Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Melvin's Woodworking


These are made with the laser cutter

(I guess the mom and daughter are on their phones)

these last three pictures are made with a CNC Router

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Gattorna Christmas Party


The desserts we were sent home with - super yummy biscotti, tart and chocolate souflee roll

two versions of the family photo

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Savannah and Colette


Savannah and Colette practicing their duet routine for the Reno Ice Christmas Show. 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Hanging Lights at the Roasting House


The VC Silver Circuits showed their festive spirit by lending a hand to The Roasting House, decking out the exterior with holiday decorations. Hats off to the team for spreading heartwarming holiday cheer! Swing by to admire the festive lights and
 treat yourself to a delicious cup of hot chocolate while you’re at it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Nevada City - Two Room Inn

We've been looking for an old house to stay in for a vacation rental, something built in the 1800s or early 1900s, and we found the Two Room Inn in Nevada City. It was built in 1880, and it is right on Broad Street, which was the main street of Nevada City back in the day. It is also right near the filming locations of a Hallmark movie called 'The Christmas Card', so we wanted to find all those places. 

There were lots of vintage lamps all through the house. 

The very narrow stairway with stained glass windows. 

The one room upstairs, with a window/door to a small balcony that looks over Broad Street. 

Who are these people? We don't know and wish there would have been some information 
about the house and its history, original and previous owners, etc. 

All the fixtures and furniture were chosen to look old fashioned.

The front porch overlooking Broad Street.

There wasn't any info about this particular house, but there was a cool book full
of old pictures of the Grass Valley, Nevada City and Downieville areas. 

How the house looked at night.

We walked around on Broad Street and side streets - it was definitely the quintessential
small town America with lots of old storefronts and well-preserved old homes. 
This intersection is actually a filming location
 for The Christmas Card movie - it's where they had a small tree lot. 
It would have been behind the grey vehicle on the left, in front of the brick building.