Sunday, June 26, 2011

run to winnie

It's been a great week that started last weekend with a car club run to Winnemucca. Cruising along I-80, then hopping onto old Hyw 40 was great in our new 1967 GMC pickup. It was a perfect weekend to be traveling through the desert as slower speeds, windows open for air conditioning and temperatures in the moderate range with occasional clouds. Heaven. Relaxing. A blast from the past. Renewed my appreciation for the colors and contours of Nevada and the very fun of having all of us on the run staying in a line, no hassle with traffic, and then ending up in a 1940s motor hotel, again all lined up in front of our rooms, each named for a place in California. it was traveling at its best, stopping to talk and see the byways along the way. Thank you Scott Shady Court Motel for still being there and having space for all of us, visiting from room to room and just hanging out. Eating at the fine Martin Hotel Basque restaurant (that happily seated our gang around the family-style restaurant). Talk about just plain fun. It was a great way to kick off the summer.

Old building along Hwy 40

Grandson Patrick stands at the front of the line of oldies but goodies

Our new old pickup in front of our room

And there we are, side-by-side at this quiet stop.

Isn't this bathroom just cute - and clean!

A stop on the way home - this place and property behind was quite a desert museum!

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