Wing Fest – Reno, Nevada 7/6/2013

JULY 6, 2013 (Saturday)

 

Kind of a lazy day for us. I did laundry in the morning ($1.50 to wash, 3 washers, and $1.00 to dry, 3 dryers) and then we walked over to the Wing Fest. We were surprised at what a pleasant and short walk it is over there. Lots and lots of people, food, booths, music. Also discovered that on one side of a casino (not positive which casino) was a huge rock climbing wall. Impressive. And people were climbing. It was the highest one I’ve seen.

Chicken Wing Festival, aka:  "WingFest"

Chicken Wing Festival, aka: “WingFest”

Just before we got to the festival Edie noticed this impressive rock climbing wall.  Note, you can go all the way up!

Just before we got to the festival Edie noticed this impressive rock climbing wall. Note, you can go all the way up!

Climber, and it is a hot day.  We think she was sweating.

Climber, and it is a hot day. We think she was sweating.

Back to the Wing Fest. We walked the whole length and looked at all the booths, checked out (but didn’t eat) the food booths, and enjoyed the music. It was very hot out so I got a berry smoothie from one of the booths.

Oh goodie, crowds.

Oh goodie, crowds.

This line was at least 4 times longer than what I got in the photo.  Very popular wings.

This line was at least 4 times longer than what I got in the photo. Very popular wings.

A pretty woman in a yellow hat and sunglasses at the festival.

A pretty woman in a yellow hat and sunglasses at the festival.

Edie got a kick out of this sign.

Edie got a kick out of this sign.

Good band singing, "Sweet Home Alabama"

Good band singing, “Sweet Home Alabama”

This guy was serious about his Chicken Wings!

This guy was serious about his Chicken Wings!

A picture of a pretty woman holding a mustache purse for our daughter, Lex, who loves mustache stuff.

A picture of a pretty woman holding a mustache purse for our daughter, Lex, who loves mustache stuff.

Picture does not do justice.  The butterfly really mimics the flight of a butterfly.  The green disc rotates and is on a shaft that also rotates resulting in flapping butterfly wings and a slightly erratic flight path.  We were both mesmerized by these. 2 for $19.99

Picture does not do justice. The butterfly really mimics the flight of a butterfly. The green disc rotates and is on a shaft that also rotates resulting in flapping butterfly wings and a slightly erratic flight path. We were both mesmerized by these. 2 for $19.99

Edie and I like these 3D holographic crystal images.  You can give them a photograph and they will create one out of your photo.  Very nice and fairly reasonable.

Edie and I like these 3D holographic crystal images. You can give them a photograph and they will create one out of your photo. Very nice and fairly reasonable.

Good idea for two little ones.  Edie asked if they were twins.

Good idea for two little ones. Edie asked if they were twins.

Trophies were given

Trophies were given

Trophies

Trophies

Trophies

Trophies

A somewhat more humble trophy

A somewhat more humble trophy

Stand up tables out of the sun with misters at one of the more popular eateries.

Stand up tables out of the sun with misters at one of the more popular eateries.

A touch of India/England in Reno.

A touch of India/England in Reno.

Guy heaven

Guy heaven

So if your name is Cannon, have we got a ring and pendant for you!

So if your name is Cannon, have we got a ring and pendant for you!

Where the train comes from underground to stop at the Reno Amtrak station.

Where the train comes from underground to stop at the Reno Amtrak station.

If Edie makes me take one more picture of this butterfly I will scream!

If Edie makes me take one more picture of this butterfly I will scream!

Got back to our “home” and that’s been it. We’re sitting here listening to all the music going on at Wingfield Park. It will go on until 10 PM tonight. We’re also thinking about going to the pool. We’ll let you know tomorrow.

Hope your day was awesome!

 

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