|The Great Salt Lake|
|Bonneville Salt Flats with Michelle showing how big they are|
We are staying in Elko, Nevada where Eric and Larry first tried slot machines on their cross country sojourn 4 years ago. They had hoped to use the quarters they had brought to feed parking meters, having not spent them over the course of the trip, but alas could not really find a machine that would take them even if we did put one in the credit card slot. They ended up resorting to dollar bills and quickly lost three of them before leaving what was a very depressing casino. The people in Elko should be impressed with Larry's change of status over those 4 years as last time he arrived in a roaring Volvo (see Introduction) and this time he glided in silently in the Tesla.
|Hoping to find a machine that will take these|
|Cows on the dirt road|
|Spring fed water in the Ruby Valley|
|A random piece of rock. Note the nice blue sky.|
States involved: We finally add to the count of states by entering Nevada.
West Wendover NV - 1 hour - Wendover is in Utah and has a large Air Force base. West Wendover is in Nevada and actually has a casino right on the state line. There was also one across the street from the chargers. We went in for lunch.
Elko NV - Twice for 45 minutes each but it is conveniently located right next to the motel.
Song of the Day: Blues for Gamblers - Lightin Hopkins - I cannot get over how unhappy people in casinos look.
Coolest Car of the day: Another bagged Chevy pickup but without a roof and with a good paint job. Even the truck towing it had custom paint.
Church of the day: This one is a very attractive Lutheran Church on a hill overlooking Elko
Coolest Thing of the Day – Larry - How dirty we got Hobson