I have some advice for the elderly, cautious out-of-towner (old C.O.O.T.) I saw driving his RV 1 mph up Beauty Bay hill. A kind gesture (as opposed to those you received) would be to head to Shoshone County, where you'll get away from the traffic (and me). First, stop in Murray, whose former residents included Molly B'Damn – she got her nickname by driving her buggy 1 mph – and Wyatt Earp, last seen chasing his horse out of town. (He needed a better corral, even an OK corral, but that's another story.) Next, try Wallace, with its Brothel Museum and Sierra Silver Mine Tour. Both are testaments to the bygone days when we had high-paying jobs around here. Finally, since you're so close, why not continue on to Montana, where they have enough national parks, hot springs and keno to keep you busy for weeks. Thanks, you'll do us both a favor.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.