|Taken at Nevada Northern Railway in Ely|
We started our trek with lunch at the home of some ranching friends. After leaving their place, we traveled through ranch country on dirt roads for some time. I snapped a few random pictures out the car window to just get a general flavor of the scenery.
|Springtime in Nevada's ranch country|
|Big Sky country for sure|
|Just a random ranching scene|
That night our thoughtful son-in-law went to Family Dollar (the best local possibility) and purchased a memory card for us as a surprise. However, though all of us tried that night and the next morning, we could not format the card so that our camera would accept it.
The next morning, my daughter and I and the baby walked around Ely looking at the murals while the other kids and the guys dug for garnets. Joanna was able to change the picture resolution in the camera to double the amount of memory available. That helped enough so that we could get photos of some of the murals (a later post) and a few on the steam train we rode later that day.
|The conductor and our family|
|Just a random scene along the way; the train ride was about 90 minutes long and went through copper mining country.|
|Approaching one of two tunnels along the route|
|This is the coaling tower for the railway. Do you see the resident owl? There were two baby owls in there as well!|