Sierra Hot Springs Resort & Retreat Center
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There's really not much to say about Reno, so this will be a very short entry.
We literally just spent a night in Reno with no purpose except to sleep in a bed for the night en route to Oregon.
On the bright side, en route to our hotel, I got another Starbucks mug:
Reno seems like a nice city, although we didn't ...
... the Sierra Nevada that our little van started overheating. We stopped the van and it was spewing coolant -- a big puddle underneath. When we opened the hood, the coolant was in a rolling boil. Clearly the climb had been just a little too much. Luckily we found a gas station nearby and a few minutes later all was well again.
The ride into Nevada was spectacular. We had high hopes ...
... marshmallows like I have never done before! There was a Country and Western band and then a guy called John Tyson told us about life as a cowboy- he is now a miner for gold and silver! We ended the evening Stargazing at the local Observatory. The equipment was donated to the University by Jill's Mother. Forgot to mention that in the house I found a drawing of the Glenfinnan Viaduct under which was a Bank of Scotland £10 note depicting the said ...
... saw what looked like a giant tree with giant balls hanging. Random. I snapped a picture. Finally we entered Nevada and THEN things got desolate. Lots of prisons but not a lot of anything else. Oh not only did we see snow in the mountains of Utah but also in Nevada. It was amazing to be driving in 100 degree weather and see snow up there. Finally we rolled into Sparks Nevada and checked in to the Nugget! The kids once again enjoyed burning ...
... a rock for about 5 minutes, but Jody guided us through perfectly, with just enough edginess to the run to have your heart in your mouth at times. Sometimes you have to bump into the rocks on purpose to slow you down at the right times, but we saw videos afterwards of how it can go wrong. We were asked to look terrified for the camera, but it was not too much of a stretch... Pool day the next day (Friday) - generally chilling. R had been suffering from a bit ...