Greetings from the Conrad’s

Karen Conrad Pyramid Lake Nevada
Pyramid Lake
Karen Conrad Reno Rodeo
The Reno Rodeo

Conrad Christmas Letter – This year marks the start of our third year in Reno, Nevada and we are enjoying all the activities and many new friends. Hiking, watching the Great Reno Balloon Race, Hot August Nights, the Reno Rodeo, working in the Air Races and Ironman Lake Tahoe as volunteers were some of our favorite activities. We also conquered a few mountains to include snow-covered Mount Lassen (this was tough) and Mount Rose.

Family Reunion

Virginia Conrad 90th Birthday
Grandma’s Birthday Party

A high point of the year was celebrating Bill’s Mom (Virginia) 90th birthday in Reno. It was also a family reunion. Having so many Conrad’s and Hernandez’s was very special. For her birthday, our family hiked part of the Rim Trail and Mount Rose. Grandma made it to 8500 feet.

Joanna Conrad Gymnastics
Joanna, 1st Place Bars, Regionals

Kailey & Joanna

Kailey and Joanna are growing up fast. Kailey is 15 and a sophomore at Reno High School. She is doing well in academics and gymnastics. Additionally, she has her driver’s learning permit. Joanna is 13 and in eight grade a Swope Middle School. She had an excellent year in gymnastics. After falling on the beam at state, Joanna fought back on floor, vault and bars to qualify for regionals. In Long Beach, at Regionals (California, Nevada, Arizona & Utah) for age 12, Level 7 she placed 1st on bars and 3rd overall.

Kailey Conrad Air National Guard Challenge
Kailey 12 Pull Ups and 65 Situps Air Guard Challenge, Reno Air Races

Air Guard Challenge 

Gymnastics is still very much a part of our lives. Kailey and Joanna workout five days per week, four hours a day at Deltchev Gym and both keep excellent grades. Kailey was injured the week before last year’s season, but despite the injury, she is ready for 2016’s competition, and she is looking better than ever. We are looking forward to the season starting this January. Major meets will be in New York City, Long Beach, San Francisco and Las Vegas (See the schedule at the bottom of this post).

Mount Rose & Mount Lassen

Mount Rose Nevada Bryan Conrad 2015
Bryan A Top of Mount Rose at 10,778′ Overlooking Lake Tahoe and Reno.

Bryan, our son, is a Lieutenant (03) in the Coast Guard and is an aircraft commander flying the UH65 helicopter. This year is Bryan’s last in New Orleans. He started his aeronautical engineer training and will have a new duty station. Bryan made it out to Reno twice this year, and it was wonderful to see him. He climbed a snow covered Mount Lassen in the early spring and Mount Rose this past summer.

Karen Conrad Chase International
Karen Getting Ready for a Reno Open House

Chase International Real Estate Reno-Tahoe

Real estate is now on an upswing, especially in the greater Reno-Tahoe area where the economy is booming. Karen is a licensed real estate broker in both California and Nevada. This year, Karen joined Chase International Reno-Tahoe, and we still own First Realty in Modesto. Her blog/website is Karen now has access to some of the most expensive Lake Tahoe and Reno homes. They are amazing to see. 

Netcasting 101

Bill Conrad Nationa Assoiciateion of Brodcaters
Bill’s Recording “Timelines” from the Floor of the National Broadcasters Association Convention in Las Vegas

Bill continues to work on his new media business. He has seventeen websites and four netcasts and a daily interview show, Timelines. Check out,,,, and He also received a VIP pass to New Media Exposition and the National Association of Broadcasters Convention. 

The two new members of the Family are Teddy and his brother George who stays with Grandma and Susie.  Teddy and George are a mix of American English labs. Teddy is gold and George is brown. They were both born in Reno.

Conrad Labs
Our Newest Family Member George and Teddy

Should you find yourself in Reno, please drop by and if you need a place to sleep, we have a comfortable extra bedroom. Our cell phones are for Karen 775-527-7021, for Bill 775-233-8065 Conrad Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Peace on Earth!