Day two of the Road Trip had us heading out from our overnight stop in Chico, California and finishing the drive to Reno, Nevada.
Below is the map of the route for the second day:
Now, I know that Australia has some funny place names, but it seems that the United States has its share too. During the drive we passed the turn off for a town called Rough and Ready in Nevada County (which is still in California).
We decided to pull off the highway in a town called Grass Valley so we could find some lunch. We ended up at the Holbrooke Hotel, where we had a very nice meal. I really appreciated that the waitress made a special effort to ensure that there were no flavour enhancers in the food. She also helped identify that Ranch Dressing (both bottled and packet mix versions) usually contains one or more flavour enhancers*. Shame as I like the taste, but can not longer risk eating it.
Before we left Grass Valley, Craig decided he wanted to get a coffee for the road and dropped in to a small corner store called Cousin Jack Pasties.
This small shop is not remarkable, what is remarkable is what we found on the shelf in the store. I did not expect to find Vegemite in a small store a small town in the remote northern California.
Once we were back on the road we were treated to some great scenery again.
Finally, we came over a crest and Reno, Nevada appeared in the distance. With a little bit of help from GPS on the phone we arrived at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino on South Virginia Street where I would be staying for the conference.
The two day road trip was over and I had survived. Thanks Craig. 🙂
Now to get ready for GPUG Summit 2015.
* Common Flavour Enhancers which can cause headaches, nausea, irritable bowel, asthma attacks and more include:
- 621 – Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG),
- 627 – Disodium Guanylate,
- 631 – Disodium Inosinate,
- 635 – Disodium Ribonucleotide
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