So, I was off in Reno from Wednesday through Saturday, for work. Why I can't remember to pack my camera when I'm off on these trips, I can't for the life of me figure out! Because it was essentially a casino hotel, the room was lovely, but there were few perks. No free internet, for instance. Instead, I think it was $3.50 for 30 minutes. Instead, I decided that the blog would just have to sit quietly and wait until I got back home.
Aside from the standard stuff about hotels and casinos and large servings of food and plenty of other silliness to be had, Reno had some very nice surprises. I love cities constructed on a major river. Most cities in Montana are that way: Missoula has the Clark Fork, Bozeman - the Gallatin, Great Falls has the Missouri, and Billings - the Yellowstone. In some ways, I think Helena could count the Missouri, but it's about 10-15 miles out of town, and dammed to create the Canyon Ferry Reservoir, so not quite.
In any case, Reno has the Truckee River running right through town and the city planners in Reno have done their best to make the most of it. The banks along both sides are walkways and park lands. There are fountains, sculptures, benches, and greenspaces. The river itself has been re-engineered to create kayaking pools and class III whitewater features. As you walk along, you can watch the kayakers cartwheel their kayaks, playing in the various features. It's so innovative - the local sports community actually becomes part of the attraction. They've installed tons of smooth-topped rocks along the river, and there is at least one concert amphitheatre, as well as play parks and picnic shelters. It's really nice.
So, anyway, that's what I've been doing. What have you been up to? Why don't you show me by linking up? Time for the Salvation Show!
My favorite link from last week was this yummy broccoli slaw from Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings.
I've seen similar recipes before, but I think the addition of Ramen noodles and slivered almonds just kick this one up a bit. Give it a try, and while you're over there, give Marissa a little blog love!
So, for you, Marissa, my 'Featured' Button:
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