Here is a short description of Denio, Nevada, :
|State||Nevada and Oregon|
|County||Humboldt and Harney|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST)|
I've often said that we live in the middle of nowhere, but today, we drove 96 miles from Winnemucca to attend the Denio BBQ....and that really is 'in the middle of nowhere."
(the long road out there)
(lots of roads in rural Nevada are long roads...and look exactly like this)
(the mountains on the way out are beautiful!!)
(every 25 or more miles a ranch will appear in the horizon---that clump of green trees in the middle of the sagebrush is a HUGE ranch house/yard. They raise cattle)
But what a nice nowhere!! It's a lovely little community, with nice people--ranchers, all of them--very proud of their community. They still have a post office, which IS NOT going to be closing. For now.
and they have a Community Hall (slash) basketball gym (slash ) library...
And they have a nice bar/tavern next to the community hall...
It's the old kind of bar----where your dog can just come in and make himself at home behind the bar.
The fireman do the grilling--steaks and chorizos--and the community brings side dishes and desserts for the potluck. Lots of old fashioned jellos and things like cornbread salad. Mmmmmm.
They have a quilt show and a book sale during this time also.
Earlier during the day, they have a rodeo and roping events and kids games. It's quite the deal. And a band to play for dancing after the BBQ.
It was a very small book sale, but I couldn't leave without buying at least one book you know....so I looked thru the tables and chose three. No one was out there helping us, so I turned with my books to go inside and pay and The Handyman pulled out two dollars and put it in the can. I said, really? On the honor system? Man, I love small communities!!
We had a nice afternoon/evening. One funny thing out there in the middle of nowhere was this phone booth. I thought it was funny anyway. The Handyman said, even Superman needs a place to change clothes.