Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Journey Through Nevada - Again

I went to St. George last week, again.  It takes 8.5 hours to drive there and I did it by myself with my five children. Unlike last time, I actually was more prepared. I packed a lot more food, as there is pretty much nowhere to stop the entire way.

But we did stop in Tonopah, which is the halfway point. This is where you get gas and try to find something for the kids to do, so that they can stretch their legs. Luckily, there is a free museum on the south side of town, with lots of old things to touch and look at.

 There is also a fun outdoor area, where they have put some of the original houses the miners lived in when Tonopah was a booming mining town.

Zach enjoyed all of the gizmos outside, and he even took Harry for a little wheelbarrow ride.
 Then we had to get on the road again.  And we drove, and drove, and drove, and drove.  Whoosh. Then when we were almost there, like 25 miles away, Eli yelled out the important words, "I have to go pee-pee!!!" 

As we took our last break, the sun was setting and the light was beautiful. This is a picture of the mountain range just east of Mesquite, Nevada. It was breath-taking. And there was actually a small rainbow that started to form right after this.  These are the moments you want to sear into your brain. I try to.

1 comment:

Hoku said...

You are such a BRAVE soul to travel like that all on your own. I totally admire that about you. Fifteen minutes is usually my maximum driving time with the kids.

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