Great Basin National Park 🌌 & Sacramento Pass Rec. Area – Nevada

After surviving a Night at the Gas Station a few nights ago in Fallon, NV we decided to start our next destination drive a day early, swing by Great Basin National Park, and dry camp for the night. Dry camping wasn't really that big of deal, and it was nice to knock off a bit … Continue reading Great Basin National Park 🌌 & Sacramento Pass Rec. Area – Nevada

Ely KOA Journey & Northern Nevada Railway Museum – Ely, Nevada

This was our first stay at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America). We drove part of historic Highway 50, "The Loneliest Road in America", from Reno, Nevada to Ely (pronounced E-Lee), Nevada. Part of this road is also part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail. *Remind me that I want to get a map of … Continue reading Ely KOA Journey & Northern Nevada Railway Museum – Ely, Nevada

Shamrock ☘️ RV Park & Downtown Library & The Discovery – Reno, Nevada

We arrived here on Sunday feeling tired from our vacation at Leoni Meadows Family Camp. Do you ever feel like you need a vacation to recuperate from your vacation? We were so busy having fun last week! We went out for dinner and our credit card was declined because of a fraud alert. Looks like … Continue reading Shamrock ☘️ RV Park & Downtown Library & The Discovery – Reno, Nevada

National Automobile Museum – Reno, Nevada

My parents came to visit us today! We were excited to see them and took a trip to the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. I was impressed with the extensive and comprehensive collection of automobiles in this museum. What beautiful cars. It was a wonderful visual history lesson. It was not entirely kid-friendly as … Continue reading National Automobile Museum – Reno, Nevada

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1) and Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 2). I wanted to take a moment to answer a few questions that we've been asked recently. Thank you to all our friends for asking us such great questions. What do you do … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)... Wednesday 7/03/19: After a yummy hot breakfast at the cafeteria, morning worship under the ponderosa pines, another go-cart ride and more archery practice, we headed to the climbing wall. The kiddos had a great time climbing and E completed the "junk yard" obstacle … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)

We spent the past week off the grid, with no cell service or internet connection. Happy belated 4th of July everyone! I have mixed feelings about being offline. On one hand, it's nice to take a break from cell phones and computers, and on the other hand, I enjoy how technology can connect us across … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)

Silver City RV Resort – Minden, Nevada

This RV resort was packed tight and full to the brim. We didn't mind a bit since there were no shield-backed katydids here! In case you forgot, this is a shield-backed katydid, about 3 inches long. You can read more about those in, New Frontier RV Park - Winnemucca, Nevada. The kiddos busted out of … Continue reading Silver City RV Resort – Minden, Nevada

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company – Virginia City, Nevada

Continuing our railroad theme, we hopped aboard the Virginia & Truckee Railroad's diesel engine for a ride. We enjoyed a 40 minute tour through the high desert hillsides surrounding Virginia City and Gold Hill, Nevada. The weather was perfect so we sat in the open car. Fun fact: a lot of the money used to … Continue reading Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company – Virginia City, Nevada

Nevada State Railroad Museum – Carson City, Nevada

We really like trains a lot and we could hardly wait to check out the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, Nevada. The main part of the museum had 2 engines and a few other train cars on the outside edges of the room with a giant map of the Transcontinental Railroad in the … Continue reading Nevada State Railroad Museum – Carson City, Nevada