Mesquite, Nevada 6/3/2013

JUNE 3, 2013 (Monday)

 

We woke up around 9 AM and just lazed around, drinking our coffee and having our breakfast. We talked about when we wanted to go to Zion and what we wanted to do today. It was ultimately decided when to go when we saw a note on our door stating that on Wednesday we would be without power and water all day. High of 106, no ac, Wednesday sounds like a great day to go to Zion.

We left around 10:30 AM and went to the Dollar Store (again) for a few more little things and some graduation cards. We then went to the Post Office. After the Post Office we went to the Senior Center. We thought they might have internet but they didn’t. What they did have was a great lunch, $2.50 for 60 and over, $4.00 for under 60. 

If you are ever in Mesquite at lunch time, monday through friday, a nice place full of nice people and pretty good food.

If you are ever in Mesquite at lunch time, monday through friday, a nice place full of nice people and pretty good food.

We were given a schedule for the month and a very nice woman explained how it worked at the Center. We found a table and lunch was delivered to us. Lunch was chicken alfredo, noodles, bread stick, broccoli, peaches, a carton of milk and a glass of fruit punch. What a nice facility and the lunch was really good. We had been told about the Senior Center by a lovely lady and fellow traveler at Squaw Valley that winters at Mesquite; summers in Oregon. 

After lunch we went to the library (around the corner from the Center). We had a hard time getting on the internet there as well, but Edie finally got on an unsecured nearby network and I was then able to update our blog and do some work. Never did get on the library network.

Old man in search of internet, and cursing Grand Destinations under his breath!

Old man in search of internet, and cursing Grand Destinations under his breath!

We are finding as we travel that one of the most frustrating things is not having access to the internet. Mesquite is internet challenged. The only reliable poor connection is at the local McDonald’s. 

My Mesquite internet connection!

My Mesquite internet connection!

We are hopeful that it will be better next week in Las Vegas. We then went back to the Post Office (last graduation card), and then “home.” We are just lazing around the rest of the day until it’s time to make dinner. It’s so hot out (104 degrees), that I’m thinking of just salad, cottage cheese, tomatoes, and pineapple. Sounds good! We hibernated in our room the rest of the day. Not even the pool called to us. 

Mesquite is desert pretty, mountain interesting and hot. We met a fellow at our table who is a retired engineer from Los Altos Hills. He greatly misses sailing in San Francisco bay. He told us that he has to leave in July and August to escape the heat. He said at the height of summer it rains here. We will be far away then. Took some photos of the surrounding area.

Deceptive neighborhoods hide in desert colored roof tops.  Love the whitish band of rock tilted up on an angle in the distant mountains.

Deceptive neighborhoods hide in desert colored roof tops. Love the whitish band of rock tilted up on an angle in the distant mountains.

Hills to the north of Mesquite.  Most homes are very nice, hardly any for sale signs anywhere.

Hills to the north of Mesquite. Most homes are very nice, hardly any for sale signs anywhere.

Hills to the south from the third floor walkway.

Hills to the south from the third floor walkway.

Pretty sure due east.

Pretty sure due east.

More mountains, homes, etc.

More mountains, homes, etc.

Distant mountains every direction, and nice homes.

Distant mountains every direction, and nice homes.

The faithful little beast!

The faithful little beast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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