Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Back in Reno/Sparks, October 26

When I last posted, I wasn't sure what was next.  Well, I think Joel was having a little separation anxiety and wanted to get back to Sparks and get back in the Beaver so we made a B-line for Reno.  We left Tucson on Thursday  and made it to Boulder Beach, Nevada the first night, and then to Sparks/Reno on Friday.  We stayed at the Nugget Casino  for two nights and then headed up to Boca campground near Truckee, California for the night and then to Portola to drop of my Born Free.  On Monday, Joel drove back to Sparks  pulled the Beaver out of storage and headed for Baldini's Casino for a couple of nights and I stayed in Portola to winterize and clean the Born Free.  I was glad to get into the Sparks Marina RV park on Friday.  Baldini's is really noisy.

So not much has been happening.  We did wander over to the new Legends Mall in Sparks where they were having a Splash Dog competition.  What fun!

 They have two contests: one for the highest jumping dog and one for the longest jump. I just love the picture above...I think he is saying " look at me!!!"
The toy is thrown and the dog jumps out over the water to catch it and the length of the jump is measured.

Below, is one of the interesting sculptures in the outdoor mall.
 We saw this near the Baldini's parking lot.

Baldini's has now tightened up their RV parking and limited it to Player's Club members and only one night is allowed unless you get your permit extended. The City of Sparks is enforcing their "no overnight camping" ordinance unless you are in an RV park.

Fall is my favorite time of year in the Reno area and I talked Joel into driving the short distance over to Lake Tahoe and were treated with some spectacular scenery.

The lake level is pretty low, but the water is still very clear.

We started working at Amazon two weeks ago and are already counting down the weeks.  Joel is working in stowing (putting product in bins) and I am working in picking (picking the products from the bins and putting it in totes to go to the packing department).  The days are long, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. but they go really fast.  The warehouse is huge, and unlike last year I am working different "mod" (areas) and I must walk 10-15 miles a least my feet feel like it at the end of the shift.

Well, that's about it for now.


  1. Oh, we remember the three years we did during the holidays. Good luck to will harden after the third week; believe me, it does get better, but you will still count down the weeks to Dec. 23rd.

  2. Thanks Bobbie. This is my second season, so it's not totally new, but that is a different story for Joel. He is really feeling sore by the end of the day.