Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Finishing off

The South Kingsbury trailhead is about 4 miles from the North Kingsbury trailhead and my house is in between. So, this morning, a little reluctantly we got running gear on again and set off for a run along the road, up a couple of big hills, to complete the circuit of the lake.

Strictly speaking, we had done all of the Rim Trail within the 8 days but we wanted to join up all the bits between the trail heads, and this was the last of them.

Adam finished first, although was seen walking up a hill - allegedly to wait for Natalle since a loose dog was chasing him. At the end though, they stopped at the car, I was the first to touch the trailhead sign and make the complete circuit! Nonesense aside, it was a team effort and we were rather pleased to have finished. We diddled around with the camera to get a final shot of us looking pleased with ourselves and then went for pancakes, eggs, sausages and bacon at Red Hut, only to be served by a girl who was embarassed to be dressed as Paris Hilton (she explained that she didn't normally dress that way).

This was also the final day of our Rim Trail Beard Competition. I think you'll agree it was too close to call.

The rest of the day was devoted to shopping at REI and Eclipse Running in Reno. Then we explored America's best burgers at Inn and Out burger (the veggie burger is quite simple - just the bun and salad!). The meat burgers were said to be very good. I certainly liked the simplicity of the menu at Inn and Out - you only get about 3 choices!

On return to Minden I showed Adam and Natalle around the GE facility here, well, mainly the gymn.

Then we went to a 'trick or beer' Halloween Party at the Roby's amid "sugared children" zipping about. Great beer on tap as usual and lots of snacks. Fun to all meet up and clash the US and Brit cultures together.


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