Liv jiggered her schedule around so she could go with me and we hastily planned a trip to Salt Lake City. She'd lived in SLC for about five years when she was little so she had quite a few memories of the city. I planned the trip so that we'd have a whole day there before picking up the truck: Thursday night to Reno; Friday to Salt Lake; Saturday sightsee in SLC; Sunday pick up the truck and start West; Monday home.
We left Thursday after work with high hopes of making Reno in time to eat a late dinner at Louie's Basque Corner. Liv got on a basque food kick after a trip to the legendary Noriega Hotel in Bakersfield... she was hot to try all the Basque food she could eat. I'd only ever eaten Basque food in Spain, so I was game. We hit bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highway so we barely made it... turned out they were doing a booming business from all the Burning Man traffic so we didn't feel bad about showing up so close to closing time.
the record label that has put out most of my bands' records. Pete spends most of the year in Europe and usually only comes back to the states around the time of Burning Man - he's been there 18 years in a row! Pete's traveled with my band all over Europe and I've met some of my closest friends through him. He's a good guy, and an absolute music fanatic. We've got that in common. I hadn't thought to call him since I figured he'd be at Burning Man - turned out he'd gotten back that day. We met up with Pete and his gal for breakfast the next morning - they were very skeptical that a car was going to fit on my trailer.
To be continued....