|The scenery changed quickly as we left Ely and headed for Tonopah. Instead of flat and arid, it became mountainous and had lots of interesting rock formations. It was still arid with lots of sagebrush but had trees. We drove through a portion of the Humboldt National Forest. Not sure what kind of trees were there but they were not tall and closely resembled huge stands of sagebrush. Tonopah is an old mining town with buildings that are left from another century. It resembles a town that died but the residents just don't know about it yet. The RV park is connected to the casino for the gamblers, I'm sure. Everything here is dirty and rundown. You have to walk through the dark, smelly small casino to get to the restaurant if you can find your way through the cloud of smoke. Not sure how anyone can spend ten minutes in some of these casinos. Russell had a chef's salad and I had a Taco Salad. Not great, but okay. We took a walk after supper. Weather is sunny, breezy and in the 70s.