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Joe and Stacey were easy to find in front of the Hardman House Hotel, our regular area. After a few minutes of chit chat we headed for Cactus Jacks Casino and had to have the traditional bloody mary. Not me, screwdriver works. Then we walked back to wait for the parade to start. They had two hundred entries, expected the parade to last 4 hours..nah not working for us. Law enforcement was first, and they only counted as #1 but had like 20 vehicles. So 200 could end up with a lot more. That's just too much parade for most people. By the time the parade started there were tons of people everywhere. Guess a lot of people are Nevada Proud. :)
|Susan, Rylee and Ken|
|People waiting for the parade to start|
Joe and Stacey were in #109, walking with the Clampers. We waited until we saw them and then took our stuff back to the car and came back for the rest of the day. They were supposed to be doing the single jack (like we watch in Tonopah) never did find that but we did find the beard judging contest. There's several of them so we watched for a while.
|Ryle running to her mama..Hope she didn't carry her all the way|
|This little sweetie is from Yerington, NV and boy could she|
sing! Another Tanya Tucker in the making!
|Rylee with her new umbrella her grandma bought her..|
|Joe talking with some buddies|
|From left..Tom, Stacey and Ken with a 20 ounce Revision..|
|Another shot of the boys...|
|A lot of beards in Carson City from all over NV|
We were right behind the Fox Pub and Brewing Company so Joe came back with a few beers for Ken, Stacey and him. We ran into Tom who is one of Joe's friends we had met before. Nice guy and it was his Birthday! So of course there was quite a bit of celebrating of Tom's Birthday. All afternoon! haha..I was the designated driver on Saturday. Stacey's mom, Susan was with us too so she was their DD. She actually took off with Rylee somewhere and later to the car to wait for Joe and Stacey.
|Nice pub and the food looked awesome!|
|Towards the end of the afternoon...|
|This group was trying to get people to honk their horns..|
Yep a good party!
It was getting late (well for me) as I didn't really want to drive in the dark mainly because there is a lot of wild horses on highway 50 so I'd rather drive during the day. It got dark anyway. oh well, we made it. Made a couple of quick tacos when we got home and then it was off to bed. It was a great day. The only disappointment was the fact that there was no National Anthem played and there had been every other year...?!
Sunday morning dawned, after sleeping in until 0600 or so. Our usual morning routine and then Ken headed out to work on the outhouse. By the end of the day he got the sink on the wall and some tin on the side! Looking good!
|Sink is up..still needs hook up..|
|Roof and vent..custom designed by Ken..I love it!|
|Tin going up..|
|We're loving it!|
I cleaned and changed the bedding then a quick run to Scolari's for stuff for home made pizza! I thought Saturday would turn out to be the bad day of eating, but we didn't eat all day so we came up with pizza!
|Before cooking, but ohh so good!|
Way back when (and I mean way back) I would go over to Ken's house and Grandma (Ken's mom) would have the stuff to make pizza. Ken was always the dough person he had the touch to get the dough just right in the pan. They would use Appian Way which is still available today. Then pile on the stuff and in the oven it would go...so good! He's still got the touch for the dough (we made our own) and the pizza was delicious! Definitely not good for you but oh well..once in awhile won't kill us..
Our beautiful sunset last night!
Our son Russell, ready for the SBE party!
Woke up this am after a lousy night's sleep and got Ken up at 0500. We're home today so gotta get him working on the outhouse! :) Tomorrow we're heading for a 0930 appt to get new tires on the Tundra $$..we'll take two vehicles so we can run around while they're doing it. Even though we have an appointment who knows when they really get to it. Wednesday we're home..I have my phone call from Social Security (I'll be 62 in December). Thursday, we have Ken's surgeon appointment again in Gardnerville so gotta get him working when I can.
More pictures of the parade below: Tried not to go crazy this year..
|Older NHP car..|
|Quite a few of these signs throughout the parade!|
|Old Marine Corps..|
|Nevada Department of Corrections|
|Nevada Department of Corrections..|