Monday, September 26, 2011

A Biker Weekend in Reno

I was able to work this weekend. I only work about six weekends a year, so it's not too bad. The unfortunate side to working this particular weekend was that my Hubby celebrated a birthday! And I kind of missed the entire thing.

We left Friday morning with seven people in back. Terry was able to bring his wife. I was the awkward eighth wheel for the entire day! We dropped the six off at a tiny airport about forty miles southeast of Reno in a town called Yerington. They had business meetings throughout the weekend and wanted to be picked up again on Sunday morning around eleven. Since Yerington had no jet fuel available, and just one small motel, we flew the airplane to Reno to spend a few nights before returning with full fuel to take them home again.

I had a blast all weekend. I stayed in a four-star resort in a room that usually runs $249 a night. Our rate was just $94 through the FBO. Pure heaven!

Something fun was that a biker extravaganza was going on in downtown Reno the same weekend. It made for some very interesting people-watching, and I got to admire some beautiful custom motorcycles. I entertained myself on Saturday by walking about six miles round-trip to downtown Reno to take a peek at the biker festivities. On my way back to the resort after a few hours of enjoying the show, I stopped in a city park and relaxed under some trees. I love finding shapes in clouds and haven't done it for years! I remedied that before starting back to the Grand Sierra.

I relaxed that evening and grabbed a bite to eat in one of the many resort restaurants. As much as I wanted steak, I didn't think paying $40 for one would go over very well with Big Boss.

Sunday morning, we were back to the airplane to ferry to Yerington. The passengers showed up on time, and we were back in Phoenix just an hour and a half later.

Headed to work again tonight. I'm exhausted, but it will be a nice week. Every week on the road is usually nice!

Phoenix - Yerington - Reno - Yerington - Phoenix

1 comment:

  1. Seeing all those bikes reminds me of "Blazing Saddles" where some of the horsemen are actually bikers with handlebars attached to their saddles! Classic!


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