Friday, October 10, 2014

The journey continues–Virginia City, Genoa, Tahoe

And all in one day!  We came for a family reunion and some fun with cousins! 

We met Greg McNulty (cousin) for dinner the night we got there. I only got one picture!  This is Greg with Tana (cousin).  I know someone else took pictures.  You all need to share with me!

09-23-14 Tana and Greg iphone

Anyway, Phyllis, Greg’s wife, agreed to take us to Virginia City the next day.  It is a very interesting old town.  And a very interesting ride up to the town, including a stop in the “red light” district on our way.  Sorry, no pictures. 

09-24-14 Virginia City 1009-24-14 Virginia City 1409-24-14 Virginia City 1709-24-14 Virginia City 1809-24-14 Virginia City 19A lot of the old buildings are originals with some improvements of course.  This is where an old hotel stood that burned.  The façade to the right is painted on to mimic that hotel.  The pictures on the back wall are painted from old pictures.  If the picture was color those things still exist.  If they are black and white or sepia they are not longer there.  It is still a work in progress.09-24-14 Virginia City 21OK, I could have bought a lot here but resisted!09-24-14 Virginia City 23This is down an alley! Well, not an alley but between a couple of buildings.  09-24-14 Virginia City 2409-24-14 Virginia City 25The ceiling in a store.  Wow!09-24-14 Virginia City 2709-24-14 Virginia City 2809-24-14 Virginia City 29This was a museum with lots of old mining tools.  09-24-14 Virginia City 3009-24-14 Virginia City 32Janey09-24-14 Virginia City 3409-24-14 Virginia City 38This gentleman was selling carrots to sell to his donkey.  Very gentle creature.09-24-14 Virginia City 43Inside one of the old bars named The Bucket of Blood. 09-24-14 Virginia City 44Kind of scary to step in for fear of getting closed in the vault.  Yikes!09-24-14 Virginia City 48Might be fun.09-24-14 Virginia City 52Tana and Phyllis.09-24-14 Virginia City 53We took a shuttle ride around the town.  The guide was full of good info and I wish I could remember it all.  Loved all the old houses.09-24-14 Virginia City 56That’s a cemetery on the hill.  Wish I had gone and really looked at it.  Next time.09-24-14 Virginia City 5809-24-14 Virginia City 62One Catholic church and one Presbyterian.  All redone.09-24-14 Virginia City 6309-24-14 Virginia City 6409-24-14 Virginia City 66These are wild horses that just wander the hills.09-24-14 Virginia City 7109-24-14 Virginia City 72Old school house.09-24-14 Virginia City 7309-24-14 Virginia City 76Don’t know if you can see, but these are two houses built side by side because of an argument between two miners.  Wow!  09-24-14 Virginia City 77

We stopped for lunch then headed down to Genoa.  There we found Nevada’s oldest bar.

09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 01So, I assume this meant that from time to time a cowboy would just ride his horse on in the bar?  09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 03If you notice the door knob it is very very low.  That is so the cowboy could not reach down to open the door of the bar from the saddle. Therefore, the horse could not be ridden into the bar.09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 04 Lots of interesting items in the bar.09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 05This safe was full of bras.  AND supposedly one used to hang from the wall that was Jane Russell’s!  Did not see it there but did see a very dusty black bra hanging.  09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 07Phyllis, Janey, and SchotYep, cool bar.09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 09

That evening we took a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe.

09-24-14 Tahoe boat iphoneI believe we ended up with fourteen in our cruising party.  The food was wonderful!  Prime rib, wonderful baby zucchini and pan squash with onions, potato casserole, salad, a seafood dish.  And dessert was a individual chocolate bunt cakes with raspberries.  Sooooo good.  It was wonderful to meet and visit with those relatives.09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 11Schot, Tana, Marie, Dan09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 12Janey, Ross09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1309-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1409-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1509-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1609-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1909-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 21Janey, Ross, Carol09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 23Daisy with granddaughters posing09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 2509-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 27Daisy, Woodie, Janey, Rick, Carol09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 32Dick09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 33Marie and Dan09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 34Becky and Dick09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 35Dick and Daisy’s granddaughter (sorry, I have lost the name!), Daisy, Woodie09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 36

The evening soon ended but it was just wonderful.  Our only regret is that it was at night so we lost out on seeing most of the lake.  If you do the cruise, do the noon one.  I think there will be lots more to see. 

Thanks for visiting!

