University of Nevada – Reno, Nevada 7/11/2013

 

JULY 11, 2013 (Thursday)

 

We were up and down at the pool by 10:30 AM. We started in the hot tub. It was tolerable today. We’ve tried it before and could not get past the burning feet or hands with the metal pole to get into the hot tub. Michael pushed the button for the bubbles but it didn’t work so he turned the knob. After a couple of minutes the person who works as the valet came up and asked if we were okay. Apparently the red button he first pushed was the emergency button, which is right next to the switch. We apologized for causing his extra work.

After about ten minutes we went into the pool. We did our laps leisurely, and just enjoyed the coolness of the pool and exercising. We watched while three of the female housekeepers worked around the pool cutting and trimming all the greenery that was getting kinda wild.

Back in our room, we discussed what we wanted to do today. We opted to go walk to the bus stop about a block away and take the Sierra Spirit bus. It was a free bus, but now costs a whopping 25 cents, but 10 cents if you’re over 60. It was fun being on the bus and seeing areas we hadn’t seen before. We got off near the end of the line at the University of Nevada campus. We looked at some of the buildings and walked over the bridge at the “lake” where swans and ducks were swimming and resting.

Pretty woman getting on the bus.

Pretty woman getting on the bus.

Nice public service ad on Bus.

Nice public service ad on Bus.

The Bus

The Bus

Really pretty campus.

Really pretty campus.

University of Nevada, Reno Student Union

University of Nevada, Reno Student Union

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno

Lots of brick and clean lines.  Nice campus.

Lots of brick and clean lines. Nice campus.

It is a fairly big campus. Total Students: 18,227; Average age of all students: 23.8; Full Time Students: 13,737; Part Time Students: 4,490.

It is a fairly big campus. Total Students: 18,227; Average age of all students: 23.8; Full Time Students: 13,737; Part Time Students: 4,490.

Pretty woman walking on campus.

Pretty woman walking on campus.

Edie wanted the walk way photographed, at least it wasn't a butterfly.

Edie wanted the walk way photographed, at least it wasn’t a butterfly.

Oregon farmers call them flying cows.  They eat like a cow!  Beautiful Canadian Snow Geese.

Oregon farmers call them flying cows. They eat like a cow! Beautiful Canadian Snow Geese.

A very mellow campus.

A very mellow campus.

A  soccer team working out.  The team member at the end sprints to the front of the jogging line of other teammates.

A soccer team working out. The team member at the end sprints to the front of the jogging line of other teammates.

Swan at the lake.

Swan at the lake.

Swan preening.

Swan preening.

I tried to talk Edie into abandoning the adventure and becoming full time students.

I tried to talk Edie into abandoning the adventure and becoming full time students.

We debated whether to take the bus back, or just “hoof” it. We decided it was only about fifteen blocks back, it was a nice day, and that we should walk it.

"It's only 14 blocks, it's a little walk!"  She said as took off at a near jog.

“It’s only 14 blocks, it’s a little walk!” She said as she took off at a near jog.

It was a lovely walk back and we got to go through the blocked off area where they had old and new vehicles, off road vehicles, bikes, food booths, live music, booths of clothing and items for off road-ing. Fun.

Another street festival.  Reno is good at drawing vendors and crowds.  The Shelby is a raffle, 6 tickets for $50.

Another street festival. Reno is good at drawing vendors and crowds. The Shelby is a raffle, 6 tickets for $50.

So, it is brand new and has a certificate that it is made from original parts from 1965.

So, it is brand new and has a certificate that it is made from original parts from 1965.

Lots of toys at this place.

Lots of toys at this place.

Obligatory Festival band knocking out a great rock tune.

Obligatory Festival band knocking out a great rock tune.

Edie wants this.  Especially the kayak.

Edie wants this. Especially the kayak.

Hawk.  We did not try to pet it.

Hawk. We did not try to pet it.

Dirt Bikes!

Dirt Bikes!

We stopped at Taco Del Mar and got some linner to go. I got a small burrito and Michael got a large burrito (approximately $12.00). After we ate we had a small nap and Michael spent the afternoon working on the blog, adding facebook, pinterest, google and twitter buttons. Feel free to like us on any of those things. Thanks. We’re debating if we’re going to go out to Wingfield Park and see what’s happening.

Hope your day was good!

 

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2 comments on “University of Nevada – Reno, Nevada 7/11/2013
  1. ciscogizmo1 Tug says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post every day. We are currently, touring colleges and UNR looks really nice. My daughter did not consider that school but we just might have to look at it.

  2. mkeller7281 says:

    Dear cisco:
    It is a beautiful campus and offers degrees through a Doctorate. Winters are a little snowy, cold and wet. Good luck on finding the right school.