Vacation, and Finished Projects

Our vacation to Nevada definitely exceeded expectations!  We stayed at Walley’s Hot Springs in Genoa, which is close to Carson City.  It is in the high mountain desert, so though warm in the daytime, it was quite cool at night.  We also had a full moon while we were there, which added to the beauty of the place.   Of course we took lots of pictures, some knitting related.

Here is the view from the balcony of our condo:


This family provided our nightly entertainment (click to make it easier to see them!):


Walley’s was built in the 1860’s or so.  It has a spa with several natural mineral pools.


We did day trips to Tahoe, Virginia City, and a long bus tour of Yosemite.  We also spent a couple of days just hanging out by the pools.



We took a trip on Lake Tahoe on a paddleboat, the M.S. Dixie.  Here I am waiting for the boat:


And on the boat:


Then there was the quality time on the balcony at the end of the day, with cocktails and knitting:


I finished this:


If I look like I had a few in that picture, I probably did.  The photographer was probably also inebriated.  I’ll try to get a better picture this week.

I also finished these:


Details of these two projects will be on my Finished Projects page when I get a little more time to post.

The only yarn shopping opportunity came while on the bus tour of Yosemite.  On the ride home, we stopped at a Mobil gas station for fuel and food.  Along with the usual things you might find in a gas station convenience store, there was this wall of yarn:


I didn’t buy anything, though I was tempted to do so just so I could say that I bought yarn at a gas station.  The two girls at the checkout counter were learning to knit, and graciously allowed me to photograph them:


I’ll have updates on the new things that I am starting in my next post!

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Vacation, and Finished Projects — 6 Comments

  1. Lovely Audrey! Did you make it out of calmer or some other yarn? I think the color is absolutely gorgeous and a nice choice for you!

  2. Haha….now that is a first for me…yarn in a gas station…. I hope they start doing that here in Connecticut! Audrey looks great!

  3. I love the Audrey! It looks great on you.
    I also had a chuckle over the gas station yarn. Now that’s what I call one stop shopping!
    Happy Knitting,