We stayed at dog friendly hotels during our trip; LaQuinta in Caldwell and The historic Hotel Nevada in Ely. Lady does her Magoo dance in every hotel room before she settles in. It's almost indescribable, but I will do my best. Many dogs circle a spot to lay down, but Lady brings a unique performance art to this ritual. Starts with pawing the floor then arching her back with her nose extended towards the floor, pawing and turning in a clockwise direction all the while bouncing up and down (but never leaving the floor). This continues for several revolutions until:
A. She plops down with a groan, staying in that spot for an hour or 30 seconds, we never know.
B. She sees someone watching her, then she stops (this is why I have no video)!
C. For some reason that spot isn't acceptable, so she wanders over for loves or off to her water bowl.
That's why one of her many nicknames is Mrs. Magoo. Andi calls it her VooDoo dance, which is pretty descriptive in itself.
Caldwell to Ely....Day two dawned clear and very cold. We traveled to Twin Falls then south on US93 through some of the most desolate country in the U.S. It's been 8 years since the first time I've travel this highway. The road itself has been (surprisingly) repaved. It was great! We pick up our photo tale at the Idaho-Nevada border:
|My paws are freezing!!|
|Old downtown Wells, NV - only the building to the right is occupied.|
|I'll bet this was one very cool sign in it's day.|
|This handsome brick building is completely abandoned.|
|Oh boy, a hike|
|Just a few of the gravel piles|
|View from the foothills, west across the valley|
|Built in 1929, it was the tallest building in Nevada|
|Rooms were nice, a little noisy compared with |
modern standards, but no big deal
|Very cool mural - click to enlarge|
As the sun came up and the moon set on the beginning of the third day, Lady was still recovering from her big night in the casino! Never thought I would ever write those words. Mr. Fuzzy Bone is always a comforting pillow. Ely to Phoenix......
|Rest stop, junction of US93 and NV318|
There was some critter squawking in the bushes
|Lake Mead just before Hoover Dam and the new bridge.|
|Uhhh, well, OK|
|Geez Dad, are we almost there?|
Three days, 1500 miles - thank god for XM radio. More pictures soon of Lady in the desert.