Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Brief Trip to Reno & Tahoe

For Justin's birthday, and also just for fun, we took a long weekend and traveled to a corner of the world that is quickly becoming one of our favorites. Reno, Nevada, and Lake Tahoe, which straddles the Nevada/California line.

Reno has quite a few casinos.  My guess is that it's on par with or slightly smaller than Atlantic City.  While we were there, we stayed at the El Dorado.  Reno is a small town, and like most places, has a few parts that have seen better days.  But there also seems to be a lot of investment in the downtown area.

The Truckee River flows through the downtown, and a newish pedestrian promenade has been built to bring people out and about.  You can see some graffiti tags, so there are still some struggles.

The street banners caught my eye, because they've cleverly incorporated Nevada's shape.  We saw at least three different districts defined by the banners.  Neat stuff!

In Lake Tahoe, a few things grabbed our attention, design wise.  The first is the hotel that was next door to us.  It had an outdoor adventure theme, and the one sidewall was painted with a pretty cool bear graphic designed to look like a topographic map.

Then, we saw these light fixtures in a small brew pub in South Lake Tahoe.  As far as I can tell, the shades are growlers with the bottoms removed.  A nice way to stay true to theme!

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