Exploring Nevada

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Exploring Nevada while on our contract did not turn out as I expected due to the wildfires that occurred while we were there. Several fires broke out in California and Nevada during our stay and the smoke that resulted kept us indoors most days. It was unfortunate but what we did get to see was well worth our time there.


Wild Fire

Despite the smoke from the wildfires, that invaded California and Nevada the majority of the time we were there, we managed to get out and explore Nevada a few times on the days that were not too smoky outside. Most days the smoke was so bad you could barely see down the road and the mountains were practically invisible. It was something I have never experienced before and it really opened my eyes to just how terrible these fires are and the havoc they cause. It was really unfortunate that the fires kept us indoors most of the time but when we did get to go explore I discovered it was an area I would like to visit again.

Normally, you can see the mountains


Kings Canyon Waterfall

On one of those non-smoky days we took the opportunity to explore and took a short hike to King’s Canyon Waterfall in Carson City, Nevada. The hike was about 2 miles and it ended at a small waterfall. Given the time of year (July) the snow wasn’t contributing to the waterfall as much as it would in the springtime but it was still worth the hike.

View hiking to Kings Canyon Waterfall in Carson City Nevada


Kings Canyon Waterfall


Exploring Nevada; King's Canyon Waterfall
Kings Canyon Waterfall


The water is so cold

Lake Tahoe

We managed to visit Lake Tahoe one more time before we left the area for our next contract. We took the entire day to explore and made the drive around the entire lake stopping at various points of interest. Lake Tahoe truly is beautiful. You can see more about Lake Tahoe in this post.

Map of Lake Tahoe

Exploring Nevada; Lake Tahoe


Hot air balloons are very popular in the Carson City, Nevada area. Usually, there are several balloons soaring over the mountain tops in the mornings when we leave work. I wish I could have captured more photos of the balloons but the smoke kind of ruined that too. The area is also popular for flight, hiking, water and mountain activities and much more. Any outdoor enthusiast would love it here.

Exploring Nevada; Hot air balloons
Hot Air Balloons in Carson City, Nevada



We discovered a few good restaurants while we were there too. My favorite place was Squeeze In in Carson City, Nevada. The crab benedict was the best loaded with crab and packed with flavor. Next, was the Villa Basque Cafe where they serve a great mix of Basque and Latin foods. You can purchase home made Basque style chorizo, wines, cheeses and various other goods at the restaurant.


Wild Horses

And finally, one of the coolest parts of this area… WILD HORSES!! They are free to roam anywhere they please. It is very common to see them in people’s yards, at places of business and running along the highway. They are beautiful.

Exploring Nevada; Wild Horses
One of the wild horses in Nevada


Exploring Nevada; Wild horses
Group of wild horses in Carson City, Nevada


Quote of the Day

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. –Frank Lloyd Wright


What’s For Dinner?

Wood fired pizza and beer at Aleworx in Lake Tahoe

Exploring Nevada; Pizza at Aleworx
Pizza and Beer at Aleworx in Lake Tahoe



We have a new contract starting in November at Lake Havasu Arizona. I am hoping the area (and natural disasters) don’t inhibit exploring for us there.

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Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients. Initially, this diary was to serve as a creative outlet documenting my experience of travel nursing while exploring the food and cultures of the places I visit. Since the development of the diary, the Corona Virus Pandemic emerged altering the content of the diary. These are unprecedented times for nursing. We are fighting a battle that has never been fought. What we document now will be historic and I need to make sure it is written from the perspective of a nurse. This diary will now reflect my real-time experience in nursing this population of corona virus patients and, my opinions regarding the pandemic. It will still give you information on the food, cultures and cities I experience but, it won't be the primary focus- for now. I travel the country with my boyfriend, and fellow nurse, Michael. We are big time foodies and we love to travel in our RV with our cat Domino a.k.a. Princess Kitty Bitch. We would love for you to join our adventure. So, here we go... The name of this diary is now called... Corona Virus Pandemic Diary of a Nurse’s slightly slanted Perspective Recommended Playlist, Relevant Quotes and Recipes Included Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients.

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