I’m taking a road trip from San Francisco to Virginia City, NV…any places to visit along the way?

Question by VilmerFud: I’m taking a road trip from San Francisco to Virginia City, NV…any places to visit along the way?
Any must sees along the way? I’m into sight seeing old western towns such as Virginia City, also any nature sight seeing places, but give me all of your thoughts, I’m open to go anywhere as long as it’s worth going there.

Best answer:

Answer by wickedgirl1973
Definitely stop in Carson City and ride the train and see the museum at Nevada State Railroad Museum (Mon – Fri only though):

http://www.nsrm-friends.org/

I wouldn’t take 80 to Reno and then south, I would get to the Central Valley and take 50 through Tahoe and then over into the Carson Valley, so pretty.

What do you think? Answer below!

Along the Pocahontas District

Coal Trains & Time Freights Travel back in time to southern West Virginia, deep in the heart of Appalachia, to experience the busy doubletracked stretch of Norfolk Southern mainline called the Pocahontas District. It’s the mid 1990s and you’re touring the “Pokey” from Williamson to Bluefield to watch heavy coal trains labor upgrade and speeding time-freights rush across the system. The rugged terrain of this mountainous district has always been a challenge to the railroad. Numerous bridges carrying the tracks back and forth across the rivers are interspersed with eighteen tunnels that bore through the ridges along this line. The area’s steep grades bring most trains down to a crawl and helper engines are required on almost all eastbound trains. The long climb up to Elkhorn Tunnel is a steady 1.4 percent grade. Coal is king in these parts. You’ll visit a coal mine where strings of hoppers are being topped off with this important commodity. Mine runs with cabooses are seen, as well as fleets of heavy mainline coal drags pulled by NS’s newest locomotives. The Pokey is a railroading adventure where the scenery is spectacular and the obstacles are met with brute horsepower and ingenuity!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Riding the Virtual Rails: Along the B&O’s “West End”

Traveling the Virtual Rails: Vol. 1, No. 2 — A circa 1950s-era depiction of a freight train traveling the West End Subdivision of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), between Independence and Bethany, West Virginia. Filmed in Auran’s Trainz Simulator 2009 using Fraps, featuring a Trainz route, the Western Maryland Thomas Sub, by jrfolco.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

What hotels along the beach in Virginia Beach, VA allow 18 years olds to check in?

Question by Alison H: What hotels along the beach in Virginia Beach, VA allow 18 years olds to check in?
Every hotel I look into in Virginia Beach (Along the coast line, approx. 3 minutes walking distance) asks that you have to be 21 and older to check in. Does anyone know of any with good rates and are 18 and older instead?

Best answer:

Answer by shawn
things must have changed.. I thought once you were 18 and had a credit card for deposit.. along with cash .. you were good.. I’m guessing its due to the over common practice of underage drinking.! Damn.. they are good at messing up good times! .. I would fight it.. call them tell them your a legal adult.. you have nobody to sign for you .. ask them if that mean you cant go on vacation.. you cant come spend your money there.. ./ out wit them! good luck

Add your own answer in the comments!