TWIN FALLS ENCHANT, NEVADA CASINOS DON’T

Heading south…

TOUR OF THE SIERRA NEVADAS, DAY 5

September 9, 2017

From Twin Falls, Idaho Idaho flag and Fernley, Nevada Nevada flag

TWIN FALLS ENCHANT, NEVADA CASINOS DON’T

First thunderstorm – in pursuit of maps of Nevada, California

Before we got to Twin Falls last night, we had to drive through our first thunderstorm on this trip, along with a heavy downpour. That was in Pocatello, Idaho, where we were planning to stop at a AAA office and get a map of Nevada and California.

Earlier in the day, we realized that we actually did not have a road map of those two states. And now that we were headed for the Sierra Nevada, that would be a useful thing to have. We made it to the AAA with just minutes to spare before their closing time.

Beautiful Twin Falls

This morning, we awoke to a beautiful clear day in Twin Falls, Idaho. It was the first time in several weeks that we have had such good visibility. Even the air in Arizona was affected by the far-away western forest fires before we left on this trip.

We used the chance to see how and why the town of Twin Falls got its name. We drove to the twin falls, about 5 miles east of the town. And here are the pictures we took there.

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As you can see, the water level was quite low. So here’s now a file photo of the twin falls when the waterfalls are in full swing.

Twin Falls

VISIT TO NEVADA CASINO

For those of you who have not seen the inside of a casino, like thousands of casinos around the state of Nevada, here’s one. Elizabeth and I stopped at a Red Lion Casino off the I-80 in Wells, NV, to get a couple of drinks at Starbucks. Which was located inside the casino.

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We could not wait to get out. The place was smokey and felt dingy. We cannot understand how so many people can get a kick out of something like that.

Passing many casinos which dotted the I-80 route, we finished the day in Fernley, Nevada, a town about 30 miles east of Reno, Nevada.

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