Top Five Destinations of Reno
When I think of Reno, I reminisce about one of the best bachelor parties I ever attended. I arrived Friday night with the rest of the revelers, and we all found seats at the blackjack table, drinking beers and whiskey as the ebb and flow of the cards washed over our chip stacks. The night ended late, but not so late that the next morning we didn’t head for a full day of skiing to cleanse the body and soul from any remaining liquor or loss. After a big ol’ steak dinner, the strip clubs came next. By 6 am Sunday morning, everyone started to trickle down to the taxi stand to head back to the airport. Except me. I decided to spend a day hanging out in the biggest little city in the world.
Unfortunately, a meeting with a long-time friend fell through and I had to entertain myself without a car for the day. I wandered around in and out of casinos, trying to stumble into a little luck. I had a good time, but my lack of preparation once again proved to be a stumbling block. So, the next time I hit Reno, I know that I’ll at least try to do these five things before I wander and stumble some more.
When I hit the slopes at Squaw Valley, I may have still been a bit tipsy, or maybe it was a lack of sleep to make anything seem fun, but damn, that day had some good skiing. You can never plan for powder days, but that’s why you stay for a long time when you visit a ski resort. It’s eventually going to snow. So, don’t leave until it does.
Of course, if you choose to visit in the summer, the slopes will be barren. Fortunately, baseball season will be in full swing and the Reno Aces should have some top talent. If Tyler Skaggs and Adam Eaton make the big league club though, you can still see the best that AAA has to offer with the AAA All-Star Game on July 17th.
To prepare for a long day skiing or a full day of baseball, I’m going to need a big breakfast and that’s where Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs fits the bill. It sounds simple, delicious and filling – I’m talking about the ham steak and eggs, topped with caramelized bananas.
I’ve been tandem paragliding (where I jumped off a mountain with a guide and started catching thermals in a parachute) but I’ve never been hang gliding. So, I figure I’ll give Thermal Sky Sports a day so I can try drifting to the ground horizontally rather than vertically.
I saw the Valentine’s Vampire Crawl and immediately I wanted to give it a whirl. This weekend, for the price of a $5 cup, you can enjoy the company of other creatures of the night and traipse around from bar to bar, drinking beer, not blood. If I can’t make it this weekend, maybe I’ll try to plan for the Reno Zombie Crawl. Zombies are hotter anyway.
Any suggestions for things that I missed? Any additional recommendations for the area? Just let me know in the comments.
About Jason McClain Jason is an aspiring novelist, which means there is a lot of time to put off writing and watch baseball or go fly-fishing, hiking and traveling. By "a lot of time", Jason means "procrastination."