Motel 6 Winnemucca
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... Kitchen: $1.99 Biscuits and Gravy and unlimited spaghetti! 20 Miles in Winnemucca!" I'm not kidding, and I died laughing when I saw it.
Eventually we got there and drove down the main strip. Nearly every restaurant was really a casino with adjoining restaurant. Only one advertised: "Only smoke-free casino in Winnemucca!" Oh brother. We eventually found a restaurant called the "Winnemucca Pizzera." It was clean, non-casino, and had pizza. Perfect choice. We got two large pizzas, ...
... be a Creek Indian said that an old medicine woman told him that only those who lived at Thunder Mountain would survive the Apocalypse. So Frank built himself his own Thunder Mountain right along side Interstate 80 on a very flat section of land. Can one say "eccentric"?
34 miles from Inlay is our destination for this afternoon- Winnemucca. This place of 7400 souls is the only incorporated town in Humboldt County and happens to be the county seat. It also straddles the Humboldt ...
... is the actual speedway. The speedway is 80 feet wide and 10 miles long. Races are run in the summer months. Parts of the movie Independence Day were filmed at the salt flats.
Beyond the salt flats there was very little change to the scenery, but one standout was Pilot Peak, the fourth most prominent peak in Nevada that guided many early settlers on their journey west.
Tomorrow we head north into ...
... hasn't helped Ben mend so we spent the
afternoon at home. The kids learnt to play marbles which is a dice
and marble form of Ludo. The competitive streak came out and there
was yelling (happy yelling) by halfway through.
I took a short walk down to a thrift
shop where I found 4 books for $1.35. We are finding enough time to
relax and read that we are going through heaps of books. I'll have ...
... Tabernacle and all the temple buildings around it, the christmas lights, and lots of friendly Mormons. We also went to the matinee showing of the Hobbit (number 2) and walked through a mall with a trout pond inside.
And, we learned a lot about Brine Shrimp. Huh?? Yep, one of our hosts is a commercial fisherman on Salt Lake. For four months out of the year (the fall) several dozen commercial fishing vessels and airplanes harvest ...