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Oct 5, 2017 - Carson City Tour

We enjoyed an awesome driving tour though Carson City today, we were surprised to see how beautiful this area is. We stayed in the Reno area last year and missed touring Carson City, we were glad we did the drive today. Carson City was named after frontier explorer Kit Carson in 1858. Carson City is the state capital of Nevada.The majority of the population of the town lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles south of Reno. The town originated as a stopover for California...

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Dec 19, 2016 - Lights of Tanea

We went to see the 2016 Lights of Tanea tonight. This is the biggest and most spectacular Christmas lights display at a private residence in the Truckee Meadows - "The Biggest Little Christmas Light Show in Reno." Lights of Tanea was started to raise awareness and donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and donations of clothing for Friends of the National MS Society. Lights of Tanea also hosts a non-perishable food drive for the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach program. The show features music synchronized to the lights,...

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Aug 4, 2016 - Carson City, NV - Travel Through Northeast CA.

(Ron Writing) Today we packed up and got an early start – it was a full day of travel. Our journey took us south a short distance to Klamath Falls, OR where we stopped for gas and then continued south on OR-39 and CA-139 to CA-299 east to Alturas, CA where we got on US-395 south and drove all the way to Carson City, NV. Most of the drive was through sparsely populated northeast California. We’ve never been through this area before. The area is mostly high desert but the highway follows rivers which provide water for irrigating farm land. We...

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Jun 30, 2016 - A Trip to the Past

Today we decided to go to Virginia City which is nestled in the mountains about 30 minutes away. When we were in this area in 1983 we took the kids to an Old West Town. Both of us remembered it as Carson City, but when we got here we quickly realized that it wasn't Carson City, but Virginia City. This town still has original buildings from the 1850s. It has the feel of an old west town although it now has electricity and indoor plumbing. They even have what they call a "comedy" shootout at 1:00pm. We spent a few hours investigating the...

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Headed West 2016

Jun 29, 2016 - Nevada State Museum

After a couple of days to rest in Lake Tahoe we braved Hwy 50 with its l o n g 6% downhill and survived. We are staying at Comstock Country RV Resort at the bottom of the hill. There seem to be a lot of long-term campers here...so many they have an award for "Yard of the Month". It was a beautiful extremely small space with plenty of blooming flowers and shrubs, but it seems a little silly in an RV park. We decided to check out Carson City this afternoon. Stan was especially interested in the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Unfortunately, it...

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Headed West 2016

May 23, 2016 - Alabama Hills to Home

While staying in the Alabama Hills we explored the area. I was finally able to visit Manzanar National Historic Site, one of the Japanese internment camps from WW2 where people of Japanese descent were taken after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I've always been fascinated by some of the crazy notions that come out of war and tragedy. Even though it was horrible to think of people being rounded up like that and of the consequences that followed, we were pleasantly surprised at they had to try to make a bad situation bearable. I must read...

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Aug 4, 2015 - Day 28

Welcome to Reno, the biggest little city in the world. At least that is how it is advertized on the huge neon sign that spans the main drag downtown. But before Reno we had to drive out of California. Northern California wasn't all I had expected. The mountains were beautiful, but there wasn't the lush greenery I associate with mountains like we have in the east. The mountain valleys were barren, better suited for ranching than farming. Driving toward the Nevada border, we crossed a vast valley similar to the setting for the movie...

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Lay of the land

Feb 14, 2015 - Heading to Yuma, Arizona

Lately it has been difficult to think about traveling as our winter weather has been more like sunny spring days. Yet, it is nice to travel and see something new; so it is time to hit the road. Yesterday we were nearly ready around 1600 hours and decided to just wait till the morning. And, here we are, packed and on the way. Oh, let's stop by the Post Office on the way out. Check. Oh, look, I forgot to close the steps on the trailer. Push, shove, start over, push shove and they will not fold up. John comes to the rescue and discovers they...

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Joe and Jane

Oct 2, 2014 - Home Sweet Home

We planned to visit reservoirs around Elko and the Ruby Mountains in Nevada. However, those horses were still pawing and begging to be allowed to run free. So after a short look at South Fork and determining the water is very low and full of gunk, we turned the ponies thataway. A couple hours later we were in Winnemucca. A nights rest, and another exceptional meal at the Winner's Inn; home was almost in sight. The next day John decided to give the Ford stallion a bath. While his back was turned some real, wild horses came into the yard to...

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Joe and Jane

Sep 29, 2014 - Carson City to Reno

Day 3: Arrived in Reno @ 10am finding the Reno Airport I discovered it would not be open till 11am. We then decided to stay two nights in Reno @ the GSR Casino RV Park and hire a car to make it easier to get around. After getting my suitcase we went and did some shopping @ Summit Racing (that was really fun) and then on too a outlet store area in Sparks. That evening we returned to the RV for a quick nap then went on to the Casino for a buffet dinner, while we were there Mum, Uncle Peter and Uncle David lost some money.

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Sep 3, 2014 - Carson City, Nevada

We had a little later start today. Yesterday was really a long day. The drive through the Nevada desert is not one of our favorites. Quite boring to be exact. The skies were very hazy almost the entire trip. The only scenic part of the whole trip was the detour they sent us through which was a very scenic valley. They were doing road work on the tunnel that is out in the middle of nowhere. We fueled up in Carson City and got settled into the Comstock RV Park which is just one block from Highway 50 going to Lake Tahoe. We always detour off...

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Apr 10, 2014 - And Back to Nevada Again

Our first stop out of Bishop is in Laws, CA at the Laws Railroad and Historical Park. For a small town and an out of the way place it was a fabulous museum, although Buzz was a little disappointed in the amount of railroad memorabilia - the old depot was original and they had one engine and some freight and passenger cars, but that was all. The remainder of the museum was basically a depiction of the town around the turn of the century with each building a separate shop. A couple of them were especially interesting and I have attached a...

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