The day dawned clear and cool as we hit the road at 7:30 a.m., gassed up the car, and headed from Tonopah, NV (home of the Stealth jet) to Carson City, Nevada.
|Moon over Ramada Tonopah Station: casino and motel|
|Lobby of Tonopah Station|
|Cool light in the lobby.|
|Lenticular clouds over Walker Lake, Hawthorne, NV|
|Train mural on Heidi's Restaurant, Carson City, NV|
As we walked, we followed part of the Kit Carson Trail and part of a history tour of Carson City. The historical tour was marked by a blue line along the sidewalks.
|Loads of railroad history in Carson City|
|The Paul Laxalt State Building/Nevada Commission on Tourism|
|Nevada Capital grounds|
|Nevada state capital, Carson City.|
|Nevada State Legislature Building|
|A cute home|
|Nevada's Governor's Mansion|
|Orion Clemens home. Orion's brother, Samuel Clemens,|
later became known as Mark Twain.
|The United States Mint, Carson City, 1870-1893|
With the walk over and a tight schedule to keep, we hopped in the car and headed up over the Sierra Nevada Range on U.S. 50. Susan M. had never been to Lake Tahoe so we did a drive by and continued through South Lake Tahoe to Stockton, California.
We were warmly greeted by my Aunt Genie who served us Pinot Grigio, pickled mushrooms, hummus and breadsticks. Kristin, my cousin, joined us when she left work for the day. All of us then headed over to a Thai Restaurant for dinner. After our meal, Kristin drove us to see two marinas on the San Joaquin River Delta, then back to Aunt Genie's house where we spent the night.
|Kristin, me, Aunt Genie|
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