THE ROADS CHRONICLE – A Traveler’s Diary [Feb 19, 2020]

It’s hard to follow finding burros in the campground, but we packed up and moved on today…

Our first stop was a place called Eddie’s, which is in Beatty. Best gas station (for cars and big rigs alike), large parking lot and fantastic cell/internet in the area. What made Eddie’s special is their famous jerky. This jerky runs for $79/lb (no joke) but it is unlike any jerky you’ve ever had before. It’s soft, chewy and comes in a variety of flavors. We got just a little tiny portion (I think 1/4 or an 1/8 of a lb??) of the Jedediah Original. If you are in the area, this is a must try. They do allow samples!!

On to the roaming….

We found a ghost town not too far off our path that has been around since the 1860’s called Gold Point. There are a few people still living in the area, but we only saw one while we were there and he just waved to us. Otherwise, we were left to explore on our own.

Continuing north on the 95, we stopped at the International Car Forest, on the south side of Goldfield, NV. It sounds a lot cooler than what it is…there is a collection of cars & buses that have been ‘artistically’ placed in the ground around a driving loop and 2 local artists (who a few years ago got in a fight and now don’t talk to one another). There’s a dirt road with 2 pretty steep hills on gravel to enter the area. Boone handled it, but it might prove tricky for some other rigs.

We had planned on explore Goldfield as it was promoted as a semi-ghost town, but it looks more like a run down town.We pulled into one place that had a sign for a radio museum, but it was closed. However, Russ still managed to make a friend, Brian, who is a local store owner…..surprise, surprise they have metal detecting in common! Brian actually owns a few shops, one has all sorts of rocks, gems and minerals, another shop has jewelry and the third one was an eclectic mix of finds from the area.

Done for the day, we found another BLM spot just outside of Tonopah. We’re going to try to get a few night shots outside….did you know Tonopah, NV is the #1 stargazing spot in the U.S. ????

Locations info:

Boondocking Spot – this spot is just off a dirt roadway to the left of the BLM office. Nothing that you would want to stay at for an extended period of time, but for the night, it works just fine. Located about 1/4 mile away is a gas station that has plenty of room for RVs to maneuver around.


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