Dinner and an early night
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Again we spent the night in another small town, although the discreet size of this town would even surprise the residents of Kanab and Moab who complain about nothing to do in their town. Baker, home to 52 people, is a small artist community in Nevada, near the border of Utah. It sits at the entrance of Great Basin National Park, which heralds itself to be the prime star gazing spot in the continental United States.
George had made reservations at one of the two motels in Baker, the Silver Jack Inn. Karine and I, princesses each in our own way, were not too impressed with the motel room. It included two double beds and a twin bed in the adjoining room, along with plenty of bugs and dirt.
Next door the motel owner ran a cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Housed in a vintage (maybe late 19th century?) building, the owner and one server put together delicious, overpriced meals. We couldn't complain and prefered to stay in the cafe rather than in our hotel room.
The four of us agreed to call it a very early night and went to sleep around 9. We had planned to star gaze at the park, but with the cloudy weather, it was a no go. We needed the sleep anyway. We woke up the next morning super early so we could eat breakfast and hit the road to our next destination.