We never have planned out very far in the future and now that we did so, we are going to do things differently than we mentioned in our last blog. You see we planned to take a short drive to Likely, CA for a few days and then on to see the Lava Beds National Monument. We have already reserved our sites in Oregon’s Collier Memorial State Park and The Cove Palisades State Park. But then a cold front is heading our way and there is a chance of snow in Likely, CA and it will be cold. That’s right I said SNOW and COLD!
The two things we really want to avoid if at all possible is cold and snow! However we are now faced with the prospect of experiencing one or the other. How will we avoid this? We have decided to stay a few more days in Reno, Nevada as we are really enjoying our stay here. We will probably not stay at Likely (or maybe only spend one night) and will likely shorten our stay at the Lave Beds National Monument. We are hoping this delay will surely help us avoid both the cold and the snow!!!
We will therefore enjoy two more days in Reno where we have discovered a really nice walk that takes us over to the nearby mall and along a path around Sparks Marina Park. This lake park is visited by Canada geese, various ducks and the occasional fun to see Yellow Headed Blackbirds and both the Yellow Crowned and Black Crowned Night Heron’s.
The locals enjoy picnics, volleyball, jogging, skate boarding and biking around the lake so it is always lively with activity day and night. Towards the end of this three mile walk it almost always includes a visit to the Western Inn Village and Casino where we stop for a few adult beverages and play a little video poker. The adult beverages are free thanks to coupons available at the park office where we are staying.
So the next few days will be 15-20 degrees colder than average for this part of the USA and we will stay parked here in the desert where it will be a bit warmer and a whole lot less whiter than what is forecasted north of here. One of the many perks about this lifestyle is that you can always change your plans… especially if you don’t book too many reservations!
That has me thinking… I better start planning on where we might be during the fourth of July weekend… Man I will be glad when summer is over and all these “campers” are back in school and at work :)