Category Archives: Reno-tirement

Five days in two cars with my mother, father, and their two cats, driving from Prince William County, Virginia, to their new home in Reno, Nevada, where they have begun their retirement. April 2011.

Reno-tirement, Day 5

We made it!!! Excuse me, but I’m half in the bag here…visits to the White branch of the Smith family at Donner always involves generous cocktails, wine with dinner, and, if you’re really lucky, Brandy Alexanders for dessert.  So I’ll … Continue reading

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Reno-tirement, Day 4

(Account of 4/19, posted a day late!) No Wi-Fi!  No Wi-Fi!  The iPad is picking it up, and the phones are too, but not the laptop.  And I ain’t typing this whole daggone thing on the iPad.  So I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Reno-tirement, Day 3

Soooo…today’s drama started before today even started.  I had just returned the computer to the folks last night after finishing my blog, and was about to climb into bed when I got an ominous text from my mother, whom I’m … Continue reading

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Reno-tirement, Day 2

Warning – this entry will be anticlimactic after yesterday, but I’m told I have to write one anyway.  All your wishes/prayers for us worked, and we had a VERY boring day today (in a good way!). We were up early … Continue reading

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Reno-tirement, Day 1

Well, the day has finally arrived, the day I have been dreading and my parents have been living for…the sojourn to Reno-tirement has begun!  And it has NOT had an auspicious start. We made it as far as Dayton, Ohio … Continue reading

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