I live in Mendocino County, California, but go to school in Chicago. I drove out to school last year and plan on doing so again. I live very near CA-20, and simply take this highway east until it hits 1-80 (and becomes less interesting). Last year, I stopped in Elko, Nevada; Rawlins, Wyoming; and York, Nebraska. I like the idea of stopping in small towns better than large cities because I like not having to get lost in big cities, and I like meeting people in the smaller towns. However, I don't eat fast food, and had a difficult time find places to eat along the way, particularly in Rawlins. I'm hoping that someone can recommend a better place for me to stay in Nevada, as well as interesting things to do along the way to break up the monotony of the trip. Any advice? I'm open to a different route, but I can't spare more than 4 or 5 days.