ETA - Spring '08- Read about Route 50 - The sole surviving non-interstate transcontinetal highway. http://www.roadtripusa.com/us_50/index.html
Map Copyright http://www.route50.com/
, US 50 Coast to Coast.
"For you, as well as I, can open fence doors and walk across America in your own special way. Then we can all discover who our neighbors are."
"Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware" Martin Buber
138 miles to Stateline, Ca. via route 50.
Somewhere on Route 50 between Ely and Eureka on "America's Lonelist Highway". Have only "recorded" 141 miles since last posting. Lots of reasons, low blood count, for one, which has seemed to correct itself. (asprin?). Some lost of interest in trip. Energy turning toward golf.
And, as I remember, from the beginning, I have had a series of leg and hip problems. Anyway,
about 600 miles to go or 200 days x 3 miles to finish the trip.
Route 50 joins with Route 6 and there is over 150 miles of empty highway between Delta, UT and Ely, NV. In an oddity, U.S. 6 enters and leaves Utah concurrent with U.S. Route 50. However, the two routes are different though the state. U.S route 6 also a transcontinetal highway, 3205 miles long, running northeast from Long Beach, CA, with its eastern terminus, at Provincetown, Mass. Route 6 is the only on of the classic cross-country highways to cross the Hudson, Mississippi, Missouri, and the Colorado Rivers. Find out more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_6
A few years ago, LIFE magazine designated US 50 in Nevada as the "loneliest Road in America".
Well, here I am again, back to my virtual
walk - in the middle of Utah. Still on Route 50 and starting to move, at a walk, West. At a place called Delta. The Chamber of Commerce calls it the "Gateway to the Great Basin National Park. There is a lot of beautiful
country around here and as I looked through the area's photo's , I came upon this picture of a gentleman tourist who said in his comments that this was "the place to stay in Delta." (Best Western) "There is a movie theatre next to the motel, so you can eat at the cafe see a movie just by walking next door." I guess after you see so many rocks, you just want to catch a flick and get some grub. How often do you see a photo, maybe like this one, and think about the person behind the camera who is just trying to make time and the moment stand still? "Wait, let me take you picture". Next time I will say, Yea, freeze me in time - make this moment last.
In my research of this town of 2,800, I found this quote, "Delta also has a large skunk population, as shown by the fact that the high school students have been know to bring one or two to choice sporting events, and shove them in opposing schools' buses. Needless to say, the number of skunks is dwindling rapidly" That's
something to remember about Delta.
It good to put injuries and projects behind me and move with the contour of the land when Route 50 breaks away from the Interstate and connects small towns to small towns.