Blogs from Ely, Nevada, United States, North America

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North America » United States » Nevada » Ely July 16th 2013

We are almost there! Should be in California this afternoon. We stayed at the Hotel Nevada, Ely NV. last night, not what we expected from the outside. All room were named after someone famous that has at the Nevada. We stayed in the Hoot Gibson room. Place was very nice inside and a lot of history yore the walls. Best part $1 Margaritas and $1.50 Beers.( did I say awesome). Lost some money in the Casino but that's what you're supposed to do right?... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Ely June 25th 2013

Come on down, you're the first contestant on The Price is Right! (and yes Carol, you win a prize, TBA, for being the 100th comment, THANK YOU for all your notes of encouragement along our journey!). How do you say no to a $40.00 room in a biker friendly hotel that gives a further 10% discount to riders? We are taking advantage of this good deal and staying for another day to rest the iron butts. You really have to see this hotel to believe it, in a good way, we keep laughing at how bizarre it is. It is, however, exceptionally clean, the staff are exceptionally friendly, the food in the restaurant was exceptionally good, all in this 1929 brick hotel. There's alot of history here and everyone working at the hotel is proud and ... read more
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engineer invited me up!

North America » United States » Nevada » Ely June 23rd 2013

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus... Riding along the start of the loneliest road in America along route 50 from Utah to Nevada avoiding the N-S interstate (thanks John for the heads up), I definitely felt very alone at times with my bike, oh yes, and my thoughts. Look out. I had a very deep conversation with myself this afternoon. Blame it on the environment. It started with trying to comprehend the scale of Utah's endless mountains and canyons and moonscape terrain we rode through later this morning, and an old sea bed which still had tidal characteristics - all of this awe created 4 billion years ago and still in tact, all of which I cannot describe adequately so will let the photos do the talking. It propels one (me) to ponder the ... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Ely August 12th 2012

We visited Lassen National Park next, an experience that proved... less enthralling than we could have hoped. I don't like to start a post with complaints, but we had been led to expect great things from Lassen and it did not deliver. Starting with the crowded, smokey campground, moving on to the ungodly expensive showers and laundry, and finishing with the fact that Bumpass Hell, one of the park's most unique and interesting geothermal areas, was blanketed over by snow, you end up with a less than satisfactory experience. On the other hand, the tiny little geothermal area we did get to go to was pretty cool, being at the bottom of a truly ancient volcano. So ancient in fact, that it no longer exists, with only five peaks in a circle to signify that it ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Ely July 24th 2012

This morning, we succeeded in being on the road by 8:15 (which included breakfast and drying some towels and clothes that had been... umm... left out in the rain yesterday). We passed (again) the continental divide and copper mountain and continued to drive eastward. Just before Copper, our Van turned 200,000 miles (yay). We stopped and took the obligitory pictures, which we plan to send to Toyota! As were were climbing the hills, which were usually at a 6% - 8% grade, we discovered the downside of carrying extra gas. As we climbed, the gas cannister expanded and then out-gassed INTO the car, which filled the car with fumes. On pretty much every major uphill, we now need to open the windows to vent the fumes. By the way, Western Utah and Eastern nevada have a ... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Ely May 31st 2012

Day 31: Carson City, NV to Ely, NV Left Comstock Country RV Resort about 9 AM and headed out on US 50 (known as the loneliest road). While the traffic was light, there were vehicles going both ways. I doubt that we drove for more than 20 minutes all day without seeing another vehicle. It was a beautiful run with a wide variety of desert scenery, from flat dry lakes to mountains over 10,000'. Only about three towns in 326 miles. Passed several Navy Live fire ranges, but didn't see a single fighter. We did see several ruins of Pony Express stations - - They were not signed, but they were surrounded by hurricane fence - - managed to get just one photo. Kerry kept track of the length of one of the long straight sections ... read more
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Sand Mountain

North America » United States » Nevada » Ely May 31st 2012

Wed, 30 May We took the day off from traveling, as we were all tired of the road and setting up and taking down campers. The four of us had a big breakfast together, thank you Bob and Gena for that. Then I spent the morning doing laundry. Afterwards, Kerry and I went to Gardnerville, NV, to visit his cousin Jerry and his wife, Barbara. It was a pretty drive down to their house and they have wonderful vistas from all windows. We had a nice visit and a delicious lunch. When we got back to the campground, we picked up Gena and went to Walmart to do some shopping. Afterwards Gena stayed with Milo and Bob walked over the casino next door with Kerry and me. We played a few slots, then got two of ... read more
Kerry, Barbara and Jerry
Mesquite tree droppings
Looking Pretty Lonely

North America » United States » Nevada » Ely April 6th 2012

So we have planned the next and last trip to the BVIs. We leave at the end of June for July 4th week, and we are taking the family this time for their first adventure on Tranquility. This time we are going to make an early morning sail to Anagada and then back to St John in the US Virgin Islands. This will be the last trip here for a while as we intend to sail to Puerto Rico over Christmas. Have read rave reviews about the island of Puerto Rico and looking forward to some spanish culture and practicing our spanish skills again. In the mean time, we are busy reading lots of books about people adventuring around the world by sail. Just finished Blue Horizons : Dispatches from Distant Seas. lots of ideas for ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Ely September 26th 2009

Day 12 - Saturday.- 26 SEPT I was the first one up this morning. I packed my gear and folded up the rollaway bed. I knew I had 500-600 miles to travel today so I wanted to get going early. In the process of quietly getting my gear to the door when the dogs woke up Lena. I wasn’t going to leave before they got up, but I figured that I could pack my gear on the bike while they still slept. Karl went up to bring Effie down the hill from the shop, I had told him I had been too unsure to get it off the table last night. Karl comes back from the shop and says that there is no power to the ignition. We decide not going to mess with it until ... read more
Karl and I
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Effie around Lake Tahoe area

North America » United States » Nevada » Ely August 20th 2009

Le 15 août, Départ le matin de notre camping "fermé", je roule une heure avec la famille qui somnole au lit derrière, ça devient une habitude. Nous roulons toute la journée dans le désert . Alamo, Caliente, Pioche (une ville minière, comme son nom l'indique), Ely. Entre ces quelques villes, rien du tout. Nous faisons le plein de propane pour la première fois, 6 gallons. Sert pour la chaudière à eau chaude et pour le frigidaire quand nous ne roulons pas ni ne sommes raccordés au réseau électrique. Nous passons la frontière Nevada-Utah à Wendover et apparaissent de grandes étendues plates et blanches: des lacs salés sechés. Jusqu'à Salt Lake City, la route est strictement rectiligne pendant 60 miles légérement surelevée avec ces étendues de part et d'autre. Par endroits de l'eau avec des icebergs de ... read more
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