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$2800 - 2 BR - 1150sf - 429 Euclid - Oak - Onsite Pkg Soon


Door To Enclosed/Secured Porch

Enter secured 2 BR Apt from porch Stairs go to landing

Landing to top floor

Kitchen 8 x 13

Kitchen 8 x 13

Enter 18 x 27 Dining/Living Room From Stair
Years ago a tenant made an area the size of the bright part of the carpet in the photo into a great fenced play area for their child to explore

Bath 11 x 9.5

3 x 3 Shower at Left

Tub Not Used - Save Water

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18

BR 1 Closet 6.5 x 6.5

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18 - 3 Windows

Bedroom 2 - 10 x 14 - 1 Large Window

Bedroom 2 Closet 4 x 6

Bedroom 2 - With Rug

Kathleen and Paul are owners and live on site. So you'll get quick response to your needs and access to your washer/dryer in the basement.

Your apartment is only 100 feet from Grand Avenue and only 100 more to beautiful Lake Merritt where the winter birds are arriving. And runners abound.

Your Saturday Farmer's Market is closeby under/around I-580. Trader Joe's is just a few more feet. Whole Foods Market is walkable from your apartment. Sprouts Farmers Market is on Broadway and Safeway is closeby on Grand Ave.

Then there's the classic Grand Lake Theater. You'll find many good restaurants on Grand and Lakeshore. Walking Grand Ave and Lakeshore at night always reminds me of the Left Bank of Paris.

This area truly is a gem and Kathleen and I are glad and happy to live here. You will be too.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Wednesday, May 28 - Fernley to West Wendover, NV!!!

We left our spot in Fernley and hoped to cross Nevada in a day - stopping for the night in the "border town" of West Wendover, NV.

The drive across Nevada brought back memories of the several times we crossed this State going east or west. This time we two old bags were amazed at how differently the terrain looked. We recall this part of Nevada "brown" -- no color, nothing of interest .... but today we thought so many places called out to be inspected and enjoyed. Unfortunately, we have a date to be in Minneapolis at a certain day, in order to celebrate a grandson's graduation, that we must keep our eyes open, see all we can from the motor home and learn that this part of Nevada has unsuspected beauty! 7661 7677

One big thing was in our favor all day --- I-80 has very few cars/trucks!!! Who ever would believe that cruising along I-80 was a pleasure! When we reached Winnemucca we looked for the first KOA at which we stayed so many years ago! Paul had graduated with his PhD from Berkeley and we were enroute to Auburn, AL for his first teaching job at Auburn U. All our belongings were in a huge U-Haul it that pulled Nannie's little car. This was our first time camping in a real "RV campground." Today, look as we could, no KOA sign could be seen along the way. We did however, pass though some awesome areas ....

7678 Kathleen had read about the town of lovelock. A posting indicated that just two minutes off the highway -- there was just a fun romantic pit stop along the way in the town of Lovelock. Visitors can purchase locks and purchasers are able to engrave the locks at a little bar where the locks are sold.. The wish is that one’s love will last as long as the lock remains locked on the chain. The trend started in Italy several years ago, where couples started attaching love padlocks to bridges. Since then, the tradition has spread across Europe. Love padlocks can be found in almost every European city, and many of them have individual engravings. Kathleen had purchased a lock earlier and we left highway 80 to see if we could find the spot where lovers attach their lock to a chain.

Our rig is large, and there are many places we have to pass up because there’s not enough room in the parking lot to turn around. We drove through Lovelock but did not turn on any one road, feeling that the business 80 would have a sign to the spot we wanted. Not one sign or information on where to find the spot! Sadly, we returned to I-80 with our lock unused!

LOVELOCK

Eventually we reached our destination city - West Wendover. 7681 The directions to our overnight campground looked so clear and easy - and the "KOA" signs were clear ... well, we thought they were clear until we ended up on a street we didn't know, going to a "dead end". Only thing to do was to call the KOA office and ask for directions. We did that and retraced our original drive into W Wendover, only this time we looked closely (also followed the directions from the KOA person who gave directions again) - same as we originally had - only we simply passed the signs by on our first pass! This time we slowed down and DID see the signs ... clear as could be! So we made the proper turns and found ourselves in the W Wendover KOA. 7688 The young woman in the office was so polite and tried so hard to please all the prospective over nighters, that we were grateful we made it there!

Sad to report, the place was SAD. It appears to be an older KOA and has not been kept up. The place was nearly deserted, and the laundry room, showers, etc. were in serious need of upgrading. Even so, we had made it there - we enjoyed our 50 amps and a safe place for the night. We do hope that the owners are able and willing go make some necessary improvements .... The grounds were okay - deserted, but still ok, though the buildings need some TLC and the charming young woman in the office will not be able to keep campers coming back..... 7693


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