And, no, this is not a joke. We spent Friday night in Winnemucca, see the previous entry. Apart from being a convenient stopping place, we had been here twice before and knew it to be a Basque town, which means good food. The Martin Hotel did not disappoint us. The food was good and hearty and kept on coming, and the family seating meant that we got to meet some new, congenial folks. They seem to take some care in seating people at the long tables and so we met some people our age who were also long distance travelers, though in an RV.
Our hotel room did not come with breakfast, so the next morning Yelp told us that *the* place was The Griddle. Indeed! It instanty shot to the top of our of list for the best breakfasst in the journey. That good! We must each have left town five pounds heavier than when we arrived.
|There are two Basque restaurants (that we know of) in town. I think we prefer this one, if only for the experience.|
|The sign says it all|
|One last church, we liked the eclectic style of this one|
From there it would be an easy drive back to the San Francisco Bay Area and home, stopping just once briefly at Donner summit and once more for gas in Auburn.
|Coming up the Eastern slope of the Sierras|
|The familiar craggy landscape of the Sierra|
|A rest area with a lake, at Donner summit. Not bad for an iPhone shot, I think|
|And heading home|
And that’s this year’s trip. Thanks for coming along. Ever since I blogged our semester abroad in 2009, this has become part of my travel experience. I may do some summing up in the next day or two and the site will reopen early next week, on or around the 15th.