road trip finale

Don’t ask.Road Trip Day 3-20

Surviving on iced coffee from Starbucks.Road Trip Day 3-2

The Giant Prospector of Washoe Valley.Road Trip Day 3-3

Thank goodness there is a candy store right next door. So many decisions.Road Trip Day 3-4

Every flavor of salt water taffy you could ever imagine.Road Trip Day 3-5

Must have that one.Road Trip Day 3-6

Jumping across the Giant Poker Chips of Reno.Road Trip Day 3-7

Touching the Blarney Stone of Reno.Road Trip Day 3-8

Crossing beneath the infamous Reno sign.Road Trip Day 3-9

Before we left, Harry wanted to rock climb the wall next to the Reno sign that reaches to the clouds. Warming up.Road Trip Day 3-10

Starting the ascent.Road Trip Day 3-11

And up.Road Trip Day 3-12 Road Trip Day 3-13

Landing on the first leg of the journey.Road Trip Day 3-14

That tiny purple speck is Harry about 1/2 way up the second leg. People were cheering from across the street. He climbed vertically about 115′ (that is 140′ from street level). Crazy!Road Trip Day 3-15

Resting on the giant bike lock.Road Trip Day 3-16

Some sore fingers after that adventure, but all smiles. I am so impressed he got as far as he did, there is no way I could ever do that.Road Trip Day 3-17

 

What a great way to end the trip. Then, it was time for the long drive home.

road trip

We decided to make an adventure of our long road trip from San Diego to Reno. I found this brilliant website – Roadside America – the Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions. (They also have an app.) Our fun stops broke up our trip in just the right ways, allowing time to stretch, catching a slice of Americana, seeing areas/people we might never have seen, random art and oddities and so much more. Off we go….

The car is packed.Road Trip-1

The Muffler Man.Road Trip-2

Grape Day Park.Road Trip-3

The road trip driver.Road Trip-4

Big Gumby and Pokey.roadtrip-33

Living Ghost Town in Randsburg. We met some really neat people here.Road Trip-7 Road Trip-8 Road Trip-9 Road Trip-10 Road Trip-11 Road Trip-12 Road Trip-13 Road Trip-14 Road Trip-15 Road Trip-16 Road Trip-17 Road Trip-18 Road Trip-19

The UniRoyal Gal.roadtrip-34

The Give/Take Sculpture in Olancha.Road Trip-22 Road Trip-23 Road Trip-24

Harry gave a few Rainbow Loom bracelets he made. He looked in the take canister but decided not to take anything.roadtrip-35

“Be kind not right.”Road Trip-27 Road Trip-28 Road Trip-29

Pit stop.Road Trip-30

Nightmare rock is not so scary.Road Trip-31

A stop in Bishop.Road Trip-32

And day one is complete.