Mike and Teri – Reno, Nevada 7/10/2013

JULY 10, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

Today we spent the better part of the day with friends, Mike and Teri. They live way out in the boonies, about ten miles up a dirt road. It’s been a couple of years since we last visited their home and boy have they been working. It’s a lovely oasis in the desert. Gardens, colorful flowers, roses, trees. Gorgeous. 

Shop, home and occupants, all holding up well.

Shop, home and occupants, all holding up well.

View of the side.

View of the side.

Organic vegetables, no GMO seeds, really good for you garden.

Organic vegetables, no GMO seeds, a really “good for you” healthy garden.

In the summer there is at least two times a day that the temperature is perfect for sitting out here.

In the summer there is at least two times a day that the temperature is perfect for sitting out here.

Many neighbors are completely off the grid.

Many neighbors are completely off the grid.

Another side view.

Another side view.

I am sure the hot tub is therapeutic after a hard day in the garden.

I am sure the hot tub is therapeutic after a hard day in the garden.

Got in a really nice visit with them, and they made the most delicious elk burgers, macaroni salad, guacamole, and salsa. We’re impressed that they make all their laundry soap, can their food, have a large organic garden. Nice.  They also have the nicest dog named Dawg.

Not much says protection in the country like a healthy, quick Rottweiler.

Not much says protection in the country like a healthy, quick Rottweiler.

Dawg's backup.  Dear friends of 18 years standing, in their beautiful home:  Mike and Teri.

Dawg’s backup. Dear friends of 18 years standing, in their beautiful home: Mike and Teri.

On the drive to their place we saw many wild horses, plus you pass the adoption center for wild horses. On the drive home, we saw two cows in the road. The only wild horses were the ones at the adoption center. 

These horses are adopted out throughout the US

These horses are adopted out throughout the US

Ready for a new home.

Ready for a new home.

Drove right by the BLM Wid-Horse Adoption Center.

Drove right by the BLM Wid-Horse Adoption Center.

We saw many wild horses that had been rounded up and were up for adoption.

We saw many wild horses that had been rounded up and were up for adoption.

There are about three major coral areas.

There are about three major coral areas.

We were struck at how healthy they all looked, Plenty of feed.

We were struck at how healthy they all looked, Plenty of feed.

Pretty horses.

Pretty horses.

Not too far off the road to Mike and Teri's.

Not too far off the road to Mike and Teri’s.

Another Wild Horse not far off the road.

Another Wild Horse not far off the road.

Edie got out of the car, crept through rattlesnake country, and took pictures of wild horses down in a draw.

Edie got out of the car, crept through rattlesnake country, and took pictures of wild horses down in a draw.

They went to high alert when she started clicking the shutter.

They went to high alert when she started clicking the shutter.

The Prius, running on electric and almost totally quiet, was not very scary to the cow.

The Prius, running on electric and almost totally quiet, was not very scary to the cow.

Natural road hazards.

Natural road hazards.

On the way back to our “home” we saw some nice older cars.

Prelude to Hot August Nights, just a little warm up.

Prelude to Hot August Nights, just a little warm up.

Nice old cars.  There is a new festival starting on Friday.  It celebrates and promotes off road vehicles.  Apparently there is a concourse de elegance too.

Nice old cars. There is a new festival starting on Friday. It celebrates and promotes off road vehicles. Apparently there is a concourse de elegance too.

Nice old Buicks and Chevys.

Nice old Buicks and Chevys.

Looking good.

Looking good.

Nice to look at, glad they are their's.

Nice to look at, glad they are their’s.

These folks will sleep near their cars.

These folks will sleep near their cars.

Not sure what we’re doing tonight. I know they’re having some music thing down at Wingfield Park. Michael and I are both tired so not sure yet.

Hope your day was wonderful!

 

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One comment on “Mike and Teri – Reno, Nevada 7/10/2013
  1. Terry & Bobbie Clark says:

    How fun is this, I feel like I am right there with you two. We love RCI. Great adventure