J.M. Capriola Co., Elko, Nevada

This morning I went into the office to meet everyone and to have some time with my new manager and also the Chief Advisor I’ll be working closely with. Before long we were in a meeting room brainstorming ideas on some common projects we’ve all been working on though at different locations. 3 hours later we emerged only as it was lunch time. Julie and I went to Dos Amigos which is a local Mexican restaurant. I had the fajita quesadilla and Julie the taco salad. As usual, the meals were huge but it was the best Mexican food I’ve ever had; simple and tasty.

After lunch we went to Adobe Middle School which is where we’ll send Harrison. They showed us around the school and then had a chat to us about what to expect for Harrison. I think he’s going to enjoy his elective for year 7 as they are offering robotics and automation next year, complete with 3D printers for making a range of things. Afterwards we went and had a look through a 3 bedroom apartment at a nice complex not far from the school and shopping area.

Next was a drive downtown to the old area of Elko for a visit to J.M. Capriola Co. No visit to Elko would be complete without a look in this shop. All the leatherwork, including saddles, are made on the premises by master leather craftsmen. They are also the largest stockists for Garcia Bits and Spurs; there are cabinets full of shiny cowboy stuff which I have no idea what it’s used for! You could spend a good few hours in the store looking at all things and wondering what to do with them. They also have the largest range of boots I’ve ever seen, though I didn’t dare look at the prices. I can imagine they are quite expensive and not the sort of thing I could wear to work.

Below are some photos from the store to give you an idea of the range and amount of western gear they have.

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