So my sister was looking for an idea for Memorial Day weekend and I suggested driving to Reno and Tahoe from Washington State. I was a little surprised when she took me up on the offer. We hit the road on Wednesday afternoon. 3 kids 3, 8 and 9 and 3 adults in the car for 12 plus hours is a tall order, but the drive down wasn't to bad. I drove 5 hours of it through Oregon at night from An hour north of Eugene through Kalamath Falls and into California. We got into town around 6am on Thursday despite a few stops. No sleep for me but somehow I managed a full day on Thursday. We walked around the a truckee river, did some pool time at a silver legacy, had a great cheap meal at Cal Neva (we ate there again on Friday) and hit the Circus Circus Carnival area. The kids had a blast. They crashed early. I spent a few hours gambling at El Dorado which has some good bars. I found one with a good selection of bottled beers and full pay VP. High volatility game with 1200 credits for aces cost me close to $200. I crashed around midnight. Friday we did poll time in the morning and decided to do the water park over in Sparks. 15 minute drive. The water park was great. The lines were short and they had an opening day special for 16 bucks. We got back around 5pm. I spent a couple hours back at the bar at El Dorado. I was losing more than I wanted to before hitting 4 aces for 300 bucks to break even for the trip. Getting some rest now. Tomorrow we head to Tahoe for two nights. We're staying at a resort on the California side.