May 15, 2017 (Monday)
Had such a nice visit last night with family and friends. The only thing was Michael and I ate way too much. I think people tend to do that when they eat at Basque restaurants. Could not believe all the foods they brought out, and kept bringing out. Nine courses – a meaty soup, a chicken tomato dish, tarragon carrots, salad, baked beans, mashed potatoes, french fries, individual entrees and bread pudding for dessert. A carafe of wine was on the table as well as two big pitchers of iced water. For that reason, I slept horrible due to my overeating, and because Michael overate, he snored like I have never heard before (and I’ve heard a lot of his snoring of all kinds). We vowed no more Basque restaurants.
The drive today was from Winnemucca, Nevada to South Lake Tahoe, Nevada side. The road was straight highway with just one long stretch of construction, otherwise clear and good. We stopped before we headed out at a local gas station, and for a cup of coffee and a hash brown at the McDonald’s. Both of us could not even think about having anything big for breakfast. The drive was about 250 miles, weather started out raining, cleared, clouds, more rain, and even some snow.
We got into Carson City a little after noon. We walked the grounds into the Capitol and enjoyed it. It’s more of a museum then a working Capitol, but they do some work in the Capitol. There were statues, paintings, and a lot of museum type information.
It’s a lovely Capitol but not our favorite. After the Capitol, we walked to the Supreme Court building and looked around, and then over to the House and Senate building. We were able to peek into both chambers, even though the House was in session. Lovely buildings and even prettier grounds around the Capitol and the other State buildings. We enjoyed them all very much.
We left and were discussing what and where we wanted to eat linner. We decided on our favorite Italian place in the Lake Tahoe area, Primo’s Italian. As we were driving up the steep hill towards Lake Tahoe, we saw a car in front of us hit a deer trying to cross the road. The poor deer got hit hard and I hope it made it because it staggered up and climbed up the other side of the hill. As we drove by the car that hit the deer, it was pretty damaged. I felt bad but I hurt more for the poor deer than the car.
We got to Primo’s Italian and ordered. Michael got a spaghetti dish and I got a sandwich. Really yummy and glad we were able to go there again. We try to eat there at least once when we’re in the area.
After Primo’s we went to the bank and then to the local Safeway store. We got some cereal, milk and creamer for our breakfasts the next few days while we’re here or in a hotel.
We went to check in, which went quick, and then were told to go to the parking pass lady. We were talked into another timeshare update with a promise of no pressure. (Sure.) Anyway, we don’t have anything else to do and we haven’t done a Worldmark in awhile so….the money will be nice to buy more dinners. Our unit is beautiful, spacious, clean, fireplace, huge king sized bed, bathtub, and a WASHER and DRYER. All my favorites!
I am currently doing my third load of laundry. That was our day. Hope yours was great!