We left Florida and have arrived in Nevada. Our first stop was Virginia City, NV., we’ve been here before and enjoy the small mining town quite a bit. I’ve been visiting over the course of twenty years. Yet this town doesn't change, almost as if it’s in a time capsule.
We visit a few shops, pick up some delicious fudge and take a side road heading east down a steep grade, a stretch of road I’ve never been through. Just far enough to realize I hadn't set up a camera to capture the twists and turns, ups and downs in a time-lapse. We pull off and head back up to town, by the time we reach the end of this road,(six fast miles) I have been told to slow down multiple times by my wife, she’s as green as lettuce. I open the windows for the fresh air in hopes she doesn’t lose her lunch in the car. The time-lapse would make anyone dizzy as this may be the reason I haven't edited or uploaded it yet. We pass through a small neighborhood across a main highway as we cross we approach what will be another fifteen miles to our next destination - Fort Churchill.
The gps says we should take the highway for 23 miles but I am certain during my research on day zero showed that the 15 miles was mainly dirt, this is one reason why I opted for a 4x4 vehicle. What grainy google maps and free AAA maps didn't show was this calm dirt road would turn into a hellish, baby shaking, speed bump filled dust bowl. Bad for the good, along with trying to figure out the best speed for bump frequency we witnessed some sketchy spots, but amazing scenery, finding out we were on the pony express trail, a great arrival scene to the fort, and a story we can all laugh about in the future.