We were headed to Reno for a few days because the Silver Legacy had sent us a deal for 2 free nights and so had the El Dorado so we combined them and stayed for 4 days. While we had been to Reno many times before, most of the time we stay in the casinos with an occasional visit to the Reno Aces, the Arizona Diamonback’s AAA baseball club. I knew that we couldn’t gamble all that time so I searched for something else to do and came upon the Scavenger Hunt offered by Let’s Roam. It was the most fun! You start out at a given location and using your cellphone, you are given clues to find objects which will take you to your next destination. The majestic Indian was our first clue. From there we were led to the Wingfield Park Glenn Little Amphitheater. Next was the doors of the church. Toward the end we were led to the World War II monument and our last stop was in front of this bookstore. My husband said he would be quite comfortable sitting on the bench if I wanted to go inside the store but I knew I could get lost in there for hours so I didn’t. If you are really in a competitive mood, you could take the challenge to get through it all in a certain amount of time and while one person uses the app for directions, another one takes pictures and submits them for points. We didn’t do that, preferring to take our time and see all the sights along the way.
One of the places we were led to was the big Believe metal sculpture. I wrote about that before because it was a profoundly moving experience for me. I actually broke down and cried when all the letters came into view.
They have these Scavenger Hunts for cities all around the US, Canada and possibly some other places as well. I was thinking that maybe we should try one in San Francisco, although I kind of did that already with my A to Z last year! I know they have one that centers around Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Just have to make sure the hubby is in good shape.
When I went to the site to check the link, I see that they now have an indoor virtual version as well. Guess Covid brought up some new ideas for them. I know that there are different themed experiences you can have like a Bachelorette party or even a team building experience for corporations. Also, if you are interested, they are having a sale right now!
Earlier I talked about going to the beach, but seeing the sunset at the beach is something totally different. I love the colors of the sky and hearing the waves. Just magical. You can still watch the sunset even if you are not by the beach of course. We live so close I’m ashamed to say we don’t get there very often.
Sports Bar is my last offering for the letter “S.” Interestingly, this one was actually one of the stops on the Scavenger Hunt in Reno. It was like being back home because San Francisco teams were the focus of the bar. This stop was in the middle of the hunt so it was a nice place to grab some refreshments. I was a bit shocked to know that the bartender had no idea they were part of the scavenger hunt. When we told them about it, they hadn’t heard of it. I would have thought they might get some extra promotion or something from it. Still it was a nice rest stop before we continued on the rest of the journey.
Of course there are sports bars closer to home. One is the American Bull which, fun fact, used to be a regular bar (well, maybe a dive bar truthfully) called Peabody’s that my girlfriends and I used to go to on a Saturday night. It was there that I met my husband’s brother, which led me to meet my hubby. When I go into the American Bull now I can’t help but remember what it used to look like. Ah, memories.
One more letter this week and then a bunch of really tricky ones! Can she make it?