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The journey continues–Virginia City, Genoa, Tahoe

And all in one day!  We came for a family reunion and some fun with cousins! 

We met Greg McNulty (cousin) for dinner the night we got there. I only got one picture!  This is Greg with Tana (cousin).  I know someone else took pictures.  You all need to share with me!

09-23-14 Tana and Greg iphone

Anyway, Phyllis, Greg’s wife, agreed to take us to Virginia City the next day.  It is a very interesting old town.  And a very interesting ride up to the town, including a stop in the “red light” district on our way.  Sorry, no pictures. 

09-24-14 Virginia City 1009-24-14 Virginia City 1409-24-14 Virginia City 1709-24-14 Virginia City 1809-24-14 Virginia City 19A lot of the old buildings are originals with some improvements of course.  This is where an old hotel stood that burned.  The façade to the right is painted on to mimic that hotel.  The pictures on the back wall are painted from old pictures.  If the picture was color those things still exist.  If they are black and white or sepia they are not longer there.  It is still a work in progress.09-24-14 Virginia City 21OK, I could have bought a lot here but resisted!09-24-14 Virginia City 23This is down an alley! Well, not an alley but between a couple of buildings.  09-24-14 Virginia City 2409-24-14 Virginia City 25The ceiling in a store.  Wow!09-24-14 Virginia City 2709-24-14 Virginia City 2809-24-14 Virginia City 29This was a museum with lots of old mining tools.  09-24-14 Virginia City 3009-24-14 Virginia City 32Janey09-24-14 Virginia City 3409-24-14 Virginia City 38This gentleman was selling carrots to sell to his donkey.  Very gentle creature.09-24-14 Virginia City 43Inside one of the old bars named The Bucket of Blood. 09-24-14 Virginia City 44Kind of scary to step in for fear of getting closed in the vault.  Yikes!09-24-14 Virginia City 48Might be fun.09-24-14 Virginia City 52Tana and Phyllis.09-24-14 Virginia City 53We took a shuttle ride around the town.  The guide was full of good info and I wish I could remember it all.  Loved all the old houses.09-24-14 Virginia City 56That’s a cemetery on the hill.  Wish I had gone and really looked at it.  Next time.09-24-14 Virginia City 5809-24-14 Virginia City 62One Catholic church and one Presbyterian.  All redone.09-24-14 Virginia City 6309-24-14 Virginia City 6409-24-14 Virginia City 66These are wild horses that just wander the hills.09-24-14 Virginia City 7109-24-14 Virginia City 72Old school house.09-24-14 Virginia City 7309-24-14 Virginia City 76Don’t know if you can see, but these are two houses built side by side because of an argument between two miners.  Wow!  09-24-14 Virginia City 77

We stopped for lunch then headed down to Genoa.  There we found Nevada’s oldest bar.

09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 01So, I assume this meant that from time to time a cowboy would just ride his horse on in the bar?  09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 03If you notice the door knob it is very very low.  That is so the cowboy could not reach down to open the door of the bar from the saddle. Therefore, the horse could not be ridden into the bar.09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 04 Lots of interesting items in the bar.09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 05This safe was full of bras.  AND supposedly one used to hang from the wall that was Jane Russell’s!  Did not see it there but did see a very dusty black bra hanging.  09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 07Phyllis, Janey, and SchotYep, cool bar.09-24-14 Genoa Barr iphone 09

That evening we took a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe.

09-24-14 Tahoe boat iphoneI believe we ended up with fourteen in our cruising party.  The food was wonderful!  Prime rib, wonderful baby zucchini and pan squash with onions, potato casserole, salad, a seafood dish.  And dessert was a individual chocolate bunt cakes with raspberries.  Sooooo good.  It was wonderful to meet and visit with those relatives.09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 11Schot, Tana, Marie, Dan09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 12Janey, Ross09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1309-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1409-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1509-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1609-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 1909-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 21Janey, Ross, Carol09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 23Daisy with granddaughters posing09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 2509-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 27Daisy, Woodie, Janey, Rick, Carol09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 32Dick09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 33Marie and Dan09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 34Becky and Dick09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 35Dick and Daisy’s granddaughter (sorry, I have lost the name!), Daisy, Woodie09-24-14 Tahoe Cruise 36

The evening soon ended but it was just wonderful.  Our only regret is that it was at night so we lost out on seeing most of the lake.  If you do the cruise, do the noon one.  I think there will be lots more to see. 

Thanks for visiting!

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