nice guy that gave us some advice on where to go and how to get there on our journey for the next few days.
The area is famous for movie making. There have been many John Wayne, Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy movies made here. The recent Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp was filmed ...
... for food, ate dinner and left.
Dinner was at a dairy place run by Israelis. We ordered pizza and she wouldn't
let us eat inside the restaurant because we would "make a mess" and
she didn't feel like cleaning up after us. WTF? We didn't have much choice so
we ate outside.
Now we are on route 95, a straight road through the desert of Nevada which will
take us to Death Valley. In order to reach our hotel for the night we have ...
Visited years ago ... in fact, Linda got her ankle tattoo here. Independence is home to Harry Truman and the Truman Library ... 5+ stars!
We saw 2 movies outside in the Square ... Despicable Me 2 ... the following week we saw Coraline. Both cartoons and cute. Popcorn ... $1 per bag popped right there outdoors.
In the Square, we ate at Ophelia's ... excellent ... Up Dog (a hot dog specialty restaurant) ... not too good and lastly ... ...
... That's where we all learned to always carry a handkerchief (napkin...nose blower...ankle brace...and tourniquet if you needed one) and a pocket knife. You needed the pocket knife to cut the salami and the cheese. And as you know, young teenage boys are always cutting the cheese. :) I remember many Boy Scout hiking trips up and down this magnificent mountain range where I learning survival and leadership skills from my terrific Scoutmaster Mr. Charles Odien. Perhaps you knew him. ...
... it'll be death and then be pleasantly surprised. We finally used our Icetrekkers for the first time too and gotta say, I really dig them. They bite the snow plenty hard to give you an edge of confidence but you also don't HAVE to take them off if you get back to the rock. Micro spikes are too aggressive and are difficult to walk on solid terrain with but the Trekkers did real ...