Saturday morning in Carson City dawned bright and clear. We walked down Carson St. and went to Mom and Pops Diner for breakfast. As we walked down the street we saw all the Airstreams that were parked along the street:
After breakfast we returned to the Villa and prepared it for the Open House. The local papers had advertised that all are welcome to see the Airstreams. So we cleaned up, put away stuff, and made the Villa look as nice as possible… We were told to be available from 10:00 am to Noon.
People started arriving at 10:00 am. They were still coming through at 6:00 pm. Apparently the newspapers said “all day”… But we don’t mind…
We did sneak away for a few minutes in the afternoon to do the “Wine Walk”. Downtown Carson City does this the first Saturday every month. (On the third Saturday they do a beer crawl…)
We signed up, paid our $15.00, and received our wrist bands and our glasses. There were over 60 merchants pouring wine throughout the downtown district.
Some had set up tables on the sidewalk, others had you come into their stores. Note that this wasn’t some delicate wine tasting with good wines and tiny pours. These were fairly average wines with full glass pours. Ant no one was keeping count on how many times you asked for a glass of wine… Between stores, there were throngs of people, carrying and drinking glasses of wine, and walking along the sidewalk… We’re not in California anymore!
Some places had entertainment: Irish music, similar to what we heard at the Ceilidhs in Nova Scotia…
Our final wine stop was at the local Elks Lodge. After drinking our wine, and enjoying some of the food they had set out, we sat at the bar and watched college football. And, since the bar was open, we were allowed to order drinks. Let me tell you, if you like to drink and have the opportunity to drink in an Elks Club bar, you are in heaven!!!
We made our way back to the Villa and fixed a quick dinner; lookieloos were still coming through… We left and walked to see an outdoor concert put on by some local musicians:
An added benefit of the concert was the ice cream store right there on the square:
We had a nice time hanging out in Carson City. It is a friendly, nice little town. They have just spent a ton of money redoing their streets, curbs, and sidewalks. Now they just need to get a few more upscale businesses and fill in the “missing teeth” of the storefronts along the street.
We started to return to the Villa, but were distracted by a casino bar that had both the CAL game and the Dodgers game on the TVs just above the bar. Drinks ensued and an enjoyable time was had by all.
PS: The Dodgers had a better night than CAL…