In spite of all the exploring that Cindy and I have done over the years and all across the State of Nevada, I can honestly say that we've only scratched the surface when it comes to all the places and things we'd hope to see someday. In fact, anytime we're not on the road, I spend a lot of my free time pouring over old books and tracing my finger across historic maps and with the purpose of planning out future trips. Last week, we embarked on one such trip and as luck would have it, our good friends Tony and Stephanie were able to join us and being that they just got a brand new Jeep Renegade Latitude, we decided to rendezvous with them in our Renegade Trailhawk. The following photo essay highlights our epic thousand mile plus adventure and I hope you'll enjoy it. It never occurred to me that you could actually order and buy something like a Jeep Renegade without a spare tire but as we would come to find, that's how Tony and Stephanie's Latitude was delivered to them. Apparently, a spare is an option and if you don't specifically select it, you just get a tire repair kit complete with a compressor that will fill your tire with a run flat solution. Needless to say, we all agreed that it'd be better for them to have a spare on hand and being that we had 5, we decided to strap one onto our roof rack before heading out to rendezvous with them in Tonopah. Stopping to stretch and play with Tessa on our way down to the rendezvous point. Ah, the Mizpah! Our favorite home for the night whenever we pass through Tonopah and the location of where we'd be rendezvousing with Tony and Stephanie. And here they are in their all new shiny white Jeep Renegade Latitude. It's always a good time to drink whenever we're with good friends - CHEERS from the Tonopah Brewing Company! After dinner, we stopped into the all new Mizpah Casino to try our luck on one of their one armed bandits. Did I mention it was always a good time to drink when we're with good friends? CHEERS from the Mizpah bar and to good times ahead! DAY 1 : Tonopah to Eureka The first official day of our very first Renegade Rendezvous was to be an epic 200+ mile trek from Tonopah to Eureka, loosely following the original stage route that connected the two towns back in the late 1800's. Along the way, we would make stops to check out geological wonders like the Lunar Crater as well as historical points of interest including charcoal kilns, petroglyphs, old stage stops and... a nuclear test site known as, Project Faultless. Bright and early on day one and looking back at the charming Mizpah Hotel. Here's a look at some of the nearby residences of old. Spare tire transferred to Tony and Steph's new Renegade and ready to roll. Stopping at the local grocery store for last minute supplies. Here you can see a side by shot of a stock Renegade sitting next to one that has a Daystar lift and bigger Cooper STT Pro tires.