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Nov 12, 2013 - Fernley, Nevada

We have completed nine weeks of working at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center here in Fernley. There are only six weeks to go, so we are on the “down-hill slope.” Our contract says we will work no later than December 23, but with our Wednesday through Saturday work schedule, we will probably be released on the morning of December 22 after our Saturday shift. Our plan is to leave for Death Valley National Park on the next day. There is nothing significant to report; we just thought it was time to let the world know that we are still around;...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Fernley, Nevada

We left the Olympia area on August 28 after two whirlwind weeks of visiting with family and many, many friends and taking care of business before our long fall and winter away. That gave us a chance to joyously celebrate the common birthday of Jon and our daughter, Shari, along with Scott (Shari’s significant other), Trevor (our grandson), Janice (Trevor’s fiancée), and four-year-old Jordan (Trevor and Janice’s foster child). Then we began our leisurely trip south with stops at several really unexpected and lovely places. Our first stop was...

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Apr 22, 2013 - Fernley, NV

Pulled all the way (35 miles) to Desert Rose RV Park last Thursday for a short stay with local camping friends. Great visiting, food, refreshments and cribbage. This was the first of 3 local short trips before heading out May 15 to the Oregon, Washington coasts then Idaho and Yellowstone in Montana before returning to Reno in mid to late August. Then we will get ready to head South for the winter...Arizona, Texas and who knows where else. Next trip is this Thursday to Gold Ranch in Verdi, NV just West of Reno. May 1 we go up to Virginia...

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Jul 26, 2012 - Nevada & Lassen Volcanic NP

July 24-26: Drive across Nevada and Northern California to Lassen Volcanic NP The first day was an easy drive across northern Nevada on I-80 to Fernley, NV. We thought it was a pretty drive through wide open sage brush valleys with mountains on both sides of the highway. Beautiful blue skies. We spent the night in Fernley at Desert Rose RV Park. A nice RV Park, clean level concrete parking pads, a good place for overnight, or to stay a few nights if you want to visit Fernley. The second day was a pretty drive on US395 north of Reno & then...

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May 13, 2012 - Rambling Through the Desert

Before we began our drive through sparsely-populated eastern Nevada, we made a two-day stop in Cedar City, Utah. Cedar City isn’t exactly on the tourist map but it was an easy stop off from the freeway before heading through Nevada. We parked at the Elks Lodge (no hookups) which was actually a convenient spot. We were within walking distance to the old section of the town. The library was across the street from the lodge (you know how we love libraries!) so we could check our mail and I could catch up on reading my “rag mags.” Adjacent to...

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Sep 7, 2011 - Carson City, NV

Went to Carson City to see the Nevada State Museum and are we glad we did! Great place to see the history of Nevada and the Carson City Mint. There was an area that was very realistic of the mines in the area. The mint was interesting and the display of coins had Jay wishing he had more in his collection. Like so many of the museums that we have seen, they had an area devoted to the Native Americans of the area. We still marvel at the skill that they exhibit in beading and basket weaving. We then stopped at the Fandango Casino on our way to...

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Sep 6, 2011 - Drive to Fernley, NV

We drove from Honey Lake, CA to Fernley, NV - 102 miles. The area looks and feels like AZ - hot and dry. Parked at Desert Rose RV Park and then went for lunch at the Black Bear Diner. Played $5 and came out with a profit of $6.14. Did some quick shopping at Walmart - only place we could find and now back to the RV, food put away and relaxing for the night.

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Sep 2, 2011 - Last day of our trip!

Tuesday evening we arrived in Evanston, WY and were very pleasantly surprised. Evanston is an old railroad town along the historic Union Pacific path of the Transcontinental Railway as well as being on the old California emigrant trail. The town is very proud of their history and has preserved and restored much of it. We spent several hours cycling along the Bear River along which the emigrant path followed and the res tored roundhouse and rail depot. Wednesday evening we stopped in Wells, NV another historic town and visited a California...

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Sep 30, 2010 - We gotta be somewhere!

We are now in Fernley, Nevada. It is not exactly a tourist destination. We are here because we have a buyer for Art’s mom’s condo and we needed to be someplace with a solid internet connection and a UPS Store. Fernley fit the bill and since we don’t have a home, we gotta be somewhere! We hope to close on the condo on Monday. We could have stayed in Reno or Sparks but we have realized that we are more comfortable in a small town. Fernley has a population of about 13,000 with a Walmart and one other grocery store and, of course, the...

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Sep 3, 2010 - Fernley, Nevada

We’re starting our south and eastern portion of this year’s travels; ultimately we need to be in Mission Texas by November 15 and before that we have scheduled a stopover at the Albuquerque balloon festival the first week of October. In between we plan on visiting: • Bryce • Zion, • Arches National Park, Utah • Canyonlands National Park, Utah • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado • Roswell, New Mexico Currently we are in Fernley Nevada at the "Desert Rose RV Park" and will be traveling along the 250 miles of the “Pony Express Trail” also...

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Aug 16, 2010 - Fernley???...where the hell is Fernley?

We gave it up! We were almost in reach of Reno, Nevada but the number of miles driven in the wind and heat was enough...enough to find a place to stop for the night. We did not find a place in Lovelock, so we found Fernley has a rv park and we got the last space. Charlie got his wish to come true when we stopped at the Bonneville Salt Flats with Speed Week just getting started on 8/14. He got out to the start/finish line and watched some of the races.....color him a happy camper! And just before we got here, a rock hit the windshield...

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Jun 16, 2010 - We're Baaaaaack!!!

06/16/10 Desert Rose RV Park, Fernley, NV I’m sure you think we dropped off the face of the earth, but since Las Vegas we haven’t had internet or cell service. We had a great time in Vegas…only had one night to explore but saw what we could. Went to Caesar’s Palace, saw the fountain show at Bellagio, and toasted Rich’s Mom at the Imperial Palace. No BIG winner, although Celeste walked away with $50+ and think Gary did OK too. Rich and I won and lost even steven. Oh, well, we still enjoyed the evening. Our drive to Sequoia was a long day,...

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