Reno

Well, we’ve been in Reno for a little over two weeks now. I have done a lot of sight seeing, museums, street party festivals, dinners out, craft beer tasting and doggie hikes. Andrew does join me in the evenings and weekends, but he’s mostly busy with work. I think he enjoys working from the different offices and I defiantly enjoy living in the RV.

[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203415509.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438203415509")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203415509.jpg)Reno Art Museum, the only stormy day since we've arrived!
I’ve gotten better at food prep and cooking in the RV. I’ve made a lot of dinners, and even a dessert in the toaster oven! I have a microwave-oven combo appliance but I only use it as a microwave. It dries out everything I try and bake!
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438202024837.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438202024837")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438202024837.jpg)Pinto bean pie in a toaster oven!
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438202070162.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438202070162")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438202070162.jpg)Lara's garbage stir fry lunch
Recipe for Lara’s garbage: Basically this is thrown together with what I have left over from other recipes, and it was delicious!! Bunch of scallions (chop and cook white part with corn, set greens aside). 1/2 can corn Saute in a pan with peanut oil on medium to low heat… While that’s cooking up, gather the rest: Halve small tomatoes and cut pineapple chunks into smaller pieces (I often have fresh fruit cutup in the fridge) Handful of chopped walnuts Chop cilantro (half a bunch) and set aside with scallions greens Ginger (dried seasoning sprinkled in) Po Lo Ku Trading Mushroom Seasoning (a tablespoon-ish) Soy sauce (a few splashes) Fish sauce (a couple splashes) Orange juice (a little pour) I have a turbo handheld blender, so I used it on the corn and scallions… But not over doing it… Then add the ginger, mushroom seasoning, soy and fish sauce, orange juice, walnuts, pineapple and tomatoes to the pan, a couple minutes to cook up. Finally, add the scallions greens and cilantro… A couple more minutes and it’s done! The Mushroom Seasoning is something I found as a result of dinners with my Qigong sisters! This stuff tastes so awesome, I add it to almost all stove top recipes.
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203008947.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438203008947")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203008947.jpg)No MSG or salt needed to enhance the flavor of the foods!!
We’ve done some great walks and hikes in Lake Tahoe and the National Parks in California (Reno is soooo close to so many awesome places!)
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203195418.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438203195418")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203195418.jpg)Andrew taking in the sites... His unfinished tattoo showing!
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203360799.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438203360799")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203360799.jpg)Yosemite National Park
We booked two different RV Parks for our stay here. I didn’t want to be stuck in a crappy place for a whole month! So the first park (Rivers Edge) was not great… They said they were dog friendly… No dog space anywhere on the property… So, not so dog friendly. The one perk was it was on the Truckee River. That was a beautiful site to see everyday. This new spot is at Sparks Marina RV Park and it is across the street from the Marina. The RV park is great with an awesome dog play area and turf in place of grass so sitting outside is pretty pleasant!
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203767292.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438203767292")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203767292.jpg)The view during four walks a day! Truckee River
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203852149.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438203852149")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438203852149.jpg)Beautiful dog play place at Sparks Marina RV Park
Other exciting news is the beginning of Andrew’s tattoo cover-up at [Marked](http://markedstudios.com)! This original tattoo is a long story from high school… The cover up is a tree, one branch living, and astronomy background. It’ll be finished (hopefully) in October.
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438204103858.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438204103858")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438204103858.jpg)Before...
[![image](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438204128014.jpg?w=640 "wp-1438204128014")](https://liveloverv.com/content/images/uploads/2015/07/wpid-wp-1438204128014.jpg)So far!