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All About Reno, Nevada
OMG!! What a crazy morning!
The girls have off today and there are so many things on the schedule!
First of all, Gianna wanted to take a dance class at the gym with her friend (who is also a member), at 10:45 - 11:45AM.
So, although I woke up at 7:30 and did a mini cleaning of my kitchen, den and dining room, as well as put up a load of laundry, had some phone calls to catch up on, fed Punkin - I was ready on time, but of course, the kids were draggin' ass!
This is why the day is going to get nuts - After the gym, I have to drop off Gianna's friend at her house, get back home so Gianna could shower and change for her friend's birthday party -- Then I have to pick up Gianna's friend who will be showered and bring both girls to the birthday party.
Whew - thank God, the girls have a ride home latte in the day,
In the meantime, I'll be with Kelsey and we will more than likely grab lunch together and then head back to the gym for a meditation and yoga class I want to take at 5:30.
After that, I'll probably be ready to fall out!!
Since it is one of those days, I'm going to get right down to the topic at hand -- RENO, NEVADA!!
Today, Tanya is heading to Great Salt Lake with Cosette and then onward to Reno.
How much do you know about Reno? Well, let's take a look....
17 Fun Facts About Reno, Nevada
(credit: Flickr user jcantroot)
1. Reno, in Nevada is located by the Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe.
2. It is referred to as “The Biggest Little City in the World,” known for its casinos and its proximity to many ski resorts.
3. Gambling in Reno can be traced back to pre-colonial times, with games being played in celebration of hunts and harvests.
4. The man that won the contest that birthed the slogan the “Biggest Little City in the World” was actually from Sacramento.
5. Before Vegas took off in the 1960s, Reno was the gambling capital of America.
6. Washoe, a chimp raised in Reno, holds the title of the first non-human to communicate through sign language.
TANYA IN RENO IN JUNE 2015 (c) travelincousins.com
7. Before taking the pen name “Mark Twain,” Samuel Clemens went to Reno to search for gold and silver. He was unsuccessful.
8. While many people know Vegas as the marriage capital of the world, Reno became known as the divorce capital of the world after 30,000 couples untied the knot between 1929 and 1939 due to very lax divorce laws.
9. With more than 16,000 slot machines, Reno has one machine for every 14 residents.
10. Reno city parks are home to more than 150 different tree species.
11. While roughly 40 million people visit Vegas every year, only 4 million visit Reno.
12. Downtown’s National Automobile Museum showcases more than 200 vintage cars.
13. The Reno Ice Pavilion once lived in Atlantic City, NJ before all 16,000 square feet of it was dismantled and moved to the big little city. It is now called the Olympic Ice Pavilion.
14. Reno has thousands of earthquakes each year.
15. Reno has the world record for the most people playing checkers at one time with almost 550 people playing the game in February 2014.
16. At 39,000 square feet, Rattlesnake Mountain Skate Park is one of the biggest skate parks in the west.
17. The direction you travel to get from LA to Reno is actually west because of the L-shape of the state of California, it actually lies farther east of Reno. So if you’re heading back to Reno from LA, you’re going west.
AERIAL VIEW OF RENO (c) travelincousins.com
Reno is also one of the cities we blogged about back in September, 2016, which you might want to check out as well
Well, being that I'm a taxi driver today, I'm going to get myself going! The dance class is just about over and I'm going to pack up my laptop.
I'll write more in tomorrow's blog!!
Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING TO: LAKE TAHOE, NV
Skiing and Pampering
Hey Hey Hey!
Greetings one last time from good 'ol Park City, Utah (at least for this trip).
Today we are heading back on the road and leaving Utah to go into Nevada. It'll be a long day on the road and to kick things off before we really head out of the Salt Lake City area we will be stopping at the Great Salt Lake - as promised!
More on all that jazz tomorrow...
For now let me share with you what finally happened - we finally hit the slopes in the USA!
It was snowing and all about the Park City Resort and the Canyons Village.
I was happy as a clam to be out there and to swoosh around.
Granted there were definitely spots that could use a little TLC or maybe these were the spots that were getting too much TLC since they were runs that are known for high traffic - and yes there is even traffic out there on the slopes!
But we also found some wonderful and amazing locations where there was plenty of powder and we were making our own lines. It was dreamy!
Overall it was a fab day out there and much enjoyed!
And it was all about the pampering once we got back to our resort...
Cosette had gifted me with a number of products from LUSH (her obsession and very faorite store) for my birthday - she had also promised me a "spa day"!
So from the foot soak, to the massage, to the facial, and then to finish things off I had my first ever experience using my own Bath Bomb!
Ooooooh it's soooooo PRETTY!
FROZEN Bath Bomb (c)travelincousins.com
FROZEN Bath Bomb (c)travelincousins.com
It was finally bed time after a lovely and relaxing bath where I was just mesmerized by all the sparkles and felt like I was in a snow globe or lava lamp - I'm telling you it was so COOL.
Of course Cosette brought her own Bath Bomb that she happened to use a few nights ago and I taped just a bit for you to see:
And now the time has come for me to bid you adieu and get on the road - there is more fun to be had!