Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I love my bookclub!

Like so many of you, I too, LOVE my book club.

Last night was our annual  'Stonehouse'  meeting for my Totally Lit Book Club.  The Stonehouse is a Bed and Breakfast smack dab in the middle of the Nevada Desert  (Northern Nevada).  It's about 40 miles from Winnemucca, so we do have to drive a bit and have a few designated drivers  (3 of them tonight).

Summer evenings at the Stonehouse are just so relaxing and nice.  Beautiful sunsets, and tonight we saw a Great Horned Owl just sitting on his fence-post.  He was our dinner entertainment.

I will talk about the book later on  (it was 'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand--a great read), but for now,  just a few picks of  my book club friends.

We had a grilled shrimp salad for dinner.  What's nice about having our meeting at the Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast is---we are all alone in the whole house.  No one else was staying there  (It will be full come fall)  and dinner was not rushed.  It is just a really nice low-key, relaxing time.

And the Great Horned Owl. 
Can you see him on the fence post? 
This was outside our dining room window.
There is a Magpie on the ground too.
They must have been waiting for something to come by to eat.

 Before  dinner we sat outside and enjoyed some wine  (or iced tea for the designated driver or 2)

I didn't have my glasses on,  so I just snapped a few. friends really aren't napping before the book discussion  (they will kill me if they see this),  but I really wanted to get the scenery. 
The mountains and the sagebrush.  
Nevada scenery.

And my book club friends.  I love my book club friends.
(awwwww....what  a good book discussion can do to a person!! It's so good for the soul.)

Tomorrow I have a different book club to go to.
They are like my kids.  I love them both!!


Dizzy C said...

Looks like you all have a great night and a lovely wise owl as guest. :)


bermudaonion said...

I wanna join your book club!

sadie607 said...

I want a book club. I think that owl must live on that post. He (or another owl) was there many years ago when I was at the stonehouse scrapbooking.

And I want to hear about the discussion

Karen said...

What a great thing to do... everybody pile in a car and take a trip... looks like fun!

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