Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Little Peak at My Trip

Hello Dear Ones! I'm home for a few days and wanted to share with you a little bit of my trips.
We went here...

Yep, good ole Reno, Nevada. It was very hot but did cool down a bit in the evenings.


We stayed here at Harrah's. Everything was so laid back, not many folks and really was enjoyable.


I feel so blessed to stay in such pretty rooms and wanted to show you. I'm beginning to love seeing how the hotels place the pillows on the bed. This was a very comfortable room. I rested my tiny head pretty well each night.

Again, I hope I'm not boring you. I would love to just post my pictures...but if you know me ~ I have to talk! :)

Now I am very much a girly girl and just don't do "guy" stuff. But Mr. Precious is so sweet and he really wanted to go see this National Automobile Museum so I bit the bullet and went with him. Guess what? I loved this place. It was truly awesome. They had each area set up in time periods for the various cars. They were so beautifully restored ~ I was really having a ball!

Look at this ~ not everything was about guy stuff. Scattered throughout were clothes, hats, even this darling tea set on a crocheted doily. Loved it. There was a lady, named Ethel who drove her car across the country from New York to Sacramento, California in 1912, I think I remember the facts correctly. Now she was definitely a pioneer, wasn't she?

Oh, Dear Ones! Movie cars! I was loving this. Here is John Travolta's car used in the movie "Grease". Cool, huh? And then Elvis' car used in the movie "Easy Come, Easy Go". There were more, but these were my favs.


I just had to share some food with you! We ate with some friends at an Italian Restaurant called La Famiglia and it was divine! Yummyness!

We had the opportunity to see a ballgame at the new Aces Stadium. The Reno Aces were playing the Round Rock, Texas team. Of course we were very polite about it, but we were cheering for Round Rock! :) The game started at 7pm and at 10pm it was still going on. We were tired and walked on back to our tiny room not knowing who won. I know, I know, we're sillies, but Round Rock was ahead when we left. I guess I could have gone online and found out who won...but we're not big sports fans. It was the "thrill" of being at a game that mattered to me! ;)

We rented a car and took at day trip up to Lake Tahoe. Beautiful drive and the lake was so blue. Now I must tell you a little story and you know how much I love to tell you little stories. Mr. Precious had rented this car you see and all was fine until we stopped! He couldn't turn the car off! The ignition was just a push and go thingy. Well, he pushed every button he could and the car wouldn't turn off! He was getting upset and I was laughing. Well, I thought it was funny. ;) So I told Mr. Precious maybe if he pushed in the button and held it down it just might work. Guess what? It did! The car turned off! I'm so wonderful, don't you think? I'm not really sure Mr. Precious thought I was so wonderful at the moment. :)

I couldn't get this close to the beautiful blue water and not pop my tiny feet into it. Brrrr...it was very cold. See what I will do for all my sweeties in The Land of Blog? :) You know I'm teasing.


Some of the lovely flowers I snapped.

Hope you've enjoyed tripping with me! I have missed you all and have come to and visit you when I could. I want you all to know how much I appreciate you coming by and leaving comments! I love Blogland!

Be a bunch of Sweeties,
Shelia ;)
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I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Cloudy

Cloudy The sky is gray and white and cloudy, Sometimes I think it's hanging down on me. And it's a hitchhike a hundred miles. I'm a rag-a-muffin child. Pointed finger-painted smile. I left my shadow waiting down the road for me a while. Cloudy My thoughts are scattered and they're cloudy, They have no borders, no boundaries. They echo and they swell From Tolstoy to Tinker Bell. Down from Berkeley to Carmel. Got some pictures in my pocket and a lot of time to kill. Hey sunshine I haven't seen you in a long time. Why don't you show your face and bend my mind? These clouds stick to the sky Like floating questions, why? And they linger there to die. They don't know where they are going, and, my friend, neither do I. Cloudy, Cloudy.
~sung by Simon and Garfunkul


41 comments:

  1. What lovely photos and stories you always have...of your trips and other things, too!

    Hope you're enjoying this week!!

