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!
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.
A 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.OK, I could have bought a lot here but resisted!This is down an alley! Well, not an alley but between a couple of buildings. The ceiling in a store. Wow!This was a museum with lots of old mining tools. JaneyThis gentleman was selling carrots to sell to his donkey. Very gentle creature.Inside one of the old bars named The Bucket of Blood. Kind of scary to step in for fear of getting closed in the vault. Yikes!Might be fun.Tana and Phyllis.We 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.That’s a cemetery on the hill. Wish I had gone and really looked at it. Next time.One Catholic church and one Presbyterian. All redone.These are wild horses that just wander the hills.Old school house.Don’t know if you can see, but these are two houses built side by side because of an argument between two miners. Wow!
We stopped for lunch then headed down to Genoa. There we found Nevada’s oldest bar.
So, I assume this meant that from time to time a cowboy would just ride his horse on in the bar? If 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. Lots of interesting items in the bar.This 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. Phyllis, Janey, and SchotYep, cool bar.
That evening we took a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe.
I 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.Schot, Tana, Marie, DanJaney, RossJaney, Ross, CarolDaisy with granddaughters posingDaisy, Woodie, Janey, Rick, CarolDickMarie and DanBecky and DickDick and Daisy’s granddaughter (sorry, I have lost the name!), Daisy, Woodie
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!