Little Ale’Inn and the Black mailbox

After our ghost town adventure in Ballarat, we began our grand detour and made our way to Rachel, Nevada. We arrived at the Little Ale’Inn later that afternoon, with no further delays or road closures. The Little Ale’Inn  offers free tent camping on their property as well as several RV hook ups and a few mobile guest trailers that they rent out daily. This was my third time camping there whilst road tripping. I had the pleasure of chatting with an old timer Marine who had a Pharaoh’s horses tattoo he had gotten from Singapore Slim in Anchorage, Alaska  in 1961.

We witnessed no UFO activity coming from the base while camping that night 😦 . The following morning, we packed up camp, had a good breakfast at the Inn, then headed 20 miles further down Route 375 to the Black mailbox.

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The Pharaohs Horses by Singapore Slim, Anchorage Alaska, 1961

The Pharaohs Horses by Singapore Slim, Anchorage Alaska, 1961

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The Black mailbox

The Black mailbox

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Next stop – Crater Lake, Oregon…….and beyond

Okay, moving onward. It’s still September.  After I left Portland, I made my way down to Crater Lake, also in Oregon. I had to meet my buddy in Las Vegas in a few days and had some time to kill, and whats better to kill time than riding to a big crater filled with water. Actually, it was pretty amazing. From there, I rode down into California and over into Nevada.  Enjoy!

Random bar bathroom in Portland

Random bar bathroom in Portland

Mt Hood

Mt Hood

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Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

Chiloquin, Oregon

Chiloquin, Oregon

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Motel I stayed at in Carson City, Nevada

Motel I stayed at in Carson City, Nevada

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Nevada

Nevada

gas stop in middle of nowhere, Nevada

gas stop in middle of nowhere, Nevada

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just goes to show ya, even in the middle of nowhere, you can't escape road construction traffic

just goes to show ya, even in the middle of nowhere, you can’t escape road construction traffic

my motel in Las Vegas.....swanky

my motel in Las Vegas…..swanky

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cool tattoo shop signage on the Vegas strip. Too bad it was vacant

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my super awesome motel tv, circa 1978 perhaps?

my super awesome motel tv, circa 1978 perhaps?

Frisco to Reno

I am really waaaay behind on my blogging, sorry about that. Anyway, here’s some video and pics on my way to Reno, Nevada from San Fran with my buddy, Jason Sweet, owner of Freaks and Geeks Tattoo in Portland, OR. Enjoy!

 

 

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Campsite setup, time for a beverage

Campsite setup, time for a beverage

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Jason and myself

Jason and myself

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Jason, posing

Jason, posing

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe

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My shady ass motel in Reno

My shady ass motel in Reno

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Triumph Tattoo, Reno, Nevada

Triumph Tattoo, Reno, Nevada

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