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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Driving "The Loneliest Road In America"

Aloha Everyone,

US Route 50 is one of the major routes of the US highway system. It starts at Ocean City in Maryland to the West Coast, traversing nearly 3,000 miles.

In July 1986, LIFE magazine described Nevada's Route 50 as the Loneliest Road in America. People living along this corridor seem to take a special pride in this. Today we drove through farms, abandoned mines and small towns.

We left our RV site when dawn was breaking. The trip to Carson city took 7 hours. With no cars on either direction, Honu was under my control for a good 90 miles while J.J. dozed off.

Tonight we are back in Carson City where the day time high is 89, relatively comfortable compared to many parts of the Western United States.

Aloha -- Cathi