Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nick and Eric's Trip to Reno

Nick and Eric traveled to Reno, Nevada to visit Katie and Casey. They went at Easter time.

This truly is America's Loneliest Highway. Really. Look it up on the Map. It's in OUR atlas. Reno is about a 9 hour drive from our house. "Crazy" to quote Nick. And anyone else who has driven this stretch of road.

There are a FEW things to see and do along the way, however. Not spectacular things, mind you. But you must remember that we are easily entertained.

One thing is a stretch of white dirt with black rocks. Messages are written. So, of course, they stopped to write THEIR message. Not very original, but effective nevertheless.

This is Nick. You can see that they are still out in the middle of no where. Oh, enough civilization that they were able to have car trouble and get a belt replaced in one little town. That was a miracle --that it happened in a town and not out here.


Katie and Casey and their silly doggies and the boys. Kind of like Dog-Pile, the game, but not exactly. ;-)

The other interesting thing that is quite famous to travellers of this highway is "The Shoe Tree." Just a lonely cottonwood out in the middle of nowhere (seems rather redundant, no?) and people have slung shoes by the hundreds into the branches. It's, um, unusual. . .?

Those are just some of the sights they saw.

This is Eric's Passenger Face and that is Nick's Driver's face. Who looks more scared?

They really took a lot more pictures and they have them posted on their Facebook page if you are interested. IF you can find them. Supposedly it's easy, but not for me!


Suzanne said...

Wow, when you update, you really update! Love all the additions.

Donna said...

Eric looks a bit petrified to be on the road with Nick - ha!