Americas Best Value Inn - Reno
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Our night in the tipi was a little nippy, but as we were also tired, we slept well. We woke to snow peaked mountains visible as we stepped out of the tipi.
The 'Eastern Sierra / Sierra Nevada' area is interesting as there is a desert (Death valley) to the east and to the west a snow capped mountain range where there is a ski resort ( …
... of a lifetime. My Gopro supplies are being shipped to my house today as well, so I will also be using that to bring as much video footage and photos to the blog as I can. Lastly, we are so thankful to our friends and family for being so supportive of our trip and pushing us to do it. We are so incredibly lucky! Well, that is all for now, my next "official" blog update will be the beginning of our journey! Cheers!!!
... up on the Nevada side, where gaming is legal.
Took the gondola ride at Heavenly, where Sonny Bono was killed in a ski accident in 1998. (Fascinating aside that maybe he was actually clubbed to death by hit men paid for by drug and gun barons.)
Stopped at the observation deck, for fabulous views and trees covered in snow. So cold!!!!!!!!!
Then up again, to 9150 feet, thick snow ...
... in the area.
Not a week later our old pals from Oxnard, CA happened to be at their timeshare in South Lake Tahoe. They came down the hill to visit us and to see our new house. The next morning we went up to their timeshare as they had invited us out on the lake in their very beautiful boat. We spent a few hours cruising Lake Tahoe. Tahoe the largest Alpine lake in the North America measuring 12x22 miles, second deepest at 1645 feet, and the largest lake ...
... and lovely walking trails.
It's a delightful space that has nothing to do with gambling or casinos, but is all about families and kids and being outside and trees and rushing water. They really did it right.
That night, Patty's sister Debbie, her husband Frank, and their newly married daughter Laura came to dinner. Scott grilled a yummy assortment of huge shrimp, scallops, chicken bits, and sausages that were delicious. Patty ...