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

Night at the Gas Station ⛽️ – Fallon, Nevada

7/13/19 - Saturday So, as I was saying in Shamrock ☘️ RV Park - Reno, Nevada, "we left in a hurry Saturday afternoon instead of Sunday morning", because on our way back to the RV from "The Discovery" we saw this plume of smoke. There was a wildfire blazing 3 miles away from the RV … Continue reading Night at the Gas Station ⛽️ – Fallon, 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

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

Kings Canyon Waterfall – Carson City, Nevada

We haven't been on a hike in awhile and a Google search of "hiking for kids" in this area recommended Kings Canyon Waterfall Trail. It was 0.3 mile in and 0.3 mile out. That was really all K could handle today so it worked out pretty well. We got to ford a creek to get … Continue reading Kings Canyon Waterfall – Carson City, Nevada

Kings Beach State Recreation Area – Lake Tahoe, California

We really enjoyed kayaking on Lake Siskiyou, California, and we just couldn't resist another kayaking excursion on Lake Tahoe. We were thrilled to find a parking spot at Kings Beach and rented 2 double kayaks at "Adrift Tahoe". The staff was amazing, super-helpful, and friendly. It was cool and windy which made kayaking on the … Continue reading Kings Beach State Recreation Area – Lake Tahoe, California