Monday, February 24, 2014

The Lost Week and Virginia City

It seems like I haven't posted in a long time.  I figured out that I am really bad at posting while I am traveling for work.  That is probably because after working in a foreign office all day, the last thing I want to do is get on another computer and blog.  I would rather go out and explore the new city I am in (sorry guys).

So I apologize for the lack of presence.  Last week I was in LA for work.  It was in the 70s all week and mostly sunny.  I call that a win.

I only managed to take two photos the entire trip and they were both similar.  After work, we walked from our hotel (in Marina del Rey) to Santa Monica.  While passing Venice Beach, I saw this artist painting and I loved his work.
The other photo is of his other paintings.  It is kind of hard to see, but there are a bunch of pieces of wood placed at different angles with murals on them.

I also managed to pick up a cheapo pair of sunglasses ($4), a super soft skirt and over sized sweater for Mexico.  Now I only need a new bathing suit or two, a few more sundresses and shorts to complete my Mexico wardrobe.  You can't go on vacation without new summer things.  That is what I keep telling my husband.  I am not so sure he is buying it.  But 13 days until Mexico!

After being gone all week for work, the last thing I want to do is anything other than sit on the couch and catch up on my TV shows.  But when the husband is cooped up all week, he wants to go out.  So I suggested we go to Virginia City for the day, and so we did.

Yesterday it was around 60 degrees there, but it felt like 70.  It was sunny, gorgeous and barely any wind.  We had breakfast at this little cafe (delicious chicken salad for me, an enchilada stack for my husband), bought beef jerky at a local shop, walked around the cute shops and went to the cemetery.  I swear it wasn't creepy.

Virginia City is one of Nevada's oldest towns.  It is an old silver mining town who at its boom had 15,000 residents.  Now its closer to 900ish.  I haven't been here since I was in high school for a field trip.  I remember going to the cemetery and rubbing gravestones.  That isn't allowed anymore, but still interesting to look around at how old the grave sites are, the history and the beauty out there.
It is hard to tell in this photo, but the cemetery is on a hill, so graves are located in random spots.
Virginia City

Some of the sights you will see while walking through are local gambling saloons, former "red light" districts, suicide tables (tables where people committed suicide over large gambling losses), shops, bars, churches and breweries.
 Old brick firehouse that is still in use
 Saloon (bar) with the "Red Light" museum
 Former bar/brewery (such a clever name for a bar)
Famous Bucket of Blood Saloon

We did hit up the local fudge shop and may have bought several goodies (fudge, caramels and bark).  It was a really fun and relaxing day.  We plan to go back up soon to take the old style vintage photos.  I have always wanted to do them and now I have someone to do them with.

How was your weekend?
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  1. The men totally don't understand the importance of new outfits for things!

  2. I agree. I don't think my bank account understands or likes it either, haha.