Visiting United States National Parks

Since the early 2000s, Ken and Alicia have visited 47 out of the 61 national parks in the United States. Living in the western United States has given Ken and Alicia great proximity to many of America's finest and most scenic parks. Northern Nevada has great proximity to outstanding parks throughout the western United States.


Enjoying the Outdoors Near Reno-Sparks and in the Sierra Nevada

Ken and Alicia love spending time in the outdoors with their three children. The Reno-Sparks area is one of the best places in the country for an outdoor enthusiast. With the Sierra Nevada Range and world-renowned Lake Tahoe at Reno's doorstep, there are more opportunities for outdoor recreation near Reno than a reasonably active person could enjoy in a lifetime. In addition to the Sierra Nevada, the mountain ranges of the Great Basin should not be overlooked, as they offer outstanding opportunities for scenery, wildlife, solitude, and a little bit of history.  

Enjoying Nevada History

Ken and Alicia love visiting places of historical interest in Nevada and beyond. Ken is an avid historical marker hunter and has a solid collection of photos of historical markers to show for it. Ken and Alicia have found that understanding a place's history gives them greater appreciation for the area.