Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekend Report for August 15th - 18th

My husband's parents came to visit us over the weekend. It has been a while since they have seen Lake Tahoe in person so we drove there and had lunch on the water at Brooks' Bar & Grill at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

 The water level was low but still the lake was beautiful.
One of the days we went to the National Automobile Museum.
 John's dad is a walking Encyclopedia. We learned so much from him as we walked from gallery to gallery.
I noticed that the wheels of the earlier cars looked like the wheel and hub of a bicycle.
 In fact, many of the car manufacturers started out making bicycles.
If you haven't seen the movie, "American Experience: Henry Ford" it's a flick worth watching. Henry Ford called his first horseless carriage the "quadricycle". It had 28 inch wheels and a top speed of 20 miles per hour. Hmm...sound familiar?? In that movie, there was this figure. A bicycle with a motor became motorcycle. And then from the motorcycles evolved the first "Victoria", a primitive quadricycle made up of two ladies bicycles joined together by a central platform which housed the working parts.

The Victoria, a Kane-Pennington Motor quadricycle
The "Victoria" quadricycle was made of up two ladies bicycles
So anyone who says bicycles do not belong on the road does not know its history and contributions to today's motor vehicles.

Then we had lunch on the patio at PJ & Company on Wells Avenue.
Earlier that morning, I ran a running relay in the Reno 10-Miler.

The race start and finish was on Virginia Street in downtown Reno.
The route went north around the University of Nevada, Reno and then south to loop around Idlewild Park and back to the Virginia Street bridge.
I had not ran since the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey 178-mile running relay so I was hurting. But after the first three miles I started to warm up and find my rhythm. But then it was time to pass the baton.
My teammates and I placed 4th in the relay teams of all men, mixed and all women. We missed 3rd place by a minute.
John and Dad completed the wooden crate box we had built for our cat by installing the brass hardware and custom made leather straps that John's dad made. This deserves a special post on its own.

Other than that, our family cooked dinner. We made ham, corn, salad and deviled eggs and sangria for dinner. I had a really nice weekend with my family and I hope you also had a nice one!!

Photos from the Picasa Web Album John and Maggie's Visit
and the Picasa Web Album Reno 10-Miler.

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