Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hello From Carson City, Nevada

Hello from Nevada.  We arrived at the home of Bob's 90 year old aunt & his two "boy" cousins yesterday afternoon.  We got to Reno Sunday evening after planning to stay in Lincoln, CA with my cousin.  When I called her, she informed me she was over in Reno skiing with a friend of hers and to come on over.  So we checked into the RV Park at the Sierra Grand and Monday morning headed up to Mt Rose Ski Resort.  It's at about 8,000 feet above Reno.  The hills all around Reno are covered with snow, the sky was blue and of course there was lots of snow on the mountain.  It was absolutely breath taking !!!  Yes, I took some pictures.  The three skiers wore each other out on the slopes, while I went back & forth between the camper and the outside deck of the lodge.  It was a very relaxing day.  And before we left the parking lot, my cousin Susie showed me how to "cast on" so I could begin knitting.  Although I have since gone to Wal Mart and bought some fatter needles and bigger yarn at her suggestion.  Bob & I headed back to the RV park and plugged in and watched TV for awhile, although he was exhausted, he's not used to skiing at that elevation in Washington.   Tuesday after we checked out we went to Sparks to the J.C. Penney Outlet store.  I got some really nice Reebok's for $22 and some other odds & end.  Then we headed south to Carson City, where we are now,
We have seen lots of snow all along the way  but the roads have been clear and dry.  The hills around this desert area are covered in snow, with the blue sky, behind...oh my gosh...just breath taking !
What happened Saturday evening, was we went as far as Canyonville, OR to the Seven Feathers Casino Resort.  Bob's brother & sister in law were caravaning with us (they were headed straight to Las Vegas) and they had a room reserved there and we just parked in the back of the parking lot for the night.  We all went into eat dinner and on the way out Bob was first in line to pay.  He handed the cashier his credit card and she asked for ID, so he gave her his driver's license and she processed his charge, had him sign the slip and handed him his receipt and card.  But apparently not his drivers license.  When we went in there  the  next morning for breakfast, he again handed her the credit card & the cashier asked for ID and he went thru his whole wallet and that's when he discovered his drivers license was missing.  We went to Security at the Casino and talked with them, they looked all thru their lost and found and nothing....they had him fill out a lost and found slip and said they would call if they found it but so far nothing!  He always drives carefully anyway when he's driving the big truck and camper, so is not concerned about getting stopped. But it's sort of un-nerving wondering if someone is out there using his license for something fraudulent.  He does know his drivers license number by heart, so we wrote it down on a piece of paper and put it with his insurance information and he also has his passport along for the cruise on March. So that's a good source of picture ID.
My cousin is still in the area and is coming pretty soon with her niece (my other cousin's daughter) and picking me up and we're going to lunch.  So while Bob and his "boy" cousins are solving the problems of the world, I'll be off with the girls for the afternoon. 
When I left home I had 42 emails, when I logged on here on Ian's computer, there were 257 emails.  So I may not get to all or any of your journals.  I hope everyone is well.....and I'll keep in touch as I can.  Have not found anyplace to use my laptop as yet, so have been suffering "internet withdrawals."    LOL    
Until next time.....Linda from Nevada        By the way I've put $10 into different slot machines with NO return, so I'm done with those things !

23 comments:

jonibooks1991 said...

Well it's good to hear from you, and glad you are having a good time and the weather is good.  It's warmed up a little here and I even saw the sun today.  Supposed to be real nice this weekend, we'll see.  Can't figure out what could have happened to that liscense, but will be real careful when we go back there.
So far out date of leaving is still Mar. 5th.  have fun and relax.  Joni

robinngabster said...

Oh my gosh I have missed you!!!!

labdancer51 said...

I`m glad you`re have a good time in Nevada Linda. I wonder what happened to Bob`s driving license, at least he has his driver number though. I do hope you`re taking some photos to show us. Take care. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

justplainbill said...

Linda, sounds like a lot of fun already, enjoy, Bill

jeadie05 said...

Sounds as though you are having a good time ,apart from Bobs driving license going missing Your photographs will be worth looking forward to I bet ,keep safe and have fun ..love Jan xx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))))))))I am so glad your having  a good time.

carolelainedodd said...

It sounds like you're having a great time. Shame about the licence.
Carolxx

abicequeen said...

Hi Linda,

I had misunderstood and thought Bob had lost his whole wallet...I have been praying about that...
I would imagine there should be someone to contact about his license as well because they can be valuable on the black market.
Do you have a valid driver's license I hope.
It is still snowing, snowing here and many homes in Calgary were without power.
Getting SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited about the cruise but trying to keep calm.

Love and hugs,

Lori

cayasm said...

Hope Bob finds his drivers license, seems like your having a good time anyway, I
get internet withdrawal symptoms aswell...lol
enjoy the rest of your trip

Yasmin
x

robinngabster said...

I didnt know you had a laptop, you would be surprised where you can catch a wireless connection.  Glad the trip is going well and you had a chance to log on and see what is going on without you...not much.  Same old stuff just without the cute Gabi stories.  :)

pharmolo said...

Sounds like you're having fun, Linda - continue to enjoy!

lv2trnscrb said...

I wonder if Bob's driver's license will be mailed back home to him; probably and hopefully a honest mistake by the cashier?? (one can have trust and faith in humanity right??)

sounds like you are enjoying yourself; glad you got a knitting lesson! good thing to do while being a passenger as you drive along!

glad to hear the roads are clear

betty

jimsulliv3 said...

Try the one dollar machines. They're a little more expensive but they usually pay better. Take a lot of pictures !

Jimmy

preciousone25 said...

I sure hope Bob find his driver's license.... or that they mail it back to him!!!  Sounds like you are having a great time!!  I know all about those 'internet withdrawals'... LOL!!!

Joann

mariealicejoan said...

The internet withdrawel is the worst part of any holiday!  Sounds as if you are having a lovely time so far.  Can't wait to see all the snaps when you get back.  Happy Valentines day!
Marie
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mleppard06 said...

sounds wonderful linda, i hope you get bob's driving licence back soon. Take care mrs t xx
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luddie343 said...

Isnt that something, I memorized my DL# too lol - hopefully it wont take forever for Bob to get a duplicate.  Happy St Valentine's Day!!  xoxo CATHY

wwfbison said...

Too bad for Bob!!!  It sounds like a great trip otherwise, enjoy!!!!
xx
Lisa

jvbutterfly said...

Sounds like your having a wonderful time....enjoy yourselves but be careful....Huggs....June:)

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Linda, I got here at last! It sounds like you are having a great time (apart from the internet withdrawal...sheeesh that's rough!) he he! Looking forward to seeing your pictures, it sounds awesome! Hope the drivers licence turns up again! Linda x x
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ma24179 said...

It sounds like you are having a wondeful time. Glad the weather is allowing you to drive safely but sorry hubby lost his license! Enjoy your time together. -Missy

fasttrack58 said...

Hope Bob gets his DL back soon.....
Glad you are having a great time!
Sounds beautiful, can't wait to see the pics....
Linda :)

jlocorriere05 said...

It sounds like you're having a wonderful time Linda! The scenery sounds stunning. I can't wait for the photos! Jeannette xx