Last Vacation of the Year (Fiji)

The vacation started with a drive from Reno to San Francisco,we didn’t need to be there till 10 pm at night for our flight so it was a nice easy drive,no need to rush. Rented a car for the one way trip and ended up getting a Jeep, very nice ride and I had never driven one before.

Rental Jeep

The flight was a little over 10 hours and before we boarded we had a few glass’s of wine and a great meat and cheese platter. Also I picked up some NyQuil tablets with the intention of sleeping on the flight. And boy did I sleep,wife said I was out for like 5 hours. Only the 2nd time I slept on a plane.

After the flight

Customs wasn’t to long it took a while for the luggage to come out and the area they have to collect it was packed with people at 4:45 am local time.We had arranged transportation from the airport to The View Villa’s on the coral coast of the island.I didn’t know that the villas were 92 km’s away,the driver was taking the coastal road and there were a “few” villages we would pass through.This would have a slow down to 30 km per hour or less for the speed bumps and by villages I mean shacks on the side of the road.

View from our room

After the hour and a half tip on the van from the airport we got to villas and they have so exceeded my expectations. The View Fiji The view you get from the villa’s is awesome there are only 4 villa’s at the resort,so you only have less people to deal with.When we got here there was only one other couple here.The villa we got has the private pool and the outdoor shower (don’t know why we don’t do this more in the US) I loved the outdoor shower.

Private pool

This was the vacation I was looking for, we had only one trip planned to a private island but the rest of the week was us doing nothing.

Some of the views from the beach on the south coast.

Found out the day we were leaving the resort is closing for good. The owner is going to turn it into his home and retire. Its to bad it was a wonderful place and the staff he had could not have been nicer.

I will have to visit Fiji again…

2 Weeks till Vacation

In about 2 weeks I have planned to go to Fiji with Dawn, I say planned because I always get so nervous before we get to where we are going. It has been a hell of a few months since my last vacation (March). I asked the wife to not put so mush time between them. Dawn has been gone three times since then.

This is where I want to be right now,its only going to be week trip but it will be away from home.I not real sure what kind of internet connection they will have in Fiji but right now I do not care. If I have no internet that would not be a bad thing.

Denon Headphones

So about 2 years ago I asked for a set of headphones for Christmas,and these were expensive headphones $150 or about if I remember correct. My daughter Alex was nice enough to get them for me. These were replacing another set of Denon headphones I had for 10 years. I loved those headphones.

So about 2 years after getting the ones for Christmas they started developing cracks in the arms that hold the speakers on you’re ears. I took a chance and emailed support at Denon about how they were cracking after only 2 years,let them know due to the cost I treated these things like gold.

With only 1 year warranty I explained how the last ones I had lasted 10 years and Denon support said I was shit out of luck. This pissed me the hell off so I contacted them on Twitter and they told me “to bad so sad” I was so disappointed. So I took to Twitter with another idea.

Every post Denon made on Twitter or reply from a customer that good things to say about what the bought from Denon I posted a reply with a picture of my broken headphones.

Needless to say Denon got tired of me posting that photo to Twitter and asked me for my home address, and these showed up a few days later. I saw they retail for $299 or more so I’m not going to complain. They work via Bluetooth and came with a wire to plug them in to the system I have now.

Dawn Out of town

So it’s a week with the wife out of town, this time its Thailand with her sister. It was suppose to be with our daughter till Alex broke her foot. The holiday tip was a birthday trip for both of them but that changed real fast.

So I was not looking forward to this week as I had the grandson to take to school and pick up at the end of his day while trying to work. Withe his mom breaking her foot now I have 2 people and a dog to deal with. It’s not a bad thing having Alex at the house its been a while since she has spent any time at home. Just going a little stir crazy being in the house so much.

Dawn and Joyce look like they are having a great time, playing with the elephants is got me so jealous but the flight took ms of a day to get there. The photo’s I am seeing look awesome.

Putting the win back in Winnamucca

Spending the weekend in the wonderful ( sarcastic ) Winnamucca,NV had a job to do out here ( 180 miles from Reno ) and it was a good excuse to get out of town. This time of the year in Reno we have Hot August Nights,and the tourist traffic is just the worst. We have done this from time to time before and it was mostly a good time.

Hotel Lobby Photos

The Model T hotel was a good place to stay and the slots were not to bad, you an walk the whole town in 30 mins so it was a good place to start. Then some large chain bought them and it went down hill from there. This time we are staying at the Winners Casino ( 2nd time I think ) Its been here for what seems 100 + years.

Side street

The last few times we have come to Winnamucca the gaming and slots have not been so nice, not that I want to go home rich it would just be nice to win enough to keep playing. So far Winners Casino slots have not been so good,it Friday and the weekend is just getting started so lets keep a open mind.

Friday night cam and went and besides drinking to much it was a bust as for gambling, from the Model T to the Winners inn they took us. It was so bad that we decided to come home on Saturday instead of Sunday.

Maybe next time Winnamucca……