2013 USA Pacific Northwest travel blog

Carson City, NV - Gold Dust West Casino RV Park - site...

Carson City, NV - Gold Dust West Casino RV Park - site...

Carson City, NV - Gold Dust West Casino RV Park - as...

Carson City, NV - Gold Dust West Casino RV Park - a...

Carson City, NV - Gold Dust West Casino RV Park - a...

Carson City, NV - Gold Dust West Casino RV Park - and...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 0 - our route - 228...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 1 - heading up into the...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 2 - once we got on...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 3 - until we had to...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 4-we leveled back out again at...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 5 - you can see we...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 6 - headed down again

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 7 - why is there always...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 8 - we suspect this haze...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 9 - most towns we have...

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Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 12 - downtown Susanville

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Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 14 - most posts had a...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 15 - we are in the...

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Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 17 - the few green spots...

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Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 19 - the salt flat near...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 20 - entering Reno, NV -...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 21 - more of Reno as...

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Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 25 - looks like ski slopes...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 26 - Washoe Lake just north...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 27 - our first look at...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 28 - the bald eagle welcoming...

Redding, CA to Carson City, NV 29 - the ornate sound barriers...

Virginia City 0 - our route - 28 miles

Virginia City 1 - as we turn off US 50 and head...

Virginia City 2 - coming through Silver City, not much here but...

Virginia City 3 - and old mining operations let go to ruin

Virginia City 4 - as we make the steep climb up NM...

Virginia City 5 - these are some very old buildings

Virginia City 6 - but we are still climbing

Virginia City 7 - one of the beautiful old buildings as we...

Virginia City 8-all of these old buildings share a wall on each...

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Virginia City 13 - notice the two pennants on the lamp post...

Virginia City 14 - their fire department has a new building

Virginia City 15 - the typical wooden floor of most of the...

Virginia City 16 - the beautiful St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic...

Virginia City 17 - a smaller church across the street

Virginia City 18 - a view of the countryside from just behind...

Virginia City 19 - Boot Hill below

Virginia City 20 - don't think you wanna mess with this gal

Virginia City 21 - newly married couple taking a ride

Virginia City 22

Virginia City 23 - the third Piper's Opera House - this one...

Virginia City 24 - the wooden sidewalk with Libby waiting on us

Virginia City 25 - beautiful views of the mountains as we start...

Virginia City 26 - this old mining facility near Silver City may...

Lake Tahoe 0 - our route - 104 miles

Lake Tahoe 1 - the choo-choo train near the overpass as we...

Lake Tahoe 2 - and the cowboys on the overpass

Lake Tahoe 3 - I wonder if it's lonely?

Lake Tahoe 4 - heading up through the mountains

Lake Tahoe 5 - at least it's a good highway

Lake Tahoe 6 - our first glimpse of Lake Tahoe.....this trip

Lake Tahoe 7 - the lone tunnel of the trip - the...

Lake Tahoe 8

Lake Tahoe 9 - now that's blue!! a lot like Crater Lake,...

Lake Tahoe 10 - passing through South Lake Tahoe - let the...

Lake Tahoe 11

Lake Tahoe 12 - once you get past the NV/CA line the...

Lake Tahoe 13 - Emerald Bay - you can barely see Vikingsholm...

Lake Tahoe 14 - Vikingsholm

Lake Tahoe 15 - where the bay joins Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe 16 - Fanette Island in the bay with the teahouse...

Lake Tahoe 17 - a closeup of the teahouse

Lake Tahoe 18

Lake Tahoe 19 - one of the many very nice homes on...

Lake Tahoe 20 - one of the many boat-laden harbors

Lake Tahoe 21 - and these ain't cheap jon boats!

Lake Tahoe 22

Lake Tahoe 23 - looking towards the east side of the lake

Lake Tahoe 24 - coming through one of the many little touristy...

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Lake Tahoe 27 - looking south and the effect the sun has...

Lake Tahoe 28 - some ski slopes

Lake Tahoe 29 - and the ski lift to get there

Lake Tahoe 30 - some of the east shore

Lake Tahoe 31 - headed back east coming down into Eagle Valley...

Lake Tahoe 32 - coming through Carson City, the capital of Nevada

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Lake Tahoe 34 - it does its fair share of gambling also

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Lake Tahoe 36 - the state capitol building, built in 1870 with...

Lake Tahoe 37 - and lots of shops down Main Street as...


Well it took us five hours to cover the 228 miles from Redding, CA to Carson City, NV due to a couple of significant construction delays. It then took us another hour to get into our site as we first parked in a site their computer had marked as out of service and they made us move though we found nothing wrong with the site and another coach stayed in it two days later??

We are staying at the Gold Dust West Casino RV Park which would be a great place with a little more care and a lot more tree trimming and/or slightly larger sites. You will notice there are no pictures from the rear since we are parked right up against the fence in the rear to get out of the road. The first site was a little larger but was harder to fit into due to the tree limbs and slide extensions. Other than that this is a great place to stay. We have 50 amps, full hookup and very strong Verizon and the park is an easy in and out to the highway. The tree was in the wrong place in our second site so I had to get out the portable dish but it was an easy setup near the rear of the Mothership.

Friday, we headed for Virginia City, which is a short drive from Carson City. Of course it is a typical old west tourist trap but was a lot of fun walking the board sidewalks and taking in the sites. We had been here several years ago and didn't find much different this trip.

Saturday and Sunday was spent watching football, what else???

Monday, we took a ride up the mountains and around Lake Tahoe. It was late Spring when we were here before so the mountains still had snow on them then and it was much prettier but the lake is still beautiful. On the way back, we went through downtown Carson City and looked at the government buildings there as well as the rest of main street. Carson City is unique in that it is the smallest state capitol in the US with a 2010 population under 60,000.

Tuesday was laundry and putzing day as we didn't do much but get ready to move. Tomorrow we head for Ely, NV for a couple of nights as we work our way back to New Mexico.

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