Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Getting More Mileage From the Museum Memberships

Today Lisa and I went over to Carson City to the Nevada State Museum (to which we have free admission due to our membership in the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum) and looked through a couple of the galleries we skipped last time. In particular, we spent a couple of hours in the geology section, which was fascinating and went through the series of events that explains why a high desert plateau about 4000 feet above sea level is a major source of diatomaceous earth, the source of which is ancient microscopic sea life. (Answer: much of what is now Nevada was part of a shallow ocean hundreds of millions of years ago.)

I got tired fairly quickly and Lisa's sleep schedule is very dislocated these days, so around 1 PM we went home via Reno, stopping for lunch at the Manhattan Deli. (Lisa's slot machine winnings counteracted my keno losses with $3 extra to boot.) Then we made our major grocery run to Winco before rushing home before Lisa collapsed from fatigue. She's been slowly working her way around the clock the past few weeks, so today she was up at about 3 AM. She does hope to last tomorrow until sundown and moonrise so we can watch the eclipse.
Tags: casinos, lisa, museums, nevada, reno
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