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2007/08/28 Dad's visit
π 2007-08-28 21:28 by Merlin in Family

My dad came over for a week this year, and we used the time to first fly to Reno, to see a magic show there he had heard good things about.
Reno itself, was pretty boring and easy to see in half a day, so we kind of wasted a day by getting there early, but the magic show itself was quite well done and worth it. The 3rd day, we opted to go to Virginia City, a nearby mining town, which was actually much more interesting to see than Reno itself.
Since we met some magicians while we were there, and they told us that there was also a magic show to go see in South Lake tahoe, we then flew to the airport there, saw the show, and headed back home the next morning. BTW, South Lake Tahoe Casinos think it's ok to charge $300/night. WTF is wrong with them?
When we got home for the weekend, we went to see the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz with Jennifer and had lunch on the pier. The Mystery Spot was somewhat entertaining, although the way they "sell" it is a bit lame. Pretending that they have different gravity there, when most of their stuff is based on optical illusions, and fooling of one's balance, is just silly.
The last day, my dad wanted to a ride in the F430, so we went to San Francisco via Skyline, which was the only decent way to get there in my opinion :) Unfortunately, although I practised reasonably sedate driving (for the most part, I was going slowly enough that I didn't even have to use the brakes much at all), the ride still felt a bit too fast for my dad, probably both because of the cornering capabilities of the car (i.e. high grip turns), and the fact that you are low to the ground in a convertible. Once in SF, we went to Pier39 for some looking around and lunch.
The next day, I saw him off to SJC and he flew home
The rest of the pictures are here .







Those were the only pretty things to see in Reno :)


But the real reason we were there was the Magic Show there


Since Reno sucked ass like I told my dad it would :), we went to Virginia City, an old still mostly authentic mining town


South Lake Tahoe




Santa Cruz


A quick break on skyline




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