Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Visit from Southern Nevada to Northern Nevada

The first guests in our home was John's parents who visited us the first weekend of May. They brought with them eggs laid by free-range chicken from the equestrian center where they board their horse. I have wanted to keep chickens in our backyard so we too can have fresh (and more humanely produced) eggs but I don't think it would fly with the homeowner's association. I was happy to have the next best thing!
After John and Maggie arrived in town we went to Happy Hour at one of our favorite places to eat, El Pescador Mexican Seafood and Grill Restaurant. Margaritas and shrimp ceviche tostadas are my usual fare. Since it has been a while since we last saw each other, we had a lot of holidays and catching up to do. Celebrating Easter, my birthday, Mother's Day and at the time, my husband's 40th birthday.

In the nearby town of Genoa, Nevada's first settlement founded in 1951 the Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival was under way so we made our way there to check out the show and vendors.  There were people dressed up in period clothing and donkies with bras on, LOL!!
It was a gorgeous sunny day and after a while we got thirsty so we headed into the Old Genoa Bar, the oldest continually operating thirst parlor in the state of Nevada.

I quenched my thirst with a Bloody Mary...ahhh. :-)  After that we were hungry so drove to Minden to another place we like to eat, Tahoe Ridge Winery for lunch.  I think all of their wines are delicious.  The Reserve Barbera is my favorite of favorites.
Ahi Tuna on a Bagel Sandwich, Salads, and Chicken Picatta
 Afterwards we went to Mill End Fabrics in Reno.  Maggie has taken up quilting and has made some beautiful show worth quilts. She wanted to make us a quilt so we went shopping for fabric.  John always manages to entertain himself wherever he is.

Other days we cooked at home and opened gifts.  John and Maggie gave us each the neatest, most beautiful watch for our birthdays.  I already received from them the neatest, coolest stuff for my birthday weeks before then but I didn't get a chance to tell you about it.  And now I have a gorgeous, shiny new watch (my parents-in-law are spoiling me, LOL).
All my birthday gifts: sewing books, mango green tea gummies, hand-made cards, a wine gift basket, pearl earrings and a cute pair of shorts and t-shirt that I'm wearing.
 John and Maggie had brought tri-tip that we cooked on the grill and the yummiest homemade carrot cake for dinner and dessert.  I don't overeat often but when I do, it's my mom-in-law's food!!
Another day we walked along the Truckee River in downtown Reno and had ice cream at Sweet Frog. Time flies when we're having fun and before we knew it, John and Maggie headed home to Southern Nevada.  They will be visiting us again soon and it is always a time we look forward to.


JoeinVegas said...

Hmm, two sewing books there. Do you plan on starting to make your own clothes?

Daly said...

No, I would love to make bags (totes) :-). A girl cannot have too many!