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A committee of concerned Alamo and Ash Springs residents has been working on a plan to have the pool and picnic area repaired and reopened, but with no tangible result yet. While I was there I overheard three men at the next table talking about a clever new promotion to bring Californians up from the central valley to spend time at the lake. Yes, we feel the drought in some important ways, but we still have this big beautiful lake. Feudal politics, well-suited to the Renaissance Faire.
I was surprised to learn that John Muir had been an ardent inventor as a young adult, and produced working models of his Wake-Up Bed, which stood the sleeper upright and deposited him onto the floor when the alarm went off, and the Loafer Chair, which fired a pistol under the seat when someone leans it backward.
We learned a little about his relationship with his remarkable wife Louie — they both married late; he was 44, she was This was a splendid event and Jones got an extra-long walk afterward, during which he proved his genetic connection to Shorty by not only attracting a chick, but by endearing himself to her.
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By this time it was mid-afternoon and I was geared up for a visit to the Wagon Train encampment at Zephyr Cove on my way home. My satisfaction with the day ended abruptly at Zephyr Cove. The wagon train was gone. There was a disagreement with the management, the gate guard told me, and they packed up and left, presumably getting an early start for California. Which is why we tend to come hurtling westward along I in the late afternoon, when the sunlight comes in low across the landscape.
What is at noon a stark and gritty nowhere is made magical by the slanting light in its prelude to dusk. Faraway hillsides are made of tawny velvet or melted caramel, then sharply striped with black canyons. Each brushy weed at the edge of the road is suddenly splendid, blazing with golden light. The whole sagebrush sea around us is swept with that brilliant glow. The sun is a molten glob in the scalded sky; on the ground everything is delineated by sunbeams, bright, sharp, hot and distinct. This is a big part of what I love about living in Nevada: the sudden sense of a different dimension on the verge of discovery.
I am forever grateful for these little glimpses of the cosmic circus I moved here to join. The sign blamed Comstock Mining Inc. On the morning of the third day afterward, the sign had been obliterated and removed by a second party of persons unknown. Read more here. One of the pleasures of the freeway is getting off of it. So when I was driving I last month I made a detour at Carlin. The trains of two railroads come crashing through here day and night, engines roaring, horns blaring. What was once a town of overlooking the depot and transfer point for the Eureka mines is now an odd collection of metal buildings and stalled cars.
The buildings are decorated with Christmas lights and ornaments, looking weathered and insubstantial in the bright light of day. People who lived here in recent years had made a lavish Christmas display that brought families from as far away as Battle Mountain to see it. Kids gazed out through fogging car windows at the bright show on freezing December nights. But then the author of this visual confection died, and the lights twinkled no more. Back in the days when Palisade was busy with freight and passengers, local comedians entertained themselves by staging gun fights on the depot platform as trains pulled in from the east.
Frightened passengers hid under their seats and gave up their waiting dinners at the depot cafe rather than face the flying bullets, and went on hungry and half-traumatized, to Winnemucca. It was a wheeze! This is a full day of pumpkin fun for the whole family! The Pumpkin Palooza has a costume contest, parade, marshmallow shooting, pumpkin beauty pageant, live music, carnival games and more! Commemorate our past and bright future during the jampacked event. The Freakers Ball has four different venues with live music all under one roof!
This one-hour journey is a holiday adventure for the whole family. Every child receives a souvenir sleigh bell to commemorate the magical experience. Step back in time in Virginia City at the annual Christmas on the Comstock. They have events for all ages including a holiday parade, boutique shopping, saloon crawl, concerts, photos with Santa and more. Start a new tradition on Thanksgiving morning with your family by participating in the Turkey Trot. Dress up in a Thanksgiving outfit optional and run or walk the distance of your choice.
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Christmas caroling, tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, a food drive and more are sure to get you in the yuletide spirit. This joyfull trip includes hot chocolate, apple cider, candy canes, cookies and an experience your child will never forget! Crawl or walk your way through Reno at some of the largest themed bar crawls in the world. Participate in the fun, dress up and join the party!
Check out the great lodging and ski specials, as well. Flickering firelight is entrancing. Taking the glow of candles a step farther, many establishments in our region serve food and libations fireside. Here are several to warm up to this season. Quaint and rustic are two descriptors that spring to mind immediately upon laying eyes on the Cottonwood Cottage in Genoa.
A new outdoor fire pit will be revealed when the weather cools, but inside a cozy, stone fireplace invites guests to dine on their grill specialties and pizzas or imbibe at the four surrounding tables. During the holidays, Cottonwood Cottage celebrates with seasonal decor and swaps the tables for a more casual lounging area, where food is still accessible. Their marinated grilled tri-tip sandwich is a must for beef-loving guests.
