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Travel Log - Nevada
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Nevada, June 13-14

Greetings from Reno, the Biggest Little City in America (or so they say).  Who knows--as it was 95 degrees out yesterday, this flower wasn't out in it. 

American Escrow Association Conference 2002.  WHAT a great group!  Of all the audiences I've had, they've been the most recent.  We had a very perky time at the luncheon today, me and my closest 250 escrow-type friends in line for buffet at the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada.  I delivered the "Why Winners Win" information and they reciprocated by buying out ALL of my available books and giving me a gift--a beaded framed photograph of me and Seno!!!  Wow!  And we're not "done" yet.  Tomorrow I get to engage them all in the "Teamwork and Team Sabotage" research and exercises. 

The Nugget is huge which is standard for casino/hotel/conference centers in Nevada.  I often wonder where on earth casinos go to buy carpet.  You walk thru a casino and think something different, I wonder about the carpet.  You could spill ink or coffee or white out on casino carpet and it wouldn't show, the patterns are so complicated.  For anyone visual, casino carpet will short out your right brain BIG TIME.  So far I'm 25 cents ahead at the slots.  I gamble about as much as I do yard work, MAYBE once a year and then only for 20 minutes.  Life itself seems so much of a gamble, I figure, why push it.

Seno is back in Billings, Montana. I suffered from withdrawals from him for awhile, disappointed that I had to leave him behind due to weather patterns that I could not drive around or through.  Jan has him cuddled up in her garage next to her motorcycle/trike.  I flew yesterday morning from Billings to Salt Lake, then to Reno.   Everything went pretty well really.  Had to take off my shoes for the security people and there were my red socks totally coated in dog/cat hair.  Looked like fur-coated socks.  I am enjoying revelling in all my friends' dogs and cats.  Henry and Harvey (cats) curl up like a yinyang symbol and sleep on top of me.  The dogs act like I'm a rock star when I enter a room.  Animals are so cool.  Anyway I had to leave Seno in Montana, come here to Reno and the Universe is much smarter than I am.  I would NOT have liked trying to park Seno in a casino parking garage.  So he's better off with Jan.  I doubt she is taking him on any joy rides in my absense, but then, she's a wild cat, you never know. 

I went to the National Automobile Museum yesterday and the best way to share that is with photos and captions.  I've been when it was Harrah's and you probably did too.  Well, plan on seeing the new version, it is definitely worth it.  One of the very best car museums in the U.S.  There are one of a kind prototypes (did you know that Buick made a car that looks dangerously like an early Corvette?).  You just have to see  these cars to believe it all.  I resisted getting a museum T-shirt but I may have to go back.  Their logo is a gloved guy holding a steering wheel just like Seno's.  Also saw kid car that is Seno scaled down.  A Baby Seno.

The conference is doing a Star Search event tonight at the dinner and I'm looking forward to seeing someone else get silly on stage besides me!  They've promised a real Gong Show and fabulous food. 

So I am doing A-OK, I'm in the air-conditioning and happy to be with the Escow and Title pro's here in Reno!
 

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The very famous 1907 Thomas Flyer that won the Round-the-World-Race -- it hasn't been tried since and Alyce says, When do we leave?"  Note: it is topless.
The cat's meow, a red 1913 Stutz Bearcat.
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Clyde Barrow's favorite ride was a 19334 Ford -- he even wrote a letter of compliment to Henry Ford about the power of the V-8.
A baby Seno -- 1927 Bugatti Type 35.
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1937 Airmobile, a 3-wheeled vehicle that could go 80 mph and get 43 mph -- looks like a cartoon car. A purple 3-wheeled BSA (Birminghan Small Arms Company) purple interior and lavender wheels!
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A 1936 silver Mercedes convertible is called one of the most beautiful cars ever built -- $10,780 in 1936, a fortune! The end to parking lot dings with the 1954 Kaiser - Darrin whose doors slide like pocket doors in a house.
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Buick's answer to the Corvette was this one lone prototype built in 1954.
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