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EnCompass Academy 80s Prom Fundraiser

Kristen and I attended the EnCompass Academy 80s Prom fundraiser on Thursday. The evening consisted of dinner and drinks, a Cha Cha lesson from Gerzon Chavez, and a raffle.

Kristen and Justin Raffle Table

Justin and Luke Dinner

Dance Lesson

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Halloween Salsa Dancing at Edge

Last Friday night Kristen and I went to Edge for Salsa dancing. At 7:30 BB & KiKi give a free salsa dance lesson. From 8:30 to 10:30 is social salsa dancing. Even though I wasn’t setting the floor on fire I had fun and would do it again.

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Marin and San Francisco Trip

On our first night in Marin my Mom gave us the tour of her garden.

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Mom showing plants

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Potted plants

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Creek

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Tower of plants

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Lighthouse

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Broken pot

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Wooden reindeer

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Hot air balloon

The next morning Kristen and I went on a hike and saw some of the local wildlife including deer and turkeys.

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Marin Panoramic

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Kristen Marin

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Marin selfie

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Wild turkeys

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Deer on front porch

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Kristen with deer

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Deer family

After our hike Jeremy, Kristen and I got some basketball in.

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That night we went to dinner at Sorella in Fairfax.

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Family at Sorella

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Dad and Claudine at Sorella

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Kristen and I at Sorella

On Sunday we took the ferry to San Francisco to catch the Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival.

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Kristen and I on the ferry

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Ferry panoramic

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Kristen ferry

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Kezar stadium

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Kristen waterfall

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Kristen Porch Stage

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Arrow Stage

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Rooster Stage

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Cake Sunset

 

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Night in The Country 2014

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Metal at Knuckleheads

knuckleheads reno nevada shuffle boardLast weekend my roommate and I went down to Knuckleheads Bar & Grill to watch a band I used to play for called “Half a Tusk” as well as a couple of other bands. The show was supposed to start at 8:00, but like most local shows I figured it would be late so we got there at 8:30.

When we walked in I was happy to find that they weren’t charging a cover. I then walked over to catch up with my old band mates a bit. After a little chit-chatting I walked over to the bar get a round of beers. While walking up to the bar I saw a sign for a bucket of 5 Rolling Rocks for $8.75 (Can’t beat that). I went ahead and got a bucket and proceeded to doll them out.

It still didn’t look like anybody was getting on stage soon, but I didn’t have a problem with that, because they have free shuffle board. The table might not be quite as nice as The Blind Onion, but who cares. We ended up getting our fare share of shuffle board in, because the first band “Hell Pig” didn’t come on until 9:30.

half a tusk knuckle heads reno nevadaHell Pig was a little gimmicky with the front man wearing a slaughter pig mask and playing various sound clips between songs. They did put on a good show though. After Hell Pig was Half a Tusk. These guys just love to shred. Both guitar players are very talented. If you enjoy good guitar playing regardless of your predisposition to metal I recommend giving these guys a listen. After Half a Tusk I said good bye to my old band mates as the were breaking down and went home with my roommate.

The bar

Knuckleheads would most likely be filed under a dive bar. I tend to enjoy dive bars and Knuckleheads is no exception. The staff for the most part has always been friendly and the place is kept clean.

One thing I really like about Knuckleheads is that they offer no shortage of things to do. In addition to the shuffle board table they have two pool table, dart boards, pinball machines, and a ping-pong table.

The menu

If you are just coming in for a drink they usually have some sort of deal going on. Last time I cam to Knuckleheads they were offering $3 Third-Shift and you got to keep the glass. Other than that they have a full bar with beer wine and liquor.

The food probably doesn’t rank well through Weight Watchers, but if you want some greasy bar food then Knuckleheads is the place to go. Like their drinks the food is quite reasonably priced. Knuckleheads offers burgers, jalapeno poppers, chicken wings, and even a couple of different pasta dishes.

The bottom line

If you don’t mind or even enjoy a bit of a dive atmosphere, then I highly recommend checking out Knuckleheads. They offer a fun atmosphere with affordable food and drinks. If you prefer a more mellow experience then go on a weeknight. If you enjoy the local music scene and especially metal, Knuckleheads usually has shows every weekend.

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