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... They are cut into dark chocolate brown stone up to about five feet in height. The lighter the newer the cuttings as we learned. Originally the area was a peninsula jutting out into a prehistoric lake dated back to about 12, 000 years ago. I got a few pictures which will appear on Flickr when I get them editted.
Before arriving in Fallon, we passed their Naval Air Station. There are three bomb ranges ...
We met the owners of the ranch, a really lovely wife and husband who sell goat milk products. We tried a sample of their cajeta (a sort of caramel spread made from goat's milk) and it was significantly more delicious than the other cajera I'd tried in the past. They said it's because they feed their goats a healthy diet of grains, instead of just letting them eat trash. They said the flavor of their goats' milk has improved a lot since they first ...
... the above events. Our new home has kept us busy, we have attended events within our own Sierra Canyon community, we've had friends and family visit from out of town. And don't forget we like to get out and explore!
We had a great visit with our daughter Amy, her hubby Rory and their kids David and Zoe. They went out of their way to visit with us and we sure do appreciate that! Even spent an a fun afternoon with an old fire buddy and his wife who happened ...
... Bay. I'd walked around it before, but had never gone inside.
This beautiful home was built for Mrs. Lora Knight by over 200 workmen over the summer of 1929. Outstanding features of the exterior include round granite boulders embedded in mortar typical of stone churches and castles built in the 11th century in Southern Sweden; massive hand-hewn timbers characteristics of those used by the early Norsemen; carvings around the doors adapted ...
... now traversing between tall volcanic peaks and ancient lava flows. We go down a rather steep section of windy road until we reach the Owyhee River, then head back up to higher country.
Off to the west is a rather small but very tall snow capped mountain range. I wish I knew its name for sure but I believe it is Steens Mountain, appropriately called "Snowy Mountain" by an early pioneer, a 50 mile long single mountain, not a range, that rises to 9733 feet.