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Jun 28, 2015 - Sparks, NV

Today is going to be another very hot day and there is a good chance for severe thunderstorms with thunder and lightning this afternoon. Ross and Marge will be visiting there friends new home here in Sparks and later this evening they hope to share some Newfoundland cod with their friend since the learned yesterday afternoon at the Atlantis Casino that cod is his favorite fish. Speaking of the Atlantis Casino the Oyster Bar Restaurant is excellent. Ross had New Orleans Jambalaya, Marge had clam chowder and a lobster roll and their friend...

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2015 New York Trip

Jun 27, 2015 - Sparks, Nevada

Yesterday we slept in late and after we finally got up, dressed, showered, and feed we got in the truck and drove out of the campground to the Pioneer Trail to evaluate using this road when left as opposed to simply using Highway 50 thru town and the avoiding the downtown and casino traffic. US 50 through town is being repaired and the traffic at the ”Y’ (most of you will not know what the “Y” is or where it is) where US 89 and US 50 split/merge. The Pioneer Trail is a good road with only a few traffic lights and relatively light traffic....

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2015 New York Trip

Apr 16, 2015 - Sparks-Reno

Hello from Sparks, Nevada. We are staying in an RV park on the edge of town. It is a quiet, tidy park and each site is separated by a strip of artificial grass. As guests leave, the staff sweeps clean the strips of grass. We had very strong winds the other day with gusts of 45 mph and lots of leaves collected on the artificial grass. We chuckled as we watched the staff actually use a lawnmower to “mow” the grass and make it leaf-free. Well, at least they realize that Sparks is in the desert and didn’t put in real grass! The RV park is...

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Jul 1, 2014 - Planning NY to FL itinerary

Talked with mom today and set specifics for trip down the East Coast. We are going to be starting out on the 22nd of July by traveling to Hershey PA for the tour of the factory, then to Gettysburg, and then on to Virginia. Then, we will do a day in Washington DC, and head to see Jamestown on our way to Charlotte NC. From there, we will head to Atlanta and stay about 4 nights to visit with family and sight see before heading down the East Coast of Florida. In Florida, we are going to check out some of the Forts and Plantations before heading...

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Summer 2014

Jun 27, 2014 - Preparing for the trips

The packing has begun for the big summer event! We will be heading to Elko, then to SLC, and Vegas. After that, it is on to New York, and then we will be driving from NY to Florida, making tons of stops along the way!! I don't know whether to pack in smaller but more bags, or bigger bags. We will have a few "overnight" stays as opposed to a longer time at one place. Oh well, I guess I'll get it figured out!!

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Summer 2014

May 30, 2014 - Sparks, NV

Arrived in Sparks Marina RV Park, 1200 E. Lincoln Way, Sparks, NV 89434, 775-851-8888 at 2:30 pm with several pit stops (rest area and scenic pts) along the way…Boreal, Donner, and Safeway. The RV park was all paved with concrete pad, picnic table with a metal plate to fire up your grill, fake grass and shady, very clean toilet and shower facilities. Meet our RV neighbor, Joanie, and chatted with her for about an hour. Took a nap from 2-4 pm. Alan was very crabby so I sent him off to clean up and shower. Alan had wi-fi problems…hopefully...

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Apr 12, 2014 - Almost too easy

Knock on wood, but this has been the most uneventful 780 miles I have ever towed. Highway conditions have been excellent, there has been very little traffic, the weather has been perfect and all equipment has operated without problems. Under these conditions, Nevada travel is a real treat. We left Hawthorne well after 9 AM and arrived in Sparks just past noon. Today's 131 miles was the least we have traveled since leaving San Tan Valley. It was very relaxing. Sparks Marina RV Park is one of our favorite travel-thru locations. The park is...

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Oct 7, 2013 - Sparks Nevada Rally

On Monday afternoon we moved 43 miles to Sparks Nevada for another Newmar Rally that starts on Thursday. On Saturday we all rode a 1918 vintage steam engine driven train from Carson City to Virginia City and spent 3 hours walking the town. Virginia City was a focal point for silver and gold mining. On Sunday we went to downtown Reno to the Italian Festival. We were surprised by the size of this festival. There was a lot of stage entertainment and LOTS of Italian food vendors and a sauce contest. Of course we sampled the foods for our Sunday...

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Sep 25, 2013 - Sparks, Nevada

September 25, 2013 Sparks, Nevada We left Elko about 9 am. It was a cool 51 degrees, partial clouds with a 10 mph wind. It will turn out to be another windy 286 mile drive to the Sparks Marina RV Park in Sparks, Nevada. We stopped at a rest stop at mile marker 83 (junction of I-80 and 95) for lunch. Cherie said it was almost time for the final race of the America’s Cup, so I turned on the TV and locked onto the Satellite a few minutes before the race. We invited the Hills over to watch the race. We had a few sprinkles on the trip but when...

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Sep 25, 2013 - Sparks, Nevada

Elko, Nevada was chilly this morning and during the night it was very windy. We left Elko around 0900 and headed west. Yesterday there was a sign warning drivers on I80 that there were numerous construction projects for the next 50 miles and they were not kidding. We did not count the number of projects but there must have been at least a dozen. It seemed that as one project ended and you accelerated up to speed another project presented itself and you were decelerating again. After the first 50 miles the projects did stop although we did...

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Newfoundland 2013

Jun 10, 2013 - Sparks, Nevada

Marge and Ross left San Ramon around 0750 so they could beat the school traffic that clogs the street every school day from about 0800 to 0830. We were to meet our traveling partners, Elden and Cherie Ables, at the Flying J Truck Stop in Lodi, California between 0930 and 1000. Marge and Ross arrived in Lodi around 0915 and the Ables were a few minutes late. We both refueled and left Lodi around 1045. The weather in the San Ramon was 107 Saturday and Sunday was at least 15 degrees cooler. This morning we awoke to damp streets and very light...

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Newfoundland 2013

Jun 10, 2013 - Sparks, Nevada

June 10, 2013 Sparks, Nevada The first day of our trip got off to a slow start. At 4 am this morning, we had cloud-to-cloud lighting with light showers that woke us up. Elden pulled the motorhome out of the back yard to the front at 7 am to hook-up the truck. The weather was a cool 65 degrees, overcast and breezy. We thought we had everything under control to head out at 8:30 am but with various issues closing up the house, we finally left at 9:15. The first stop was at Lodi flying-J for fuel. Back on the road, we headed up I-80 to Sparks,...

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