Saturday, August 9, 2008


Chad has been here since Saturday so we have been doing some "touristy" things. When he got here we went to the Reno Airport to pick him up and explored Reno a little bit. Wednesday was a trip to Virginia City....Rex did a blog about that.

On Thursday, Chad and I went to Placerville. We decided to get an early start so we could go into town first to go to some of the stores we saw last year and wanted to see again. We figured that way we could hit the wineries at 11 when their tasting rooms open. Unfortunately, it seems nothing in Placerville opens before 10 AM and to make matters worse, one of the stores we wanted to visit again was "out of business" and another didn't open until NOON!! Needless to say we didn't make it there.

We ended up visiting three wineries and also the Jack Russell Brewery. Since he works in a brewery, Chad likes to visit them.

Then we noticed a sign.

Chad really likes berries, so we decided to stop and buy some.

Unfortunately, you can't just go in and buy have to pick them!!

Chad was game...he really likes berries!!

He got about half a bucket full!!

While here, he has been staying at the Horizon Casino. Like all casino's they always have some sort of promotion going on. The promotion for August was gas. You could earn entries to win gas cards. They have 5 drawings daily for five $100 gas cards.

This is a picture of one Chad managed to win. All together he won 3 $100 gas cards.....thanks Chad!!! We will put them to good use for you!!