Downtown Reno is changing. Two of the largest casino-hotels are being changed into condos. We have found a small casino with an attached motel just a short distance from downtown. Since I cannot walk very far without pain (arthritis, you know) we stayed there. When we wanted to go out we drove. Consequently I don’t know how much action the downtown casinos were getting.
Driving out we went to out usual haunts. The Nevada Museum of Art had a wonderful exhibit. More of that later. We got to the bookstores, especially one that we discovered last fall. Zephyr Books is right on Virginia St., well organized, with clean used books and has good prices. Meadowbrook Mall always attracts us and The Nugget in Sparks just next door to Reno is a must for me. The Oyster Bar there has Lazy Man’s Ciappino which I must have at least once during out stay. With the weather doubtful we did not drive out to the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge for a day of birding. We expected it would be rather fruitless. But we did get in a couple of walks (I have a seat cane) along the Truckee River at Idlewild Park. A delightful place with a nice paved footpath along the river. Who knows? We may never get back to Reno if gas continues to rise. But Reno is a city we have learned to appreciate over the last twenty years.