Imaginative pizzas such as the zucca — a steaming creation comprised of butternut squash puree, mozzarella, ricotta, provolone, sage oil and fennel — sit alongside pizzeria standards such as the margherita. A bounty of ingredients to make personal pie perfection can only be bettered with fresh salads and brews enjoyed by their scenic outdoor fire pits.
For more than 40 years, this neon-laden lounge has tempted tourists and locals alike with cozy booths, complimentary appetizers, their signature drink — a ounce rum, vodka, cherry brandy and ice cream concoction dubbed the scorpion — and the glowing fire pit from which its name was born. Vintage Nevada vibe? The Fireside has it in spades. Private dining alcoves each have their own fireplace inside, as well.
Visit for happy hour from 3 to 5 p. Perched atop is an eagle sculpture which looks at home amidst the grand wooden logs and beams that frame the alpine interior. Wild game and seafood are staples on the robust gourmet menu, which changes seasonally. Additional cocktail and food menus are available for those who prefer to take in the roaring fire from the lounge.
The steakhouse features alpine peaks and a fireplace as majestic as the outdoors to decorate. At Azul Latin Kitchen, Adirondack chairs surround a large outdoor fire pit with the glistening lake as the backdrop. Additional tables offer fireside dining for dozens of others, not to mention an ideal way to thaw once the weather turns in Tahoe. Their healthier, California-style spin on fresh Latin cuisine furthers the heating process from the inside, out. Within the elegant Manzanita is a centerpiece fireplace that sets the stage for an exquisite culinary experience that rivals the ambiance.
While the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with champagne brunch on Sundays, the dinner menu is exceptional.
Set some time aside to peruse the vast wine list that is nearly as long as some classic novels. For more casual, yet refined and picturesque, fireside time, check out fireplaces in The Living Room, which offers libations and lighter fare. While awaiting a dinner table at the picturesque Edgewood Restaurant, guests can imbibe by firelight while gazing out at an outdoor firepit backed by breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and Mt. With the mood created, guests may just want to continue their fireside experience at the new Edgewood Lodge for an overnight stay.
Between the food and the flames, these enticing fireside experiences will fend off the frost once the weather cools. In Northern Nevada, you can find big bites for every taste and every occasion at a not-sobig price. While they chow down on oxtail yum, seriously!
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Bring your appetite, as most Basque meals are served family style and include salad, beans, bread, sides, the main entree, and dessert. On Friday nights the buffet turns to the sea with snow crab, San Franciscan style cioppino, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp scampi, and New England Clam Chowder.
For a weekend treat, enjoy a champagne brunch Saturday or Sunday that includes three glasses of bubbly. Casale's Halfway Club, run by matriarch Mama Inez Casale Stempeck, is the oldest continuously family owned and operated restaurant in Reno and possibly the state. When it comes to homemade, comforting, carby, cheesy Italian food, you can't do any better. The portions are more than generous, so either take the idea of a half order seriously or bring a group to share.
The Coney serves up lunch from 11 a. But not in Northern Nevada. Up here, the word buffet means endless epicurean possibilities all housed in one beautifully decorated space. When you visit, check out the pho station and don't leave without a taste of the fresh-spun cotton candy. Almost every sushi joint in the region offers an AYCE menu that comes with appetizers, dessert and endless amounts of fresh-made nigiri, hand rolls, long rolls and more.
Head right to the sushi bar and order up some rolls and sashimi — I suggest the Tahoe, volcano or the spider hand roll. Gluttony awaits. The aspens are changing colors, the weather is nice and cool … and ghosts lurk around every corner. We love a good ghost story, so we set out to find the best places to eat and drink with the dearly departed. The rustic cowboy charm, with Old West memorabilia on the walls and dust on the floor, is undeniable.
Relax with a handcrafted cocktail and keep an eye on the green lamp behind the bar. Though always unplugged, the light has mysteriously switched on during important moments in the history of the bar — including when the former owner, Betty Carver, passed away. From there, you can explore the rest of the town with Genoa Historic Ghost Tours including a pass through the Genoa cemetery. Beautifully rustic and old fashioned, the Truckee Hotel is a must for visitors passing through the Sierra.
