Wednesday, June 15, 2016

About Reno and Virginia City

Built in 1925 as the St. Francis Hotel and long since repurposed, but the signage remains, left. The dive bar that once inhabited the former Hotel El Cortez's ground floor, center, was where I had my first drink in Reno. Right, Wonder Woman. She's slots-of-fun!

Left, look at those whiskers fly! Returning to the Silver Legacy just as its restaurants closed disappointingly early at 9 p.m., I bought potato chips for dinner, center and right. These biscuits and gravy flavored potato chips did not suck. Quite peppery in fact.

Civilization! Espresso con panna, left, at Bibo Coffee Company on S. Sierra. I love this wee place! Center, does chemical agents include crappy perfumes and colognes? Enjoying a Double Take of Hub Coffee Roasters' single-origin coffee, right. I like this option of enjoying espresso and brew separately.

Two things I like at San Rafael Coffee in Carson City: their bold Nicaraguan dark roast, above left, and a comfy chair. Above center, 100% meat. Its best not to inquire further. Above right, found in a barrel full of toy cars for just a buck, at some knick-knack store in Virginia City. Right, the small consist for our half-hour tour aboard the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Our car was open air and it was blustery and chilly.

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