I recently finished yet another trip through Nevada and took some pics so all of you that perhaps never been there can see. So Las Vegas is located in the very South of Nevada.....I drove from Oregon to Nevada (destination Las Vegas) and back.
About 115 miles outside Vegas you will find the town of Beatty. There you should stop at a large candy and nut store, Death Valley Nut & Candy Co and they also have ice cream there, made on the premises. Get some ice cream - it's good! I had the banana walnut and coffee. The kid behind the counter warned me that the coffee ice cream had caffeine in it.....I was like perhaps if it had some cocaine in it you could had warned me. Then I gave him a $3 tip and he said it was the most tips he made all day from one person. Come on people, spread your coin around!
Very nice toilet sign.
I saw an interesting book. I have personally charmed myself through several states.
Beatty is also the location of Bailey's hot springs. I need to stay long enough next time I come through and try these hot springs, I hear they are pretty nice.
Outside Beatty you can turn towards Death Valley. The hottest temperature recorded in the US was in Death Valley, 134 °F. So perhaps don't attempt a visit there during the summer months. Unless you enjoy feeling parched.
Then I rolled into Goldfield. Dennis Hof votes Republican I see, he owns a few Nevada based establishments.
If you ever wanted to be the owner of a general store out in the middle of nowhere, here is your chance!
A local lady told me to check out something called the Car Forest (actually International Car Forest of the Last Church), turn on Crystal Avenue to get there. Just a bunch of junk cars standing on their noses into the ground. I got a slight The Hills Have Eyes
vibe.....like 'hey little girl.....go drive down that abandoned road and see what's awaiting you.'
A gloryhole in Goldfield? Hmmm....what kind of a town is this?
There are a few prisons in Nevada. Pick up a hitchhiker for an interesting addition to your road trip.
Continued North and got to Austin. I think Austin might be the best little town in Nevada. You reach it after driving up a winding road through the hills, very beautiful scenery.
There is a lot to see in Austin, nice places to eat, gem and rock shopping.
I recommend an overnight stay if you have the time.
Make sure you check out Stokes Castle! People used to Iive in this three story tower.
Amazing views! There is a fire pit up there. Perhaps one day I will spend the night in my car parked outside Stokes Castle, the sunset must be fantastic from there.
The loneliest road in America.....
Finally I got to Winnemucca.....about 140 miles from the Oregon border.
There are a few brothels in Nevada as well, this one in Winnemucca is called The PussyCat Ranch.
I love this piece of log - very impressive! The log is a portion of a redwood tree, largest piece of driftwood ever collected!
The scenery just outside Winnemucca is very wild West like. Just vast rolling hills and big sky. Beautiful.
I had my companion with me as always.