There used to be a trip to Reno that started in Medford. This was a bus trip and they advertised it in the newspaper. Do they still do this? If so, I would appreciate any information on it.
— Donna B., Yreka, Calif.
We'd be gambling if we said this is your lucky day, but there are a few possibilities for catching a bus to Reno.
For beginners, there's ol' reliable Greyhound, which runs from Medford to Reno (via Sacramento) three times a day, with round-trip prices starting at about $180 for the 10- to 12-hour (each way) ride. Greyhound also has stops in Weed, Calif., which would be a bit closer for you, Donna.
Charter trips are few and far between, but also considerably less costly. Sandy Adams of Sandy's Group Tours out of Grants Pass said in past years she used to book eight trips to the "Biggest Little City in the World," but so far plans just two this year. The first ran in March, but a second trip is scheduled Monday to Wednesday, June 21-23, to the Sands Regency Casino Hotel. The cost, including transportation and hotel, is $120 per person, double-occupancy, or $130 for a single. You can reach Sandy's Group Tours at 541-479-6997.
Rain Dance Tours out of Wilderville goes south a little more frequently, primarily in the spring and fall. The next scheduled departure date is Tuesday, June 22, for three days and two nights at the Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino in downtown Reno. The cost is $99 per person, double-occupancy, and $134 for single occupancy, according to Rain Dance spokesperson Rhonda Wilkinson. Rain Dance Tours can be reached at 541-479-8217 or 800-825-4736.
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