Recently our 1960's rental had a small hidden leak in the sink area that went into the sub flooring of our kitchen. Our landlord needed to replace it which meant that we needed to be gone a week. Since we really haven't taken a relaxing vacation in what feels like years, we thought we'd take advantage of this by heading out of town. Our landlord can rip up the floor and replace it while we head to Nevada.
When we first started planning our vacation we had hopes of traveling down the 101 to San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara. When we really thought about it though we decided that we needed a more frugal option. I suggested camping north up in Arcata or possibly heading to Reno where lodging and food can be very inexpensive. Dave loved the Nevada idea with images of the wild west going through his British head.
So here we are in Nevada staying in a lovely room for pennies compared to most hotels and eating at buffets for dinner and enjoying picnic lunches during the day.
Tomorrow we head to Virginia City to ride a stage coach, tour a mine, visit a radio museum and walk the streets visiting saloons, museums and hopefully a candy store that Apryl suggested.
Every day we visit at least one thrift store. It's hit or miss so far with nothing extraordinary to mention.
The Swiss fellows above were from a mother-load estate sale that I hit a few weeks ago. I kept meaning to write but it was Dave's birthday and my parents were visiting. I bought 4 spinning wheels, a huge set of LBG trains, bins of wool yarn, bins of craft books, an 80's bicycle, craft kits, craft supplies, wool carders, 5 sterling belt buckles and so much more. The prices were old school cheap. It was amazing. Keiran and I had the most incredible time at that sale.
Today we are heading to the shores of Lake Tahoe.
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