Two Nights in Reno

2018 West, Nevada, Road Trip

Our choice of the KOA in Reno, Nevada was at least in part driven by nostalgia. We’ve stayed here twice before, on our Honeymoon and again ten years ago on our 35 Anniversary trip. Both previous times we stayed here in a tent, something that’s since been outlawed by the county. Other things have changed too. Slot machines are no longer present in the campground store but you can call the casino next door for a complimentary ride. There’s a bunch of shopping and dining within walking distance though we didn’t bother. This campground is not much more than a huge parking lot crowded with big rigs but we scored a back-in site, K42, on the periphery with a great view of the Truckee River out our Stargazer window. It’s been a nice opportunity to get laundry done, take leisurely showers, sort through our mail, make some phone calls, and run into the REI in town to exchange the shoes Steve purchased in Bend last week. We had the opportunity to test our tank heaters while connected to shore power. But mostly it’s been a comfortable pause in the touring/exploring. It’s with a little bit of reluctance that we move on for where else will we ever find a site where we can watch freight trains in the valley traveling through the night from our bedroom window?

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