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8-6-10 The road to Elko

sunny 87 °F

Leaving Rocklin… It was time we flew the coup, so we packed our bags, loaded the car from floor to ceiling using some super awesome Tetris skills, and waved good-by to Rocklin. Our Journey took us through the beautiful, dense pine forests of the western Sierra Nevada mountains up to the top of Donner's Summit and back down the barren desert-like east side of the mountains. We kept chugging on through Reno but not without serious consideration about stopping by the Silver Legacy and throwing some snake-eyes. It was only us, some rocks, and some bikers on their way to Sturges for the rest of the journey to Elko. Once we arrived we could bear-ly hold in our excitement about seeing "the largest polar bear statue in the world". The next stop was the Elko City Museum where we got to see some local mastodon remains and some of the early settlers cribs the few that MTV has yet to film. From there it was over to the hotel for some quick shut-eye then off to Elko's "newest" (circa 1980) casino and their locally famous seafood buffet (with a spread of about 4 different items). Good thing we brought out bibs!

Miles Driven: 305


Posted by Johniffer 15:27 Archived in USA

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