Month: December 2014

Christmas in Reno

Every year when I can I try to spend my Christmas in Reno. This is where my mom’s side of the family is from, and it is also where I grew up for most of my childhood. Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno is an old town that with beautiful land. Because it is shadowed by its younger brother in the state (Las Vegas), the city is pushed under the radar. But what separates Las Vegas from Reno is the snow. While this year it wasn’t as evident, when it does snow, it snows.  I celebrated my 21st birthday in Reno and got to gamble for the first time. My cousin recommended the tables, and I started off the night with paigow poker. I didn’t take too many pictures of the night because…well, you know the deal with a 21st birthday. Advertisements

Lake Tahoe Trip 2014

For the past few years me and some friends have been trying to plan a Lake Tahoe trip. Every year it didn’t happen due to procrastination and other commitments, but this year was different. With almost half a year of planning, over 20 friends, and five days in a cabin, we finally made it happen. I’ve been to Lake Tahoe a few times, but this was the first time that I went with friends. We ran into a snow storm on the way up and almost slid out of control, but luckily there was a shoulder we were able to pull on the side to. We realized we put the chains on the wrong wheels. There was actually a plus to it: we got to touch the softest snow, ever.          For the first day or two, there was a good amount of snow; a white winter wonderland in the deep wilderness. But towards the end of the trip, the snow quickly disappeared. Nevertheless, there is something different about the Lake Tahoe wilderness that separates …