I was so tired the morning we left. My cousin and I had gone to a concert in Auburn the night before and didn’t get home until 2am. I had a few things to do before I could even go to sleep and once I finally got to sleep I only got maybe 2-3 hours of sleep. I woke up took my shower, got ready and stopped to pick up my cousin. She was riding with me to meet Meg and Lindsay in Arlington. We got down there just after 7 and waited for Lindsay and Meg to arrive. Then we were off. I tried sleeping in the car but it didn’t work so well. When we got to the airport we got through check-in and security pretty fast. Therefore we had 2 hours to chill. Our gate was packed with people for the departing flight before us so we just sat next to the windows and waited. Megan ended up getting us starbucks….YUMMY!!! It also helped me wake up a little. 2 hours went by pretty fast and soon enough it was time for us to board. THe picture on the left is me waiting patiently =) We got on and found seats (southwest is sit where you want). The flight was not full and I don’t think in as many times as I have flown that I have seen so many seats available. We were able to keep our middle seat open so that was kinda nice not having to be crammed. The flight was rather uneventful….takeoff was nice and the flight was smooth all the way until we started to descend into Reno. It was all over the place by that point and both of us had to pee so incredibly bad. The landing was hard but we were glad to be on the ground again.
We got through the airport and met up with Amanda. It was so good to see her. We went down, got our luggage and headed out. We stepped outside and oh my gosh. It was so hot and muggy. It was gonna take some getting use to this weather. Amanda lives about 30 min outside of Reno in Carson City. Thank god her house is air conditioned. It was nice. We waited around for Wilson to get home and since Katrina was at her uncles house dog sitting the 4 of us (me, Megan, Amanda and Wilson) went to Virginia City. I never realized how far up in elevation some of these towns were. I think VC is somewhere around 5-6 thousand in elevation. It was crazy. The drive up was nice, Wilson was explaining everything to us because I guess that area is or once was a big mining place. Virginia City was cool. It reminded me a lot of Winthrop but it was a little bigger and had more shops. We walked around, went into the shops, saw this really cool church and even went down to the old graveyard. There were headstones dated back into the early 1800s. That was really neat to see.
The first picture is looking down the main street in Virigina City, the second is the graveyard, the third is St. Maries in the mountains...BEAUTIFUL CHURCH, and finally the inside of the church.
We headed back to Amanda’s house to have dinner and Katrina was due home soon as well. After dinner, we played some board games (we did almost every night we were there). That was fun. Day 1 had come to an end. I was so worn out and ready to get some sleep.