RIO RANCHO, N.M. — You can’t let a little rain deter the plans for a fun vacation, and for me, my recent 2019 epic adventure was highlighted by rain every day of our journey from Albuquerque to Kingman, Ariz.; to Las Vegas and then Reno, Nev.; across US 50, “the loneliest highway in America” to Ely, Nev.; and then south through the Silver State and partway across Utah, with our final stop at gorgeous Zion National Park.
About that rain: We kept seeing video of tornados wreaking havoc on much of the nation, as well as flooding through what seemed the rest of it. Who were we to complain because we had to see some of the sights through windshield wipers?
As much as we have enjoyed our scenic trips through Colorado and Wyoming in recent years, Nevada — still with plenty of snow atop its highest mountains —is another beautiful state to visit. And in no way am I a casino guy, so we didn’t head there to gamble away the mortgage payments for the rest of 2019!