It's all about the gambling.....
Trip Start Aug 30, 2011
27Trip End Sep 28, 2011
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This morning began with a free continental breakfast at our friendly local Super 8 which wasn't half bad. Shortly thereafter I took some images to capture the essence of the place (formally) known as America's Armpit. Parts of the town seem to be doing OK, other not so. This has been the case for most of the small to mid sized towns we have driven through. The US really seems on its way to becoming a land of the haves and have nots.
Today's drive was very much like yesterday to the point where i got bored and did a 5 minute video of boring road driving to keep myself entertained
No soliciting in a rest area, what will they think of next?
We travelled through Carson City which is where the Cartwright boys always seemed to be riding on Bonanza to visit the Marshall. I'm not sure how they made it there and back inone epsiode, it would have been a helluva ride.
As we were a little too early to check-in we stopped at the Safeway for some supplies and a quick coffee (Starbucks of course) when I noticed something you don't really see in Australia.... video poker machines in a supermarket. Incongruously positioned right next to a Wells Fargo bank branch. There was little I could do other than shake my head.
Dropped the car off at the Inn and wandered down to the foreshore of Lake Tahoe
So who said gambling in supermarkets and service stations was a bad thing ?