A stop for lunch ????

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Crossing Nevada to the east, we could see a thunderstorm and rain ahead.

We have a straight through run today from Reno to Ely, Nevada.  Well, almost a straight through run.  Who do you know can do 325 miles without at least one or two stops?  Well Fallon was our first stop, which is only a short one hour run.  Then another two hours we got to Austin, Nevada.

 

All day long we have seen clouds ahead and knew it was pouring rain up there somewhere.  If we were lucky, those clouds were moving north-east and would be gone by the time we got there.

 

There was one special moment to let you know about.

The shoe tree back several years. Now it is at least triple that number.
  Along the road about forty miles west of Austin we passed a tree.  Well, that in itself is not too unusual, but in this part of the desert trees are few and far between.  But this one was very different.  It was covered with pairs of shoes.  It seems that tying the shoe strings together and throwing the shoes into the tree had been going on here for quite some time.  There were hundreds of pairs, maybe even a thousand.  And can you believe I didn’t stop and get a picture of it?  It ate at me the rest of the trip.  But when I got home I looked it up and found that attached picture from some time back. 

 

When you are hungry for lunch in a very small town, and ask at the gas station where to eat, you just have to go with what they tell you.  So when the lady in the station pointed up the street to the International Hotel Café, that’s where we went.  There was a young high school girl (waitress), who spent as much time talking on her cell phone with her friends as she did waiting on the few customers that she had.  The other help in the kitchen must have been the same, because it took twenty minutes for them to tell us the meat for my wife’s sandwich was frozen and she would have to order something different. And then it took another 15 minutes to make up the two egg salad sandwiches we ordered. 

 

Historic meal, hardly.  Special, no not at all.  Better than starving, only just barely.

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