As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, when we left Terry’s opal ring at Jewelry By Charlie in Boulder City on Friday, he told us he would work on it over the weekend so we could pick it up Monday and keep our schedule to be in Reno to pick up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal on Wednesday.
But yesterday morning the phone rang and it was the shop calling to tell us that the ring was resized, the new stone had been set, and it was ready to pick up. Wow, talk about fast service! A lot of business owners could take a lesson from Charlie.
We drove back to the shop to pick up the ring, and he did an excellent job on it. Terry was very pleased. While we were there she also saw this beautiful sapphire and diamond ring. She’s not really a jewelry person, so when she does see something she likes I take notice. Since her birthday is the 22nd, she got an early present.
After we left the shop we stopped to check out a couple of other antique shops that we missed on Friday. The more I see of Boulder City, the more I like the charming and friendly little town.
Not enough to move there; if we ever hang up the keys it will be in Florida. But we like Boulder City enough that the next time we’re in the area we’ll probably avoid Las Vegas altogether and stay at the Boulder City Elks lodge campground.
On our way back to the campground we stopped for dinner at a nice little Chinese restaurant called the Golden Flower. Located in a nearly empty strip mall on Russell Road, it was named Best of Las Vegas a few years ago.
We actually found it a week or so ago on Yelp and this was our second time there. Terry liked her meal both times and my shrimp fried rice was delicious. This one definitely gets added to our Favorite Restaurants book.
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What gorgeous rings…and they look so very nice on Terry’s hands too!!
And how nice to find a neat little town with great service….and a nice Chinese restaurant on the way!! YUMMY!!
I would love to have seen a picture of the man (artist) who did such a beautiful job on those rings. Next time you go thru perhaps?.
Don’t you just love it when pleasantly surprised with good service. Love the rings.
Nick your overlooking all the advantages Boulder City has over Florida
NO Giant mass’s of bugs, state tax’s, Tropical storms. Much lower humidity, Lower cost of living!
But there is wind for your Kites, and Lake Mead for you Kayak. and Big Horn sheep in the city park to watch. And when you get bored, You can always come down the hill to some of the contraries greatest restaurants being the chow hound that you are
And if you really want to go country Come out to Pahrump and join all the rest of us desert rats. We only have THREE Stop Lights….
Terry, that opal is just Gorgeous. Love the size, and oh my gosh, the colors…. The other ring is beautiful too. Lots of points earned Nick, you did good..