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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Outhouse Races and Picture Overload!!

We left home Friday about 1100 or so and headed for Walmart in Gardnerville to pick up a few supplies.  It was a quick trip and one of the less expensive haha..

We decided to give the Money Pit a treat and let it tow the trailer.  Being a diesel it likes to run and since it's only 80 miles or so we figured why not?  We're trying to keep it close to home just in case something goes wrong. It ran like a champ!  
The Money Pit..a happy camper

We got here to Washoe Lake State Campground and got a beautiful site (most of them are anyway).  There were quite a few people camping but still got a site and the best part? It's FREE thanks to Ken's Senior State Parks Pass.  $30.00 a year and we get to camp in ANY State Park in NV for FREE (hookups if they have them, and you use them are $10.00 a night)..Washoe doesn't have them, we have a generator so it doesn't matter.  

We set up camp, I got a chair and my book, threw on my shorts and proceeded to sit my legs in the sun.  Ken decided to run to Lowe's in Carson City and grab the last bag of concrete we need for the outhouse.  He ended up at Home Depot as it was closer.  The concrete at Lowe's is $3.48 a bag and at  Home Depot $3.85..just in case anyones looking for concrete. :)

We sat outside for awhile and then at 1730 came in to watch the news (again, why I don't know)..at 1830 we went back outside and he started a great fire in the fire pit. You know those always get us into trouble watching the sunset and a glass or two of wine (beer for him). 

Dinner was cooked as we brought the left over spaghetti squash and sauce for dinner! Yum! 
This is actually the first night of Spaghetti Squash..but camping
night it looked the same..melted cheese and hot sauce..yumm! 

Friday night's sunset..

The last of the fire

Called it a night after that.  
Noticed this guy flying all over

He must have seen Ken with the camera as he flew right

He had his hands in the air when he flew right over...

On the way to Virginia City

Beautiful day in this little town..

Thought I set the alarm for 0600, Saturday..but guess not..oh well we're only about 30 minutes or so from Virginia City.  Blogging, breakfast, showers and we're on our way!  We wanted to get there about 1000 or so to make sure we found parking.  We did, with a little walk we know we can get out of there when we're ready.  
Cute home in town..

Walked down and saw where all the outhouses had gathered. What an interesting mix! Fun to see what the different groups had come up with to make an outhouse.  

This was a free shuttle..hahaha.

Sport a potty..

This one was all tin..

The daily pooper

This one was done by the rival ECV (Clampers)

A bar Stool..The Stonehouse Inn from CA

Simple and cute...

Storm Pooper

Our friend Joe's Clampers

Old Tyme Saloon out of Reno

The Tea Potty...

The Royal Flush..

The Mad Crapper...

Back of the Tea Potty

Ken liked this one..it had some sewer pipe on it..and a gas mask

The Potty Train..

The gas mask on the left...

Bud Light..

Then we walked into town, looked at a few shops and then ended up at the Delta Saloon.  Ken had a bloody mary and I had a screwdriver.  They were good!  A little later our neighbors, Joe, Stacey, Rylee and Stacey's mom Susan found us! Joe is a clamper so he was going to be pushing the Clamper's Outhouse. We headed out and got our places for the parade and the race.  Streets were crowded now!  20 outhouses were entered, they race two at a time and then in the afternoon there's another round of racing.  Gotta say it was fun to watch.  
Before the crowds...

Waiting for the parade to begin

The Plungerettes!

Our friend Joe with the baseball cap on pushing the outhouse

All kinds of good looking naked women..hahah

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About halfway through or so they had everyone gather in the street, boy was that packed!  A great singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" had the crowd singing along! Got to Stacey and me..There was no kneeling in this crowd of proud Americans.  They also did a moment of silence for the victims in Vegas.
What a cutie huh?!

It was pretty much impossible to get pictures of the races as
too many people in the street!

Another hot chick...:)

Joe and his Clamper shirt

Rylee and her Grandma Susan..

Notice her shorts down around her ankles..hahah

Too many people for us..

Stinky in the red shirt and his burro..donations for a photo op..

After that we changed our spots as we'd never get the ones back we had before this.  It was so packed with people that there was no way you could see much.  They took a break so we met up with our friends, chatted a bit and then close to 1330 we thought we'd get a bite to eat in town..hahahah..not to be after fighting our way through the crowd and a few restaurants we headed for the truck.  As a backup I brought made up tuna, mayo and bread.  Good thing too.  So we had our "white trash lunch" in the front seat of the truck and enjoyed! 

We decided not to go back down into town and just head for the campground.  I texted Stacey to let her know.  On the way back we stopped in at Shoetree Brewing and had a beer.  Ken liked his, mine was ok, but i'm not much of a beer drinker.  Then we headed out.  
On the way out of Virginia City..

Washoe Lake

This guy was really trying to get up in the air..but no luck

We drove down by the lake for a bit and just enjoyed

Our camping spot

Sunset last night out the trailer door..

Took an RV walk around the campground just to be nosey.  Met a nice woman with two cute dogs and chatted a bit.  She's basically fulltiming in her car with a tent.  Because the night before she could smell rabbit poop she was going to be sleeping in her car.  Tough girl.  She is looking for a small motorhome or trailer. 

Then we talked with a nice man, who at 70 is still working construction jobs. Just a really nice man and he and Ken really hit it off.  Wouldn't be surprised if we don't see him in the future somewhere.  

Came back to camp and Ken bar b qued some awesome burgers!  He had regular and I had spicy bean veggie, oh yes yummy!  It was really windy last night so that kept us inside and no fire. 

Ken's brother Dave and his wife Emmy were in Reno for the Italian Festival so we thought we'd try and see if they were free for lunch. By the time we packed up we heard that they were leaving Reno in about an hour or so.  Then as we were driving Emmy texted that they were going to be listening to music at the festival if we still wanted to meet.  By then we were on the road, hopefully next time. 

Home just a little after 1200..Tomorrow we'll head for Fernley and Lowe's to get the framing material for the outhouse! We would have today but not enough room in the truck. I'm so excited!  

Thanks for reading and getting through all the pictures.  Thinking we'll probably go again next year and leave after the first heat of outhouses.  Just too crowded but it was fun.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a very fun day, and nice to get into a campground close by.