Of course Elko, Nevada is fabulous but the real reason we drove 11 hours (of which Heather drove all but 15 miles) to the small Northern Nevada cow and mining town was to visit my brother Steve, and his family.
While in town we lost $10 betting on the wrong two horses at the Elko County Fair, won $20 on the right pair of one armed bandits at the Commercial Casino downtown (home of White King, the 10 foot tall stuffed polar bear!). We saw a lot of cowboys at the Star Hotel, and drove up into Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains.
I recommend reading Heather’s account of our adventure:
- Tank Full Of Gas (Multiple), Chapter Nineteen: Elko, NV Part 1
- Tank Full Of Gas (Multiple), Chapter Nineteen: Elko, NV Part 2
- Tank Full Of Gas (Multiple), Chapter Nineteen, Part 3: Goose Lake
- Tank Full Of Gas (Multiple), Chapter Nineteen, Part 4: Crater Lake
And here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip:
Did you notice that one of the guys is wearing shorts…socks…and…clogs? Clogs in Elko? Really?