In the meantime: Yesterday we spent day two in Fallon, Nevada. First we had breakfast at a great little cafe, then we explored a petroglyph site, then we got our flu shots. At the pharmacy where we got the shots, we watched through a glass door as a Doogie-Howser-looking pharmacist carried the supplies toward us and dropped the syringes. He came out the door, put his stuff down on a chair, then turned back toward the pharmacy to, I assume, get new syringes, and fumbled and fumbled with his key while trying to open the pharmacy door. After getting new syringes, he came back to the waiting area but had apparently forgotten something. He grabbed for the door so he could go back in before it locked, but missed and the door slammed shut. So he fumbled with the key some more and went back in. At that point Jim and I were ready to bolt. But once the pharmacist got over his preparation discombobulation, he did a good job.(He told us he practiced on oranges.)
This morning we took off for Winnemucca. We're not going to see much of the town, other than the view of town on our way to the RV park. This is a one-night stop and we didn't even unhook the tow car from the rig. But here area a few facts about Winnemucca from Wikipedia: The town was named for a local Indian chief and Winnemucca means "One Moccasin." Butch Cassidy's gang robbed a bank here in 1890. According to an article called "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Prostitution In Nevada," sex workers in Winnemucca must register their cars with the local police. Winnemucca is home to the world's largest potato dehydration plant. Big employers here are mining, trailer manufacturing and casinos.
|My veggie omelet at the Courtyard Cafe and Bakery in downtown Fallon, Nevada.|
|This is what will fly right in front of your car while you are waiting at the yellow flashing lights.|
|This morning's drive to Winnemucca had scenery like a lot of eastern Nevada: flat and brown with mountains in the distance. Austere beauty.|
|And here we are wedged between other rigs at the Hi Desert RV Park in Winnemucca. Not our usual cup of tea for a campground, but it's clean and just for tonight. Instead of sightseeing, we're watching Ohio State play Northwestern. OSU won 40-30 but the game was lots closer than the score indicated.|