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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!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Crowds in Wilson Canyon..bunkhouse is done, shelves.. heat!

Happy 23rd Anniversary Russell and Lori!

Russell and Lori, May 24th 1997
Both 18 years old...

Saturday morning we slept in until 0600 or so.  Took our time getting ready and then headed out around 1000.  We made a trip to Gardnerville and had a quick visit to Walmart for a few groceries.  
Wilson Canyon...people just want to camp!

This is an ATV area near Wilson Canyon..never have we seen so many
happy campers!

More people!

ATVS, dirt bikes just too much fun!

The rest area across from the above pictures..

I ran into Raley's to pick up Ken's blood pressure meds and then we headed to Carson City and Lowe's.  I swear everyone from the city was there! It's funny, Lowe's doesn't monitor how many people go in and out of the store. Everyone's welcome.  Home Depot in another part of town, counts everyone in and out and if there's too many you have to wait in line, which we won't do. Lowe's gets our business. 

Once we finished picking up our 3 gallons of stain and looking for a new fire pit (which they didn't have) we headed out to find somewhere to eat our lunch I had packed at home. 

Well, we ended up with a 1430 lunch at Ft. Churchill in the Silver Springs area.  Unbeknownst to me Ken had  packed a bottle of wine and a wine glass 💙 He was hoping we would find a nice place to have our lunch. The mosquitos were crazy, so we ended up eating in the truck. 

Once we left there, we knew the day was done so we turned left on a road that a lot of people camp on and ride all terrain vehicles.  Found a place, sat on the tailgate and watched for awhile. It was such a beautiful day! Eventually we headed home. 
More campers, dry camping

Never have we seen so many here either other than Best In The Desert Race

Headed towards our spot

This is the area we usually park near to watch the race

Tailgate time!

This little guy was leading the pack of three..he was probably
6 or 7 years old..could he drive!

His followers weren't much older!

More campers further out...made me jealous! 

The best part of the ride home was the phone call we got from our favorite Sailor, grandson Jacob!  I had a wonderful 1/2 hour conversation with him. He's doing well in school and looking forward to when people can visit! (I think he really means Allissa haha). 

About 1800 got a picture of a fire on my phone, which is an invite next door. John had come home for the long weekend.  We visited for way too long but it was nice. Karen was planning a bar b q for him on Sunday as next weekend is his bday but he won't be home. 

Sunday morning arrived way too early LOL.  Ken was making shelves out of some of our shiplap we have left over.  I brushed linseed oil onto them and they came out looking good. Just wanted the grain brought out and it did that.  Later I made some appetizers to take next door. Ken was busy with making brackets for the shelves. 
The last side to be done! Darn it was hot and sunny!!

I was able to get this side done while it was in the shade

Porch, and 2 sides All done!!
See the big bush out back that's where the evil lizards hide to
terrorize me! 

The sun is setting!

My two shelves Ken made for me

Got a couple of things on the shelves and hanging from them
The 5309 sign was our address when we lived in North Highlands, CA
One of the boys made this in high school, they're going to have to tell me
who made it. I think Bryan, but not sure.

I wish I would have gotten the "b4" picture
It looks so much better now..

It's all done for another 5 years hopefully

Another great evening and night over at John and Karen's.  Her whole family was there and we enjoy spending time with them. Lot's of good food and conversation! 

Monday morning, Memorial Day.  Nothing traditional about that this year.  We usually meet Russell, Lori and Aaron in Reno and watch Aaaron play tournament basketball..well didn't happen this year :( 

 I got going on the staining of the bunk house.  Ken got the rest of the brackets made and shelves hung. By the end of the day boy was I a glistening mess! I got both sides done and that's what I wanted!  Hot day somewhere around 86.  Ken had a nice, ice cold Corona Light for me..boy did that taste good! Shower time and then one more when I got out. We sat out on the front porch for quite awhile just enjoying. Ken barbecued some delicious turkey burgers and I made zucchini fries. Yummy dinner! 

This morning I set the alarm and got the coffee going.  We both were going out to the rear of the bunkhouse to get that finished up.  I needed Ken out there with me as there are way too many lizards for my comfort. With two of us working it definitely went quickly. Out there around 0700 and done by 1000.  Ken also used linseed oil on the wood surrounding the outhouse door. Sure looks awesome. Hopefully it'll be another 5 years before we have to do this again! 

Now to find another project to keep Ken busy! LOL..Since we finished at 1000 I had asked Ken what he wanted for breakfast/lunch as we didn't eat before going out. He said "Dinis".  Ok.  They've been closed for the last few months and just reopened last week. We headed to town about 1130. What a great lunch, the first I haven't made in a few months. It was pretty full when we got there, but not many when we left. Stopped by Karen's to say good bye to John and now we're home.  

93 degrees right now and muggy feeling.  We're inside with the air conditioning on.  Have a great evening. 


  1. Whoa ... that's hot for your area. The bunkhouse looks fabulous! So many people out camping because no one is working!! Course it was a holiday. Hopefully when everyone goes back to work things will slow down a little. Love to see those little kids drive their 4-wheelers, but a little scary too!!

  2. Thank you! People are finding new places to camp because campgrounds aren't open. We enjoyed the little ones riding and driving..no fear until you get older!

  3. My daughter's first marriage was on that date, 21 days following ours. Ours lasted (this time) hers didn't but that's okay, 2 beautiful kids and he wasn't who we all thought he was.
    The bunkhouse looks wonderful!

    1. Thank you Patsy! Glad yours lasted this time! Looks like Bridgette has a winner this time! And yes she got two great kids too! Hard to believe 23 years for these kids!