Archive for November, 2011

Headed for Tioga

Once we left Reno, we headed for Tioga Pass. On the way we stopped for provisions in Carson City (I can’t seem to get used to the idea of gambling in a grocery store.)


This is my quick cell phone image of Topaz Lake.


…And this is Mono Lake from the Vista Point above it. The timing wasn’t right to actually stop and photograph the lake from closer up, so obviously I need to plan a photo safari vacation for next year and include a stop there.

That way we can stop and eat in Lee Vining again. We always end up at Nicely’s Restaurant. They offer a bunch of classics, tasty desserts, and inexpensive t-shirts and travel mugs. (I bought a travel mug this time.)

…And then we headed for the hills.

Posted on 5th November 2011
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I’ll Take One National Automobile Museum To Go?

Seriously, though. I wish I could just wander through the National Automobile Museum at whim.

During our recent trip to Reno, I insisted that we walk across town and go to the museum. My husband didn’t know what to make of this, but he’s used to me by now. That and he knows about my car obsession. He needn’t have worried. He loves old cars. I think he took pictures of the whole place. I have no room to talk, as I did that last time. So, here are the two pics I took with my camera phone this time around.

This is a “street” they have set up inside. Now, if only they had a test track set up….

I still love this sign, so I took another picture of it. It’s well placed, too. The car behind it is all lovely and coppery.

Also? When we left, my hubby thanked me for bringing him. *strikes triumphant pose*

Posted on 4th November 2011
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Featured in Water

This piece of fountain art lurks in the El Dorado Hotel/Casino in Reno, NV. I should mention that this isn’t even half of the display. I think it’s Neptune that I had my back to. Eep.

Posted on 3rd November 2011
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I found Waldo…

…he was in an elevator with a Viking. Too bad I didn’t get a photo. I did, however, get an image of the view from my window during my recent trip to Reno.

Posted on 2nd November 2011
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Yankee Brown Bread

This is another recipe that I don’t remember partaking of, but I am not surprised to find dates in the recipe. Grammy loved dates.

This recipe was found in a book called Galley Finale: A Collection of Mariner Soups, Sloops, and Other Incredible Edibles which was put out by The Presbyterian Church of Fair Oaks, Ca in 1978.

Yankee Brown Bread by My Grandmother (Mariner’s Cookbook)

2 c. thick sour cream
2 level tsp. baking soda in 1 c. milk
2 Tbsp. molasses
1 large or 2 small eggs
1/3 c. sugar

Stir well. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups stone ground wheat flour over:

1 c. currants or raisins
1 c. all-purpose flour
12 seeded dates, cut in small pieces

Sift together:
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves

Stir into mixture. Melt 1/4 cup margarine or butter and add last. Grease bread pan well to the top. Start baking in a cold oven set at 400 degrees. Bake 1 hour until done.

Posted on 1st November 2011
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