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Oct 29, 2017 - staying at the oasis

I was beginning to run out of synonyms for beautiful and spectacular the last few days. Now that we are in Nevada, I won't be needing any of those words. If we had come here directly from Reno we would have driven the "world's loneliest highway." If that's your only claim to fame, I might have to quote our beloved president and say "sad." The road we drove today was lonely enough until we came to a bright and shining light like we have never seen. If I were religious I would have guessed that the second coming was upon us. If I was a sci fi...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Traveling through Nevada

Leaving Tahoe we were faced with the task of a three day drive over the desert, headed to Zion NP. Stopped in a casino parking lot the first night where we had to pay (seemed unusual as we normally find casinos to be free or very economical. This wasn't the case here, but given that there are very few RV parks around, we made due. The next day we traversed the Extraterrestrial Hiway.... didn't see any flying saucers! Then camping at a wildlife refuge (for free). Pretty much a boondocking place as the main camp ground sites were full. Not a...

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Feb 6, 2017 - Mizpah Hotel

We visited the awesome Mizpah Hotel today and had steaks for our anniversary. The Mizpah Hotel is a historic hotel in Tonopah, Nevada. Mizpah Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, It was really hard to get good pictures, I am adding the best ones, my apologies for the glares and red looking photos. The five-story Mizpah was the tallest building in Nevada until 1929. It was named after the Mizpah Mine and was the social hub of Tonopah. The three and five story buildings are joined with a wood stairway crowned with a skylight....

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Feb 5, 2017 - On The Road Again

We were on the road early this morning, we drove about 250 miles to Tonopah, Nevada. We are about three miles north of the town at a nice RV Park with pull through sites for only $25 a night. The price includes awesome Wi-Fi and cable TV with full hookups too. We enjoyed our beautiful drive through the desert, our highlight was driving the 11 miles along Lake Walker. The snow-capped mountains made the drive much more beautiful than the last time we drove it. Walker Lake and the Sportsman's Beach Recreation Site is located in Mineral...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Tonopah, NV - A Drive Through the High Desert of Southwest NV

(Ron Writing) This morning we drove a few miles south of Carson City to Minden, NV. Our full-time RVing friends, Judie and Mark, are spending some time there with her dad Jack and we were hoping we could meet-up with them on our return trip south. That plan only partially worked out because Mark was up in the Sierras at their mountain home doing some work. But we were able to arrange a breakfast with Judie and Jack. Judie has told us a lot about her dad so it was delightful to finally get to meet and spend some time with him. Jack is a 94...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Tonopah, NV

NOTE: with this entry we have passed the 9,000 mark for pictures, it's been 9 years on the road. Thank you to all the people who have made our travel journal a success. We departed Mound House about 9 a.m. with Rebecca following the coach. To communicate we use the walkie talkie set we have to park us. Walkie talkie sets can save dents, time, frustration and marriages! The entire drive from Mound House to Brenda is 720 miles, we intend to take 3 days to do it. Thank you to Terry, Jeff, Ginny, Dave and Steve for checking up on us...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Day 44

Up early to continue drive toward Vegas. Stopped at Goldfield and saw high school(famous boxing match) and historic hotel but did not find the autos buried in sand. Most buildings are abandoned and surroundings are filled with junk/debris. Neat bottle house, however, found in town. Lunch at Beatty's Subway then on to Rhinolyte. Rhinolyte is very cool ghost town with three room bottle house and old depot. It was old mining town and the other buildings including bank are ruins now. Adjacent is museum with fiberglass statues depicting Last...

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Nov 12, 2014 - Tonopah NV

We always dread staying at this location. The area is so run down,with junk laying everywhere.And it sits around 6000ft and is one of the coldest places to stay. We had decided to stay at the Tonopah Station Casino RV lot behind the casino this time. However I remembered when we left Tonopah last spring there was an area just north of town that had many RVs parked along with mobile trailers set up. It appeared it was a work camp but those RV spots stayed in my memory....just maybe? As we came to that area I seen a big RV Park sign along...

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Apr 21, 2014 - Slight Change in Plans

The Sheperd's and the Everharts have seperated for a few days. David was up most of Saturday night with gut problems. And his misery was exaggerated by the absence of water or flush toilets in the campground due to the California drought. He was one sick puppy. We spent a few hours in the campground in the morning trying to re-hydrate him and then checked him and Teresa into a hotel for a recovery day. Cherie and Dennis headed on with the plan to meet up in Utah on Tuesday. The Everharts had a beautiful but long ride through the Sequoiah...

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West on 2 Wheels X4

Nov 18, 2013 - Headin' South

Monday Nov 18 Time to get on the road Jack! Make a new plan . . . It was cool (O/N low 31), bright skies with high thin clouds. We threw the traces on and headed down the trail. We (I) had wanted to travel east on Highway 50 – “The Loneliest Road in America”. But with 17 mountain passes, some near 8,000’ and the possibility of snow coming, we opted for the lower, more boring but safer route down Hwy 95. We did however travel a short distance of 50 to Fallon. We were treated to more of Nevada’s rugged mountainous topography on the way...

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Oct 8, 2012 - Tonopah, NV

Mon, 08 Oct: We snuggled under our extra blanket all morning as the temperatures dropped to the low forties and, because we were boondocking, we did not run our furnace. We awoke when the first jet approached nearby Reno/Sparks Airport (right over our heads). We brewed a pot of tea, had breakfast, got Carpe ready to roll and drove five miles to the nearby Petro Truck Stop where they have a CB Radio Service Facility. Our CB radio didn't seem to be working well so we had the expert check it out. He found everything in order, but did some...

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Dec 22, 2011 - A cold night in Tonopah

There was no cell, air card or wifi service at Joy Land RV Park in Tonopah last night, so I am writing this the next morning. The date of arrival for one night is correct on the entry. This morning I wanted to take a picture of the barren landscape in which we stayed last night, but the cool 15 degree temperature caused my camera to not function, so no barren lancscape images to share with you. Bev had her stitches removed Thursday morning and we left Reno @ 10:45 AM heading east on I-80 to Fernley and then south on US 95 from Fallon after...

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