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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

A little trip to Bridgeport, CA then to Washoe Lake Camping, Candy Dance, now we're home :)

Last Monday morning we were getting ready to leave for our little vacation to Bridgeport when Ken discovered the hose on one of the propane bottles was leaking. We made the decision to leave on Tuesday and run to Reno to pick up a couple of hoses. Quick stop at Total Wine too. 

Tuesday, we left home around 1100 so we'd be at the campground around 1300 to have lunch. Worked out perfectly.  A coupe of the NFS campgrounds were pretty full with people but lower Honeymoon Flat had quite a few open spaces. We picked a pull through and got set up. 

Once we got to Bridgeport we had our long awaited champagne from Bryan
and Cheryl along with our bologna sandwiches..YUMMY! 

Bridgeport Reservoir is really low..we need rain! 

The skies looked threatening but nothing happened until overnight

The little town of Bridgeport, CA

# 8 at Lower Honeymoon Flat..a huge pull through! 

You could fit a couple of RVs here along with huge tent pad. With our 
America the Beautiful pass only $12.50 a night. 

Tuesday night it rained so Wednesday morning awoke to this beautiful view below.

Beautiful view from our site 

Let's enjoy the view while we have a mimosa and a bloody mary, just
because we could! 😊

We took a drive to the end of the road..Twin lakes so beautiful! 

Last time we were here with the grandsons, we tried to rent a boat and they had
none available..guess that wouldn't be a problem now..

Tuesday night it rained so Wednesday morning we awoke to some beautiful snow on the high mountains. Never tire of that view! We definitely enjoyed a few days there!

We decided rather than head home on Thursday we'd head for Washoe Lake State Park and camp there until Sunday. 😀  Both campgrounds were full. Luckily we spotted someone that was leaving, so we pulled in as they pulled out. We like this side of the campground as it is equipped with electricity and water.  With Ken's State Park Pass ($30.00 a year) it only costs us $10.00 a night, or if we stay in the other side that has no hookups, it's FREE camping. Nice bathrooms and showers too. 😃

This weekend is Street Vibrations in Reno, so there's a lot of Harley's in the campground and all over! Quite the party going on at Carson City Harley Davidson. 

Friday morning we headed to Casino Fandango for a yummy late breakfast. Then off to Reno so I could do some shopping. It's been awhile since I've treated myself to some new clothes. Good thing Ken is VERY patient as gong through the mall, I found nothing. I like simple things and could't find anything I wanted. :( Guess I'll try Ross in the near future. 

After a few hours, I suggested going to Midtown Marketplace in Carson. A little antique, collectable store. There we did find a couple of things LOL.

 This beauty will hang on the outside of the outdoor kitchen 😊

Back to camp for some of Ken's yummy burgers and a beautiful night by the fire. 

Saturday morning I set the alarm for 0500 so we'd be ready to leave a little after 0700. We ate our breakfast in the truck on the way to the Candy Dance in Genoa, an adorable little town set back by the mountains. It's Nevada's oldest settlement. 

This weekend it's a huge craft and vendor fair, that brings in thousands of people. By 0800 the streets were packed.  We spent a few hours walking the streets and vendors. We did support the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department by buying a new long sleeve shirt for Ken, a couple of glasses and a couple of Bloody Marys along with a new wine glass for me (wine included)  A great way to finish the morning! LOL. 

About 0800..crowds not bad

A couple of hours later..people everywhere LOL. 

Traffic coming in as we were going out. 

Luckily Ken parked the truck going against the traffic in the 
am.  Made it much easier to get out! 

On the way out we did buy one of the last 3 sandwich boards that we had seen earlier.  Amazing how quickly these sold! 

We got back to the campground early afternoon and just enjoyed. Late afternoon we headed for Betsy's and had an early, delicious dinner with leftovers coming home. :)

We have enjoyed our little vacation, but today we're heading home. First things first though, a yummy breakfast along with a mimosa! 

Supporting the local fire department! I wish I would have bought more of 
these as they are the perfect size and plastic too! 

It was cool so Ken lit the campfire! Perfect!! 

Got home early afternoon, unloaded The Mansion and now she's in her parking space ready for the next trip! We thought it might be mid October, but we'll see. 

Well, looking like it's almost Happy Hour time again..LOL. Enjoy your evening! 



  1. What a nice trip. I'm so looking forward to our motorhome being ready to go somewhere...anywhere. I really like the glasses from the fire department.

    1. Thanks, it was nice to get away for a few days. Hopefully you'll get to go soon! Me too, wish I'd have bought more. Next year!

  2. What a great trip. I need to get up there one of these days and check it out. I've never stayed at any of those campgrounds. I'm with you on the clothes ... it's so hard to find ANYTHING!! Love the sandwich signs!!

    1. You would love it, so pretty! Thank you! Yeah wish I could find clothes that aren't teeny bopper or old lady LOL.