Views From the Road: Back to Nevada Where There’s No Hurricanes #MondayBlogs #Rockcandy

The good news is my home and hearth came through Hurricane Michael with some inconvenience but no damage, no loss of life or limb, nothing but a scary few hours and no power for a couple of days. Words cannot express the devastation that Michael wrought elsewhere. Frankly, it’s with relief that I turn my thoughts and my writing back to Nevada where there’s no hurricanes.

If you’re just joining me now, you can read earlier installments on my fun-filled vacation here and here and here and here. I have enough fodder for another two or three posts, then … God knows what I’ll do.

But I digress.

While in Reno, we visited the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum (isn’t that a mouthful?). It’s a small, lovely museum but even before I entered it, I was taken aback by this “room”:

This sign was situated where I could view it best. Right next to the toilet.

Once a classroom, now a restroom!

You read that right! This restroom was once a classroom. I have to admit, the conversion was artfully done. I wish my bathrooms were as nice and spacious. And I’d love to have this radiator anywhere in my house.

If I approve of the restrooms, then I’m going to approve of the rest of the building. The Keck Museum did not fail to impress. I’m not a geologist, but even I could not help but be captivated by the beautiful minerals and jaw-dropping fossils I saw.

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The University of Nevada campus is lovely, with much of the original architecture still in use. I wish I had taken more pictures but I fatigued quickly in the heat. Still, I had to pause long enough to take a few photos of this oasis.

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In my next two or so posts I plan (oh, my, am I really using the word “plan”???) to share our trip to Grimes Point, my husband’s quest for the “Holy Grail” of time lapses (the Milky Way over Lake Tahoe), and a story about the kindness of strangers. Hope to see you all here again soon.

19 thoughts on “Views From the Road: Back to Nevada Where There’s No Hurricanes #MondayBlogs #Rockcandy

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  2. I’m so glad you and your home made it through the hurricane safely.
    I don’t think it’s weird that a classroom was converted to a restroom, but I think it’s really cool that they put up the photos about it. We once went to a rehearsal dinner at an art museum in Hartford, CT. We were all talking about the cool bathrooms. Haha.
    Don’t worry–I’m sure the planning of the next posts is simply an aberration caused by the hurricane–though I look forward to reading them!

    • Thank you, Merril. It was funny to read the sign as I was … ahem … doing my business. I love that the university had a sense of humor about it. As far as planning, I do a lot it in my head. I even like making to-do lists, but the execution of the plan is where I usually fail, miserably too 😏

  3. Marie, so glad you all survived the hurricane with a minimum of inconvenience. What a cool museum! I wish we had gone! Love the bathroom sign LOL!

  4. So glad your home did not incur hurricane damage, Marie. What a hurricane season this has been.
    How weird that a classroom is now a bathroom.
    I know a rock-loving kid who would love to visit that museum.

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