On the Road 4
We holed up in Las Vegas to watch the Breeder’s Cup. I won’t bore you with a lot of horse racing stuff but the two days of racing were terrific for this old guy. And Zenyatta, the mare, went up against the guys in the Breeder’s Cup Classic and won. She’s a huge horse. 17-1/2 hands.
Now we’re in Tonopah, NV, about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. It’s over 6,000 feet in elevation and a bit cold out at night. It’s touted at being the best place in the U.S. to star gaze. The nights are clear and cold and there is a map of places you can drive to where you have no light obstructions for looking at the stars.