High Country Lodge
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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 ...
Monday June 30, 2014
This morning we stayed back at the camper to accomplish some required domestic chores. After Lunch we headed north east to “Virginia City”, during its boomtime the mines around the city produced millions of dollars in gold and silver, equaling billions today. Most of the city has
been rebuilt at one time or another as several fires in the ...
... the saloon we visited several gift shops and stumbled upon the “Mormon Station State Historical Park”, a recreation of the first building in the area, where we had a very nice conversation with the museum director who gave us a lot of good historical information on the area. After dinner we returned to the casino for some more slot action, where Valerie had anothergood night.
... of the roads and even if we could turn back further on. We did see two rental campers barrelling in the other direction and Gary quietly commented that they didn't have to explain any damage to their father-in-law!! We got back to the centre of town and checked out the shops, mainly ski rental and sales (not sure what they would sell in the summer) We also drove up to the skiifield and found that there was plenty of parking for RV's.
No snow overnight :-( so we ...
... Fanette Island) in Lake Tahoe and the only water fall (Eagle Falls) flowing directly into the Lake. Magnificent cedars and pines set off by shear granite cliffs make this one of the most scenic areas in the entire United States. Mrs. Knight wanted to build a summer home that would compliment the magnificent natural surroundings. Emerald Bay reminded her of many of the fjords she had seen on numerous travels to Scandinavia. She commissioned her nephew by ...
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