Erin's Journals

Thu, 01/10/2019

Erin’s Journal

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Just a thought… Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. [H. Jackson Brown Jr.]

How can someone get jet lag without even being on a plane? I guess our little trip to Vegas was a bit more excitement (okay, a LOT more) than this gal is used to; I’m still just resting and trying to catch up. How did I ever do this and still get up at 3:30 am the next day?
The schedule for my visits and interviews during February in the GTA is getting carved in stone, and I can’t wait to share it all with you. You already know about the two sold-out Oakville appearances, but we have a new one to add to the list: Books and Brunch on February 24th in Uxbridge. It sounds like a wonderful event and here are the details. I’m optimistic tickets will sell quickly, so please, if you’re even considering it, get them today.

Erin Davis Books & Brunch

I was going to share some “tales of tails” in terms of dog-friendly travel tomorrow but something has just come up that has me shaking my head. You may suggest after this week’s woo-woo journals of angels and found money, that I should have done that a long time ago. But this is really bizarre. I’ll have that for you to wrap up the week tomorrow. Promise.
In the meantime, we stopped off at a spot in Primm, Nevada, just on the edge – and I do mean the very edge – of the California border. They get gamblers just the second they cross into Nevada. We weren’t among them, but in one hotel, Whiskey Pete’s (among three hotel/casinos in one spot owned by the same company), there was something to see that was more memorable than a four-of-a-kind: the actual car in which gangsters Bonnie and Clyde met their end.

Bonnie & Clyde car
Bonnie & Clyde car
Bonnie & Clyde car

It was downright spooky, I’ll tell you – and I’m not just referring to the mannequins! Far cheerier was a spot in a casino/hotel called Terrible’s, a chain of gas stations that grew into much, much more, called – yes – Terrible’s. Do you think a 21st century focus group would allow THAT name to happen? Anyway, it wasn’t terrible at all. There, you could see TV’s Batmobile…








…as well as a car used in the stage show Grease Live! which I’m sure Rob and I enjoyed in Toronto thanks to the Mirvishes.

Greased Lightning

Finally, here’s the very DeLorean gullwing stainless steel set of wheels from the three Back to the Future movies. Don’t ask me why these are all on display right there at the Cal/Nev border, but I thought you might find them as interesting as we did!

Back To the Future DeLorean

Have a lovely Thursday and we’ll be back with you tomorrow. Thanks for sharing in the adventures on this first full week of 2019. Boy, if they’re all like this, I’m going to have to start napping again.

Erin DavisThu, 01/10/2019