We left in the morning, wound our way through Central Oregon and down into Nevada on 93. After a few pit stops and food breaks, we made it to Indian Springs about 11:30pm. Brandon and I thought we were behind the other two trucks, but a thunderstorm waylaid our group several miles behind us. After talking to them, we decided they could finish the drive the next day instead of driving all night and being haggard all day. Usually when we get to Mexico, we’ve been driving for 30 hours and then we have to unload, reload, get organized, finish pre-runner prep give everyone a game plan and then go through with it. Vegas to Reno is much, much simpler. Brandon and I got a single room on the bottom floor from the casino in the little town. On a normal day both of us would be a little sketched out by our surroundings. The casino was old, mostly empty, and had none of the “luxury” you find in casinos even in the NW. This was not reassuring for the hotel room we were about to see. After parking the truck inches from our bedroom window, just in case anything were to go down, we enter the hotel room. This hotel was $20 a night. I know what you are imagining. But it was clean, even if a little old, and it makes some of the places we’ve been in in Mexico look like a 5 star hotel. Running water, working toilet, air conditioning, clean sheets, minimal amount of gnarly bugs. Yup, we were in a palace by those standards. We rested well and then got up early to head to the airport.
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