We both had a pretty rough week, so at the end of the day on Tuesday, which was our “Friday”, we loaded up in the truck and took off for a night at Casablanca, our favorite casino in Mesquite, Nevada. They have some fun slots, free cocktails while you play, and a restaurant that serves a 16 oz. porterhouse steak 24 hours a day.
On the drive down the Kaibab Plateau on 89A, there had been a rainstorm that dumped over an inch of rain, leaving the best view of the area I have had in the four years we have been coming here.
The air was so clean and sweet, with no pollution or dust. The sun set was fabulous, and everything just looked so fresh!
Last week I got a Flip Video camera from Klout and Visa, so I used to take a couple of videos while we were driving to Mesquite. This is the one I liked the best (You might want to turn the sound down because of the wind. I was holding the camera out the window):
We got to Mesquite and checked in at the casino, and played until 2:00 a.m! Then we went to the restaurant, only to find out it was the one day of the month when they close the grill early to clean it, so we had to order a sandwich or a salad–no portherhouse for us! Booo!
The next morning, we got up early, ate breakfast, and took off for Kanab, Utah, where I had my doctor’s appointment to get that shot in my foot for the plantar fasciitis. Let me just tell you, if you have never had a needle stuck in your foot, just the to rear of the arch, you have not lived! That thing hurt like a S.O.B! (son of Bob, if you must know). I could feel it all the way to my toes! It has helped already, though, as my foot did not hurt today, except for from the shot itself. I have to stay off my feet as much as possible for the next few days, though. Today is my normal day off, and tomorrow is a sick day, then I have two days at the campground where I can sit all day. I don’t have to go to the entrance station until Monday. That gives me a total of 5 days not standing all day to help my foot heal.
After the shot, I had an appointment at the dentist for a fitting for my partial plate. That did not take long–he just inserted the metal part to see if it fit right, then he put in a wax replica of the teeth part, and me bite down on it to make an impress of my bite. It wasn’t even nasty like the stuff they used for the impressions.
We also had to buy groceries, so I was on one of those little handicap electric carts with a basket on the front. It was hard to get around on that thing, and people kept getting in the way of it. Let me tell you, if you see someone on one of those things, give them some room. They may not be handicapped every day, you know. Also ask them if they need some help reaching things. I kept having to get up to reach stuff on the upper shelves. That was an eye opener for sure.
The last stop before coming home was at the produce guy who has a garden in the back of his house. He doesn’t pick anything until you get there so all his stuff is really fresh. I got some more potatoes, some carrots, some green beans and some yellow squash. I can not wait to cook those carrots! I have never had them fresh from the garden before. They still had the tops and dirt on them.Here they are all cleaned up: