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Old 10-04-2011, 06:57 PM   #41
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The next day we drove over to Virgina City.... I love this town because of it's living history of the Old West. And yes, it's a Tourist Trap, but it's still fun to go there with our friends who have never been... Travel time is one hour from Tahoe or Reno.



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Old 10-04-2011, 07:05 PM   #42
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Day three was great, we went swmming at the "Heavenly Ski Run Beach", walked around a car show, and than went up to the top the Heavenly ski area...by Gondola. Another fun day and a big time tourist trap....I liked how some kid changed the "No smoking" sign in the Gondola to a "No Pie" sign. It's the little things in life, that are funny.





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So the girls went for a bike ride, and decided to "Plank" anything & everything they could...




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Old 10-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #44
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The following day we decided to go out on the Tahoe Queen for their afternoon Booze cruise... nice way to spend the 5th of July.

Deb wanted her pic taken with Marlin Perkins... Once you leave Ski Run Marina, they take you out to Emerald Bay. Than they make the turn at Viking Island, and back to....



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Old 10-04-2011, 07:49 PM   #45
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You& Bunny are really enjoying retirement . Are you a full time RVer ? Great pictures !
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The last day at the campground...our camping neighbor, snapped a pic of the four of us & and Rita. More pics of the Ski Run Marina, and the Tahoe Queen.





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Old 10-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #47
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You& Bunny are really enjoying retirement . Are you a full time RVer ? Great pictures !
Thanks Moemg... we are not full timers, but we do use our Airstream....
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So, on the last day that Deb & Tony were with us, my truck started leaking diesel fuel. I lost maybe a 1/4 tank of fuel driving it to the airport to drop them off, than to the dodge dealership in Reno. The dealership fixed the leak for a $29. dollar fuel filler and O-ring.

Overall The Bunny and I had a great time, but we both want to go to Lake Syskiyou next year for the 4th of July... it's closer to home.

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Old 10-04-2011, 08:26 PM   #49
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More pics of Heavenly ski area....snow tubing, and the overlook at the 9100 foot level.
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More pics of Heavenly ski area.....the bunny breaking the rules....again. Nice snow boots! The old guy planking, the lodge at the 9,100+ foot level.
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I miss going to Lake Tahoe! I used to get there about twice a year when the air wing went to train at Fallon, NV. Skiing in Oct rocks!
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I miss going to Lake Tahoe! I used to get there about twice a year when the air wing went to train at Fallon, NV. Skiing in Oct rocks!
Mr. hawkeye.... I love the ski areas in the Tahoe area, as a young person I would go to Slide Mt., Squaw Valley, and many of the ski areas on the north side of Tahoe. Long drive from Shasta Lake, but when you're young, a 4 hour drive is no big deal. Other than skiing, what was your fav. thing to do in the Tahoe area?

PS, we like to stay in downtown Fallon, (small RV park/casino), when we travel to Vegas. Nice half-way stop...

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In June, this last summer, the Bunny and I went camping with our friends to Lake Siskiyou, which is located 5 miles west of Mt. Shasta City. On day three we all went out on the lake on a rental patio boat.

I got to be the "Captain", because I was the 1st person there, and the only one in the group not drinking beer in the AM. The Rental rate for the 10 person patio boat is $36. per hour.

Once we got out away from the marina...we let the two 14 year olds take over the operation of the boat. Siskiyou county just built a new bridge for hiking and biking, so I wanted to take a look at that. Great weather for a boat cruise....



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The day before our patio boat cruise we setup camp...

On Sat. Wino Wayne & Roxanne got there....they stayed at our campsite, using my 60 sec. tent, and air matress. Greg, Terri, and John, Cathy also showed up in the early PM....They stayed in rental cabins next to our RV site.

Once everyone got settled in, we all went for a bike ride, except Indian Mike who went fishing. Some of our friends had not seen Rita, (our 40 year old Airstream), for months, so I think they were surprised that Rita was back together and how nice she looks after remodeling the interior. We got here the day before the rest of the group.



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The cabins where Greg & Terri, and John & Cathy stayed were really nice... most of the cabins have a great view of lake Siskiyou. I had to show our new overhead cabinet in Rita...I just installed it the week before our trip.




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Today, the Bunny and I are getting "Rita", our 40 year old Airstream, ready for our very first Airstream Rally, at Jackson Rancheria RV park...its located 40 miles southeast of Sacramento CA.

Looks like there four airstreams already there..."Fresh Air" posted this pic yesterday on the Airforum. I am so looking forward to meeting all the folks from the airstream forum! The Bunny and I depart tomorrow for Jackson! "FUN, FUN, FUN tell your daddy takes the T-Bird away"!


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This last weekend, The Bunny and I went to Jackson Rancheria Casino, for our very first "Free" Airstream rally. I say it was free, because there are no costs to attend, other than your RV site...and our RV site was discounted by $15, because of the group rate.

The best part of the rally was meeting the people... After following most of them on the forum, and talking to some on Threads. It was really nice to put a face to an Avatar! What a wonder group of folks! And the potluck on Saturday night was one of the best that I have ever attended.

The Bummer part of the rally was...The Bunny got sick, so Saturday night was a short night for us, and we didn't attend the campfire event on Saturday night....so if you have pics of the campfire that night. Please feel free to post a couple of your photos here. I really would like to see them!

PS, I won $500 the first night, so I want to thank Jackson Rancheria Casino for paying for our fuel, RV site, drink, and food during our stay at Jackson...and that is "The rest of the story", it was truly a "Free" rally for Trex and The Bunny.




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More pics of the Jackson Rancheria Casino Airstream Rally...



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One of the best features of Jackson RV park is the walking trail that goes around the preimeter of the campsites. A great place to walk our dogs, Speedy & Jacky. Plus I loved seeing wild turkeys walking just outside the fence at the pool & hottubs.




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Great pictures. Thank you for sharing, Trex.
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Great pictures. Thank you for sharing, Trex.
Thanks Dr OB, The Bunny and I love the Northern Calif. area, and love to show it off to the rest of our early retirees... and future retirees. The cost of living is higher in Calif, but "You get what you pay for"..... Jackson California is located just one hour southeast of Sacarmento, in the northern California hill country. It was a 4 hour drive for us to get there.

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