If you want an extra spooky treat, book a stay on the fourth floor, keep an ear out for some otherworldly sounds of a young child that reportedly haunts the halls of hotel. Grab a beer or specialty cocktail downstairs while you wait for the ghost tour that happens every hour on the hour. The tour will take you upstairs to the second and third floors, which have been called the most haunted place in Virginia City that's saying a lot. This place is so creepy it will remind you of stepping into the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, only the ghosts here are real.
Guests find paranormal activity in their photos frequently, so take a lot of pictures on the tour. Keep an eye on the stairs where the spectral image of a little girl likes to play hide and seek with guests. And you may hear phantom piano music coming from the old chapel upstairs. Be sure to belly up to the bar at the Silver Queen in Virginia City. Check out the photo album on the bar of supernatural appearances at previous weddings, then take the 28 uneven stairs to the terrifyingly beautiful old west hotel on the second floor to conduct a paranormal investigation.
Pay particular attention to rooms 11 and On a night out, we say the more the merrier, living status notwithstanding. And so, we toast to the dearly departed who may join us at our table! These treats have bold flavors from savory to sweet, with breakfast options, too. Clint spent much of his adult life in Breckenridge, Colo.
It was at this moment when he decided to venture out on his own. After mixing ingredients to invent a personalized crepe batter and numerous family taste tests, he finally perfected a unique recipe to go with both savory and sweet flavors. Almost a year later, business is booming and life is good for Clint, who just bought a house and is getting married in October. For that sweet tooth, the strawberry shortcake with extra Nutella and Chantilly cream homemade whipped cream icing is my go to. From the list of fresh ingredients, to handmade batter and sauces, plus the causal vibe, this place equals a delicious find when visiting the area.
Need I say more, except … Yes, I love crepes. Creative Crepes Lake Tahoe Blvd. Shop local this holiday season and support regional artists and entrepreneurs. When it comes to holiday shopping, I always begin my search for the perfect presents close to home. In addition to supporting local artisans and business owners, buying gifts made nearby allows me to share a little piece of the place I love.
All her products are handmade in Reno in small, made-to-order runs to ensure quality and cut down on waste. And, each product is designed and built to last a lifetime. Each kit contains special ingredients and the equipment needed to create your own bitters. Janel and Reese started making bitters kits when they first tried to make cocktail bitters at home and had to order huge quantities of special ingredients. Now, they pack up more manageable amounts and ship them to other aspiring mixologists. Designer Lindsay Knowlton creates each piece to evoke the charm and mystery of the desert west.
The locally designed and crafted clothing and accessories encapsulate the laid back, mountain vibe of Reno and Tahoe to a T. Speaking of T's, pick up one of the thermals TNL sells during the winter for the most comfortable shirt you'll ever own. And grab me one too while you're at it, mine's getting holes in the elbows. Mike Wilhelm and Cole Johnson founded the company on a combination of love of outdoor fun and functional fashion. Their shades are made from either downed timber sustainably harvested from the Tahoe National Forest, sustainably harvested hardwoods or bamboo.
Oh, did I mention that they float? How about you? A day shopping is so much more than trying on clothes and swiping that card. This year-round outdoor sports retailer carries a wide selection of equipment that will leave you speeding down those black diamond runs. Going out for a night on the town? Want to embrace your inner wallflower? Or how about snag a great pair of jeans? Then visit Cobblestone Center in Tahoe City.
You should definitely checkout Trunk Show with a super fun approach to art and handmade products. California 89 is a local clothier with designs inspired by the snow, the mountains, the water and the blue, blue skies this area is known for. High Camp Home Designs carries decor ranging from sophisticated rustic design to contemporary mountain style with an earthy focus. As the capitol of the Silver State, downtown Carson City recently went under huge renovations and the hub is now bustling with business.
Definitely plan some time to take in the murals and other creative adornments dotting these interesting walkways. Culture is one of my favorites carrying modern fashions and accessories. Regarded as one of the top shops for Burning Man attire, The Melting Pot World Emporium offers cutting-edge couture, extreme tribal and casual street wear from around the globe. Never Ender is part clothing boutique, part aromatherapy hub and part art gallery for emerging artists and designers. Swing by Sierra Belle for some super cute clothes and a nice selection of shades. During the holidays, they decorate beautifully with festive lights and special visits from Kriss Kringle.
Want something more local? Southcreek Center is home to several small businesses with big personality. The Freckled Frog is the place for home decor and more — their candles smell divine and their holiday tree display is magical. And G. Rhodes Gift and Home also carries great decorations. For shoes and clothing, visit Southcreek Clothing Co. How about a ride on a sky-high Ferris wheel? Head to Legends at Sparks Marina for some of the best outlet shopping this side of the Mississippi. At , square feet, Scheels All Sports is the largest sporting goods store in the world.
