Jamestown Railtown Motel
Travel Blogs from Jamestown
Woke up to torrential rain, not British heavy shower rain. I'm talking ridiculous cloud to the grass non stop torrential rain. After the shock of a proper heat wave in the Rockies I suppose the pleasure/ pain balance had to come at some point but California today is not sunny!! Ayesha did some amazing driving in dense fog and heavy rain on the extreme lane highways down to Yosemite where we found our hostel. We also discovered ...
Day 10- Yosemite We drove 130 miles from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite. It was all country roads with the last 50 miles over a mountain pass, some very steep climbing roads, we got up to 8000ft above sea level. It was another beautiful drive. There is currently a big fire burning in the area, it started burning on 17 August, although its now much smaller and more controlled, it is still burning. We could smell the smoke on the mountain and see the ...
... So sad......:( :( :( .... (sad faces) all our photos over 1,000. We were both just devastated to say the least....... The only consolation was that every day we had been uploaded all the photos on the iPad that Deb had lent us, so we are very fortunate. And on a brighter note, I happened to have my phone with us ( even though it doesn't work over here) I use it for the time, lol, and so we tried to retrace our steps and take some more replacement photos ( ...
... got in on the act, and I went up a couple more times. Once with Jimi where a local told us we'd ruined Bon Jovi for him (I said he was welcome) and to do the bloke bits on Total Eclipse of the Heart. It was whilst doing this a smashed Dan decided to drunkenly jump onto me, whilst I still had a mic in my hand. He had a nice bloody print on his tshirt from my nose. Nothing major, but it makes the constant blowing a bit more sensitive. The locals seemed to be a mix of ...
... that used the trains in their films.
The workers here were extremely nice and helpful. I believe that the people you meet along the way really make the trip. One thing that really struck me about a lot of these small mining towns was that the people were really nice, helpful, and excited to hear that you were excited to learn about the history of their towns.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed