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Monday, May 5, 2014

What To Do - Monday Listicles

Oh, hi! Yeah, I've been MIA for quite a while. But Stasha coaxed me back onto this blog with this week's topic: 10 Things To Do Where I Live. Since where I live (Reno, NV) is still fairly new to me, I figured it was a good way to get my thinking cap on.



Go visit Stasha at The Good Life and link up with your own list!

Here are my 10:

1. Hiking. Hiking is everywhere here, which I love. I can literally go a quarter of a mile from my house or 20, 30, 45 minute away.

2. Wild Horses. This might include #1, but you can probably get somewhere within 20 minutes from town and see wild horses. In the wild. In my case, I can often see them within 5 minutes of home.

3. Breakfast. I don't go out to breakfast a lot, but I keep hear/reading about great places to go to breakfast around here! I think I might have to try a few.

4. Lake Tahoe. I can be there in about 40 minutes. It's so, so beautiful.

5. The Bay. Say what? I never thought I'd live in a land-locked state, and this isn't really something to do "here" in or around my town... but I can be in San Francisco or somewhere around the Bay Area in four hours or less. And though I've only gone once, for work, I do like the idea. (And have two more necessary trips planned this summer - one concert and one work trip)

6. Casinos. Okay, it's not Las Vegas, but there are still a few big casinos right downtown. My idea of gambling is $20 in penny slots that better last me at least an hour and a half... but it's fun to look around and people watch!

7. Outdoor festivals and events. We're looking forward to BBQ Brews & Blues, and have attended Hot August Nights - the country's largest classic car show - for several years. We used to come to visit specifically at that time. There's also a giant motorcycle convention thing, hot air balloon races, a huge chilli cook off, a river festival, air races... the list goes on. Oh, and there's always Burning Man.

8. Winter skiing. I haven't gone skiing in years, but my sister-in-law thinks we should give it a go. There's a ski place just 20 minutes up the road, and many more around Lake Tahoe.

9. Breweries. Hubs loves craft beer and while it's definitely not Seattle, the craft beer scene is definitely growing here. We've already visited several of the small, newer breweries.

10. Exploring. The one thing about moving to a new town is that everything is new. So there is always something to see or discover. Sometimes you discover that it's not something you want to see or do again, and sometimes you discover some real gems. But it's all new and fun.

Hope you had a great weekend. Make it a great and amazing week! (Why not?)

***Ally

4 comments:

Clarinda @ Enjoying the Course said...

Reno sounds fabulous! I totally should have joined Monday Listicles this week. It would be easy to come up with 10 things to do in Vegas. LOL.

Terri Sonoda said...

Love your list. I would like go to Reno some time. It's not that far from Vegas. Maybe try some of those beers too. LOL And, of course, meet up with you if at all possible.

julie gardner said...

Breweries, outdoor festivals, penny slots, wild horses, and winter skiing?

I might be knocking on your doorstep in a few hours.

Or maybe I'll send my kid to college in Nevada so I have an excuse to visit him.

Hmmmm.....

Mike said...

I always like reading posts like these from folks who are "new" to Reno, Ally! It is an amazing area with the diversification of activities year round and access with hours to some big metro areas just like you mentioned! As I will now be able to restart my pursuit of food posts (along with the usual) I keep finding new places...breakfast included! I love those off the main street, wonder finds for restaurants. We hope all is well with you! I got busy with Phoenix for the past 3 months :)