This place is a mecca for gear and gadgets, plus they have some fun staging to explore. Be sure to take it all in as you find the perfect memento to remember an amazing visit. Fresh baked breads, house roasted and smoked meats, unique sandwiches, fresh from scratch salads, homemade soups, locally sourced ingredients, and catering for all occasions.
Gluten free, vegetarian options and patio seating are available. BeerNV is a new kind of drinking experience to Reno. High quality craft beer, 60 taps dedicated to craft and import beer, a premium selection of spirits, and wine. The crunch of leaves and twigs cracking beneath your boots with every reviving step. The sounds and smells of nature busy living all around.
Recently, I learned about a group committed to maintaining those cherished moments in the pines and I look forward to helping in their effort. The Sugar Pine Foundation started from a passion to save the beloved species from white pine blister rust, an invasive disease attacking the stems of five-needled pines in North America.
Native to Asia, this plaguing fungus was introduced into the U. In an effort to curb the dramatic losses, the Sugar Pine Foundation began planting blister rust-resistant saplings in the area about 12 years ago. Today, they restore over 10, trees every year with the help of nearly volunteers. Working with the United States Forest Service, California Forestry Association and USDA Placerville Nursery, they rehabilitate sugar pine and western white pine loss due to disease, fires, forest thinning projects and help with erosion control.
Most local sixth grade students just finished their field trip to plant a tree or two. And, many area businesses have done their part in several hands-on forest stewardship initiatives. The reason you, dear visitor, are reading about the Sugar Pine Foundation is because they also have community plantings open to the public where everyone is invited to participate. They name their trees and do their own unique tree dance. We see many folks who come back and visit their trees. For more information and a calendar of events, visit sugarpinefoundation.
There are so many elements that make up a life that is happy and healthy — luckily we have a few local one-stop shops that align our spirit, body and minds. Elevate Wellness Center in South Lake Tahoe provides a wide range of services and wellness options to keep our body healthy. Now open on Saturdays, they have experts in Chinese medicine and detoxifying massage treatments such as dry brushing and cupping.
They also approach the mind-body experience through avenues like neuromuscular therapy, cranial therapy and chi nei tsang a Chinese abdominal massage. Just walking into this wonderfully calming and healing atmosphere gives you a moment to really breathe and enjoy the smells of lavender and happiness. My favorite treatment was the detoxifying organic body treatment combining ancient techniques and modern luxuries. This incredible place will help you achieve balance and zen with their tea bar, detoxifying treatments and many opportunities for education for a happy and healthy lifestyle that lasts long after you leave.
This serene getaway is the perfect spot for walk-ins. Staying in balance means we have to keep our bodies healthy and fit. They offer fun products in their waiting room including makeup, scrubs, face masks and lotions. The services menu features many options to choose from such as organic facials, couples massages, lip renewals and moisture boosts. This is also the perfect birthday party, bachelorette party or just a fun outing with your best buddies.
I cannot wait to book my next girls day filled with giggles, health and healing. Monthly Wine Walk, p. Feel fierce when you join a class at Soul Space, in the heart of the Riverwalk District. Your heart will get healthy and your soul will feel full with special classes that are both adventurous and great for your body. Try their silk training class where you hang free, let go and feel strong. Our team of dedicated treatment specialists will guide you to complete bliss in a relaxation session, or ease sore muscles from playing in Tahoe with the deep tissue sports session. Whatever your ailment, we will provide an unforgettably healing experience.
After a soul-warming stretch or silk class, your body may need a little tender loving care. Head up the street along the Riverwalk District to Pantry Products to try many delicious, organic, locally created and sold items. Purchase gifts for friends like the organic facial steam or body polish. Soak up the all-natural niceties and give your entire body a treatment.
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In the fall, explore a wilderness hike or nature walk on their array of trails then relax, sipping mulled wine or hot cocoa as you cozy up next to the campfire. Kick up some snow in the winter, crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing across the valley floor. Hosted workshops and other festivities are a special treat, from stargazing, to music, water coloring, photography and more, so be sure to check their schedule of events. Need to fuel those adventures? Serving three delicious meals a day, my favorite item on the menu is their signature beef burgundy stew complemented with a glass of red from their stock of fine wines.
On your way out, pick up some memorabilia at their quaint gift shop to remember your already memorable time here. They are now an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather station, giving you the most accurate weather and conditions for that bluebird fall day or perfect snowbound winter. All you need to do is kick back and enjoy the scenery. Offers are valid through May Offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
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