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... Climbed several mountains on my way from SLC to Wells: 5,910, 6960, 6114, and 5118 feet.
I arrived in Reno on July 3 to visit with the grand girls for several days.
July 7 - Overnight to Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe with grand girls, Bernadette, and B's mom.
July 9 -- Travel from Reno to Sacramento, CA, over Donner Summit (7239). It's all downhill from there.
This was our shortest travel day yet. Only took a little over an hour to get from Reno to the quaint little town of Gardnerville. Looking forward to 2 days hanging with Harry's Godmom Ginny, her husband Shane, kids Alicia, Max, Sarah, my namesake Tina & Jessie. My cousin Ginny is one of the most creative teachers and moms I know! During summer break the weekdays have a theme and we were lucky enough to be here ...
... over the Galena Creek Bridge, at 1,722 ft. it is the longest concrete cathedral bridge in the world, but because of where it was there were no pull-offs to take pictures. Our next stop was the city of Reno, which is larger than the capital of Carson City; Reno is a sprawling metropolis with a thriving downtown that includes many casinos and for a Saturday morning it was quite busy. Twice ...
... here and there. There were dilapidated and fully modern homes along the route that dappled the cliffside, right along the Comstock mines.
We parked off the main street and were able to get an unobstructed view of the mountains and valleys in the distance. There were two graveyards off in the distance, along with a beautiful church. We walked along the back road and observed the "behind the scenes" ...
... style homes, museums and churches. More than 60 landmarks are featured along the Kit Carson trail some of the more famous homes/buildings are listed below.
1. Nevada State Capitol and the State Library and Archives
Hannah Keziah Clapp
Our tour of Carson City's famous homes continues as Hannah Keziah Clapp describes the State Capitol. In 1875 she won the contract to provide the iron fencing surrounding the Capitol yard.