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GARDNERVILLE, Nevada, United States
Retired and traveling around the USA and Canada

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We went on a tour 1/2 mile underground

You enter 6'x6' cages with ten other people to be lowered into the mine

You are lowered by this Headframe

You get in these cars to move thru the tunnel

This is the little electric tug the pulls or pushes you thru the tunnel

The blue is the Iron Ore

To get to the drilling sight you had to go up manways. The miners used wooden ladders the spiral staircase is for the tourists.

They would always drill up and blast using the slag to build a new floor to go higher

Used to move supplies like dynamite

Ore conveyor to load the train cars

This mine is a State Park and is on the National Historical Registry

Friday, June 18, 2010


Went fishing with our Managers and we limited out in two hours

My first Walleye

Walleye are lazy and you have to have the feel of your line to know when you have one on. They don't fight much as you reel them in either. So now I am an official Minnesota fisherman. Oh, the limit is 4 Walleye or six with 2 Sauger. In the picture notice the white on the bottom of the tail, that is how you tell which is a Walleye.

Happy Fishing

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Today we were able to finish installing the last water toy "THE TOWER"

This water toy has a climbing wall, slide and bounce-launch tube. The kids love it.

Right next to "THE TOWER" is the Trampoline

The Trampoline also has a balance tube attached.

We have a beach full of toys for the little kids too.

Now for us Older Folks we have our exercise Hydro-Bikes. Virg and I have been out quite far on these things. 
Very stable and fund to ride.

So now that you see all the fun things we have it will be fun watching the guests enjoy them. As you can see in this pic we also have canoes and kayaks. We also have a fleet of bikes from tiny tot size to a real nice mountain bike. No one should be bored here on vacation. If you want to see us live log on to www.NLRO.com and check out the web cam we just had installed. We will be waving at you.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Today on our day off our Managers, Heidi & Harlan took us by boat to Kettle Falls which is on the next lake over to the East, Namakan Lake.

We started out from just below State Point and went East to Kettle Falls

We saw houseboats along the way

Kabetogama Lake is huge, but only 60' deep with lots of rocks

A deer swimming from one island to another

Lots of Navigational Aids to keep you from getting lost 

Kayaks on the Beach

Nice cabins on some of the Islands
They were there before it became a National Park

Boat-in only Camp spots

Kettle Falls Landing

Only place you can look South into Canada

Built in 1910

Your bathroom is down the hall

Our Managers Harlan & Heidi with Virg in the middle.
Plus our Resort dog Tula

Some Very Happy Workampers

How to relax at the end of the day