January 22, 2008

Virginia City

B was reading one of his Louis L'Amore books and it was set in Virginia City, Nevada. So when he was finished he decided to take the family to see it. For those familiar with Park City's main street...it was a lot like that. But about half the size. We walked along the 'boardwalk' and saw a few cowboys showing off their guns...

and in the shops there was a lot of history. There was a fireman's museum we went into and the tour guide said that oxygen masks weren't really worn until the 1950's and before that you were not considered a 'real' fireman if you wore one. We ate lunch at the Delta Restuarant and the waitresses were dressed in 'pioneer' dresses. I personally don't think I could work somewhere if I had to where a costume. The food was yummy though. B and K got some historic books of Virginia City at the Mark Twain Bookstore. And we all got salt water taffy at one of the general stores. This place was awesome. It was filled with all kinds of old fashion signs...like Hot Dogs 10 cents and parking signs like...Princess Parking Only. There was a corner for Coke lovers, Betty Boop lovers, I Love Lucy lovers, John Deere lovers, fishing lovers, hunting lovers, Choppers, all kinds of Root Beers, and the lists goes on and on.

What a fun store. And we had a good time as a family.

9 comments:

Missy said...

What a fun day you had. I love all the stuff inside that store.

Geneva said...

I love Virginia City! My parents take everyone there that visits since its closeby Reno. I love all the snow up there, do you have lots at your house?

Veronica said...

That would be the coolest store! I love all the signs with bad words on them!

The Seaquist Family said...

How fun, but really snow. Guess I don't know enough about Nevada. Really only gone through Vegas. So cool though. What a fun family outing.

tasha said...

How fun! Love the BYU shirt!

ishybeanie said...

it is so fun to go on little outings with your family, we are trying to find our next destination.

Jylaire said...

I love day trips with the fam! Sounds like you guys had a great time!

Kristi said...

What a cool place, and a fun family outing. Good for you guys!!

nettifer said...

J loved virginia city. His step dad is a huge old western fan!
Love those books B is reading. I grew up having those read to me and they have such a tender place in my heart and might I add they are so good.
Glad you had a fun family day and look at all that snow!
Love the coke section just for you!