Happy Trails Resort
After our visit with Lee & Tracey, it's on to the Great Italian Festival in Reno, Nevada. But first, a stop in Surprise, Arizona to visit with Bunny.
Crossing over the border with California and Arizona.
Our site in Happy Trails Resort. FHU.
Our visit was shorter than usual and we were quite busy. Strangely the only thing I took a picture of was this bag of Canadian Cheezies that Robert brought back from British Columbia. They were very tasty!
We didn't do much but bike ride, help out around the house and watch the sun go down.
Las Vegas coming up.
The deserts sure are green this year with all the rainfall.
Always funny to see the wild Donkeys around Beatty. They just meander around.
Miller's Rest Area
So many stars!
Always something neat to see of the past.
This flag in the town of Hawthorne, Nevada is HUGE! It's almost the size of the McDonalds.
Walker Lake, while much more full, is still very low from long ago.
I don't know when we've ever seen this much water still around in the deserts after summer!
Colors were out along the Truckee River coming into Reno.Reno, Nevada
Shamrock RV Park
Checking out the sauce competition area the night before. Pretty empty.
Here it is the next day with a full crowd sampling homemade sauces from different regions of Italy.
Steve made some awesome Bloody Marys to start the morning off. This year we added shrimp to the bacon, olive, pepperoncini, celery, green bean accoutrements. Next year, maybe we'll add mini grilled cheese sammies?
This is John & Tina's baby. John's family is from Pico, Italy and their booth is decorated with lots of family items and pictures.
Their sons' girlfriend did a great job of decorating it all. See the picture in the bottom right just left of the rooster? A little SNL humor touch.
If you know, you know!
Click the link above to watch the short skit. SO FUNNY! Just a little harmless raunchy SNL comedy.
John has been working on his sauce all morning. It's delicious! He won 1st place a couple of years ago.
So many people out enjoying a great sunny day and sampling all the delicious pasta sauces.
We snuck off for a bit to check out the rest of the festival. Plenty of music, food and entertainment. All things Italian!
Time for a new license plate frame. We also bought some delicious Cuccidati (Italian Fig Cookies served at Christmas). They were yummy!
It was a very busy and fun day. On our way out we ran into my old childhood family friends, Pam and Christine. We knew each other were going to be there and I'm glad we actually crossed paths just before we left. Our Dad's used to work and hunt together. We spent every year camping and cutting Christmas trees down with their family. Good Memories.
What Italian Festival would be complete without some Meatballs? So here's a couple! Jaxon is 3 1/2 now. Starting to lose the toddler look and getting that little boy look.
Ciao for now!