What a difference a day makes. We got up this morning to six or more inches of snow and more coming down. We usually check the weather reports before traveling, we forgot this time. Yikes! It looks like we will be here for a couple more days.
We made the best of it and enjoyed the snow and the cool mining town. Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Ely was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express and Central Overland Route. Ely's mining boom came later than the other towns along US 50, with the discovery of copper in 1906. Though the railroads connecting the First Transcontinental Railroad to the mines in Austin and Eureka have long been removed, the railroad to Ely is preserved as a heritage railway by the Nevada Northern Railway and known as the Ghost Train of Old Ely.
We enjoyed seeing all the historic décor in town, especially at the Prospector Hotel next to the campground. We checked out the restaurants to see what will be open for Thanksgiving. At least we are in walking distance of restaurants if we can’t drive the car. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, ours is going to be an unexpected snowy one.