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Nov 24, 2016 - Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends and all our journal readers. We hope you have a wonderful day. Thanksgiving to Christmas is our favorite time of year. We have already decorated inside. We put our tree on our table we make over our steering wheel. It’s the perfect place right in front of the window. We have a small tree that has built in lights that change into multi colors. We will be decorating the outside of our RV tomorrow. We also bought lights from Walmart, they spread about fifty feet of sparkling colors all the way...

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Nov 16, 2016 - Super Moon and Snow

We are enjoying our time in Reno. We had a little bit of snow today, it was beautiful coming down. It didn’t stay long, we are hoping for more soon. We are getting a lot of birds at our feeders, the finches are all over the finch bags, we have Steller’s Jays, Scrub Jays, and much more including California Quails all over the ground. We also had a great view of the supermoon this week. I am adding the best picture I could get of it. It was outstanding! I am adding a paste below from Wikipedia for more information. I hope you enjoy the snow...

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Oct 27, 2016 - Hotel Hopping in Reno

We are having a blast exploring the hotels in Reno. We visited the Grand Sierra for the 50th International Chili Cookoff. You could taste all the chili for a small fee. We enjoyed shopping at all the booths. We visited the incredible Peppermill Resort, it was outstanding!! We loved the HUGH video screen with fast changing videos of beautiful places, animals, fish, flags and much more. This is one luxury hotel, even the seats in the casino are huge and comfortable, done with incredible white leather. It was what I call the Cadillac of...

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Oct 22, 2016 - Zombie Crawl

Reno really goes all out for Halloween. They have a huge haunted house called the Slaughter House. Slaughter House is Reno's longest running haunted attraction and largest, highly anticipated, most attended and talked about Halloween attraction in Northern Nevada! We didn’t go into the house, we did drive over to the Greater Nevada Field to see the zombie dance. They have over 1,000 people dressed as zombies that dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller song. It was quite a site. They started out on the ground like they were dead, then they...

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Oct 9, 2016 - Italian Festival

We had a great day in Reno at the Italian Festival. For 35 years, the Eldorado Hotel has brought the sights, sounds, and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno. The outdoor festival, held annually over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and tradition. Downtown Reno is transformed into Little Italy with a grape stomp, sauce cookers competition, wine walk, an Italian farmer’s market, kids’ gelato eating contest, Italian Buffet and incredible, free, live entertainment and vendors. No Italian Festival would be complete without...

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Sep 23, 2016 - Reno

We headed south out of Birch Bay on Thursday, spending the night at Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonlands. We ate at the buffet, one of Cynthias favorites. After a good nights sleep we headed towards Reno going down I-5 to Weed, California and crossing over the Sierras on US89 and US44 into Susanville, CA before turning down towards Reno. We stayed at the KOA in Boomtown. Too many people in town for street vibrations weekend so we couldn't stay at the Grand Sierra out by the airport. KOA is getting a bit on the pricey side for what they offer.

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Sep 23, 2016 - Reno, Nevada

We drove over to Reno today, about fifteen miles from our campground. We wanted to try the prime rib and lobster tail special at the California/Nevada Casino Hotel. It was wonderful and the price of $11.99 was wonderful too. :-) The steak and lobster tail was only $9.99. Wowser deals and great food. Everywhere we went today we saw motorcycles. We found out the Street Vibrations Fall Rally was going on in town. They had roads closed off with tons of booths selling everything you could want for motorcycles. Everyone knows that the “Biggest...

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Sep 19, 2016 - Drove all the Way to Reno

We didn't unhitch in Jackpot so we were on the road before 9:00 yesterday morning. You would think there's not a lot of see in the desert - & there's not much man-made to see - but we find the desert fascinating. And the mountain views are constantly changing. We did end up on I-80 - guess you can't go to or from California without being on I-80. We'd planned to stop in Winnemucca for the nite but were in the groove rollin down I-80 & it was only around noon when we got to Winnemucca so we decided to just keep going. We got to Sparks before...

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May 27, 2016 - Pacifica to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield to Lake Tahoe to Reno. NV

We left Pacifica this morning for Reno, Nevada. We took the Bay Bridge over to Oakland and towards Sacramento. We were surprised that the traffic wasn't totally crazy on the Bay Bridge. It did pick up over by Sacramento though. We stopped in Fairfield, we toured the Jelly Belly Factory. It was interesting to see all the Jelly Belly's and how they make them, package them and prepare them for shipping. It smelled pretty awesome in there too. In the gift shop you could sample 3 different kinds. If you wanted to stand in line, you could keep...

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Apr 10, 2016 - Reno, Virginia City, and Genoa, NV

Las Vegas it's not - thank Goodness! We left Yosemite NP in mid-April and managed to drive over the Donner Pass (I-80) during the last winter storm of the year. Heavy snow, temperature in the teens, winds at 60 MPH. Fuel filter froze and a windshield wiper picked that moment to malfunction. We have some sense how the Donner party must have felt! We made it to our new home base in one of Reno's burbs.....Sparks, Nevada where we were greeted with sunshine and 60 degree temps. Two days later - winter storm, short lived, hallelujah. Sparks is a...

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Oct 8, 2015 - Topaz Lake, NV

Great extended campout with the Rolling Reno Elks group...36 Members attending. Friday we had appetizers in the evening and Saturday a delicious dinner with a German theme celebrating October fest. Members brought various dishes to share from bratwurst with sauerkraut to German Chocolate cake. This will probably be our last local trip before leaving next month for Casa Grande, AZ for the winter. Will have new updates when we start out.

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Sep 25, 2015 - Reno and the Bay Area

It's been a while so it's time to catch up. On 8/17 we went back to Reno to deal with getting rid of our tenant. That accomplished we hired a property manager who promptly rented out the house, at a higher rate. Feeling very blessed. After a day's delay due to a motorcycle that would not start we moved back to Alameda Fairgrounds where we promptly sold the motorcycle, it was too much hassle traveling with it compared to how little we used it. And... As some of you know, I/Tom have struggled with depression and anxiety for a number of years....

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