About Jan20

About

Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, after telegraphing the Constitution of Nevada to the Congress days before the November 8 presidential election (the largest and costliest transmission ever by telegraph). Statehood was rushed to help ensure 3 electoral votes for Abraham...

Day 1 Jan20

Day 1

fly to Las Vegas Pick up rental car and immediately drive south one half hour down the Strip to see latest Vegas tourist attraction. 11 am visit Seven Magic Mountains Very cool art installation – 7 stacks of fluorescent colored rocks in the Nevada desert created by...

Day 2 Jan20

Day 2

Las Vegas  + Rhyolite + Beatty +Tonopah 7:30 am breakfast Freedom Beat Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Although we have the standard breakfast, the menu, created by Chef Scott Commings (Hell’s Kitchen Season 12 Champion), is a culinary road trip featuring Las...

Day 3 Jan20

Day 3

Tonopah  + Virginia City  7:30 am breakfast The Pittman Café in Mizpah Hotel One of the two hotel restaurants. Airy comfortable space set with white tablecloths serving a complete breakfast. Good wait-staff, speedy service. 8:30 am check out, leave for Virginia...

Day 4 Jan20

Day 4

Virginia City + Reno 8:30 am breakfast The Roasting House Just across street from Silver Queen Hotel. Convenient coffee shop serves several quiches, bagels & fixings, juices and great coffee. The day is clear so view of the valley from the back window is...