Nugget Hotel by Carefree Inns
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... Year of stateood- October 31 1864
State flower- Sagebrush
State bird- Mountain Blue Bird
Five significant features- Boundary Peak mountain, Coloroado river, Tuckee river, Beaver Dam State Park, Dayton State Park
Current Population- 2.79 million
Total amount of square miles- 110,567 square miles
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... all. The views of and along the lake were spectacular. We returned to the campground via NV Rt. 445 and US Rt. 395. After showering we headed for a casino down the street for dinner and some slots action. Jack broke even for the night but Valerie came out ahead with an $85.00 free play credit on her member card, so we will be returning to use that credit and hopefully build upon it.
Driving through the Lake Tahoe area John and I thought it looked a lot like ...
... edge! We saw giant formations that looked like huge drip sand castles. These natural sculptures are called tufa towers and are formed of calcium carbonate. Mono Lake is a huge, shallow lake formed 3/4 of a million years ago in a basin with no outlet to the ocean. Because it has no outlet, salt levels build and make the lake water alkaline. Mono Lake is the largest natural lake in California and is visited ...
... so we decided to hit the mountain around 1130am in order to miss the gondola queue and hopefully ride when the crowds were having lunch. It worked really well as we got 3 good runs in off the Skyline Express with ok wait times before heading home around 230pm. Once again going home early to miss the big homeward bound crowd. Glad we did because the lift operators had set up a snaking queue line ...