Saturday, June 5, 2021

David Wally's Hot Springs Resort and Spa

 We were invited to spend a few days at the David Wally's 1862 Hot Springs Resort and Spa near Genoa. Scott and Lori had some timeshare points they wanted to use up, so they got a couple of rooms there and invited us to spend some time there with them. It was super nice to get out of town and super fun to just be with them. Our kids get along well with their kids, so it makes for a great time. 


This picture was just outside our room; I don't know the exact date for it, but it might be from the late 1800s or early 1900s. It shows the hot springs resort and the marshy area behind it. The short stone building in the middle of the picture is the only original building left, as a fire destroyed everything else back then. 



This is the view from Scott and Lori's room, we were right at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, it was beautiful. 


We went for a walk around the property. 



This is a waterway around the back of the hotel, the water is green and smells like sulphur, 


you can see the rings of movement in the water as bubbles come up from the bottom


fish are ok with swimming in this hot mineral water


on our walk, there were a few of these puddles where water bubbles up through the ground






you can't really see it here, but these little rocks were moving a lot cause water was pushing up through them. 




lizards everywhere


bird feeding babies, there were four babies in this nest


The resort offered some activities, one of them was Bingo one afternoon. 



with our prizes





a high chair at the Yogurt Beach in Gardnerville




near the hot mineral water pools


Tucker's hair standing up after being blown around in the hot springs.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

National Automobile Museum

 


Reno has a great automobile museum, and the last time we went to the National Automobile Museum was probably 10 or more years ago, so we decided to go today. It was great 10 years ago, and it's still the same today. The museum layout and Main street design, along with old clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry from the early 1900s really helps you imagine what the time periods were like. They even had early 1900s piano music playing as we looked at the early 1900s cars, and 1950s music playing in the 1950s display room. 






This car was used in the movie Titanic.


This little room had blacksmith-type sounds playing; that vehicle Savannah is standing next to was actually an automobile, even thought it looks like a horse carriage. 




I'm trying to figure out what the name of the song playing is, while enjoying the music. (It was "My Blue Heaven")






They don't want you to touch any of the cars throughout the museum, but here is one car they allow you to sit in, which was cool for photo ops. 









This was a Rolls Royce.


engine displays that showed how engines operated; push the button and watch the moving parts.





This was a mock-mechanic's shop, with sounds of tools and machines playing. (That's a Buick Skylark)


They had a space section, all about space travel. 



Tesla


24k plated Delorean


Tucker in front of the Tucker car.