Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, how I love thee......
Saturday was, as one would expect if one follows this blog on a regular basis......spent watching college football, and then many more episodes of The Blacklsit. The weather outside was not conducive to outdoor activities with temps in the low 50's, and a stiff wind blowing most of the day so we spent the bulk of the day indoors with our feet up and just enjoying not being at work. We have now finished our first two weeks at Amazon (RNO1) with approximately 5 weeks remaining and, frankly, kind of enjoying it.
Around 5 pm we decided to go out for dinner and chose to 'sup' at Great Basin Brewing Company located in the South Reno area. My cousin, Lois, and her son Chris had both recommended, knowing our fondness for micro breweries, that we check out their brews. As it turns out I had already had one of their beers, Ichthyosaur IPA, or "Icky" when we were in South Lake Tahoe this past summer. It was one of the first IPA's I had liked. Well, as you can imagine, that was one of my choices when I ordered a 'flight' of their beers.
My 'flight' choices
After sampling 6 of their beers I ordered a pint of the 'Outlaw Milk Stout' to go with my meal, Sonoran Style Fish Tacos......not as good as those we loved at Tony's Crab Shack in Bandon, but very, very good, nevertheless. TLE ordered the Honey Jalapeno Chicken Salad. We both enjoyed our entrees, and the beer.....Yelp gives them 3.5 stars on 211 reviews, but we would give them a solid 4 stars. For whatever reason we did not realize there was a Great Basis Brewing just a few blocks from us here in Sparks....that one gets 4 stars on 142 reviews.
We were back home by 7:30 where we watched the end of the FSU vs. Miami Hurricanes football game won, in the end, by FSU by 4 points....we really thought the unranked Hurricanes would hang on to win over #3 FSU.
We ended up watching a few more episodes of The Blacklist......yeah, go ahead and say it......we're hooked! I finally went to bed about 1:30 am, and TLE followed a little while later...we're trying to avoid confusing our 'body clocks' too much.
It was so nice to just sit and enjoy 'real Saturday'......while we are working at Amazon there will be very few 1st, 2nd, 4th, or 5th Saturdays.....just 3rd Saturday and Real Saturday.
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