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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!