We pass Playmate Ranch. I think of T.S. Eliot. “Living and partly living…”
What remains of Route 6 is 3205 miles between Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Bishop, California. It intersects twice with the more famous Route 66.
My seatmate, on our flight to SAlt Lake City, pointed out the irrigation circles in central Nevada.
My flights between Oakland, California and Salt Lake City gave me a birds-eye view of mostly Nevada, much of which Skus and I have seen from highways. On the flight to Salt Lake City, I was fortunate to have as seatmate a man who takes that round trip on business weekly who gave me some information on what I was seeing.
Leafing through The Complete Nevada Traveler, Skus happened on the ghost town of Aurora, 27 miles southwest of Hawthorne. We often drive through Hawthorne on our way north, but we aren’t likely to take a 60-miles round trip to a “town” with only “some shallow depressions, a few broken bricks here and there.” Aurora grew so fast after a gold discovery that in 1861 it was named the County seat not only of Mono County but of Esmeralda County, the…