Cool weekend

June 8, 2009
Friday, after I picked Laura up at the airport, we met Frank back at the house. We caught up a bit and then had dinner at Amore. She was thrilled to have stuffed pizza. Then we had margaritas back at the house before we decided to go to the Pinball museum. We played a bunch of games and air hockey. We returned to the house, chilled on the patio before turning in. We literally chilled, it really cooled down this weekend. Temperatures have been in the 80's. Unusual for this time of year. It's also been cloudy and more humid than normal. It works out well, though, for friends that are visiting this week. Both parties were concerned about the heat.

Saturday, Frank worked, while Laura and I had breakfast at the Cracked Egg and went for a hike. A few months ago, I heard about a short hiking trail near a 55+ community in Henderson. It was known to offer nice views of the valley. It didn't disappoint, and it worked out perfectly. We didn't have a whole lot of time because Laura's sister and friend were due in at 2:30. We enjoyed the hike and the view.

Looking east to west

From McDonald Ranch trail


From McDonald Ranch trail


From McDonald Ranch trail


From McDonald Ranch trail

Her sister's flight was late so we rushed back for no reason. We hung by the house talking and I shared all kinds of ideas of things to do, places to see. Her sister picked her up around 4:30. Too early for good-byes, she'll be in town until Wednesday we'll get together again. Frank got home about 20 minutes later and we headed out.

We were invited to an open house at a fellow off-roader's repair shop and then we had plans for a night run. However, when we got out there, the place was locked up. Turns out it is next Saturday. Oops! We went and saw The Hangover instead. We loved it as I previously mentioned. It was surreal sitting in a packed theater watching a movie about a place we all live. I didn't think crowds would be too bad since a lot of people here have the attitude Vegas, yeah, yeah, what happens here, stays here... I get it. But I was wrong the theater was PACKED. Everyone was laughing it up. If you see it, don't miss the credits.

Sunday, we went for breakfast at the Original Pancake House. Laura invited us along for a Mt Charleston hike, but we passed on the offer. Instead, we ran errands, did a few things around the house and lounged in the pool. It was the nice lazy day I had hoped for. Yet, it was another weekend that went by far too fast.

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