During the 3rd week of August, Katherine and I took a week to getaway to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Pictures included in this gallery are from the Lake Tahoe area, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, the National Auto museum in Reno, and a Reno Aces baseball game.
View of Lake Tahoe from Heavenly Ski Resort
Our destination- 100 Dollar Saddle Lookout
Views along our hike
Fun for the kids
View looking toward Carson Valley
At the top of Tamarack express lift.
Katherine at the Blue Streak zip line upper station.
Bob on the trail down to Vikingsholm
Fannette Island in Emerald Bay
Views of Fannette Island in Emerald Bay from trail to Vikingsholm
Views of Fannette Island in Emerald Bay from trail to Vikingsholm- Tahoe Queen in foreground
Bob looking towards Emerald Bay and Fannette Island
Bob with Emerald Bay and Fannette Island in background
Engine # 27. The last engine purchased by the VT railroad
The Joe Douglass narrow gauge engine used for hauling ore from Carson Valley mill sites to Dayton and Sutro.
Inside the McKeen motor car with Bob and our docent.
Inside the McKeen motor car
The Inyo #22 was built in 1875 and used in passenger and freight service.
Emblem on Inyo.
#25 engine used primarily for hauling freight and passengers. This was the second engine to be designated #25.
The Julia Bulette rail car. Originally car #8 designed for use as a caboose.
Inside the Julia Bulette
Sheffield #2 Velocipede.
Close-up view of the Inyo boiler and venturi.
View of the Inyo boiler and venturi.
Outside view of McKeen motor car
The French Merci car from WW2 era
The French Merci car from WW2 era. Held 40 men or 8 horses.
One of many Virginia City museums
Looking down Virginia City sidewalk
St. Mary's Catholic church
Hand carved mantel
Above front door
Mr Mackay's room
First indoor toilet on the west coast
Dining room table. (9 leaves)
Dining room fireplace
Wedding arch for private weddings
Carriage of Mr Mackay
Side view of house.
Roll top desk. Note eagles head arms on chair to left
Picture of Mackay and partner riding down flume
Picture of Mackay with Mr and Mrs US Grant and others
View into vault from office
Bob relaxing in room 3326 at the Silver Legacy in Reno
Bathroom views @ Silver Legacy room 3326
Bob posing in the only car you can touch
Outside of ballpark in Reno
View from our seats.