Trip Report #26 October 2003
Female Bank Robbers, Winnemucca Wants Your Vote and The Family E Discovers Nevada|
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Lately this gang has turned its energies to creating a Victorian New Year Celebration in Austin. On the last day of 2003 there's to be an afternoon Brandy & Smoker for men and a Tea & Social for women, followed by a grand Gala Dinner and Ball with everyone decked out in their late 19th century finery. Here's an article about it from the Las Vegas SUN.
It's thrilling to see the old city flowering again. The gala New Year's Ball will be a delighful spectacle, and it may be a whole new day adawning for Austin. For information e-mail Jan Morrison or call her at 775-964-1100.
Winnemucca, recently anointed America's "Best Wild West Town" by True West magazine, is now a candidate for selection as an American Dream Town. Three communities are nominated from each state, votes are collected online, and the winner is the one with the highest vote total at the chime of midnight 12/31/03. You can cast a vote here.The other Nevada candidates are Virginia City and Henderson. As a resident of Gold Hill, I can tell you Virginia City is a nice place to visit, but . . . and Henderson's many virtues are much more apparent in the real world than in dreams. My nominations for Nevada Dream Towns: Baker, Eureka, Yerington, Belmont, Boulder City and Black Rock City, pick any three wait, Black Rock City is a dream.
Overheard at The Nugget in Carson City: "Crazy people recognise one another. Sometimes we turn and run away, and sometimes we huddle up, but we always know."