Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Romy 7.31.2013
The Geo-Heat Center took us to the Klamath Basin Brewing Co, where they use geothermal heat to brew beer in Klamath Falls. We got a tour from one of the brewers and then ate lunch and drank geothermally brewed beer!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Romy 7.30.2013
This afternoon we went inside OIT's "boiler room" which heats the building. There is no boiler - it is heated with 100% geothermal energy from the Earth!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.29.2013
For our lunch break, we took a walk around the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) campus.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.28.2013
We moved into the Shilo Hotel in Klamath Falls, OR for a week of direct-use geothermal classes. The Shilo is pretty comfortable and we get a huge allowance for dinner each night at the restaurant. Plus, I have my La Pavoni with us!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jenn & Romy & NGA People

Jenn Romy 7.27.2013
As part of the NGA program, we are all moving from Reno to Klamath Falls, OR for class next week. On our way we drove through Lassen National Park.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Romy Jenn 7.26.2013
Today Romy had an interview at NATC. We went to Tahoe afterwards to relax on the beach and have a dinner picnic.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Romy 7.25.2013
We went to the mall for some clothes shopping and random tools today.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nicole & Marcel & Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.24.2013
Relaxing on Lake Tahoe this evening. It was so nice on the beach!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Romy & Nicole & Marcel & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.23.2013
My camera went into crappy mode. Here we are at High Sierra Brewing in Carson City.

Monday, July 22, 2013


Jenn 7.22.2013
Chopping up some veggies and making guacamole and chips for dinner. Mmmmmmm.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 7.20.2013
Tonight we are going to see Moby at Squaw Valley! So excited!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Romy 7.19.2013
Tonight we are swimming and camping at Pyramid Lake, just north of Reno, with a bunch of people from the NGA program. It's 1/6th the salinity of sea water and has many fish and even huge pelicans! The Truckee River (the only outflow of Lake Tahoe) is the source of water for Pyramid Lake.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Romy 7.18.2013
This week we are learning geothermal reservoir engineering at the University of Nevada Reno. We are using steam tables to the density of water as a function of pressure and temperature, and plotting the boiling point to depth curve.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 7.17.2013
The washing machine at the house we're staying in broke (a long time ago actually), and so we had to go to Duds'n'Suds! They had a bar inside of the laundromat and a pool table! We just worked on our thesis while waiting for the clothes to finish. Correction: It looks like I am working on my thesis and Romy is on Facebook!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jenn & Romy & Carolina & Luka

Jenn Romy 7.16.2013
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we pack our own lunch. We always have the best lunch and sit outside at the picnic tables.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.15.2013
Enjoying a beer at Silver Peak Brewery in Reno, NV. We are enjoying trying all the microbreweries in the Reno area!

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Romy 7.14.2013
We are pooped! Crazy rafting trip!


Jenn 7.14.2013
A whole day after we started an epic tubing trip with an impromptu camp over night *near* the hot springs on the East Fork Carson River.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 7.13.2013
All of us (David, Ian, Romy, Jenn, Carolina) and the cargo raft at the beginning of the tubing trip down the East Fork Carson River! We put in near Markleeville, CA. We are very excited!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.11.2013
Dinner party with Carolina! We live right next to a ski run, in the national forest.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 7.10.2013
Driving up Mt Rose Hwy. I don't know what we are laughing about!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.9.2013
We have to wake up super early each morning for the NGA program. We're sitting outside under the pine trees, having some coffee.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 7.8.2013
Hanging out at the super ghetto basement apartment! Its actually cold up here at night!

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Romy 7.7.2013
Today we drove around looking at houses and land in the Virginia City Highlands. We also tried to drive down the old Toll Rd, which went between Reno and Virginia City.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Jenn 7.6.2013
Anna from Spain is visiting for some field work (she is studying dikes (the geological kind, hehehe) in the Sierra Nevada). We went out to downtown with Anna and Carolina.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 7.5.2013
Settling in to our temporary 3-week apartment on the top of Mt Rose!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Romy 7.2.2013
Romy is making a new steering column for the baja, since it needs to be different because of the body lift.


Jenn 7.2.2013
I noticed a weed in the front. When I pulled it out, it was almost as big as me!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Romy & Jenn

Romy Jenn 7.1.2013
Today there was so much drama at America's Best Tire, where we had purchased a warranty certificate for the Subaru's snow tires. We had to take a break fighting with the manager, and go get some frozen yogurt. It was so good!