What a great time we had with Pam and Tony in Pahrump, great friends that are superb hosts. We just had to have lunch at one of Nevada’s oldest businesses, Sheri’s Ranch and here’s a pic to prove it.
Pam and Tony had just moved from Cody, WY and purchased a piece of property that has a manufactured house on it along with a garage and a concrete slab that they will build a bus barn on. They are remodeling the house inside and out. It is going to look very nice when it’s completed. The bus barn will come in handy when they remodel another Silver Eagle they bought. It’s a project that will look like an oasis in the desert when they finish it. We will stop by again when we are traveling through the area, you can count on it!
“Until we meet again” Pam and Tony!
We headed up 95 N to Tonopah Station to spend the night. Very nice highway and not much traffic along our route. It was a tight fit but we made it in one of the RV spots behind the building. We had breakfast at the restaurant on the morning we left, the food and service was pretty good. The building had a lot of memorabilia from the early days of gambling and mining. A very cool place to visit. No reservations accepted, first come, first served.
After breakfast we headed up the slab to Gold Hill, NV to stop and see our bus nut friends, Paulette and Daniel. The drive was very scenic as we meandered through some small towns along the way. Several towns looked like they had been ghost towns for years. Then we saw Walker Lake, now that was something to see in the middle of the desert. It is a salt lake with evidence of salt all around the perimeter. We even saw a few RV’s camping along the water front.
Here is a good shot of what we saw along our path, snow capped mountains near Lake Tahoe. We will save visiting that area for another trip.
We drove through Dayton, NV on our way to Gold Hill. This town was the scene of Nevada’s first Gold discovery back in 1859. We didn’t stop as we were almost to our friends place in Gold Hill. One more place to add to the Bucket List for a later adventure.
Our arrival at the Bowers place was nothing but spectacular! They spend considerable time boondocking in their 1967 Silver Eagle and have 3 other Eagles in their nest. An Eagle lover’s heaven it is! We spent some time looking at these Birds in various stages of their lives, one was almost a bare tube frame while the other two are just sitting their resting. I’m sure I’ll find a part or two we can use………. (Big Grin)
While we are here, Becky and I are going to take a short drive to Virginia City and do a little exploring. So stay tuned on what we find in this cute little town rich in history.