I recently took a load from Seattle to Las Vegas. What an amazing Trip! The route I took was I-90E to Ellensberg, then you catch I-82E through Yakima to oregon where you catch the I-84E by hermiston heading to Twin Falls Idaho where you catch highway 93 south. This entire trip is quite beautiful. Oregon,washington and Idaho are on my regular path so they are no big deal to me. It was night when I pulled into Wells Nevada. A pleasant female voice came across the c.b. radio welcoming me and all drivers to wells and to “come on over for some all you can eat spaghetti and female company with no strings attached” I opted to stop at the truck stop instead next to the Casino. Where I went inside and ordered the Spaghetti dinner. About that time my cellphone rang and it was my Sweety “Tweet” She asked where I was and I told her. There was silence on the other end of the line and then she said. “they have Brothels there you know” I said “I know they where advertising on the c.b. as I rolled into town for all you can eat spaghetti” ”So I decided to order some spaghetti.” ”at the truckstop” I added quickly. Tweet laughed and I told her I had twenty bux that I intended to gamble with when I finished my Supper. I was pleasantly surprised my 20 bux lasted over an hour before I finally lost it and headed to bed. I hit the road and headed out the following morning about 0900 and this was where in my opinion the most beautiful part of the drive is. You are in the high dessert most of the way and in mid april it was just a bit cool still,(high 50′s low 60′s I would say) the mountains on either side of highway 93 are snowcapped and look like something out of a spaghetti Western, or a Frank Frazetta Poster, the entire drive is just surrealistic it is so Beautiful. I tried to get a photo of the mountains and the highway but it just doesnt do the scenery justice. Part of the beauty of this place is how vast and empty it is and it was beyond my skill to impart that onto my little nikon d-40 though i did post a photo just for the heck of it. There are a few small towns on the way to Vegas and they all had plenty of places to pull off of the road and park right on the highway. The people I met along the way where pleasant and they seem to like Truckers! even on the road when people would pass me on the rare occasion with the exception of a couple vehicles (california license plates) they would almost always use their turn signal when they passed. Well Im looking forward to the next time I get to go this way and heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a really amazing drive!
Been trucking with few exceptions since 96.