|River Walk - Truckee River in Reno|
The reason we didn't make the trek to Elko, NV, was because our good friend Kevin was coming here for a doctor's appointment.
Turns out it was good timing as they admitted him to the hospital in Reno on Tuesday afternoon. Not sure what the situation was, we decided to postpone longer day trips until we had more information.
After running some errands we stopped for lunch at The Firkin and Fox (also known as fric-and-frac by highly educated people), an English Pub inside the historic St. Charles Hotel. They have a lovely patio across the street from the state capitol.
The weather was a perfect 70 degrees and we took a nice walk around the capitol grounds after our delicious meal. Although the planters are all bare due to lack of water, the trees and landscaping are beautiful. The capitol itself is quite small, with the legislative branches housed in a separate, more modern building. The state supreme court building is much larger and stands between the other two.
|Capitol among the trees|
|Nevada State Supreme Court|
|Early settlers - miners|
|Namesake - Kit Carson|
|Founding father - Abraham Curry|
|Love this giant beauty with the cloud shadow|
Kevin's wife, Bridgette, called Wednesday morning with an update and we headed for Reno. Stopped at a pretty park on the way, but with no dogs allowed, we didn't spend much time.
|Bowers' Mansion Park|
Before I found any stores, I found the River Walk and we had to stop and check it out. Tessa and I enjoyed a thirty minute walk along the water with a couple side loops through downtown.
It is an interesting mix of joggers, geese, art, the homeless, flowers, ducks, school children, musicians and historic buildings.
|Tourists from Canada|
|Century old Methodist Church dwarfed by casino|
|Utility box as art|
|Art as art|
|.....the most recognized icon of Reno, NV|
Kevin remains in the hospital where they don't seem to have any plan or prognosis, although he is in good spirits and fairly comfortable. I'm glad we're here and able to see for ourselves how he's doing. Few people we know are more ornery and stubborn, so I'm confident he'll soon be back home.
We'll get in a day trip and stay in touch, then see if our departure day may need to change.