If you have just started reading this BLOG, you will need to read from the bottom upward. I plan to post each evening if time allows.
Day 9 – 19 July 2017
Time to head back home to Boston; Little Jarrod was lucky enough to have his own seat. It was a fun week and he looks forward to Gathering 2019, wherever it might be.
Day 8 – 18 July 2017
We were on the bus early to hit stops along the way; 1) Carson City and the Nevada State Museum, 2) Lake Tahoe, 3) Donner Summit and 4) The town of Truckee. The tour guide gave us a lot of information on the area as we passed by various sites and at each stop. The tour went so fast that before we knew it we were back at the hotel.
We had an hour at the Nevada State Museum which had a lot of interesting exhibits. Our favorite exhibit was the gun collection where Little Jarrod took a picture in front of a Gatling gun.
Little Jarrod relaxing in Lake Tahoe after a nice lunch. At Donner State Park, Little Jarrod found a covered wagon.
Day 7 – BV Gathering Day 3 – 17 July 2017
The final day of the Gathering included more episodes and more games. It was not mentioned before; but prize ribbons are given out to the winners and by the end of today everyone will turn in their ribbons for a chance to pick some great prizes.
Episodes watched were; 1) Way to Kill a Killer, 2) My Son, My Son, 3) Wagonload of Dream, 4) Legend of a General Part 1 & Part 2 and Jubal Tanner
There was a Trivia game, which was multiple choice and actors who played in various episodes and some more BV BINGO. The Team competition on this day was the BV Drawing game, where you are to draw a scene from an episode and your team has to guess the episode. Little Jarrod’s Team won 1st place by 1.5 seconds quicker in calling out the episodes.
Can you guess the episode? Playing some BV BINGO Can you guess what eps Little Jarrod is watching?
Sadly the day came to an end. All the prizes were given out and a few of us said our goodbyes. But the Gathering is not entirely over; tomorrow we will get on a bus and tour the area around Reno.
Day 6 – BV Gathering Day 2 – 16 July 2017
Day 2 included watching more episode; 1) Earthquake, 2) Shadow of a Giant, 3) Battle of Mineral Springs, 4) Time After Midnight and 5) 40 Rifles
Games between episodes included more BV BiNGO and Female Guest Stars Trivia.
The highlight of the afternoon was the BV Olympics where there were awards given out of All Around, Individual and Team. The games we participated in were; Dice, Horseshoes, Frog Toss, Sharp Shooter, Wooden Spoon with Egg Obstacle Course and Best Poker Hand.
Little Jarrod playing a few of the games.
He was on the Circle Team that took home the Silver Medal.
Day 5 – BV Gathering Day 1 - 15 July 2017
The BIG day was here, BV Gathering 2017. It was fun to meet up with old friends and make new ones. As always, the first few episodes we watched were 1) Psalms of Glory and 2) The Brawlers. Later on throughout the day as numbers were called episodes would be chosen; 3) The Great Safe Robbery, 4) Under a Dark Star, 5) The Royal Road and 6) Barbary Redd.
Day 1 also include a few games; 1) A three part team game which asked questions on past Gatherings, putting together 3 puzzles and what was called BV Math, due to information on headstones. Another game was Famous Last Words; Listed was what was said and we had to answer; Who said it to whom and what episode? For fun there was BV BINGO, with Eugene as the center square.
Little Jarrod ready to start Day 1 of the Gathering, he had pizza for lunch.
Day 4 – 14 July 2017
Not a lot to report today as we decided to relax once we arrived at Reno, NV. After we checked into the room early and unpacked, we headed to the pool. As the cement was hot Little Jarrod kept his boots on. We met up with a few others attending the Gathering at the pool.
After cleaning up seven of us headed to dinner at the Claim Jumpers, Johnny shared his beer with Little Jarrod. After returning to the hotel some visited outdoors enjoying a nice bottle of wine. Others were tired after traveling from various areas of the US and headed to bed. Looking forward to the excitement that will be Day 1 of the Big Valley Gathering 2017.
Day 3 – 13 July 2017
Well rested and ready for a day of sightseeing and adventure in the area. Our first stop was Bogle Winery and some wine tasting. We bought some wine to share at the Gathering.
Next was Sacramento, CA where we walked around and toured the State Capitol and then Old Town Sacrament where we visited the California State Railroad Museum.
Day 2 - 12 July 2017
Wednesday was a very longggggg day. We woke up at 0300 EST and at the airport two hours later for a 0630 flight to Reno, NV. Had a short layover in Salt Lake City, UT, touching down in Reno, NV around noon.
Once in Reno, we loaded up the car and made our way to Sacramento, CA. We took a short break at a Vista Point before continuing on our road trip. By the time we made it to the hotel it was late afternoon and still being on east coast time it was an early night to bed.
As he walked by, Johnny asked me what I was doing and I told him I am starting Little Jarrod’s BLOG for the Gathering. Its official, the day is finally here; we are all packed and ready to be picked up at 0415 for the airport. Will spend a few days near Sacramento, and visit our favorite winery. See everyone on Friday/Saturday.
Day 1 – 11 July 2017
Before the adventure to the Reno Gathering begins, Little Jarrod takes his faithful pal Jingo out for a ride in the flower gardens. Since the Gathering is in the western part of the US, it is just a bit too far of a trip for us to drive, so this year Jingo will have to stay home.
Once Jingo has been settled down for the week, Little Jarrod begins his task of figuring out what to pack.
The final task is packing the prizes he plans to share at the Gathering.