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Oct 28, 2017 - Stillwater N-W-R Birding

We visited an awesome wildlife area for birds today. Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located in the Lahontan Valley, near the community of Fallon. We did a driving tour around several lakes. They have nice walking trails with bird blinds to hide in and watch the birds. We saw a lot of long-billed dowitchers, coots, herons and a few hawks. Stillwater wetlands are well-known to birders, as this area has been designated a site of international importance by the Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network...

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Oct 27, 2017 - Nevada Festival

We love this time of year when the trees are glowing like fire. I tried to capture the beauty of the trees along the Truckee River while driving to a Nevada Festival in Fallon, Nevada. Fall color comes to Reno / Tahoe foliage starting toward the end of September and peaks through October. We did get an early snow but it didn’t seem to do too much harm to the leaves, they are glowing all over Nevada. There are so many fall festivals all over Nevada, we chose to visit the Lattin Family Farm Festival today. The Lattin family has been farming...

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Sep 8, 2016 - The Journey Begins

The day has finally arrived that we can consider ourselves full time RVers. Our house is sold and we are living in the RV! We are at the Fallon RV Park waiting to tie up a few loose ends. Mike's last day of work will be Friday September 9, 2016! One other loose end is selling his pick up truck. That should happen this weekend. On Sunday we will be going to Sparks, NV to finish tie up more loose ends before we take off. We will be traveling in a 2015 Winnebago 36Y motorhome. We will be towing a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Our travel companions are...

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Oct 30, 2014 - Fallon to Austin...

Today's post covers a portion of Monday's drive from Fallon, through Austin & Eureka, eventually arriving in Ely. We traveled Hwy 50, known by many as the Loneliest Road in America. The Loneliest Road roughly parallels the Pony Express Trail, which goes from Silver Springs through Fallon. Remnants of the Pony Express Route are visible for much of the way. And of course, your zipping along miles from nowhere and LOOK! On the north side of the road! It's a cottonwood tree with hundreds of pairs of shoes hanging in it! It's actually the second...

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Oct 29, 2014 - Moving on to Fallon, NV...

Today's post covers our 3 hour trip from the Susanville, California area to Fallon, Nevada. We traveled CA 36 for a bit through pretty scenery to US 395 for the rest of today's drive. It was a lovely day & traffic was light which is always a good thing. We probably would have driven a bit further today but there weren't any good options for camping once we left Fallon, traveling US Route 50, dubbed the Loneliest Road in America. After checking with http://rvparkreviews.com we decided that the Bonanza Inn & Casino sounded like an affordable...

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Dec 4, 2013 - Auburn, CA to Fallon, NV

Auburn, CA to Fallon, NV 12-4-13 Up early and on the road to Sacramento International Airport by 7:30AM. Julie needs to catch a flight at 10AM and we wanted to make sure we got there on time. Julie will be traveling to Denver then up to Glen Haven to visit her dad, Bill. Traffic was heavy in places but still got to the airport by 8:30AM. I dropped off Julie then headed back up the hill to Auburn to get the RV ready to roll before the 11:00AM check out time. I made good time and arrived by 9:30AM, I had time to make a call, get on line, and...

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Oct 22, 2013 - Starting the Loneliess Road in America/Sand Mountain

Today we will start on the Loneliest Road in America" on US 50 through Nevada. Also known as the Lincoln Highway. US 50 is a transcontinental highway in the United States, stretches from Sacramento, California, in the west to Ocean City, Maryland, on the east. You can pick up the free Loneliest Road survival kits at Chambers of Commerce, museums, restaurants, motels, and gas stations along US 50. The kit contains a state road map, the Loneliest Road Survival Guidebook showing some things to see and a line map of the road. You then stop in...

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Oct 21, 2013 - Virginia City--First Catholic Church

This evening we will be spending the night at the Elk Lodge 2484 located in Rancho Cordova, CA. Nice place to spend the night (for our RV Friends). They have water and electric. After getting set up for the camping part we took the Jeep and visited Virginia City, NV home of the first Catholic Church in Nevada. Mileage: 31,430.5 ending 31,618.0

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Nov 14, 2012 - Traveling Through Nevada

We left Henderson on Wednesday, Nov 14, heading north up the west side of NV. We were pleasantly surprised to see some colorful hills along the way. Most of the few small towns we passed through had certainly seen better days, like during the silver mining days of the early 20th century. However, a few spots deserve mention: 1) Millers Rest Stop, on the site of an abandoned town along the railroad line during the silver boom of the early 1900s. The ONLY full facilities rest stop listed on our NV map (except along interstates), it appears in...

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Jun 14, 2012 - Fallon, NV - A Very High Tech RV Dump Station

(Ron Writing) Yesterday I forgot to mention where we had lunch with our friends Judie and Mark. They selected a wonderful bakery/restaurant called Paul Schat’s Bakery. They have great sandwiches and also sell many kinds of breads, cakes, and all sorts of pastries. We enjoyed a slice of “blackout cake” with our lunch and after lunch we purchased some Seven Grain Bread and a sampling of pastries. While we were shopping it dawned on me that this is a Dutch bakery – no wonder we liked it so much – remember all the stuff we bought at the Dutch...

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Mar 24, 2012 - The wind blew us all the way to Fallon today!

Yes, it was one of the windy-est days we have encountered while travelling. The dust storm around us was huge and practically obliterated the surroundings. There was a warning on the digital road sign saying 'travel is not recommended' but we saw big rigs coming out of the storm so we plunged in. It all worked out for the best because we had a tail wind which made our fuel mileage increase! Nice at the price of fuel. Emily, you asked me how much fuel our truck takes at a time, I think the answer is around 30 gallons upon which we travel...

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On The Road Again!

Sep 11, 2011 - Fallon Nevada

9/11/11 Fallon RV PK, Fallon, NV On the road again -- Rt 50, "The Loneliest Road in America", also known as the Lincoln Highway. Fallon is where the US Navy Top Gun program is run. Tenth anniversary of 9/11, Respect and Remember. This part of the country is doing many group activities to help the less fortunate since this part of the country did not suffer the human loss that we in the east did. We travel Rt. 50 around S. Lake Tahoe. There is a bike race (72 miles) around the lake, hundreds of participants. Lake Tahoe has sparkling...

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