Monday, July 8, 2013

Trip to Elko and Lamoille Canyon

This weekend we made the five hour trip to Elko, Nevada, to celebrate Rory's grandmothers passing.  She passed away almost a year ago (July 11, 2012 to be exact), so it was fitting to have a memorial/celebration for her this last weekend.  Several family members came up from Arizona, Las Vegas, Reno area, Utah and further.

Friday we made the trek, but made a stop in Winnemucca, Nevada for amazing basque food at The Martin Hotel.

This place is amazing.  I had the ribs (they were a special), plus clam chowder, salad, green beans with ham, red mashed potatoes, some yummy chicken dish, fries and lastly bread pudding.  Dang, that makes me sound like a fat kid.  So good, I don't even regret it, but my wedding dress body probably does.  Did I mention the former BEST Niners coach, George Seifert went there before he passed away?  Epic.

Then we continued the trek up to Elko.  We arrived Friday night around 11 pm.  Saturday we had the memorial at the cemetery and a luncheon to honor Grammy.  It was a great day.  Finished the day up at families hotel room for dinner.  Who brings the entire kitchen stock on a vacation?  They do, and it was amazing.

We went to the local basque festival in downtown Elko.  They have games (ax games, heavy lifting competition, dances, etc.) and yummy drinks kalimotxo which is red wine and a splash of coke.  I have never had one, but this weekend I did, and they are so good.  Also, might have had a picon punch or two.

Sunday after having a delicious breakfast, we went up to Lamoille Canyon.  It is in the foothills of Spring Creek, Nevada.  It is a must see.  Take a look for yourself.

Breath taking.  I would recommend going to see it if you are in the area (Nevada/Utah/Idaho) area.  I can't wait to go back and hike the trails up there.  Then we took the long 5 hour trek back, but not before stopping in Winnemucca again, for food, but not basque.  This time was Mexican.  Until the next trip.

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