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Oct 6, 2013 - Rally in Minden, Nevada

We moved 40 miles from Reno to Minden Nevada for a Newmar RV Rally last Friday. We went to Virginia City in Saturday for their annual Outhouse Races. There were about 30 entries that participated in a double elimination on Saturday afternoon. The finals will be on Sunday. They race uphill on Main Street for about 300 feet. Each outhouse must weigh at least 200 pounds including one person steering. The outhouse is pushed by two runners. It was really a blast watching. On Sunday we drove west over to Lake Tahoe and drove a loop around the...

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May 3, 2013 - day 9 minden NV

we have been without any phone or internet until today since our last day 8 send, rt395 north of reno while scenic it is without... we have lots to catch up... but we're loving the nothing... day 9 we drove on passing several passes 6000' and above, mining of gold/silver and silica, rugged scenery and snow caps mountains that feed several popular lakes along rt395. for those in the east, these mountains and flats seem not to be scenic but it is very different from the trees/grass of the east... and rock formations seen in the west are...

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our 2013 spring trip

May 24, 2012 - Silver City RV

Very nice park, clean and secure. Today 5/25 we are sitting in the trailer looking outside at 34 degrees and snow coming down the mountain at us. Managed to lose a set of key to the 350. Went to Ford for a new key and then to the ER because of a heart attach. LOL The key is $150 with out the remote start, $350 with the remote stare. Chose the non remote start. Paid my $150 and then was told if I wanted it to work it had to be programed for another $100. $250 for a key to start a truck, seems messed up to me. O well at least Minden and...

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May 19, 2011 - Still in Minden, NV

We stayed here an extra night and have enjoyed catching up with the news on tv, internet, email, etc. after being out of service range the past couple days. The sun was shining and it was only light windbreaker weather so we took about a 3 mile round trip walk in the morning. One little town joins another so it is fun to say we walked over to the next town. Ha. We found a little Mexican restaurant and had lunch. It was disappointing in taste and quality. Took a few photos that I have posted already. I watched Monday night's Dancing with the...

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May 18, 2011 - Bodie, CA

We left Twin Lakes this morning after waking up to about two inches of snow on the ground. Passed a bulldozer on the road even though the roads were clear. The sun was shining so we headed out to Bodie, an old historical mining town that is being preserved by the state. It is located thirteen miles off the main road, ten of which are paved and the last three miles are dirt packed. The mountain views along the way are stunning. We wandered around the old town taking photos for over an hour and then a storm arrived bringing with it snow,...

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Sep 20, 2010 - Lake Tahoe, not much else

We left Susanville and headed south toward Nevada. We had decided to spend a couple of days at a campground near Minden, just south of Carson City. Our only agenda there was to visit Lake Tahoe (Ian had been many years ago but I had never actually seen the lake), but we were also looking forward to some time in a place with better stores than we had been seeing – we were in need of food, wine and some other staples and I needed to find a Verizon store to get some tech support on a problem I was having with my Blackberry. We were glad to be...

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Jun 25, 2007 - CARSON CITY AREA

WHOA! What is that "Rate this entry" doing there? Believe us, please, we aren't asking for votes or pats on the back (if you want to do that, of course,you can leave us a message on the home page). The company that manages these sites is setting up a new program, and haven't got the finishing touches worked out yet. When they do, they'll explain themselves. Thanks for understanding. - = - = - = - = - = - = We're in Minden, Nevada, just a few miles south of Carson City. The main purpose of our stay here is to have a good visit with daughter...

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Jul 3, 2006 - Folsom to Kirkwood, CA

Tyra and Katie joined the guys as we climbed out of Folsom early in the morning. First major stop was Pollack Pines, while Lydon stayed behind in Placerville to repair his bike for a second consecutive day. Unfortunately, the lead group stayed separate. As Lydon climbed the Mormon Immigrant Trail by himself, Dave, Gus, Jay and Mark ended up behind him (unbeknownst to either party). This road was a major and unrelenting 25 mile climb, while gaining almost a mile of vertical. Hot and demanding. Total vertical for the day exceeded 7,000...

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Oct 10, 2005 - Montana Owners National Rally

So much has happened since we arrived in Carson City, Nevada (Minden) for the rally that I haven't had time to tell you what is going on so I'll do a little at a time. We arrived two days early and scouted out the area plus replenishing our food and supplies. That turned out to be really fun as we could watch everyone else when they came in. Each new arrival was subject to about 10 of us giving instructions on how to park. See what I mean by being glad we were early. The entire group is something special. Very smart and very talented. A...

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The Beginning

Oct 5, 2005 - Over Donner's Pass

Got an early start and headed for the small town of Minden Nevada just south of Carson City and east of Lake Tahoe. The Moose did a great job of hauling the behemoth up over the infamous Donner's Pass at over 7500 ft. Coughed up $3.59 for a gallon of Diesel at Truckee just west of Reno. . . what a bunch of crooks. Made it to the Silver City RV Park, Hotel & Casino early enough to have a great dinner.

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Sep 29, 2005 - SERENDIPITY and the TRIUMPH of TECHNOLOGY

SERENDIPITY: We stopped at Eugene, OR, to replace a windshield that had taken a few too many rock hits on the caravan. When they told us they needed the motorhome for at least four hours, we found we had half a day to spend in the car. Eugene is the Lane County seat, and Lane County is the home of 20 covered bridges. To be efficient, we headed southeast on Highway 58 to get to the farthest bridge in that direction, the Office Bridge. There were others we would see on the way back. The Office Bridge, built in 1944, is still open to traffic....

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