Posted by: sunnyharvy | April 13, 2015

The Wild Wild West

Our hosts, Rick and Leslie, took us on a fun outing to the Wild West last Saturday. Our first stop, just seven miles from their house, was in Genoa, NV, reportedly the oldest settlement in Nevada. We took a brief stroll around the historic district before enjoying a picnic lunch in the park.

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As the sign says…the oldest saloon in Nevada.

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We then headed northeast for about an hour’s drive to visit Virginia City, where visitors are invited to “Step Back in Time.” Some seem to take that invitation pretty seriously as we saw several strolling the board sidewalks in full costume.

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Once a vital settlement between Denver and San Francisco, Virginia City influenced the entire country. During its boom-time, Virginia City’s mining proceeds amounted to millions of dollars, equaling billions today.  This picturesque, Victorian-era town, definitely celebrates its colorful history.

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I think he stayed at the table a little too long.

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What’s Al looking at? Naughty, naughty.

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We all got a little silly with the photo props at the museum.

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One day last week Rick took us to his dog Ellie’s favorite spot on the Carson River.

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On Sunday Rick wanted to take his 1937 Indian motorcycle out for a ride, but some minor adjustments were required before that became possible. Rick has fully restored this amazing vehicle over the past several years.

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The boys trying to find the problem, which they did.

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Just a few more projects await Rick’s attention in his garage.

I am feeling better now and Al has completed most of his never-ending list of upgrade projects on haRVy, so we should be hitting the road again soon. We have really enjoyed our time with Rick and Leslie and deeply appreciate their warm hospitality. Thank you!

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  1. Like the shot of Al peeking………and you are blonde now !


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