Denio Junction Motel, Cafe, and Gas
Denio Junction, (pronounced De Nigh Oh) has everything you could possibly need in the middle of nowhere. The little joint at the intersection of Nevada 140 and 292, has gasoline, a motel, a cafe, and a fuilly stocked bar, (you know for parent who’s not driving if they find themselves so inclined.… ). The folks working there, are super-friendly. The food is excellent, but that’s not all! There are also three dogs, Cruiser, a herding dog, Turbo, a bird-dog puppy, and Turbo’s mom. In addition to the three pups, there are two billy goats whose names we didn’t catch before Cruiser herded them off around the corner. If your traveling companions are feeling slightly more rowdy, or just need to blow off a little steam, there are picnic tables for outdoors seating. That’s where the gang my partner and I are traveling with, (7 y.o No. 1, 5 y.o No. 2, and 3 y.o. No. 3), wound up after eating, and where they made the acquaintance of Turbo, Cruiser, Turbo’s mom, and the goats. Getting back to the food, the servings are ample. The folks working at the restaurant adapted to the kids immediately though. They split the panckakes between No. 2 and No. 3, bringing them out on separate plates from the word go to avoid any sibling food-splitting disputes. They also brought out a slightly smaller version of their breakfast burrito, (No. 1’s order), and charged us $2 less for it. The place is a delight to visit, especially after two days of camping in nearby Sheldon Antelope Preserve. I highly recommend it!