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A Stroll Through the Capitol City of Nevada

Before dawn on Friday morning, Jerry and I had driven to Las Vegas, boarded a plane, and 95 minutes later had landed in Reno, Nevada; first time I’ve ever flown from what is essentially one casino into another. Both cities greedily extend their gambling opportunities so there are cha-chinging slot machines extending practically from the airport entry doors all the way down the jetways. Well, they don’t really go down the jetways, but you get the idea.

On Saturday, at 5:55 pm, we did the return route, easily located our white Jeep on the 5th level of the Las Vegas airport parking structure, and traipsed the 2 1/2 hour trail to Lake Havasu, diving into our bed at a bit after 11:00. It’s Sunday morning, and our plans are to leave after church, driving our motor home and heading to California.

“Do you have wireless internet service, and do I need a password?” I had asked as we checked into our hotel in Carson City, which is about 25 minutes from Reno.

“Yes, we do, but it’s down at the moment. Should be repaired by the end of the day.” Her words proved empty, for I could not connect at all while we were there.

The occasion for us to be in Carson City was the installation as pastor of our grandson Joel. His wife, Aisha, had picked us up at the airport, and we encouraged her to take us directly to our hotel, for we knew they were extremely busy, what with the special installation services scheduled for Saturday, and besides that, a young couple had a few days before, had their first baby delivered still-born. Joel must preach his first funeral that afternoon.

Jerry and I ate lunch at Reds, napped and rested a few hours, then walked a few blocks to the Capitol building area.

I crossed the street to photograph a few places while Jerry took in a vintage car show.

DSC_0022 by you.

These outdoor eating area was attached to the St. Charles Hotel. It was such an attractive place, I wanted to move right among the people and take pictures, but not wanting to be obtrusive, I used a long lens and snapped from across a narrow side street.

Street Scene Carson Nevada by you.

Down the street was this spot that appeared to be used for coffee service at some time during the day. I was attracted by the ancient stone wall with the sprightly flowers set against it, the assorted, colorful chairs, and the bicycles casting distinct shadows against the pavers.

Bicycle shadows by you.

Shadows on Sidewalk by you.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

3 replies on “A Stroll Through the Capitol City of Nevada”

Jayleigh, it always pleases me when you take the time to comment on my blog. Thank you for that and for the compliments.

I will definitely pray for you and Rob that God will have His divine will in your lives.

Later today, or tomorrow, I will be posting about the installation as pastor of our grandson Joel. Jayleigh, I wish you could have been there. It was so touching–so moving. Jerry and I are so extremely blessed. We have three generations currently pastoring! Jerry, Steve (Joel’s dad) and now Joel.

Being called to the work of God, Jayleigh, is the highest calling in the world. How we must treasure such distinction and privilege.

Promise to pray for you.


As always, you take marvelous pictures of the same things that I would… the sidewalk with the writing, for example.

Please pray for us, dear friend, as Rob is being considered for a full-time ministry position within an hour of here. We’re delighted and frightened and standing strong in our Lord.

The higher-ups are making their final decision within the next month or so, but my darling hubby was contacted and gave his consent to be considered.

God is good, all the time!


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