A city of murals
A city of murals
In no hurry to get going we finally left Wells for Ely 138 miles south.
Beans was itching to get out and I was thinking of lunch.
We pulled in to what used to be a travelers rest stop.
It was a 117 mile drive from Twin Falls to Wells Nevada which sits at the junction of Interstate 80 and Highway 93 that we came down on. We stayed in the large gravel lot across for the Alamo casino. All the big rig trucks stay to one end and us travelers the other, so it was a peaceful night.
So if you think our choice of a place to spend the night isn’t all that great, imagine pitching a tent in a trash strewn big rig truck parking lot.
An hour’s drive south from Twin Falls, Idaho we crossed the border into Nevada at the small town of Jackpot. Beans wasn’t into traveling that day and she let me know about it. I stopped twice but neither stop fit her needs. Just outside of Jackpot was a small rest area. She was happy here.
She was fine for the rest of the way to Wells, Nevada, our stop for the night.
We left Jerome the next day for Twin Falls, Idaho just ten or so miles away. Twin Falls is a big town with over 45,000 in population. I felt I had a better chance with finding books at thrift stores there. The first two were Goodwill and Deseret, big places and NOTHING! I was frustrated.
Then I found this store in between the next set of thrift stores on my list.
I walked out with a bag full of books! I paid more than I would have at thrift stores but it was worth it. I got nearly every book on my list. I’m done. No more searching. No more thrift stores.
Happy? You and me both.
When researching where to stay once we left Stanton Crossing I discovered a city-run RV park in the town of Gooding. The highlight of this park were showers at the fairgrounds next door. By the time we left I had decided we wouldn’t stay at the park (too close by) but I couldn’t ignore the opportunity for a shower. So I drove nineteen miles out of the way just for a shower.
All along those nineteen miles I kept thinking this is stupid. Once there I had trouble finding the shower and restrooms and had to ask the lawn mower man. That’s it on the right.