Travels With Minnie: Eastward

First stop with “Minnie” – Bordertown Casino and RV Resort outside of Reno.

The first day doesn’t count. It never feels like an adventure until the scenery opens up with a promise of the unknown ahead. While day 2 wasn’t new ground for us, it’s been six years since we’ve traveled along US Highway 50, otherwise known as “The Loneliest Road in America.” Last time we were driving our Prius and gas consumption was not a huge concern. Only two towns on the stretch between Fallon and Ely in Nevada (our destination) offer gas, and when one is towing a trailer, these things are important to remember. While Reg drove, confident we’d be fine, I appointed myself gas gauge monitor.

The highway follows the old mail carrying Pony Express route between Sacramento, California and St. Louis, Missouri. There are lots of pull offs with historical markers and the Nevada towns of Austin and Eureka still offer glimpses into the old west. We skipped the sightseeing this trip and simply enjoyed the scenery.

Surprisingly, Nevada is home to 300+/- mountain ranges.
This cloud rolling across the landscape looked like a massive tsunami.
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6 thoughts on “Travels With Minnie: Eastward

  1. Jeannie Harsha

    Nevada always surprises! You are close to Jenner’s new locale! She and her husband have been sending us great photos of Ruby Lake Wildlife Refuge where they transferred to last December. We can’t wait to see it and them in person this summer! Have a wonderful journey! It’s fun being with you on the tailgate through these posts🤗

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    • There is a special sort of beauty in these parts. I remembered crossing Ruby Hill yesterday, so looked up the wildlife refuge. A rather off-the-beaten-path posting, but what a spot! Fun!


  2. Barbara Robertson

    Looks fantastic.

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. Jackie Bachman

    Beautiful snow-covered mountains!

    Jackie Bachman Board Member, Community Relations OHRA (760) 889-5122


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  4. You are so blessed to have that view of the mountains 😍

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