Friday, May 28, 2010

Cascade Idaho

We are Tami’s house in Cascade, well not in her driveway it is too steep for our air bags so the neighbor across the street was nice to let us park there. Our first attempt to park at her house was beside her house which is more level. Here are the pictures that tells that story. 

SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSC We were stuck and sinking. We called a local tow company and they came to the rescue and no I didn’t take any pictures in fact I couldn’t even watch. But all is well and we are on level ground.

SONY DSCWe went on birding excursion around the Cascade Reservoir and came across this beauty. The biggest Red Fox we have ever seen.

SONY DSC This Bald Eagle was eating some kind of bird. I could see  the birds leg but couldn’t tell what it was.

SONY DSC We saw a number of the Sandhill Cranes.

SONY DSC These two were nice enough to pose for us.

SONY DSC This cute little guy is a Wilson’s Phalarope.


And then of all things it started snowing. We got about inch of the white stuff. I think we should have stayed down south longer!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tonopah, NV

We stayed overnight at the Bang Club Casino free parking for RV’s and Trucks. It was pretty empty until evening when the trucks started arriving.


The next day we walked around town SONY DSC They had a number of murals on the buildings This is the home of the Stealth Bomber when the air base was still open.

SONY DSC This hotel was supposed to open in 2008 and we learned that the pigeons have taken it over and it is not safe to enter.


The Butlers, founders of Tonopah, NV

We finally found the entrance to the silver mine park where we took a tour

SONY DSC This is a head frame

SONY DSC This tunnel led us to the Stope mining exhibit where the miners would work in deep ditches like this.SONY DSC SONY DSC

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the mine and the surrounding area history.