Mike βœˆοΈπŸ“ΈπŸ½ Pastmycurfew

Solo Traveler, passion for flying, photography, cook, writer and missing the life I spent with Phoenix, my Golden Retriever. Reno, Nevada

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This Affogato with vanilla gelato, whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a shot of expresso poured over the top was divine! πŸ˜πŸ‘

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The beauty of Donner Lake is just 25 minutes from where I live. It’s easy to find your own quiet spot on the shore and take it all in. πŸ˜€πŸ˜β˜€οΈ

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What made this simple cheeseburger so special - it was delivered to me by a waiter, while sitting in a box seat as I looked at the downtown Seattle skyline and beautiful Safeco Field waiting for the ballgame to start. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Lake Union in Seattle as I saw it from atop the Space Needle. August β€˜17. πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈ

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Chicken filled pot stickers with Chinese yellow chives, green onions, ginger and garlic were a great starter! The soy ginger dipping sauce with green onions and sesame seeds on the side sealed the deal! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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A few minutes from my house this historic 1928 bridge is yet another favorite get away for me. πŸ˜€ I love old bridges. 😍

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Salted Caramel Fudge ice cream kept cozy by two Red Velvet Cookies with hot, melted Caramel sauce drizzled over the top. πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ‘

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A chilly Nevada evening sky portends the approach of winter.

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The Mariner Dog - no frills with just mustard and sauerkraut to satiate a craving I had been having for years! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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This is the view a family has from the back deck of their mountain ranch home. I would love to wake up to this view each morning! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘

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The Italian Stallion with mild Italian sausage, grilled peppers & onions, marinara sauce and melted Parmesan cheese. IT. WAS. AMAZING! 😍

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A 10 minute drive from my house is this favorite place of mine to view the Truckee River. To take a few deep breaths and then get on with the day. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ™

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This Beef Stroganoff with tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef and mushrooms over al dente noodles and a sour cream drizzle really hit the spot on a stormy Fall evening! πŸ˜€

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I’m standing in the middle at 730 feet (223 meters) high 😳, swipe to see the fourth tallest bridge in the United States. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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These Monte Cristo sandwiches with tender turkey and melted Gouda cheese were likely the best I have ever eaten in my entire life!! 😍

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Just outside of Yosemite Park the Sierra Nevada Mountains once again show off their grandeur and beauty! πŸ˜€β˜€οΈ

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This combination pizza from a food truck with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and olives was a delicious pie to share with friends! πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€β˜€οΈ

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This tender, garlic Tri-Tip sandwich with red onion, tomato and pesto sauce on sourdough was a delicious food truck delight this summer!!πŸ˜€

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I love sailboats for their quiet travel with the wind!! ❀️ In Seattle I watched this one go through the lock and the very appropriate name caught my eye! πŸ˜€

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The Mariners Combo - a California roll, a King roll and a Tempura roll. Some of the yummy ballpark food I had back in August! πŸ˜€

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Watch out for that first 902 foot (275 meter) step - it’s a doozy!! πŸ˜€ As I was leaning up against the glass to take this photo of course I asked The Question - will the glass hold? haha πŸ˜‚. From this last August.

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This is my breakfast at least 5 times a week. An egg white vegetable omelet with fruit on the side. 😍 Other options on any given day include a sugar free protein drink, a whole grain waffle with natural peanut butter and nonfat Greek yogurt. All very yummy! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Oh, if only, to live in the Carson Valley and wake up to that view every day! πŸ˜€β˜€οΈ

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It is hard to go wrong with a juicy wood grilled New York strip steak and tender lobster tail! Amazing... 😍

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Caples Lake is located just west of Carson Pass and east of the Kirkwood ski resort. It sits at 7,800 feet (2,300 meters) and is one of so many picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountain lakes! πŸ˜€

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These beef sliders with melted cheddar cheese and minced onions were captured in the softest buns. Amazing! 😍 For folks in the U.S. they were almost vintage White Castle despite not being steamed. πŸ˜€

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The Village at Squaw Valley is the centerpiece for this elite ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area. There are restaurants and shops open all year. There is a lot of history to take in as Squaw Valley was home to the 1960 Winter Olympics! It’s one of my escape places when I need to get away for a few hours. 😊

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Deep fried bananas with a caramel-vanilla drizzle and coconut-pineapple ice cream. 😍 I only had one piece and the rest was shared with others but wow it was crazy good!! πŸ˜€

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Lake Tahoe has several docks open to the public. This one at Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay is one of my favorites in the afternoon or evening! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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This chilled Dungeness Crab sandwich with tomato, avocado and cheddar cheese on sourdough was crazy good! 😍 Lunch at Lake Tahoe on Thursday. πŸ˜€β˜€οΈ

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