Reno, Nevada – 7/15/2014

 

JULY 15, 2014 (Tuesday)

 

Hot again today. We didn’t get moving until around 1:30 PM. We decided to just walk around and check out the casinos and businesses in the area. We didn’t realize it was so hot until we stepped outside. We then changed our plan and made sure we went inside many of the casinos and walked all the way through and then into the next casino. Kept us cool for awhile. We also walked down to the butterfly statue that I love so, near the river. Still beautiful.

Flowers in the street median in front of the Plaza Resort Club

Flowers in the street median in front of the Plaza Resort Club

This is a really big pistol, one of the biggest we've ever seen.

This is a really big pistol, one of the biggest we’ve ever seen.  I guess they are showing us what protects the coins and gold in the store.

The AC was flowing out the door and the dog was enjoying the cool.

The AC was flowing out the door and the dog was enjoying the cool.

Their rules are the opposite of Las Vegas rules.

Their rules are the opposite of Las Vegas rules.

Nevada ironwork motif.

Nevada ironwork motif.

Oddly busy but dead at the same time.

Oddly busy but dead at the same time.  Lots of empty tables with employees standing around waiting for someone to lose their money.

Edie's favorite butterfly mobile.

Edie’s favorite butterfly mobile.

Not much wind so not much movement.

Not much wind so not much movement.

Leaving Harrah's.

Leaving Harrah’s.

We didn't go in to Circus Circus.

We didn’t go in to Circus Circus.

Headed for lunch, I was struck by the architectural cap put on this new building.

Headed for lunch, I was struck by the architectural cap put on this new building.

Triple digits means lots of folks at the river.  The water will at first take your breath away, it is so cool.

Triple digits means lots of folks at the river. The water will at first take your breath away, it is so cool.

"Red sky at night, sailors delight."

“Red sky at night, sailors delight.”

We had lunch at a little pizza joint close to our resort, around the corner. Food was very reasonable and good. We each had a slice of pizza, a really fresh salad, and a drink. After lunch we went back to our room for awhile. Michael wanted to do more research on our timeshare sale situation.

Around 7:30 PM, we walked to the church next door to the resort and listened for a little bit to a lovely female chorus that was performing. Very melodic voices blended beautifully in the church. After that we walked across to the river just in time to see the ballet dancers and some singing going on. Fun.

Flowers hanging from the pedestrian bridge.

Flowers hanging from the pedestrian bridge.

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Personally, I'd rather watch, "Say yes to the dress."

Personally, I’d rather watch, “Say yes to the dress.”  Actually, both are quite painful.

We didn’t stay very long as we were hungry (again) by this time. We walked along the river and around the corner to the taco place.

An older puppy let off her leash to cool down in the river.

An older puppy let off her leash to cool down in the river.

Michael wanted a burrito. We were disappointed it was closed so went over to The Chocolate Bar. After waiting near the door for a minute or two, we left. We decided it was a spendy place and we’d go there another day for happy hour. We then walked next door to the place we had lunch and had a wonderful dinner. Michael had a meatball sandwich and I had a pasta dish in a bread bowl. Very fresh and good.

I brought half of it home, really good though.

I brought half of it home, really good though.

I've seen lots of clam chowder in a bread bowl, but I've not seen pasta in a dough bowl.

I’ve seen lots of clam chowder in a bread bowl, but I’ve not seen pasta in a dough bowl.  Edie gave me a bite and it was very good.

We are now back in our room, stuffed and tired. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

 

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