We left Reno mid-morning and stopped for fuel before we left town. We decided as long as we were at the truck stop we’d have breakfast there too. We finally got on the road about 11am and had a 5 ½ hour drive ahead of us, plus time to take a few driving and dog breaks.
Well, I’ve got say that this was the most boring 5 ½ hour drive we’ve ever taken. When there wasn’t a podunk little town we were passing through, there was scrub brush and some mountains on the horizon which we drove through once in a while.
We kept passing signs saying this was an auto tour route which I couldn’t understand at all. Basically it was one long road with nothing. I could just hear people in their cars…”Look there Grace. There’s another scrub brush. Hurry, look to the other side. There’s another rock. And now look. There’s one more, small crappy casino in a town that barely exists. Boy, I’m sure glad we took this auto tour route.”
Our biggest excitement of the day was going through a tunnel. Yes, it was quite a fun and exhilarating day.
Tonight we’re staying in Wells, NV right off I-80. Tomorrow we leave for Salt Lake City….and none too soon.