Thursday, June 17, 2010

Star Hotel - Elko, NV

June 15, 2010
Star Hotel - Elko, NV

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This Blog is a portion of a bigger Blog created by Sherman Acord, copied with his permission.

We had dinner at the Basque restaurant in Elko,NV during a multi day motorcycle trip from Cortez, CO to Topaz Lake, NV.
Entering the Star Hotel.

Bar in the Star.

Soup, Bread, Salad with creamy garlic dressing, Fresh cut Fries, Beans and Green Beans, Spaghetti, then the entrees came. And the gallon of decaf coffee finished off the meal. We passed on dessert. The couple with the boy are friends of Don (vsp). Ray, Lana and their son Caine. You recognize the rest of them. {clockwise from the bottom left - Jamey, Trouble and Sandy} {Lana, Caine, Ray and me}

Taken by the waitress

Ray has a Softail Deuce! He bought it new, has 20K miles on it, no problems. Was glad to find out that Harley makes a bag mount, I haven't been able to find an aftermarket one. So, learned something. {Sherm had recently bought the exact same model of motorcycle}


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Overland Hotel, Fallon, NV

June 16, 2010
Overland Hotel, Fallon, NV

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It is Wednesday of the our motorcycle trip from Cortez, CO to Topaz Lake, NV.
Tonight's stop over is in Fallon, NV. Dinner is at the Overland Hotel and Saloon.
The Overland serves a Basque menu.

Our group has invited a married couple who live in Fallon, Eddie and Brenda. I had just met them on Monday afternoon at the Topaz Japanese American WWII Internment Camp Museum in Delta, UT. Brenda was interned at Topaz as a young child.

These first two photos are out of sequence since they were taken after we had eaten.
Nite Lite, Eddie and Brenda

Sherm, Sandy, Skid and Linda

The outside. This building has been a historical land mark since 1999 when it was restored to its original conditions.
My F650GS and Nite Lite's Kawasaki Voyager

Their wall calendar

The menu

I forgot to take photos of the soup and salad. The soup was very good but the salad was not.
The French fries were delicious and had some hot stuff that gave them a little bit of a zip

My beef tongue smothered in garlic

Eddie's lamb shoulder chop, which was the lamb of the day

Nite Lite's chicken sandwich

Skid's Small steak

Sherm and Brenda had the 1/2 rack of bbq ribs

Linda and Sandy had the bbq chicken and ribs

There was more than enough very tasty food for all.

The next photo shows what remains of the pot of beans after everyone had eaten. The waitress put the left over beans in a big carry out pot for Eddie and Brenda to take home.

Brenda was given the uneaten ribs because they were very, very good but just too many for everyone to eat.
Enough left over ribs to serve four people

This photo was taken by Sherm after dinner. The plastic bag with the red C visible holds the container with the left over beans.

After dinner we swapped old stories. Eddie and Brenda had lived in Union City, CA before moving to Fallon about 10 years ago. Brenda was living with her parents in Pescadero, CA which is on the Coast between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, CA, when she was shipped to Topaz Relocation Center just west of Delta, UT.

Some photos of the Overland taken by Sherman Acord, copied with his permission:

The Bar inside the Overland Hotel.

Checking out some of the antiques before entering the dining room.

The door to the kitchen

There were several trophies on the walls. I liked this Stately looking Mule Deer.

Sign inside the dining room