I went to the Las Vegas 51's site (here) and it turns out that the only 4 days they'll be home in the middle of two long road trips is the weekend we're planning to hang out at the Oasis. (click on the link and you'll see what an RV Resort is like and why we've gone every year we've had the RV. They do a hell of a job there.)
And, they're playing Sacramento, who is the AAA affilitate of my beloved A's. So, its A's farmhands vs. Dodger farmhands. The Sunday game is a 12:05 start, I'm not sure who'se bright idea that was, to start a ballgame in the middle of the blazing August heat.
One year I went to a Father's Day game in Vegas, in June. And it was already hot. They didn't draw very well on a day that they should have. I'll grant that the guilt over Father's Day isn't nearly the guilt over Mother's Day, but still. (I'll add here that I've never bought into the whole guilt bullshit about how you can make up to your parents on one day of the year. Every day of the year should be special to your parents, if you're lucky enought to have good parents like I do. I've never like those two days anyway. What if you don't have good parents, your're on the outs with your parents, you never ever speak to your parents ( a recent topic on rv.net) or your parents are dead. How happy of a day can it be?)
I may even stay over one more day just so I can go to the Monday night game while Sandra and Mallory head home on the Monday. I've even got two Sacramento jerseys, it may be a bit too hot to wear polyester in Vegas in August. Besides, at least right now, I don't think they fit because I'm such a fat ass.
Oh, what about the rest of the trip? I think we'll start on the Sunday and make it to Reno. Funny how it works out that the Silver Sox are finishing up a home stand against Fullerton, so I guess we'll tough it out and make our way to Peccole Park and take in the game.
Monday I think we'll make the drive across the desert to Elko, where my cousin Judy lives with her family. I haven't seen her since our grandfather died about 15 years ago. We'll dry camp in her driveway as we take a couple of days and look around Elko. I want to take Sandra and Mallory to Lamoille Canyon. And, we'll eat at the Star, which is a Basque place in town. They serve food in the traditional style, family style at long tables. I went there with Josh a couple of lives ago and tried a Picon Punch. Its the national cocktail and it tastes nasty. Here's a couple of reviews about the Star.
Then, we'll go to Jackpot and stay at Catcus Pete's for a couple of days. The RV park is a great value and they have a nice pool area next to the hotel. Of course there's a casino, but Sandra assures me she's done with the slot machines.
Next we'll go to Ely and ride the Northern Nevada Railway. They have two rides, one East of town and one North of town. We'll try and take them both in. Also, we'll go to Lehman Caves which is in Baker, NV, about an hour from Ely.
Finally, we'll head to Vegas for a long weekend. Both Sandra and Mallory want to cook in the August heat by the pool. I'm good with it. Baseball, camping, resort, sightseeing, what a plan!
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