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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Reno, Basketball, Family and home again...

I've got a few pictures of our drive home from Tonopah on Sunday.  Very rarely do we see any mountain goats but we saw some this time, right across from Walker Lake. 

Hawthorne, NV...I never get tired of this huge flag :)

Walker Lake a group camping..reminds me of years ago..:(

Beautiful Walker Lake

We saw several of these..

Monday morning we awoke at 0500 so we could get out of the house at 0700 not too bad we were out the door at 0715. A nice drive and we got there at about 0830.  We parked at the Atlantis and walked over to the convention center. We saved $10.00 by not parking there.  Because we're considered "seniors" we only had to pay $10.00 a piece to watch the 2 games. Young people paid $15.00 a piece. Pretty darn expensive I'd say when the championships last 3 days.  Maybe with their package they get a break, sure hope so. 

We found Russell, Lori and grandkids Jacob and Aaron inside. Grabbed our seats and the game began at 0900.  Fast paced and before you know it, over! Aaron's team won the championship for their age group! We headed for the championship area where they gave out medals and then pictures.  After it was done Ken and I headed for the parking lot to get some water and kill time. Jacob's game was scheduled for 1200. 

Aaron and the team trophy

Aaron, 2nd from the left on the bottom..

Jacob's team played a good game but ended up in 2nd place. The team they played was from Utah and boy were they good! So we headed again to the championship area for medals and pics!  By the time we were done, it was pushing 1400. 
Jacob with the team trophy..

Jacob with the big smile, 2nd from the left..

We decided to head for Great Basin Brewery and Restaurant as it was near the convention center. We know the food is consistently good and so is the beer! We spent a good time just talking and enjoying.  Love spending  time with any of the kids anytime we can get it!! After lunch we said our goodbyes and we went our separate ways. They home to Antelope, CA and us to our little home here in NV. 
Jacob, Lori, Russell and Aaron :))

The two brothers..Jacob and Aaron ;)

We had a nice quiet evening and then called it a night. No need for much dinner as we ate a good late lunch. (Linner, we call it).  

Tuesday morning I was awake from about 0330 on but started the coffee at 0500. Caught up with the goings on with our blogging friends and then got the day started.  I made some apple muffins for our coffee tomorrow.  

Eventually I got started on my curtains for the kitchen that I've been talking about for 4 years haha..got them done and they look good.  The sun is so bright in the mornings during the summer month that it blinds you, even through my gingham checked curtains. So these will be much better I'm thinking. 

These are double over curtains..so they should keep more sunlight out..

Ken worked outside all day watering and then working on the mud flaps for the Dodge. He also straightened our umbrella clothesline, it's been bugging him since he put it in that it was crooked..now it's perfect haha. 

Have a good night! 


  1. Nice to spend that time with the family.
    You curtains look wonderful !

    1. It's always nice to spend time with family for sure. Glad you like the curtains, always nice for a change.

  2. Congrats to both 1st and 2nd place Champs! I love Jacob's smile. Do they tell the boys to avoid smiling? You know that is a big thing for me! ha ha I'm sure Lori and Russel were proud too of their boys.
    Your curtains are great! love the bright blue.

    1. By the way, my umbrella clothesline needs straightening too! Another project of Bill's. :)

    2. I don't know why Aaron is doing that lately, he has the best smile :) It was time for a change in the kitchen for sure. The crooked clothesline didn't bother me a bit, but I knew it would drive him crazy ahaha.

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