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Oct 29, 2011 - Gold Ranch Casino & RV Resort

Upon leaving the Nevada City area, we headed east on Highway 20 further up into the fall colors of the Sierra's. Along the way, I snapped a picture of the some of the remnants of hydrolic mining in this area. They used high pressure cannons called monitors that literally washed the hillsides and landscape away in order to expose those elusive yellow nuggets called gold. About 10 miles west of Reno, we checked into the Gold Ranch RV Resort, a place we have stayed many times when in the Reno area for a weekend. They were offering some deep...

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Dream On

Mar 26, 2011 - Still Holed Up in Boomtown...

We extended our stay here one more day, will get out of here tomorrow and into California.. Had a All U Can Eat Lobster Buffet at the Casino here yesterday and a chance to visit the Cabela's here.. I finally found a replacement cover for the vent in the Bathroom today and got it up on.. The Wind here is fierce today, supposed to die down tonite and clear up (will keep my fingers crossed). I am full of fuel, both Propane tanks are topped off, so we should be "on the road again" in the morning

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Mar 24, 2011 - BoomTown KOA (Reno, Nevada)

We are @ the "Boomtown" KOA just at the West edge of Reno.... Had to drive thru a Bizzard the last 15 miles or so to get here. Weather was overcast and in the upper 40's, low 50's all the way from Elko, but changed pretty quickly when we got to Sparks, Nv. The campground area has about 4" of fresh snow all over and the temp here is about 36 now, the wind has quieted down now, but snow is still falling. We will plan to stay here a couple of days. by then the storm should be on top of Y'all in Montana and we can get on over the Mountains and...

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Oct 31, 2008 - Verdi, NV

We spent a week rendezvousing with Kathi & Norm. While John & Norm explored Cabala’s and other nearby stores on a daily bases, Kathi and I were gold mining at the Gold Ranch Casino! Our next stop will be Morgan Hill, CA until the day before Thanksgiving when we return to Half Moon Bay for the winter.

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Sep 6, 2007 - Verdi, NV

After leaving Alturas, CA, our journey continued south through the high desert and on to Reno, NV. We actually stayed at a casino and RV Park just west of Reno, in Verdi. What a beautiful drive. Everywhere we looked we saw layer upon layer of mountain peaks. We drove into downtown Reno and made the rounds of a few of the casinos, dropping a few obligatory dollars at each one. Dave made up for it, though, on our last night by winning $260 on a quarter machine in the little casino at our campground. What fun!

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Our Great Adventure

Jul 11, 2007 - Gold Ranch RV Resort, Verdi NV, Elev 5026

Verdi is the first gambling site from the California border. There are tons of casinos here. The drive through Reno and Sparks was very spetacular, one casino after another. A reader board on the highway noted that there is another fire at the Nevada-California border on I80. I80 is still open but we hope that the fire is controlled before we go through there tomorrow. We've driven through enough smoke for the last week!

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Jul 4, 2007 - Leaving the dirt behind! - on to Reno!

Well, we decided to leave a day early here. I was so tired of the dirt! We had originally thought about going to Lake Tahoe, but we read a review of the Tahoe RV park and learned that it is pretty much dirt campsites, also. We had had enough of that, so we booked into a place called Gold Ranch RV Resort in a small town just 10 miles west of Reno called Verdi, Nevada. It is a really nice RV park with a small casino attached. The trip in was a little difficult, as we had to come out Yosemite, and then up and over the Sierra Nevadas. I had to...

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