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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 ...
STATS 3410 miles traveled! Have I mentioned that the Eagle does not have air conditioning? Let me clarify, we have air when we are plugged in or parked and using our generator, but while we are in motion...we are out of luck. We have been very fortunate with the weather and really can't complain, but when traveling close to 400 miles through the ...
Our second day in Minden, Tim was determined that we would not do any more shopping.... carol equally determined to do a tad more! A slower start to the day with a lie in but after pottering around getting ourselves organized we headed out to Bonanza territory..... AKA Virginia City, a little historic township in the Sierra Nevada. After a brief stop along the way to pay homage to the Chocolate Nugget candy store ...
... the tours to take, mines to check out and the many attractions, I decided to go to see the Mackay mansion. The tour is $5 and worth the money. The owner, "JP" has extensive knowledge on his historical collection of artifacts from the 1800’s. Surprisingly, this was an enjoyable tour and a great piece of history to walk through. They do weddings at this mansion. I was surprised that they figure about 10000 people have been married there. After the tour, I understood the romance of ...
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