Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Getaway to the Snowy Lands

With the newest cold blast arriving today, I realize that some people LIKE the snow and cold. Kind of hard to ski or snowboard without the cold wet stuff.

But at left is a picture of some downtown stores in a charming quirky place in Nevada, Virginia City. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has creaky wooden sidewalks and was originally a mining area--and you can still take a mine tour here.

It is located about 1/2 hour from Reno and is not far off the beaten path to Lake Tahoe.

If you will remember the TV show Bonanza (think you can still catch it on TV Land) when the Cartwrights were going to "town" they were always going to Virginia City. Yes, the same place.
It has some fun shops, antique shops, restaurants and the same Western Flavor so you will know you are in the old Wild West.

One fun festival they do once a year is race camels. Yes, I mean those desert animals. One thing on my "bucket list" is to attend these races. I would love to watch all the fun and antics and maybe take a camel ride, as well

So call me today at 512-805-9500 and I can get you up on skis, gambling or having fun at the races!

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