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Jun 26, 2017 - West Wendover, NV

We had 300 miles and wanted to get a early start so left about 7:30. hanWhat was seen along the route more antelope. We could see the coal plants sending out not real dark emmisons but there was a dark cloud hanging over the area's. Before we left Wyoming I check my app History here. The town of Kemmerer was where James Cash Penney opened the first shop here, in what would grow into a national chain of deparment stores! As we continued on 80 what surprised us was the drop in elevation on 80 towards Salt Lake City. We then crossed over the...

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Aug 5, 2015 - Day 29

Do you want to get away from it all? Do you despise having neighbors? Are your favorite colors brown and gray? Then you will love Nevada. I-80 across northern Nevada is 400 miles of nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. We did pass by three prisons. And every cross road, every truck stop, has a casino. Do I buy gas, or take a chance in the slot machines. The landscape consists of range land surrounded by mountains. As we traveled east the mountains got higher and more rugged. The wind whipped across the range land, kicking up dust devils,...

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Lay of the land

Aug 24, 2014 - West Wendover, NV

Left Winnemucca, Nevada about 8:30 am arrived at 12:30 but the time changed about 3 miles out of West Wendover to mountain time so it was 1:30. Driving flat valleys some climbing in the mountains to 6,000 ft. This is desert area you see a lot of sage brush not much trees. As we approached West Wendover beautiful view of valley (sorry we missed the look out and ok since I left the camera how stupid was that). West Wendover has gambling casinos and is famous for the Bonneville Salt Flats for setting time speed records with motorcycles and...

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Jun 29, 2014 - Day 25 West Wendover NV

I have updated all photos as far back as arco ID., so go back and see them if you care... todays photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/116295225967819263686/Day28ToWendoverUT?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ_Ti9WRgom_FQ#

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Jul 10, 2013 - Salt and History

We left SLC this morning and headed west, but no without a problem. As I checked Winnie’s tire pressures, I noticed air hissing from a valve stem when I loosened the cap. It looked like a bad valve core. I needed to find a tire shop before I could hit the road. I stopped a Jack’s Tire and Oil nearby. They work mostly on big rigs and had a bunch in the parking lot. The guy working there said it would be an hour or two before they could get to me. I asked him for a valve wrench and valve core and I would do it myself. He realized it was a...

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Jun 19, 2013 - The First Day of Our Trip Home

We left Lake Tahoe this morning. It was a long drive through the mountains of Northern California and the elevations are amazing. I've heard so many times about the elevations of Denver, but Denver is nothing compared to the Mountains of Northern California, Nevada and on through Utah. We pulled into the KOA in West Wendover, Nevada. I remember this place from the last time we were here. Going East through Nevada on I80, you go over the top of a hill into West Wendover and all you see is the mountains on the left and the first part of the...

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Apr 20, 2013 - Truckee, CA to West Wendover, NV

Had a nice breakfast of bagels, lox and cream cheese with mixed fruit on the side at Leslie’s. That is not our usual breakfast fare. Left Truckee a little after 9:00 on a crisp, clear morning. Today we are driving across all of Nevada on Hwy 80 to West Wendover which borders Utah. We’ve done this trip several times and know that a book on tape is the best way to spend driving 430 miles of really barren terrain. We saw lots of tumbleweed, 3 prisons and lots of mineral processing plants. Our friend the wind is back which always gives me a...

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Mar 20, 2012 - Twin Falls, Idaho

Because of the time zone change we arrived into our campsite just after noon. The time change happened just as pulled out of Wendover. Waking up to -3 was no fun and trying to break camp with the wind blowing didn't help. Played in the Red Garter casino until after midnight last night with both of us doing well. The drive scenery wise was a 10 with all mountains fully covered in a fresh layer of new snow as well as the sides of the roads we travelled. Glad we sat out the last few days waiting for the snow clouds to move away. When...

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Mar 18, 2012 - Waiting out the snow

Sitting and waiting for the snow today /tonight. We went through this area a few years ago and had to wait until the mounatin pass out of here was clear of snow. Power came back on sometime overnight and the heater warmed us this morning. Cooking breakfast was another story as several power outages kept us wondering if we would ever eat. The casinos must have been going nuts this morning with all the power ups and downs,glad we were not in them. There was a knock on our door last night and it was from some of the young spring breakers who...

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Mar 17, 2012 - We survived the wind storm

We survived the wind storm that blew through here today. However the wind took out a transformer somewhere and the power went out in all the Wendover Casinos. At 7:30pm the casino went dark momentarily and then repeated a few seconds later leaving us slot players in the dark for hours. After sitting for an hour a manager and maintenance person came by and powered up and rebooted our section and returned my credit balance. It was very interesting watching the Slot machines reboot, it was the same as watching our home PC go through the same...

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Jul 23, 2011 - NEVADA

Saturday, July 23, 58° this morning at 8:00 AM. We left the campground in Oregon and drove into Nevada, we saw wild burros, I did not even know they had wild burros in the U.S., bighorn sheep and lots of beef cattle, at one point on interstate 80, headed east it was 110°. We drove 425 miles today and stopped at a casino near West Wendover,NV. Took a walk through the casino just for the exercise and lost a couple dollars to one armed bandits. Spent the night in the casino parking lot, many other campers there as well. Not much excitement...

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Calgary and Beyond

Jul 1, 2011 - The Road Across the Wilderness

Friday morning we took off for the last leg of our Nevada journey. Some of the scenery was just desert, but some was really beautiful, and the snow pack has added to the greening of the hills. As we came down from our last pass, we were dumfounded by the scene spread out before us. The Bonneville Salt Flats spread out on the horizon and the juxtaposition of the desert scenery with the white alkali was stunning. Later we found that you can actually see the curvature of the earth from that point. We were so flabbergasted by the view, we...

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Two Hams in a Can

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