    We've been busy YET...trying to take care of things that have been on our TO DO list, as well as those more recently added there. LOL!!!

    When we return to NORMAL blogging in FALL...I'll have photos and stories of many, many things!! TRIPS, too!

    ;-)

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  2. I love tripping with you, Shelia! Great photos!!

    I noticed the scale in the bathroom!! Oh no! Not on vacation!;-)

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  3. That scale jumped out at me also, eeewwww...but everything else looked so great...I love car museums!!! They're a little piece of our history. Loved all your photos Shelia!!!

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  4. Oh what a fun vacation - thanks for taking us along! Loved all the pictures. I had to wonder, what was that dish in the upper left corner of the Italian food? It looks quite interesting. Can't wait to tag along for your next adventure.

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  5. You are so creative with your mosaics - it's a fun way to see all the sights from your fun-filled vacation.

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  6. What a lovely post! Great stories and mosaics! Thanks for taking us along with you!
    Happy Trails-
    Karen

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  7. i loved tripping with you and I love your stories too!
    Beautiful mosaics of interesting pics.

    thank you for sharing,
    Carolyn

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  8. Great pictures, Shelia. I love the ones at Lake Tahoe. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

    Charla

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  9. What nice tiny trips you take, and your tiny room is sweet.

    WAIT! W O W !

    Okay, now I'm ready ... you and Mr. Precious must have a bit of fun with your tiny trips, tiny meals, and tiny cars.

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  10. Oh my sweet friend you do know how to do it up FIRST class... What beautiful photos of ecverything you did and it looked like you had such a wonderful time. It was so funny about getting the car turned off... Have fun my friend!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  11. love it! that room was gorgeous. the food looked ever so yummy! what a fun trip!

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  12. Beautiful mosaics, Shelia! What a fun place to visit that both us and hubbies would surely enjoy. Did you gamble and win?...Christine

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  13. Oh my goodness you are the traveling Queen!!!! I LOVE seeing all of your beautiful pictures. It has been a long, long time since I have been to Reno or Lake Tahoe. I do remember it is beautiful there! Thanks for sharing all your pictures.

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  14. Oohh, Reno and Lake Tahoe...those are two places I have always wanted to go for sure. Your room looked so calm and relaxing. The food looked super yummy, and the sites looked like so much fun. Thank you for taking us along on your trip! Amy

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  15. I love Simon and Garfunkul....

    I loved seeing Vegas thru your tiny eyes, too. So glad you had such a good time. I love going to all the pretty places and playing...then, love coming home even more. *smile

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  16. You captured LV beautifully. There is so much to see ... always good to revisit. TY for sharing your gorgeous pics. Obviously, you had a grand time. TTFN ~Marydon

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  17. What lovely pictures you shared!

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  18. Don't tell Mr. Precious I said so, but men don't like to be the one that can't figure out those car/electronic things. Like asking for directions, I guess. I enjoyed your photos. Looks like you're having a good time and eating well. And staying in pretty rooms to boot!
    Brenda

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  19. You always seem to take us to the neatest places... Where are we going next...smiles~

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  20. Hi Sheila
    I am really enjoying seeing all the wonderful places you have been. The hotel looks wonderful and Lake Tahoe so very beautiful. The car museum looks really interesting. Glad you and Mr Precious enjoyed it. Where are you taking us next?
    Lovely flowers too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Lindsay
    x

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  21. That sounds like a fun trip!! Loved the story about the car....woman are so smart, aren't we?
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  22. Oh Pickle I wished I knew you were so close by me...I would have loved to have met you girl...I go to Reno all the time..Len's family lives there...Oh this breaks my heart that I missed you girl...Loved seeing all your great photos...We have been to the car museum many times...Len just loves old cars...May you have a GREAT day my Dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  23. I loved the Greased lightning automobile. Cool!

