Growing up sometimes suck :O( It has it’s advantages yes, but can be oh so stressful.
We’re stacked with responsibilities. Stress is normal, an everyday occurrence. If it’s not this, it’s always something else. I think we sometimes put too much on ourselves, period. We just want everything to be OK, right? I understand, it’s easy to get lost in all the kaos.
Thank goodness I have my son to remind me what it’s like being a kid again. He reminds me that life doesn’t always have to be so complicated. If we all looked at life from the eyes of our children sometimes, we’d be so much happier. To enjoy the simple things and laugh at all the little silly things. It’s not easy, but we should try.
We recently took a trip to Reno, NV. My son, who is 12 has never been there. Why? Lets just call it life. The important thing is now he has. Of course we picked one of the worst storms of the winter to go. On the way up, it was jam packed. We were stuck in traffic for at least 2 hours.For a normal typical day, that would have been a nightmare. I’m normally patient, but I can’t stand wasting time. Siting in a slow moving car is not where I like to spend my time. Luckily, it wasn’t a typical day. Seeing the snow come down, it was like magic. The white fresh snow on the side of the road was memorizing…it was all so worth it. I don’t ever remember seeing so much snow in my life! It was beautiful. A sight to remember. I come from the Central Valley. There is no snow there. Too bad I don’t get out of town much. Too busy with responsibilities. Always too busy. Are you always too busy too??? Join my club.
Besides enjoying the beautiful snow, we had to pay 30 bucks for someone to put on chains for us and 15 to take them off. What a rip off! I guess we should have prepared a little better for it. It’s actually pretty simple. I recommend you trying it out at home before your trip. Then you’ll see how easy it is. Save you an extra $45 towards junk you probably don’t really need. Make sure you have rain boots and gloves. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
We got settled and made good use of our time. I wanted to make sure he saw Reno at night. You know how pretty the city looks when the city lights are lite.
Peppermil…very nice restaurant and great food! My son isn’t much of a picture person. But neither am I ;o)
His reaction… Reno itself was OK. Let’s face it, things have changed since I was a kid. It’s pretty much a ghost town.
The trip was mainly to experience Circus Circus and and the snow. Let me tell you, a 12 year old can spend a whole day at Circus Circus playing video games. We both definitely enjoy shooting guns :O) Let’s not talk about the hotel stay though -_-
I tried to win a big stuff dog. I had to throw a dart into a tiny little star on the wall. About $30 later, call me a loser. I did get a dolphin and a couple of other things that were won for me :O) Better than nothing.
We decided we wanted to go play in the snow on our way home. It was still snowing and we already knew what spot we wanted to stop at. Off we went. No chains this time though. It was sunny out, beautiful. The air was crisp cold though. You can see the tree branches layered with fresh snow and all along side the road. I am a lover of the outdoors. I find nature one of life’s most beautiful piece of art. And it’s free lol
Conversation must have been good because we pasted it. The snow seem to get lighter and we started seeing more brown than white. Finally we realized we had long gone far from our planned destination. My son has never played in the snow so we decided to turn around. Had to drive an hour back! It was more than worth it though.
Check out the snowman….my son and I mad him. We didn’t have anything to make his required features so we had to empharphize. Used quarters for his eyes. a branch for his nose and arms. Couldn’t find anything for his mouth though. I did lend him my beanie. Very cute I must say.
We spent a lot of time making snowballs. I am by far the best snowball maker and thrower in my family. We aren’t big snow people. Therefore we had No snow gear. Our shoes were wet, toes were frozen. After awhile we could barely feel our feet! It was freezing!!!
The smiles on our faces kept us warm. Like a kid, I was playing and laughing. We had a great time. It was nothing huge like a trip to Bora Bora, but it was still fantastic. No matter how big or small a moment or event, as long as you’re with the people you love, that’s all that matters. Good times…that’s what I’ll categorize this trip under. I’ll be taking my own advice. Let go sometimes and remember what it’s like being a kid. Then go be one and enjoy life.
Till next time….take care!