Blue Angels Practicing, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida - May 10, 2017

Blue Angels Practicing, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida - May 10, 2017
Blue Angels Practicing, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida - May 10, 2017

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What do we do with a day off? October 31, 2011

Fallon, NV
What do we do with a day off? Sleep in! I think we got up around 9 a.m. Took our time getting moving, had breakfast, went out to Lattin Farms for squash and chili peppers, went to Ace Hardware, did our banking, took some items to a thrift store, went to lunch at Pollo Asado*, fueled up the Ford F350, then shopped at Wal-Mart for a few groceries.

*Pollo Asado is a small Mexican cafe. We got chicken tostadas which were $1.50 each. A very good bargain. They weren't very big, so we didn't overeat.

Our afternoon was spent in the 5er.  Bob insulated our outside fresh water hose so it doesn't freeze when the temperature drops. Late afternoon, we went back into Fallon to see Real Steel. 

Dinner was at Pollo Asado. Lunch was so good, we wanted to repeat the experience. Dinner was not as good as lunch. I had a breakfast burrito which I "assumed" would have hashed browns in it (the menu said "potatoes"); however I was very surprised that the potatoes in my burrito were french fries! The best part of my meal was the guacamole. Bob had a chicken quesadilla which he said was, "OK, but not as good as the tostada at lunch."

This evening, we applied for jobs in Yellowstone for the 2012 season. We are also working on our jobs for January through mid-April 2012. 

The Fallon area is very beautiful in a high-desert kind of way; although there is also farming here. In driving around, we saw quite a few cows. Surprising to us are the number of streams and lakes which allow for the growth of numerous deciduous trees along their banks. 

Tomorrow is another day off.  Chores for tomorrow: read our new hire packets from amazon.com, do laundry.

On our days off next week, we plan to take a trip to Great Basin Nat'l Park -- http://www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/index.htm -- in eastern Nevada to tour Lehman Cave and, hopefully, if no clouds are present, to look at the stars. Great Basin National Park is one of the darkest locations in the lower 48 states. If the moon isn't full, we should be able to see millions of stars.



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