States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

This was a great location, a good base from which to explore the area. The campground is large and we were situated a good distance from the road, backing up to the walking path. It is very close to the airport though so we did have to get used to the noise of planes overhead, we did enjoy watching them fly so low above us though.

The Resort has a large, heated pool, called the BEACH. The area surrounding the pool is sandy, there’s a tiki bar area and lots of loungers. I’m sure that during the summer, it gets incredibly busy but given the temperatures of our week, it was unsurprisingly, empty. Dave did take the kids over on Thursday after lunch and they were, predictably, thrilled and took a lot of persuasion to get out. I guess we used to be this way when we were their age, it’s just hard to fathom now!

Also in the main hotel is a mall, including, unfortunately, a toy shop, filled to overflowing with Webkinz. Apparently the temptation was too great and three of them succumbed to new ‘pets’, in addition to everything else in the camper, we now have a bat, a clown fish and a ginger cat – Dave was highly unimpressed. Soft, cuddly toys are totally taking over their beds, his initial limit of four per person has long-since been surpassed!

On Friday, Danielle and Pete came over with their kids to join ours in oodles of fun inside the play area of the FunZone. After pizza dinner (oh, so conveniently located right next door, they totally have you over a barrel and you pay for it!), the older five, along with Dave, played a game of lazer tag. Apparently he was quite the target but still came out victorious; he’s such a big kid at heart.

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