Annual Reno/Tahoe Trip
7 – February
Bob did it again! He
organized a fantastic trip to Reno
with help from the previous week’s Snow God and our week’s Sun God. The weather was predicted to be bad, but it
turned out to be good and better each of the five days we skied.
Southwest Airlines took us to Reno;
we rented vehicles for four; and we arrived at the El
Dorado before the Super Bowl started. Most of us watched the game in the Brews
Brothers. Doris and her daughter Sandra
from Texas, Jan Hudson from Phoenix,
and Win and Cindy Madden from Kona had
preceded us to the El Dorado,
and now there were 21 skiers in all.
On Monday we traveled to sunny Northstar
(45 minutes away)
to ski on well-groomed slopes and sit in the sun during lunch. In the evening we enjoyed a buffet dinner
with wine at the El Dorado.
Tuesday was foggy in the morning, but
that didn’t detour
Jay, Dean, Randy & Joe from leaving early and traveling to Kirkwood.
Randy & Dean liked the bowls, trees, and powder snow at Kirkwood. Three
went to Alpine Meadows for the day. Some
of the gang were seen at Roxy’s in the evening.
Wednesday was a toss up as to where to
ski, but a few
vehicles made it to Homewood.
Nothing but good reports about the skiing—“even the moguls were
fun”! Our car went to Squaw
Valley where the skiing was good and the weather was windy.
evening, Bob had arranged a show for us
at the El Dorado—“The
Rat Pack.” Dean, Frankie, and Sammy were
excellent showmen in their own right, and the show was very
Sugar Bowl was the mountain of choice on
our vehicle traveled back to Northstar.
Both mountains were awesome that day, and we lucked out again. The evening was free so we made the most of
A few vehicles didn’t go out on Friday. The weather was predicted to be bad, but it
turned out to be excellent. Most of us
went to Northstar again. Jay, Dean,
Randy & Joe went back to Kirkwood. In the evening we had another buffet—seafood
this time. Choices after the buffet
included more gambling or watching the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies.
Jan Hudson was a big winner at the slots
on Thursday night.
Within 10 minutes and playing three machines, she won $70, $69, &
Southwest took us home on Saturday. Thanks, Bob, for the great trip! Jean Graves Photos by Sandra Walker