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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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