No Internet par for the course in rural Nevada


Matt Hufman

The moon rises over Alamo, Nev., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

Day 1 of the Nevada Heartland trip; evening update:

We are wrapping up in Alamo after a long first day on the road. We’re working through one of the difficulties of rural Nevada – finding reliable Internet service. (The Wi-Fi where we’re staying has a love-hate relationship with me, some times it hates me and denies me service, other times it loves to hate me and deny me service.)

Sigh. Modern conveniences.

Regardless, this was a great first day, even if we didn’t get to all we wanted. And never mind the Internet issues, much less a few technical difficulties. We’ve met some wonderful interesting people. One woman, a native of Alamo and a Nevadan through in through, gave us a great perspective on town. (Short story: “We’re all cousins….”) Look for more from that conversation later. We also had great discussions with people in Overton and Coyote Springs. (We wandered around Coyote Springs and saw a map of what developers hope to do.)

When we’ve been able to check the Internet, the comments and emails have been filled with great feedback. Thank you. Please keep it coming.

There’s a shot from the day above. I hope to have more tomorrow. Thanks for reading.

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