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Gold Cañon

Gold Cañon

According to several accounts Uncle William traveled through the area known today as Dayton, Nevada, perhaps on his way to California gold country. A couple of accounts credit him with being a part of a party of travelers that discovered gold in a stream here and...

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Just Hanging Around

Just Hanging Around

Our decision to book a site for three nights here in Reno was a good one. It gave us the opportunity to just chill out today, enjoy our view, and spend some time working toward getting caught up on the blog. Late this morning we wandered up to the office for some...

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Chillin’ by the Truckee

Chillin’ by the Truckee

It was a long hot day of travel through Nevada headed west on I-80. With ambient temperatures up to 103°F we made the decision to run without AC to reduce the chances of engine overheating and chose to make only one multipurpose stop for fuel, food, cold drinks, and...

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California Trail

California Trail

Anyone who has followed our blog for any length of time will know that we are fascinated with the stories of the 19th Century emigrant trails. The Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the California Trail all hold a fascination for us. Sometimes it's prominent...

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Iron Horse Number 55

Iron Horse Number 55

Our chosen route to California is taking us along I-80 to Reno. Although the idea of traveling US-50, the Loneliest Road in America is intriguing, an analysis of the frequency of gas stations compared to the distance we can travel between fill ups convinced us that...

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Virginia City

Virginia City

Wanting a taste of Nevada history, we headed to Virginia City and an overnight stay at the Virginia City RV Park, stopping along the way at Geiger Lookout. Virginia City has some deep and interesting history following the 1859 Comstock Lode but the town struck us as...

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Two Nights in Reno

Two Nights in Reno

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...

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Crossing the Border

Crossing the Border

As we traveled west from NV into CA we were intrigued with the big splashy casino complexes on the NV side and the huge sprawling solar generation farm!

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Just a Fuel Stop

Just a Fuel Stop

For the second time in our western states rambles, we've stopped in Las Vegas to fuel up and then travel on. In '73 we were scurrying on to Hoover Dam and this time we're just anxious to make tracks into California. We did overnight here in '08 but this time finding a...

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Back in 1973 we drove into Las Vegas, got a tankful of gas, drove up The Strip, snapped one photo, then drove out of town and hurried to Hoover Dam to catch the last tour of the day. This time we booked a room at The Excalibur on The Strip, had a delightful dinner at...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.