(Carson City, NV) Hi 73 Lo 43 -- We took a drive to Reno today, about 20 miles north on I-580. It was very gusty and there were signs along the highway for high wind alert, and warning all trucks, trailers, and RV's to take side roads. (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)
There are some ski areas on the local mountains, as you can see here.
The mountains must funnel the winds along I-580. I could sure feel it in our car!
This bridge that took years to build. The first contractor gave up on it due to cost overruns, and years later another contractor finished it.
We shopped for a few things that we couldn’t find in Carson City, and then took a drive through downtown. Reno is like "Vegas Lite." Smaller city, smaller hotel/casino complexes, and overall not as much "glitter."
Some kind of dance demonstration on a street corner.
An attractive example of some of the municipal art around Carson City.
We got back early afternoon and watched the first USA World Cup soccer match.
See you tomorrow.