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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 ...
... surprised at the number of people in swimming or out in pleasure boats on the lake. The water of Lake Tahoe is unbelievably clear and with a beautiful green coloring. The lake is truly a mountain lake as the view from all vantage points will have the lake in the foreground and beautiful mountains in the background. After returning to Carson City we headed south to the town of Genoa and the ...
... of Yosemite. Bodie was a most fascinating ghost town. You could almost call it an American Pompeii. Since its apogee in the 1880s, when thousands of tons of gold was mined, the town declined, until it was made a national park in 1962. What you see is what happened after the second fire of 1932. Abandoned houses, many still furnished with broken furniture, tattered wallpaper ...
I decided on the way back from SF that I would join my friends on their camping trip in the desert. So July 5th I headed to the famous desert that holds "Burning Man" to experience a teeny tiny extension called "Fourth of Juplaya". Camping in the desert is not for sissies. It was nothing like regular car camping next to a lake that has nice shady trees, restrooms, ...
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