Nevada Trip Journal: Monday 16, 2015 Lake Tahoe to Yerington
Left Lake Tahoe after 1 pm. Drove down the grade to Carson City. I took the route through Gardnerville, Smith Valley and then on to Yerington. The roads were still a little icy in places. I was glad to see that the Walker River in Wilson Canyon had some water in it after the drought, even though it looks like a small stream instead of a roaring river now.
View of Carson Valley from the grade.
In Smith Valley, I stopped by Beverly Brown’s old 5 acre farm. Beverly was my daughter Shannon’s grandmother. We spent many a pleasant visit on this little farm over the years. I have been trying to find out about Beverly ever since my daughter died in 2009. That was the last time I talked with her. I have tried to find out about her on visits home but to no avail. I do not know if she is in a nursing home or dead. I am really heartbroken that I cannot find out. If anyone reading this posts knows anything about her, please let me know. I would be eternally grateful.
The barn and out buildings on Beverly Brown’s farm on River Street in Smith, Valley.
From Smith Valley, after Wilson Canyon, I took the long route to Yerington through the farm lands of Mason Valley. It is such a beautiful valley. Finally at dusk I reach my motel. Staying at the Copper Inn all week.
This is my room at the Copper Inn - Room 8. If you cannot make it on Friday to the Facebook Meetup and want to stop by the motel, I am giving you an open invitation. Room 8 in in the back.
Decided to check out the new Pioneer Crossing Casino. Had a good french dip sandwich and on my way out decided to play some penny slots. I was thinking maybe I can win enough to pay for my dinner which was $10 with tip. After ten minutes of playing I won $70. Yahoo! Thank you Pioneer Crossing.