Thursday, August 22, 2013

Kid-Friendly Reno Vacation - Part 2

Yesterday I posted about a kid-friendly vacation to Reno. Today, I'll share a few more photos with you.

Nate loves to swim. I think we could have spent every single day, all day at the pool and he would be happy. But instead we woke early and headed to the pool for a few hours. A hint to those of you going to Reno: go to the pool EARLY. We were there at 8 a.m. and it was perfect. In fact, we were the only ones there. I think everyone else was in bed with hangovers. Go at 8 a.m. and you have a giant pool all to yourselves.

(one more post about swimming, because of my weight loss for the first time in like 10 years, I actually put on a swimsuit and got in the pool with Nate!) 

No vacation post would be complete without talking food. First, as you know. . . I'm on a mission to change my eating habits. Brag time...I managed to lose 5 lbs on vacation. My trick? I stuck to my program. I ate 5 medifast meals a day and one lean and green meal. Boy it helped with my budget too! haha

One night, we chose Brasserie St. James to eat and I have to say it was easily one of the best meals I've had in my life.

We ordered this Brazilian/Argentinian bbq skillet thing and it was four or five different meats and tons of roasted veggies. The photo doesn't do it me if you're in Reno, eat here!

We visited the National Automobile Museum and it's ranked as one of the top 5 in the United States. I'm not really a car person and I loved it! It was laid out very cool with different galleries for different time periods.

When you walked out of the gallery, you walked onto a street decorated like that era! For example, here this car was set up in a 1950 looking garage. Interesting note....we met the man who cleans and takes care of all these cars and every single car in the museum runs and can be driven.

Here Nate and Liam had played dress up (like gangsters or cops depending on their mood) and posed in one of the photos on the "street"

 And here Paige and Marc had dressed up.

You should recognize this car. Jack and Rose made out in it in the Titanic movie!

One day, we headed out to do a little fishing. We packed hot dogs and a picnic lunch and visited Washoe Lake State Park. It was a pretty little park. Not great fishing....the water was really low and really warm. Here Marcus has waded out to almost the middle of the lake and as you can see he's only knee high. They saw big fish in the water but they weren't biting. It was still fun and the little kids had a great time wading out to the middle!

And here are just some random silly photos. Paige and Marcus went to the mall one day. Paige was after really cool studded sneakers (she's a little punk girl) and Marcus wanted a necklace for his girlfriend. They posed with these silly glasses.

 The boys got in a food fight in the elevator. Shoved eachothers faces in cupcakes. I wanted to tell them to behave but they were so busy giggling and we were the only ones in the elevator so I laughed with them and took this photo.

Eating ice cream at Virginia City with Grandpa.

My sis and I pose for photos at the lookout on our way to Virginia City.

All in all, it was a great time in Reno!

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