Car Museum – Reno, Nevada 6/24/2013

JUNE 24, 2013 (Monday)

 

Happy Birthday Michelle!

Breakfast, coffee, computer time, tv, then we got ready to go to the Car Museum. It has recently been named one of the five best. It was very interesting. Brought back memories. It was fun to see some of the really old cars and some of the ones we drove and had. There was one vehicle where you could “dress up” (they had hats and things to put on) and then take a picture. I liked the museum, and I wasn’t expecting that. I know Michael really enjoyed it because he took my camera and was snapping away. He took me back to a Cadillac and told me a story about his Uncle Buddy having one and how cool it was. The museum was $10 for under 62, and $8 for 62 and over.  (Mike here, I apologize for how many pictures I have included, but in my defense, I left lots more out.)

The automobile museum in Reno.

The automobile museum in Reno.

Grumpy old man looking at 24K gold plated Delorean.

Grumpy old man looking at 24K gold plated Delorean.

Lana Turner's car.

Lana Turner’s car.

Wow, a Tucker, one of 47.  So cool, so ahead of it's time.

Wow, a Tucker, one of 47. So cool, so ahead of it’s time.

6 exhaust pipes! One for each cylinder.  Neat car.

6 exhaust pipes! One for each cylinder. Neat car.

I was busy photographing the Tucker, just took my eyes off her for a second, then she's playing in the cars.

I was busy photographing the Tucker, just took my eyes off her for a second, then she’s playing in the cars.

A docent threatened to kick her out, she changed her costume and went on playing!

A docent threatened to kick her out, she changed her costume and went on playing!

More grill than on our barbeque.  1934 Chrysler.

More grill than on our barbeque. 1934 Chrysler.

Edie's second favorite, 3 wheeler that gets 47 mpg.

Edie’s second favorite, 3 wheeler that gets 47 mpg.

Edie's second favorite from the rear.

Edie’s second favorite from the rear.

Edie has always loved copper, thus, her first favorite.

Edie has always loved copper, thus, her first favorite.

Copper and exoitic wood everywhere possible.

Copper and exoitic wood everywhere possible.

The hood ornaments were wonderful.  "Goddess of Ecstasy"

The hood ornaments were wonderful. “Goddess of Ecstasy”

Edie's favorite.

Edie’s favorite.

If only this were still the price.

If only this were still the price.

It's a duesy!

It’s a duesy!

1914 Electric car.

1914 Electric car.

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Al Jolson's Cadillac/

Al Jolson’s Cadillac/

Jolson's hood ornament

Jolson’s hood ornament

Pretty.

Pretty.

My personal favorite of the show.  I want it.  I would not drive it.  I just want it.  I wouldn't know what to do with it, except it must be seen.  Oh, I see why folks give such things to museums.

My personal favorite of the show. I want it. I would not drive it. I just want it. I wouldn’t know what to do with it, except it must be seen. Oh, I see why folks give such things to museums.

I WANT IT!

I WANT IT!

57 Chevy convertible.

57 Chevy convertible.

My Uncle Buddy had a 1958 Cadillac.

My Uncle Buddy had a 1958 Cadillac.

1962 Lincoln assigned to JFK.

1962 Lincoln assigned to JFK.

Both our families had a Corvair, fun memories for both of us.

Both our families had a Corvair, fun memories for both of us.

Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car!

Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Car!

65

65

Superbird

Superbird

1931 LaSalle hood ornament.

1931 LaSalle hood ornament.

1948 Delahaye, sexy!

1948 Delahaye, sexy!

A neat flat hood ornament.

A neat flat hood ornament.

After the car museum, we went to the Western Village Casino. We were looking for a nice but inexpensive place to eat. As soon as we hit the door we knew it wasn’t the place for us as it reeked of smoke. Michael went back outside and I spent my $5 gambling money. Took about two minutes and I was back with Michael.

We then went to Ross to return some shorts I bought but were the wrong size. We’ve been carrying them around on the floor of the car since Las Vegas so we needed to return them. There was a Wendy’s real close to the Ross, so we decided on that, did the drive-thru, and each got a salad. Was really good.

We are now back in our “home”, our tummies full, but looking forward to making the pasta dish tonight for dinner. I’ve prepped most of the veggies that go into it. Michael will do the chicken part. Hope it turns out as good as George’s. I guess I should wait until at least 5:00 PM to open the wine – maybe.

(She waited and we made a wonderful dinner)

In olive oil, sauteed onion, garlic, green beans, tomatoes, cooked linguine, basil, and parsley, Edie did great.  It was so good.

In olive oil, sauteed onion, garlic, green beans, tomatoes, cooked linguine, basil, and parsley, Edie did great. It was so good.

Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into pieces, dipped in egg wash, flour with salt, pepper and italian seasoning, browned in olive oil, so delicious.

Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into pieces, dipped in egg wash, flour with salt, pepper and italian seasoning, browned in olive oil, so delicious.

That’s it for our day. Hope yours was wonderful!

 

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