Silver Legacy and Artown – Reno, Nevada 7/3/2013

JULY 3, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

It has been more of a laid back day today. Tired, I think from all our activity yesterday.

We were not going to drive anywhere today, just walk, but I had to get a check in the mail regarding my retirement, so we drove to Sparks and went to the Safeway gas station to use our Safeway gas rewards. Got our Prius filled up for $1.00 off per gallon. After wards we went across the street to the Post Office to mail the check.

Our new license plate holder, as promised.

Our new license plate holder, as promised.

We then drove down McCarren Boulevard  to the Super Cuts and we each got a much needed haircut. Felt good to get it chopped off. Michael prefers me with longer hair but I just hate messing with it. Now I just need to dye it.

I have been wanting to see the choreographed ballroom dancing. We had heard about it on Sunday at the wine and cheese meet and greet. I had looked on the internet to see when it started (today), but I forgot where it was. For some reason I thought it was at the Silver Legacy. I was so wrong, it’s at the Grand Sierra Resort. Will try again on Friday, and do the WingFest that day too. Michael and I walked all over each and every ballroom in the Silver Legacy (and there are plenty), but no go. We ended up having linner (lunch/dinner) at the buffet there. We are both suffering from it now. We ate too much and the food was suspicious. Won’t do that again.

Gorgeous Harley at the Silver Legacy.

Gorgeous Harley at the Silver Legacy.

Interesting display of derringers at the Silver Legacy.

Interesting display of derringers at the Silver Legacy.

Derringers.

Derringers.

 

Derringers and harmonicas. Suppose they go together, in some circles.

Derringers and harmonicas. Suppose they go together, in some circles.

A beautiful display in the Silver Legacy.  Sam Fairchild was the silver king, traveled extensively and collected voraciously.  This is a tiny bit of his collection.

A beautiful display in the Silver Legacy. Sam Fairchild was the silver king, traveled extensively and collected voraciously. This is a tiny bit of his collection.

The crystal is from Europe, the Persian rugs are spectacular.  22k gold thread, precious stones, gems and jewels adorn the rugs.

The crystal is from Europe, the Persian rugs are spectacular. 22k gold thread, precious stones, gems and jewels adorn the rugs.

The rugs!

The rugs!

Just beautiful detail.

Just beautiful detail.

We drove back to our resort “home” and parked the car.  Then we walked to the Church next door and walked through a little gallery set up by local artist to display local art.

Local artist have a display in the church next door.  These were Edie's favorites.

Local artist have a display in the church next door. These were Edie’s favorites.

Local art by local artist.

Local art by local artist.

More.

More.

Last one, I'll delete the rest.

Last one, I’ll delete the rest.

We returned to our room and have been taking turns in the bathroom and just hanging out. That’s our day. Hope yours was good.

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2 comments on “Silver Legacy and Artown – Reno, Nevada 7/3/2013
  1. Jan says:

    Happy 4th of July to you both! I’m a Canadian and therefore today is a work day….except for the hour that I have been traveling with you. I love your blog….love the pictures…love the restaurants……love all of it!! I have the timeshare bug big-time but the “work-thing” doesn’t allow me to travel as much as I would like. With that said, we spent last weekend in Whistler and a couple of weeks ago in Victoria at timeshares and we didn’t even have to use vacation time. Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy following you folks in your travels….please keep the blog going!!!!

  2. mkeller7281 says:

    Thank you for the great feedback. It really encourages us to keep up the effort. We are having fun doing it and it really prompts us to get off our duffs and go do something so we will have something to blog about. We are glad you are getting some practice traveling in until you can do it more. We wish you safe and fun travels.