Nevada Trip Journal: Saturday 14, 2015 Reno, NV to Incline Village, NV
Spent most of the day visiting with the Willey family (my niece Tanya’s family) at their lovely home in Spanish Springs. I hated to leave but needed to get to Lake Tahoe before the snow came in on Sunday as I have no chains. So I left about 4:15 pm and headed to Lemmon Valley to visit with my cousin, Jolene Moyer for a short time before heading up the mountain.
The Willeys, Earl, Tanya, Lexie, Laurie, and Colton.
What I thought would be an hours visit turned into a four hour visit. Jolene and I had a wonderful visit. We had not seen each other in about five years so had a lot of catching up to do. I didn’t realize what a avid reader she was and so I have added her to our Book Lovers group on Facebook. Once again I hated to leave, but I needed to get up the mountain. It was now dark and I do not like to drive in the dark anymore, but “a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do”, so I departed and headed for Lake Tahoe.
Mt Rose Highway
Mt Rose Highway and I are old time enemies. It has tried to kill me four times now. Not because of its treacherous curves, but because of its high altitude. The last four times I drove up the road high altitude and thin air would throw me into severe angina attacks. Mt Rose summit is at 8,911 ft .Two years ago I was hospitalized for three days after driving up this mountain. I was hoping my recent treatments would make a difference. But old Mt Rose said “I’m the same road and you are in the same body, so take this.” I had to pop three nitro in the 24 mile trip to Incline Village. I arrived at my brothers in a lot of pain and feared I may have to go to the hospital again. Dan managed to get me and my oxygen into the house and I eventually came back to homo stapes, the pain left but I was exhausted. I am grateful that I have nothing to due tomorrow but rest and visit with Dan & Robin.
Dan and Robin Barnett at Lake Tahoe