Monday, August 2, 2021

We took a short trip to Reno to attend the Classic Car “Hot August Nights” event, visit friends and spend time with family.  Here’s how it went.

We checked into the Reno Peppermill Hotel, where its car show area is a popular venue for registered car show entrants.

Endless activities were going on all over the City of Reno.  The Peppermill had a great venue with music, cars, vendors, and food. Of all the cars we saw, the 1955 Chevy Nomad was most rare and very beautiful.


It was 97 degrees today. So we went to the Sports Bar, had a drink, ordered a pizza, and watched the Giants game.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

We took a ride downtown to check out what was happening – went by the National Bowling Stadium, Greater Nevada Stadium, Truckee River, and Idle wild Park.


The National Bowling Stadium is one of its kind in the world and is suitable for any event. Nicknamed the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins,” The National Bowling Stadium houses 78 state-of-the-art bowling lanes.

Home to Triple-A Baseball’s Reno Aces, Greater Nevada Field is Northern Nevada’s premier sports, entertainment, and event venue! This 9,534 capacity stadium sets the standard for venue excellence with state-of-the-art technology, comfort, and amenities.

Idlewild Park is a large, 49-acre community park close to downtown Reno on the Truckee River. It includes a rose garden, duck ponds, two children’s parks, a Train Ride which costs $2.00pp, a pool, and a skate park. What a great park!

We met our friends Bob and Tina at The Twisted Fork, located off the Damonte Ranch Parkway exit, at lunchtime.  We really had a great lunch. We tried the TWISTED FISH AND CHIPS tempura-battered crispy petrale sole, jalapeño tartar sauce, apple-cabbage slaw, fries.  And the special of the day was the BLT – Loved it!


In the afternoon, we visited Bill Harrah’s family estate, called Rancharrah. Today the historic property Rancharrah is an independent living community.

“Here’s a bit of history, in 1937, casino magnate Bill Harrah arrived in Reno and changed its landscape forever. In 1957, after acquiring considerable wealth and status, he embarked on creating the perfect place to call home: Rancharrah. Close enough to the action, but with its own private allure, the ranch was surrounded by pristine natural beauty, warmth, style, and casual elegance. Here, among towering trees, stunning views, and a small lake, the Harrah’s escaped from every day to raise their family”.






William F. HarrahAmerican Businessman

William Fisk Harrah was an American businessman and the founder of Harrah’s Hotel and Casinos, now part of Caesars Entertainment. Besides making money, Bill loved collecting cars. Near the Truckee River, the National Automobile Museum is one of the world’s best museums devoted solely to cars. Most of the cars came from the 1,400-car collection of casino mogul William F. Harrah,

Born: in South Pasadena, California, USA  Died: (age 66) in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

This morning we made a stop at the Perenn Bakery for latte/coffee, croissants, and a fresh baguette.  Their flaky, buttery croissants are to die for. It was delicious.

On our way out of town, we went by the Mid-town neighborhood and took a few photos of the outstanding murals.













On our way home, we stopped in the City of Verdi, and the 2020 Census showed that Verdi has a population of 1,759.  We stopped and had lunch at Sasquatch Café and hooked up with another one of our friends who moved to Verdi a few years ago.  Lunch was delicious and worth the visit. Tony has a great classic car – he’s driving to the Hot August Nights event this weekend.










It was a quick trip – but we managed to eat, drink, sleep and have fun with family & friends! CHEERS!