    I went to a Romantic Times Convention in Reno in 2002 and we took a bus tour to see Lake Tahoe. It is gorgeous.

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  24. I love the pillows at the hotels too...but I think you have to have that type of pillow to do that "set up" and I am kinda guessing those pillow ain't cheap. My poor pillows....they need to be retired...but then again, so does my hubs and that ain't happening either!

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  25. Oh, I love it! Looks like you and Mr. Precious are having yourselves a great time! Did you win anything at Harrahs? I am too cheap to gamble, I'd rather buy dishes :)

    Hope you show us more places you're off to, and make sure Mr. Precious knows he can come to you for any mechanical advice from now on!

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  26. Dear little miss Shelia .... I just love reading your words. I smile through each and every one. Your photos are great and I would love to get to that part of the country. Actually, I'm not that far away ... so maybe one day?

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  27. Ooh, another fun trip for you! The room you stayed in was gorgeous and ahhhhhhhhh... I'd love to visit Lake Tahoe one of these days! great flower pictures too, and your little footsie is too cute!

    Justiney :o )

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  28. Sheila what a delightful trip this was. So many things to see and do. I've never been to Reno or Lake Tahoe so it's been nice to visit through your eyes!

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  29. Shelia,
    I sure did enjoy this trip with you!
    How fun.
    Appreciate you sharing it with us.
    The Museum looked really special and I think I would have actually enjoyed this as well.
    God bless you real ggod,
    d

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  30. It looks like you had a fantastic time! The car museum looks neat, and that italian food just delicious!

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  31. What a fun trip. I've never been to Reno. I got to go to Vegas once, though. Thanks for sharing!

    D

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  32. Hi Sheila,
    I so enjoyed coming on this trip with you I think your photo mosaics are wonderful.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

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  33. Welcome home Sheila ! I missed ya girl ! My hubby would have been in hog heaven at that car show . He is a car nut .

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  34. Hi Shelia
    We have been following each other's footsteps almost it seems..*hugs*. We drove to Reno from SanFrancisco on our trip a few weeks ago. Your pictures are so great to look at and I remember spots you've shown. You even got to see a game! and Mr. Precious his car show. Wasn't it hot? But you have hot weather your way anyway.

    AND we also went through Lake Tahoe as we drove to Monterey. Maybe we stopped at that same spot. I love how you put together the collages. I have to learn how to do that also. The flowers are beautiful...it looks like you had SUCH a great time.

    We did carmel too..wish we could have met had we been going the same kind of time...
    *hugs*

    have a great day
    Judi

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  35. More gorgeous mosaics! That last one with the flowers is stunning! Loved your story about turning the car off. I'm with you -- looking at the way they did the pillows on the bed-isn't that a great brown bolster? laurie

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  36. Shelia~

    This looks like a fabulous trip....great pictures and your toes in the sand....too cute.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hugs~ J

    P.S. YES....you are wonderful. :)

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  37. I have been MIA from blogging but came back to visit at the right time. And found you hanging out around my desert. I live half way between Reno and that most beautiful of all lakes in the world--Tahoe!

    I am so glad you had a great time and your photos of my little corner of the world were tip top.

    I have missed all my blogging friends and I am so glad to finally have time to be back.

    The Raggedy Girl

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  38. Hi Sheila, I am catching up with your posts I have missed. I have been down with the shingles and have been resting a lot. I am finally feeling better now. Your trip to Reno and Tahoe is awesome. Your photos are wonderful and the mosaics were the best. Lots more photos and not so long. The car rental story is a hoot. We girls are sooooo smart sometimes. Well, maybe 'practical' is a better word. We wouldn't want to hurt our hubby's feelings.

    Thank you for a review of your fabulous trip. I enjoyed it so much.

    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

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  39. LOve, Love Lake Tahoe and I have that type of button in my car...husband can never figure it out!

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