After all of the shows, retreats, lectures, and workshops over the past few weeks, I was past due for a break. Yesterday was Mr. Joe's significant birthday, (in this age group, every birthday is significant!) We loaded Mazey in the car and headed over Ebbetts Pass into Nevada. The cottonwoods were decked out in spectacular color.
This photo was taken in Gardnerville, NV. The mountains you see are the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range.
We went to the little town of Genoa. Their claim to fame is that it was the first settlement in Nevada.
You really get the feeling of stepping back in time in this little town.
We love to go antiquing and wouldn't you know, the antiques shops were both closed!
Looks like pebble quilting to me!
We went to our favorite place to eat in Genoa, Cottonwood Cottage, and they were closed too! We ended up in the little general store with all of the locals. The locals were so local, a cowboy came in wearing spurs! I was looking for his horse but didn't see it. How can you drive a car with spurs on?
This made us chuckle. Happy Halloween.
The rest of the week I'll be preparing for the Annie's Star Quilt Show in Chico, CA this weekend. I'm busy cutting and rolling fat eighth and fat quarter bundles. I have to print some more patterns and get them ready. Luckily I can send a job to the printer and keep on cutting. I love multi-tasking.
This is a view of the dogwood from our deck. By this weekend, the leaves will be gone as it is supposed to starting raining and snowing in the next few days. It couldn't come sooner for me as that marks the end of fire season.
No hooky for me today. It will all be work, work, work.
P.S. Morning chuckle. We live by Ebbetts Pass. We get our propane from Ebbetts Pass Gas. I laugh every month when I make out my check for our propane.