La Quinta Inn Reno
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June 5th – Day 32
Truckee is up in the mountains, can
have months and months of snow a year and is a skiing area. Only 20
minutes to Lake Tahoe it is also a stop for tourists all times of the
year and is set up accordingly. Cute little shops and expensive
designer ones, it's really pretty.
Today we drove to Oldtown Truckee to
look through the areas that are the oldest. We were just going to
spend half an hour ...
... skiing. Quick hot drink in the restaurant, then down again to the resort village. Lunch outside, sitting next to a gas "coal" fire. Bison burger for John, clam chowder for me.
Drove back to Reno via Incline Village and Mt Rose, ski resort. Lots of fresh snow there and plenty of skiing, although many places including North Star in California, and many resorts around SLC have had a poor ski season this ...
... the Sturgis, SD gathering for motorcycles. Competition amongst the proud car owners is fierce. The cars are displayed first in South Lake Tahoe, then the whole shebang moves down to Reno. Major downtown streets in Reno are blocked off to provide viewing areas for the rods. One casino features drag races one night as not all rods are street cars. During the festivities a car auction is held where many a car changes hands.
We attended Hot August Nights on ...
... the museum pieces. The pieces were reproduced to exact detail, even to the aging of the wood and duplicating of scratches on the originals.
Seeing the spices in the kitchen reminded me of similar boxes in my mom's kitchen when I was small.
Afterwards, Patty and I had lunch in Tahoe City and stopped in Truckee on the way home. What a nice day!
Oh, before I leave Patty's house, I need to show you what's in her main bathroom. ...
... few buildings are long abandoned but has a real mini truck stop, a K-8 school and and a farm/ranch that has a smattering of tall green things growing out of the ground. I believe that they are called trees.
Orovada is a mere 40 miles north of Winnemucca. By the time we reach Winnemucca the it is just after noon. We don't feel like overnighting in Winnemucca. We spot a park too late to stop so we double back. Our travel buddies are fed, then go for a walk. The furry ...