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PHOTOS: A governor-elect, an SUV and the road north to Carson City

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The path to Carson City started in Las Vegas.

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak attended a send-off ceremony Friday morning at the union hall for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — three days before he'd assume leadership over Nevada.

From there, Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, boarded a dark blue sport-utility vehicle and headed north. Their journey along U.S. 95 took them through the state's rural landscape, with pit stops in Indian Springs, Beatty, Tonopah, Yerington, and the Walker River Paiute Tribe Reservation. They also visited a Democratic Party office in Reno.

The group reached its final destination on Saturday afternoon: the governor's mansion, where Sisolak and the soon-to-be first lady toured their new home. The gubernatorial inauguration is Monday, at which point Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval will turn over the reins to Sisolak, the first Democrat elected to the state's top office in 20 years.

The Nevada Independent sent photographer Daniel Clark along for the ride. Below is a visual chronology of the newly elected leader's trip north:

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, depart the International Alliance for Theatrical Stage Employees in Las Vegas after a send-off celebration before heading north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, are greeted by Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs during a tour of Nevada as they head north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak sits in front of a signed poster at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs during a tour of Nevada as he heads north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, view an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs as part of a tour of Nevada as they head north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, get into a golf cart during a tour of High Desert State Prison as part of a trip through Nevada as they head north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Guards walk inside High Desert State Prison as seen on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak speaks with an inmate demonstrating a construction simulator during a tour of High Desert State Prison as part of a trip through Nevada as he heads north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak, right, walks with Warden Bill Williams during a tour of High Desert State Prison as part of a trip through Nevada as he heads north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak takes a photo of Happy Burro Chili and Beer in Beatty during a tour through Nevada as he heads north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, at left, talk with Eddy Huffman and Patricia Summers at Happy Burro Chili and Beer in Beatty during a tour through Nevada as they head north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, pose for a photo at Rhyolite ghost town during a tour through Nevada as they head north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, explore the Goldwell Open Air Museum near Rhyolite ghost town during a tour through Nevada as they head north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak explores Rhyolite ghost town during a tour through Nevada as he heads north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
A sport-utility vehicle carries Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, during a tour through Nevada as they head north to Carson City on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, have their order taken by Shanda Schutten during breakfast inside the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. It was a stop on their tour through Nevada as they made their way to Carson City. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and newly appointed state Senator Dallas Harris have their picture taken by his wife, Kathy, inside the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, leave the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah to continue their tour through Nevada, on their way to Carson City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak reviews paperwork in his car during his tour through Nevada, on his way to Carson City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak looks out over Walker Lake during his tour through Nevada on the way to Carson City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, stand outside Dini's Lucky Club Casino in Yerington during their tour through Nevada on the way to Carson City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak addresses a crowd of supporters at the Washoe County Democratic Party office in Reno during his tour through Nevada on the way to Carson City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak speaks with Merle Levy at the Washoe County Democratic Party office in Reno during his tour through Nevada on the way to Carson City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, tour the Governor's Mansion in Carson City as at the conclusion of their trip through Nevada on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. It was still being prepared for the new administration. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Governor-elect Steve Sisolak stands on a balcony of the Governor's Mansion in Carson City at the conclusion of his trip north through Nevada on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
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