The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Imlay, Nevada

Thunder Mountain

There is no mountain, nor any thunder, at least while I was there.  This art house stands just off on Interstate 80.  It was created by an eccentric fellow (aren't they all?) as a memorial to the American Indian who suffered greatly at the hand of the White Man.  You can read more about him, his family and his project at thundermountainmonument

Great photo opportunities to be had.  If you are ever in the area, take Exit 145 at Imlay.  Fred Lewis is the caretaker there, a real nice guy who unlocked the gate and left me all to myself to wander about.  "Just lock up when you leave."  Thanks Fred.  Hope your prostrate condition gets better. 


  1. love the stonework and the creativity. :)

  2. impressive. must be a great place to wander around!

  3. This is very special, made with so much imagination. I understand why you would visit this.I like those strange "follies" too.

  4. Definitely eccentric. Looks cool.

  5. I love visiting places like this one. There is a very interesting place in Florida, Solomon's Castle, which is not a castle, but a collection of creations by one man. I am sure you had fun exploring! Looking forward to lots of photos!

  6. so you're on your way again John, this does look like a mecca for the photographer; look forward to more.

  7. So he discussed his prostrate condition with you? Good that you were there John, he must need to tell someone. Keep the photos coming.


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