On the fourth of July, grandma and grandpa took us to the National Automobile Museum. I'm not much of a car aficionado, but it was neat to see all of the old cars and car paraphernalia. We were really taking Vito who loved every minute of it. There were even cars formerly owned by Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy on display. With Angela's help, I discovered that there were a also few Italian cars in the collection: a 1955 Ferrari Type 625 Grand Prix car and a 1961 Fiat "Y." The cars on display dated back to the end of the 1800s and continued to the modern day. Interestingly, to round out the tour, there was an additional display that included numerous photographs and "art" cars from the famous Burning Man festival.
After eating dinner, we went to Sparks to watch fireworks that were going to be launched from the roof of the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel and Casino. Unfortunately, they were delayed for almost one hour due to windy conditions, but we were finally rewarded for waiting.
|Mattux and Vito locked in a Wii duel.|
On the sixth, after everyone woke up, we went to visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City and then drove up to Virginia City. It was hot, but not terribly. Viginia City, famous for its mining history, has some notable Mark Twain lore, as well. After eating lunch, we walked through the old schoolhouse, watched a comedy gunfight and took a ride on an old train pulled by a steam engine. Everyone was exhausted by the end of that adventure.
|Vito in the cockpit at the Truckee Air Show.|
Today, my mom's parents, my Aunt Sue, my cousin Katie and her two kids, Grant and Emily, and some friends of my parents (Steve and Sharon, and Amy and Lou) came over for lunch. We had a nice visit with family and made some new friends. Everyone is resting now.