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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day Eighteen of Our Lincoln Highway Road Trip

Today marked the beginning of the home stretch for our 395, Trans-Canada, and Lincoln Highway road trip. So far we have travelled about 6,800 miles and coved a lot of road. We have seen prairies, mountains, fall foliage, and grain silos. We have had an accident with our 2001 Toyota Van and completed the trip with a new Ford Expedition from Enterprise Car Rental. To date I have posted 937 photos — about 40% of the total I have taken. For the most part the weather has been clear and mild.

On this 18th day we travelled on US 50 from Wendover, Utah to Reno,DSCN3114 Nevada. US 50 follows the trace of the Lincoln Highway and is known as the loneliest highway in the United States, and believe me it is. It goes southwesterly from Wendover to Reno and crosses some of the most desolate lands in Nevada. The road is good and mostly straight. It goes through a few towns like Ely, Eureka and Austin before reaching Fallon, Nevada. We were lucky to find a café in Austin that offered good, inexpensive food.

Outside of these few towns and an old pony express station it was a very boring, uneventful drive. We arrived in Reno at 5:00 pm, checked into our hotel, and jelled out for the night.

Tomorrow we will climb the Sierras on I-80 to Sacramento and then on Thursday we will head for home on I-5. Kathy and I are now looking forward to getting home. We have a lot to do including swapping our rental car for a more economical vehicle and buying another van. We will have a busy weekend.

You can see all of my pictures by clicking here. Don’t forget to click the “Slideshow” button at the upper right to view the largest image.

Till Wednesday night.

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