Friday, July 29, 2011

Location, Carson City, NV

We are at the Gold Dust West RV Park in Carson City, NV. We drove up Hwy 395 from Mammoth Lakes through Bridgeport and along the Walker River. This is a small RV park with good Wife and pull through sites. It is located on old Highway 50 at the East side of Carson City next to the new Hwy 395 by-pass.

Before I continue I should mention that we drove up to the Minaret overlook at the Mammoth Ski lodge. There was still snow in patches along side the road. Of course, this is at 9000 foot altitude. There is also lots of snow on Mammoth Mountain and even some right behind the lodge. This was a bumper year for snow in the Sierra’s. All creeks are running and the lakes are full. Even Topaz Lake south of Carson City is full.

This afternoon we toured the state capitol building. The tour didn’t last long as it is self guided and covers two floors. There are only a few rooms on each floor. The Governor and a few state officials occupy the building while the legislature and Supreme Court are in other buildings. The floors are Alaskan marble and are quite beautiful.

We are waiting out a thunder storm which is moving this way from the Sierra’s. So far we have only gotten a few sprinkles.

Tomorrow we move on to Wells, NV which is about 350 miles from here.