When I told my friend Barb Sullivan that we were going to Virginia City, she expressed concern that we were taking Beluga on "those roads". I assured her we weren't, that we were driving up in the jeep. How steep could the roads be, I thought! Well....she was right. We drove out of Reno on 395 south and connected with 341 into the mountains. Why do I do this to myself I ask....Dave asks the same thing. I seem to direct us on to the most jiggy, high altitude roads I can find, me who hates heights! This road fit the bill perfectly. I took very few pictures of the journey because I found it difficult to take my hands off the center console and I certainly couldn't look out over the spectacular vistas when they occurred on my side of the car.
We came to a scenic overlook and stopped so I could take a few pictures away from the edge.
|looking back toward Reno (see downtown in the distance?)|
|I zoomed in on it for you|
|this is looking in the direction we'll go when we leave on Tuesday|
|I think that is our Tuesday road down there|
|this was taken after we came down a bit, on the other side of the summit, whew!|
Today, the buildings stand as they were, but the first floors of most of "C" Street (the Main Street) are occupied by tacky tourist shops. We ignored them and strolled the rough board sidewalk.
It was a bit anti-climatic after the thrilling drive there...
|guess which is the Catholic church and which is the Episcopal...|
|beautiful multicolored glass chandelier and ornate ceiling|
|this chandelier was hanging in a fudge and ice cream shop!|
|Dave spied these beautiful plums as we walked past some sweet cottages|
|I wonder if this little guy came from the BLM adoption center?|
We were tired when we got home and our favorite bbq spot was closed on Sunday (Dave had his mouth all set for brisket and beans) so we got pizza and salad instead. Dishes done, dogs out, now for Masterpiece Theatre.