Roll 32: The Marina in the Desert

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Sometimes my work day sends me out on expedition across town and then leaves me with some free time inbetween activities.   A while ago, I had some extra time before a meeting and decided to detour to the Sparks Marina.   This is a big lake/marina thing in the middle of Sparks, NV.   Sparks is the neighboring suburb of Reno to the east that usually brings about the joke that “Reno is so close to Hell you can see Sparks.”   (puh-dump… ching!)

Anyway, the Sparks Marina has an odd history that is kind of like making lemonade out of a flood of bad lemons.  This lake was once a gravel pit that they built a freeway next to … and … then, it flooded.   Yup.   Mother Nature had her way here.   In 1997, a nice winter dumped plenty of snow in the mountains and…

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