Saturday, November 19, 2016

Traveling west...

The original plan, post South Dakota, was to camp in Yellowstone, this was before we saw the 30 degree low temps and after checking the internet there were no reasonably priced accommodations anywhere...who'd a thunk it, we thought September would be easy, peasy! Friends, Wayne and Sharon, from Baja, were hanging in Steamboat Springs for the summer so we headed there because, well, a free bed! And to check out the town as I'd never been there before. Oh yes, it was super cute and I could see why they were enjoying it so much. We got some exercise in, went and checked out some property with Wayne and Sharon, then we shopped for cowboy boots! I have been wanting to buy Bill a pair of cowboy boots for-EVER, and what better opportunity! We were directed to an awesome boot store, F.M. Light & Sons, and spent quite a bit of time finding the perfect boot. Seems Bill's feet, like mine, love Luchese's! Check them out!


 We had fun walking around town...


and I got to kiss a frog!
Sharon captured this pic of a beautiful fox.

It was nice to rest up and be in one place for a couple of nights, and the accommodations were first class! From here we stopped to see our friend, Donna, at her place in Park City. She's got a sweet little condo here in a great neighborhood. It's fun to see our Baja friends all over the place during the summer, very different for us, but they've become our family. From here we drove to Reno where we got a fabulous room with a view for $40 - I've been trying to keep our lodging under $50/night, which is tough, and we've stayed in some quirky places, but pretty decent ones too. We did splurge on an AirBnB one night on our way to Reno, which was awesome as I could do some cooking and make us a few meals for a couple of days. 

We stocked up on provisions in Reno and went to spend the night at Sierra Hot Springs, one of our very favorite places. Lucky for us, our friend, Daniel, drove over from South Lake Tahoe to spend the day. We made pizza together in the community kitchen and created a yummy masterpiece!

Of course, one sin mushrooms for Mr. Bill...
And from here we were back to Nevada City for about 3 weeks to pet sit for Baja friends, Chris and Christina, again - this time they were traveling to Scotland! We were sooooo very, very happy to be in one place for awhile, but for me that lasted all of about 24 hours as I was headed to Sacramento. The previous month I found out, through FaceBook, that my 40th high school reunion was taking place while we were going to be in Nevada City, the second time. I've only been to one reunion, my 10 year, and stayed for about an hour - I have had absolutely no desire to go to another one, until now. I am not sure why the change in heart, but someone mentioned that it just might just be because I was in a good place in my life right now and I think that was it. I had been in limited touch, through FB with one or two friends and was kind of curious....

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