Our family, along with my parents, took a little road trip at the end of September. We picked up Micah after school (he had an early dismissal that day) and made our way up north to Reno, Nevada. The last time my parents (or at least my mom) visited Reno was over 30+ years ago. Our last visit to Reno was in 2010 for the annual Nugget Rib Cook-Off. We ate a lot of ribs that weekend! 😉
The drive to Reno is about four hours. We made one pit stop at a small gas station to use their restroom. Grandma took Micah into their convenience store to look for snacks. Thank goodness I went into the store to check on them, because Grandma almost bought Micah a big bag of pretzel M&Ms. Then she asked me if she could buy the kids ice cream bars. Hmm? Give a 6 year old and a 2 year old ice cream bars to eat in our van? Um…No! We settled on a box of Cheeze-It and a bag of bbq chips.
The temperature outside kept dropping. I could’ve sworn that I was seeing snow falling, but Jason kept saying that they were large raindrops. There was snow on the side of the road though.
When we travel with my parents, we always try to rent a 2-bedroom suite with a living room and kitchen. We like staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, so we spent two nights each at their properties in Reno and Roseville. They offer a free hot breakfast daily and a free light dinner Mondays-Thursdays evenings.
It was nice having the kitchen and extra space for everyone. Bekah is a picky eater, but we were able to cook noodles for her a couple of times in our suite. Another benefit of staying in a hotel? Cable! We don’t have cable at home, so we go to watch shows that we don’t get to watch at home. Disney Junior, anyone?
We didn’t do much else after we arrived….just dinner, a little bit of unpacking, made up the kids’ beds and relaxed for the rest of the night. Plans for Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel, Circus Circus, a buffet lunch, swimming, and dinner in the hotel.