June 17, 2013 in Northern Tier
Yesterday was my first day off, and I managed to hitch a ride into town. Ely is really a cool city and there are tons of little shops here that make it unique. First we stopped at the coffee shop to pick up some free internet time (the internet on base is really slow). We pretty much just walked around for a couple hours, checking out Piragis, the surplus store, goodwill, and and ice cream place. For lunch we went to a resort on Sagawa Lake called Stony Ridge. They literally have more than 50 different burgers on the menu. I got the daily special, the Birch Burger, and it is probably one of the best burgers I have ever had. We wrapped up the day by taking a short road trip down to Virginia to catch a movie. We ended up seeing Man of Steel, the new Superman movie, and I would highly recommend it.
My wash is almost done and I have everything packed up. I leave tomorrow morning and will be back on the 23rd. I'm sure I'll have plenty more stories and pictures to share when I get back!