Blogs from Reno, Nevada, United States, North America


North America » United States » Nevada » Reno August 4th 2019

The grandkids love the Peppermill in Reno. They love the Tower rooms, the café, the buffet, and the pools. When we are going thru Reno at the beginning of a trip, they all clamor to stay one night there. This was no exception. We pulled into the Peppermill parking lot, as we have many times before and found a place to park our RV and truck. We all got out of the truck and were going to pack up an overnight bag quickly and hopefully check in early so that kids could start swimming. As we were walking to the RV security came over and told us we could not park there, or in any of their lots. We were thrown off guard, we’d always parked in their lot, and besides, we were parked next to ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno April 14th 2019

Instagram: @vangogh50states Weather: Sunny and 60s States: Utah and Nevada Miles: 519 Hours: 6 hrs and 56 min Capitals: Restaurant: The Olive Garden Hotel/Home: Residence Inn Reno Sparks Movies: Devil Wears Prada Audible: Escape From Alcatraz We opened the shades this morning to a panorama of beautiful snowcapped mountains surrounding Salt Lake City. We did not appreciate this beauty last night as we came in at dark unaware of them except for the declining switchback roads leading us into the city. The guide rails keep you from running into the mountain sides or off of their steep cliffs. Night makes this a little less unnerving to drive. We woke up, had breakfast and hit the road to Reno, Nevada. Our first plan was to drive through Yosemite on the way to San Francisco but the west ... read more
Salt flat

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno March 24th 2018

We had Zaya and needed to get her back to her parents. We thought we’d get her to Reno where we could meet our kids, saving them time. As they live north of Reno, they could drive down to meet. Then realized that, if we were going to Reno anyway, we should ski at Tahoe. I looked at the weather and it was supposed to be great skiing on Monday and Tues. By Sunday, we remembered that Dale had an appointment on Wed a.m. and then we saw that the storm wasn’t going to hit until Tues/Wed. We decided to leave on Wed after his appointment, ski Thurs with Zaya then meet our kids on Friday. We’d stay at our favorite place, the Peppermill, in Reno. We packed all set to ski and drove off, unfortunately, ... read more
Gluten Free cakes
Stopped traffic on I-80

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno September 19th 2017

In some extremely remote, rural parts of the U.S., there is one outstanding feature that makes an area worthy of a visit, i.e., Grand Canyon National Park. In other areas, the cumulative effect of numerous worthy attractions justifies a visit, i.e., the abundant Revolutionary War-era historical sites in New England. In some areas, there is not a single attraction nor a cumulative effect from numerous attractions that causes an area to be added to the “let’s go visit” list. Such is the case with the inland areas of northern California. Had I been making a pass through this zip code a year ago and been pulling with my old Ram, I probably would have made the trip a Point A to Point B journey, but the diesel has given me the confidence to electively tackle hills ... read more
A Walk on Lily Pond Nature Trail Unveils Some Interesting Scenery
Yes, Boys and Girls, That Is a Mighty Big Hill
The Disturbed Surface Is the Only Hint of the Boiling and Bubbling Present in the Mudpot that One Can See in a Still Photograph

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno July 15th 2017

Although we have taken this drive many times, It felt a little different today. Perhaps reflective of my mood, bittersweet, a little poignant. Knowing that I am leaving the State that I have called home for the past 27 years makes me want to remember every detail as we drive. San Francisco, as majestic as always with it's mixture of old and new architecture. I lived there for 7 years but the City feels alien to me now. It seems that the skyline is never satisfied with its appearance no matter how beautiful, and new structures reach like fingers ever higher into the sky. Traffic is relatively light for the Bay and we are on the Bay Bridge without much waiting. The kids seem unimpressed with my explanations of cable-stay versus suspension bridges but I'm sure ... read more
Bay Bridge
Sierra Nevada
Donner Lake

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno June 29th 2016

Bonjour à tous Ce soir je suis dans la ville que tous les cruciverbistes connaissent. En 4 lettres, ville du Nevada Reno. Je suis maintenant parti depuis 31 jours, j'ai parcouru un peu plus de 12 000km. Depuis mon départ, je n'ai pas bu une seul goute de vin, pas mangé 1 seul gramme de charcuterie, pas un seul morceau de fromage. Au mieux un demi de bière le soir et encore pas tous les jours. Je vais bientôt vérifier les premiers résultat ?. Vous avez été au nombre de 720 à ouvrir ce blog depuis mon départ. MERCI J'ai donc quitté ce matin le petit coin du Lac Tahoe, où je me trouvais très bien. Ces 3 jours plus tranquilles m'ont retapé. La direction est le lac Pyramid, qui à la particularité d'être un lac ... read more
vraiment beau
cheval d'indien!!!

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno March 20th 2016

Geo: 39.5245, -119.812Back in the days when divorces were a little more difficult to get, Reno was the divorce capital of the world (very convenient since the quickie wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, was just down the road). You might think that after a few years of non-stop, close-quarters travel, I would be a little worried that, largely at DH's insistence, we were heading for a town with a reputation for offering up quick solutions to nagging marital problems. Not only do most places seem to offer up quickie divorces these days, the reason I wasn't particularly concerned is that DH is still mulling over whether or not to marry me in the first place. Seventeen years ago I popped the question and DH, after quickly plucking the ring out of my grip, said ... read more
DH's TV Show Bonanza
I Got Her This Close In Reno
Hawthorne Military Base

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno August 4th 2015

Geo: 39.5245, -119.812Today began at 8 AM and 70 degrees under clear blue skies. And it was a perfect day for what we had planned. We left Mariposa and headed for Yosemite National Park. We were here three years ago and only got to the south side of the park. So we decided to drive west to east, thru the park and out the other side, crossing the Sierra Mountains and seeing areas of the park we had not seen. We drove through Sierra National Forest, along the Merced River, deep in a canyon, for over an hour. The scenery was spectacular. The hills were yellow with rock faces poking out of them and the roads in places were lined with trees…soft wood and hard wood…at times creating a canopy over the road, shielding us from ... read more
The Arch entering Yosemite National Park
Fallen rocks
Fallen Rocks the size of houses

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno June 13th 2014

Day 5 Got up and out of Boise early – by 9:20 we were on the road – that’s early for us! It was quite cool - 62 degrees when we left. Hampton Inn gives you a cute “to-go” bag with water, a muffin, fruit, cereal bar and mints. I got three and we were set with snacks for the road. We chose to not stop at any sightseeing destinations so we could get to Reno at a reasonable hour. Tyler started as the driver and we switched after a while to Evan. We crossed from Idaho into Oregon for a short time and then entered Nevada. It is good practice for Evan to drive, but certainly not LA driving – it’s the open road. After a short stop for gas (where we saw a line-up ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Reno May 30th 2014

After nearly one month on the road, we are now heading east as we drove from San Francisco to Reno. We are at the halfway point of our Bucket List road trip. Still to explore are Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan before arriving home. It was a lot of fun staying in Reno for three days as we walked the city streets, visited various casinos and treated ourselves to those meals advertised as “$4.99 for steak and lobster”. Reno reminded me of Las Vegas twenty years ago. It really does have a small town atmosphere that is in contrast with the many huge casinos. The streets are lined with souvenir shops, pawn shops and liquor stores, all appearing to be in some distress. However, the city streets are clean and there are ... read more
Reno from hotel room

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