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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Reno and a trip to Stockton, CA..company coming! :)

Wednesday morning we got out of here fairly early and headed for Reno and Winco.  Winco wasn't crowded which was nice. Got in and got out fairly quickly, well about an hour or so.  Got lots of good veggies and spent some time in their natural foods bins checking things out. 
A circus coming to Dayton, NV

Not for me...

Yum..great wine from Italy

After that we headed to Wines and Spirits just down the road.  Ended up with 6 more bottles of organic wine and 4 of the bottles were from Italy with no added anything. Good price too (again more than my box used to be). 

We headed to Carson City on the way home and checked out Lowe's for their railroad tie prices. Theirs were $30.00 for 9 foot pieces..nope not happening. I looked on Cragislist the other day and found a place in Stockton, CA that was giving away some of their railroad ties. Ken called them while I was in Winco and found they also sell railroad ties, but the ones they can't sell they give away for free but you have to take a bundle of 25 minimum. 

Since we were there and it was 1300 and our tummies were hungry. We visited our favorite Chinese place and I had their sezchuan (?) veggies and didn't eat the rice that came with it, so I don't feel too bad about that except for the sodium, but i drink a lot of water anyway.  

After lunch we headed home and I had to totally redo the whole frig to make everything fit! LOL guess we call that a good problem. 

We just hung out at home and enjoyed the evening. We made it an early night as we made the decision to head for Stockton on Thursday morning. The drive was 189 miles one way so we needed to get up and going. 

Thursday morning we got up at 0400, had our coffees and tea and of course seeing what our blogging friends had been up to.  Got ourselves ready and we were out the door into the horrible smoky air at 0630. I made a couple of egg burritos for Ken and I took a tupperware with eggbeaters and some fruit to eat on the way. 

Looks like fog but it's smoke...

There are mountains in the distance 

Highway 88 near Kirkwood

We headed up to Gardnerville and then took highway 88 all the way to where we needed to be.  Normally this is just an incredibly beautiful drive, but the smoke really didn't do it any favors.  At the top of the mountains it was really bad, but the closer we got to Stockton it cleared up pretty well.  Saw lots of campers and trailers on the road headed up the mountain, probably not realizing how bad it was! 

We got to the business at around 1100, pulled up and with in 15 minutes or so we were out of there with our 25 railroad ties. Wish we could have gotten more but that's all the trailer would hold. A bundle weighs 3000 pounds. 
Our new railroad ties..

Ready to go..

A good cutting near Stockton

All kinds of fruit and nut trees! So pretty ..

Downtown Lockeford! 

Rockford water tower (Patsy)..

Love this bright building..actually houses Aldabertos Mexican

I had asked Ken what he wanted to do about lunch earlier.  He thought we'd stop at a truck stop and get something. Sure they would have had a salad for me. hahaahaa...He never guessed that we would be out of there so quickly and by the time it was nearing lunch we were near Jackson, CA. Decided to try their casino.  Well, what a joke that was, when we drove back the couple of miles to it, no parking for a truck plus a trailer..back out we went and headed up the hill.  Not to bore you but every little town there was no where to eat and the only one that was appealing had every road worker in there for lunch. I told Ken next time I'm making lunch to take and if we don't eat it ok..but at least  we'd have it.  So, close to 1500  we pulled into Carson Valley Inn in Minden.  Carmen (our favorite waitress) comes to the table with our drinks in hand..oh boy.  I ordered their turkey burger with no bun and only ate a couple of fries. Filled with dinner and wine, I had my nap on the way home. 
Silver Lake on 88 ..we used to camp w our kids there a lot!

Our neighbor, John came over for happy hour later in the evening. Karen wasn't feeling well, i'm sure from all the smoke in the air, so we just visited with John for quite awhile. We sat out back near the bunkhouse and after dark Ken started a fire in the fire pit. Eventually we called it a night. 

I woke up this morning (Friday) at about 0400 with a terrible headache, so took some motrin and back to bed.  We woke up for good at about 0630.  After our morning routine Ken went outside to work on the railroad ties at the bunkhouse.  I hula hoed some of the weeds out back and hung out some clothes.  Then I decided to make some flourless morning glory muffins..We'll see in the am how they turned out. Made some spinach dip for Ken to have with his lunch of some fresh veggies.  Salad for me.  
This actually looks delicious..Morning Glory Flourless Muffins

Ken went back out after lunch and I put together the veggies for broccoli tots to go with turkey burgers for dinner. Seems I was in the kitchen all day, not sure why?! 
Rock is under bunkhouse and now railroad ties..it will keep
the building from shifting and keep critters out. 

Looks good don't ya think? 

Bunkhous and outhouse..:) 

He's got the back done and the corner..

Got a nice text from my nephew, Dusty  and his little family are coming on Monday to spend the night with us. Adam will be here too.  I've been texting with our grandson Mason, as he wants to come and we're working out how to get him hopefully! If he can come i'll be taking him home on Thursday. 
This little princess will be visiting..

Owen will be here too! :) 

Almost forgot, got this delivery today to hold 12 bottles of wine and keep it cold. I'm really spoiling myself this week :))
Nice and compact..

Aaron started 8th grade..his mom
posted side by side, quite a bit of difference
between 1st day of 7th grade and 8th grade

Jacob! Main differnce, he's got car keys in hand to drive himself
to his Senior year!! :) 

Ken's inside now so time for our Happy Hour! Have a great evening! 


  1. You have been keeping busy as usual, nice to get a free load of railroad ties and make good use of them, enjoy the company

    1. Yeah FREE is always nice. I'm really looking forward to having company for a few days...added bonus Grandson Mason will be here later today.

  2. You two have been keeping busy. Good job on the Stone and Railway Ties.
    Enjoy your time with the little ones while you can as you see they grow way too fast.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. You are so right Rick! Little Cassidy is already a month old. I was so happy they wanted to come out! Thanks for the compliment I'll tell Ken!

  3. Sounds like you two have been quite busy. Wine sounds like a fun delivery especially compared to rock that just sounds like work. Now a wine fridge very fancy...lol I had read about organic wine but have never tried it. I hardly ever have a glass anymore because of the sugar content. Now I will have to try and remember to stop and look for some organic wine to try when we are in Green Bay next week. You make it sound to good...:) Congratulations to 46 years.

    Looking forward to seeing you both this coming January.

  4. P.S. Those are some good looking grandsons and the little one is cutie.

  5. My goodness, I'm tired with all the busy-ness. But you are enjoying yourselves. Love that you'd drive 189 miles to get something free. I don't think I could talk Bill into that but I would!
    Nice job on the railroad ties, Ken and nice job on the organic wine collection, Shirley!
    Your grandsons are adorable and thank you for the Rockford water tower. I love it!

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