May 23rd, 2018

Fernley

Last Chance for Local Groceries

Fernley has two choices for full-service grocery stores: Wal-Mart, where we would prefer not to shop at all, an Scolari's, a family-owned small chain with stores in the Reno area, Fernley, and Tonopah. (The Tonopah location is adjacent to the Tonopah Station Hotel, where our Tonopah Westercon bid was going to be had the voters lost their minds.) Apparently the Scolari owners are winding down to retirement and the next generation isn't interested in continuing the business, so they have sold most of their stores to Raley's, the regional grocery chain based in Northern California.

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As well as regular groceries, we stocked up with a few things for a road trip. While we're not going to BayCon, we are going to take a road trip over Memorial Day weekend. For a change, we're not using the road trip as a trip to a convention. Lisa and I have rarely had a vacation trip that didn't have a convention as part of it, but this Memorial Day is one of them. I apologize to anyone expecting to see me at BayCon or some other Memorial Day convention, but this one is for Lisa, Kuma Bear, and me.