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Jul 5, 2008 - Las Vegas to Tonopah, Nevada

Off we went from Las Vegas. We dropped off the rental car and headed north. Lots of nature to see while headed up this road, as there wern't many towns. This would be the kind of road to carry extra gas. We arrived in Tonopah, we knew we were there as we saw the sign "Tonopah". The campground was also the motel, restaurant and the casino. Yes casino, you know where we spent the evening. But first we walked down the road to the Central Nevada Museum. Lots of things, photos and explanations of the history of this part of Nevada. Talked about...

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Mar 30, 2008 - Snow? Tell us it isn't so!

Sunday 30 March 2008 We woke up to a snowy morning in Tonopah, Nevada. I guess it is a reminder that spring is really only beginning. It is 37 degrees outside. We are at 6000 feet elevation and the weather forecaster advises this storm is quickly moving east. We have a quick breakfast this day and get on the road. We do not have far to go as we plan to stop at the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada for the night. One last treat before going home. 1400 hours and we are settled at the base. They have put in a new camping facility and it is...

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Joe and Jane

Mar 28, 2008 - Tonopah, Nevada

We left Arizona and traveled north today into Nevada. We bypassed Hoover Dam by traveling up the Nevada side of the Colorado River, (actually, the dam is closed to all truck and RV traffic now because of fear of bombings) and we traversed Las Vegas as quickly as possible. We seemed to have spent hours going from “nowhere” to “nowhere”, miles of high desert that is pretty bleak and barren. Our only boredom breaker was watching for the next “house of ill repute”, they being legal here! We passed through lots of small and very old mining...

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Mar 24, 2008 - Our first day - Tonnopah, NV

Ok so our first day...we'll start with the positives: It was very nice seeing Redding in our rear view mirror. We traveled Hwy 44 to Reno and then down Hwy 95 to Tonnopah, NV where we stayed overnight in a rest area. Upon arrival at the rest stop we thought we were being waved at by other RV'ers...but as it turned out Dan had just parked in their sunset view. Ha Ha their sunset ended a 1/2 hour earlier than ours. For dinner we had a salad and enchiladas...and two gin and tonics. I read Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation and Dan watched...

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Nov 2, 2007 - Tonopah

We arrived in Tonopah around noon and stayed at the Ramada Inn RV Park. It was located behind the Inn which was also a casino. Tonopah is loaded with mining history and we enjoyed going to 2 mueseums. In the 1st one, The Mining Park Museum, we watched a film on mining and Kraig took a walking tour outside looking at all the old machinery. The back of the museum was loaded with every kind of rock sample you can imagine...it was interesting! The other museum was also interesting. It held Native American artifacts as well as other antiques...

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Sep 3, 2007 - An overnight stop at the Bates Motel of Campgrounds

The owner of this RV Park is supposedly a very nice lady but her son who is usually there is the "Norman Bates" of rv parks. He is scary. We did camp with a couple from Arizona who were on their way home from Alaska. We had a lovely evening listening to their travel tales.

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Nov 11, 2006 - First BIG STOP on the way

Nov 11th The storm you guys in Reno experienced the day we left, followed us all the way to Tonopah, then it froze our water hose that night. We rolled into Nellis AFB, FamCamp about 3:00 p.m. on Sunday the 12th , for an 8 day stay. On the 20th we'll be moving about 5 miles down the road to Thousand Trails Las Vegas Resort for the next 3 weeks of our Las Vegas stint. Somewhere in that time we will have seen our son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Angelique and their kids several times. Maybe if, I'm a really good grampa they'll throw a...

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Aug 4, 2006 - Tonopah, NV

We stopped overnight in Tonopah, NV, half way between Carson City and Pahrump, NV. The town and hills around the town are littered with the remains of old silver mine shafts. Driving through the town we noticed that many of the business were closed. We stopped in a small store and the owner is a schoolteacher in town. She told us enough about the history of the silver mines to wet our appetite for more information. At her suggestion we went to the mining museum that has collected various equipment and pictures when the town was booming. The...

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