JUNE 29, 2013 (Saturday)
Got up early so we could pack up and be out the door in time to get to the Lorne Greene Auction. Spent almost seven hours sitting and bidding (usually losing thank goodness) on items from his estate. How fun. We ended up buying some lovely silver candlestick holders. We’re hoping Lorne had many a lovely evening enjoying them, as we plan on the same. They are now sitting on our table in our new home. We also won a lovely silver and turquoise necklace and some plaques honoring him. Spent way too much money but it’s the history. As a young woman I got to go see the Ponderosa Ranch. So glad I was able to.
After the auction we went directly to our new “home.” It’s lovely. Just across the street from the Truckee River. It’s a studio but it has floor to ceiling windows overlooking a portion of the river and then some city views. It’s very efficient and you don’t really feel it’s a studio. There are quite a few restaurants and such in the area because there isn’t a real kitchen here, just a microwave and small refrigerator.
Check in was quick and the person checking us in was very helpful and friendly. When I said we were here for two weeks and would like something quiet, he gave us options to choose from. We opted for the afternoon sun in the room with the city/river views. We were told the pool was on the 7th floor, as well as a place to get hot beverages. He said they had complimentary breakfasts in the lobby every morning. He also said we were invited to a wine and cheese tomorrow. That’s about all the activities they offer that we know of right now. Will let you know if we find out more.
After awhile we ventured out for dinner, but before we did that we ended up on the 7th floor and checked out the pool, hot tub, fitness room, and beverage cafe. Lovely place with lots of antiques. The place we were wanting to go to dinner was closed and didn’t open for awhile so we opted for a place that was next door, it’s called Z’s Pies and it has gourmet type pot pies and salads. What’s really neat about it, tho, is that 100% of the proceeds go to helping young people just transitioning out of foster care get on their feet. Food was really good.
After dinner we walked down to the river. There was live music playing and hundreds of people and animals playing in the river. Fun. Some of the people hanging around were kinda scary.
We encountered one older woman who was standing around leaning on her cane asking for money. We told her no and she got kinda nasty. She was demanding of the next guy getting out of a taxi, “You have any change so I can eat?” We saw her later and she was moving quick and wasn’t using the cane. Glad we didn’t give her any money. We would rather donate to Salvation Army than give to beggars on the street.
We are now in our “home” just relaxing. Want to go swimming in a bit. Hope your day was grand!