Bike for the Cure – Day 4 – Final day of travel – Green River UT to Reno NV
Wednesday, June 15
We left our Green River, UT campsite at about 6:30 a.m. and continued on the I-70 to Scipio, UT. From there we went South on the I-15 for a few miles until it intersected with US Hwy. 50. US Hwy 50 is a transcontinental highway stretching from Ocean City MD to Sacramento CA (3073 miles), passing through 12 states plus Washington DC (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.) In July 1986, LIFE magazine named the Nevada portion “the loneliest road in America.” It was deemed to be “devoid of civilization” which sounded negative, but Nevada turned it around and used it to market the area for visitors interested in desert scenery, history, and solitude. Parts of the route were used by the Pony Express, the Central Overland Route, and the Lincoln Highway.
It was a long drive, at least 8 hours. There are only three small towns between Delta UT and Fallon NV: Ely, Eureka, and Austin, all former mining boom towns in NV. We got on the I-80 near Fallon and continued to Reno. We texted our sister, Gayle, in Verdi, NV and told her we expected to be there by 5:00 p.m. and asked her “What’s for dinner?” Not to deviate from our set pattern, we were 30 minutes late. Dinner was ready.
Thank you Gayle and Mike for your over the top hospitality, great dinner, soft bed and hot showers. We give this RV park a 5 star rating!
To those of you who have been following us on our journey, we cannot thank you enough for your support at every level, from prayers and donations to inspirational messages along the way. When it comes to advancing Huntington’s Disease research, it’s an “all hands on deck” endeavor.
Continuing to put our hope into action, together we will someday celebrate the discovery of a cure!
Mary Ann and Sherri