Earlier in the week I decided to take Celeste up to Virginia City. It's been about a year since I was up there last, and she has never been, so I thought it would be something fun to do together. I described it to her as a ghost town that people still live in. We've been to a couple of ghost towns and she has always seem as fascinated as I am by them.
I started out our morning by making pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup, one of my many fall favorites. Super yummy, and I have really been craving these flavors lately.
Then we were off... and I forgot, as I always do, that winding roads make Celeste car sick. So just as we arrived in Virginia City, Celeste got sick. After clean up we began walking around, visiting stores.
We checked out a couple antiques stores. Celeste broke an ugly bug necklace that I then had to buy (the guy was happy that I offered to buy it, so he gave me 1/2 off). We also went into the Washoe Club just before stopping for lunch.
Celeste was so freaked out, because we had seen the Ghost Adventures show a couple weeks prior. She still had no problem going inside, which I was surprised, but she was very cautious about it.
After lunch we headed to the old hospital for a tour, it was neat, but it is now an Arts Center so it didn't really have a creepy vibe, just an old building. But I love that sort of thing, the old buildings, the history, the allure of something otherworldly.
After that we headed back up to the town and went to the candy store and fudge shop. The last place we went Celeste set down her little change purse, with her life savings of $7 in it and it was gone when we went back five minutes later.
I feel so bad, poor girl lost a tooth on Thursday, and she told me she had been trying to pull it out "to get money for Halloween" and now all her money is gone. Poor baby. It is a good life lesson though, it happens to all of us. -XO