Eagle Point & Genoa, NV...

It was another day starting with an incredible snowshoe hike.

The hike above Eagle Point, through the campground, afforded breathtaking views of Emerald Bay. Since the road is closed due to avalanche precautions, this was the only way to see the Bay.




The evening was to be spent in Nevada's first settlement- Genoa (1851) starting with an explore of its cemetery.
Everyone paused to capture images of the local deer.

No visit is complete without a beverage at the Genoa Bar, Nevada's Oldest Thirst Parlor.

As is with many old-school bars, the decor use to be heavily laden with women's bras. When Raquel Welch visited (many years ago), she was asked to leave hers. She agreed but insisted that all the other bras be taken down -and they were! This photo is hers, the black leopard print hanging on the antlers, though it's so dusty now, we couldn't really tell.
Following tradition, and knowing it wouldn't be right to exclude anyone, the bar takes lingerie "donations" kept in the old safe. In order to peek, the custom is if you open the door to the safe, a donation is required. I donated mine a couple of years ago and Brady was eager to participate in the tradition. Click here to watch her bra removal video.

Having recently read about this Hanging Tree, we had to find it and learn more.
On this tree, early morning Nov. 25, 1897 occurred the blackest episode in the history of Nevada. Adam Uber of Calaveras Co. Cal. was forcefully taken from jail abused and hanged by an angry mob, for the pistol killing of Hans Anderson a local teamster in a Millersville bar room brawl.

Back in October, we came to the grand opening of this really cool space. The Pink House is a new gourmet cheese and charcuterie shop that offers a delectable selection of top quality products, and a menu of sandwiches, salads, cheese plates, and other light fare. Built in 1855 by Judge Daniel Webster Virgin and lovingly restored by the new owner Lois, we ate sumptuous food in a fantastic historical setting.
Then it was home for wine, Scrabble and Brady playing the banjo... great end to a great day!

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