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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Animal ark is a 38-acre-wildlife sanctuary that shelter animals that may be disadvantaged, disabled, orphaned, or unwanted. The sanctuary can be found about 30 minutes north from downtown Reno in the beautiful foothills of Red Rock, NV.
The animals are given plenty of space and, with great care from workers/volunteers, can live their lives in a nice and safe environment surrounded by love.
During every visit, I came across knowledgeable workers/volunteers that were eager to educate and witnessed their great relationships with the animals.
The ark is active in providing resources and an environment for the community to learn about wildlife, including educational videos and field trip opportunities.
The Ark hosts special events throughout the year that are enjoyed by many, including: the Stampede Mile-Marathon, Cheetah Run, pumpkin treat giving during fall, summer camp for kids, holiday events, and breakfast buffets.
Animal Ark is on my list of top ten places that help make Reno the "Biggest Little City." I am thankful for their efforts in helping animals, educating the community, & providing beautiful grounds and events for a good time.
Friday, March 12, 2021
I've been trying to come up with a line to start this review, but I'm having a hard time, so I figured, why not put all of them.
1. Why am I only finding out about this bakery just now?
2. It's places like Perenn that make me so proud of Reno and it's movement toward Foodie Heaven.
3. When typing "best bakeries in Reno" on Google, why doesn't Perenn Bakery pop up? Turns out that there's room for Google to improve.
4. You need to visit this bakery right now!
5. Want to treat yourself or someone you love? This is the place to go.
6. Perenn Bakery brings you the whole experience, exciting all the senses, with super fresh, gorgeous hand-crafted pastries and breads, a fancy & charming rustic bakery seating out in front, and, most importantly, unique and beyond delicious-tasting food.
They're even staying in the game with every other aspect of business, including social media, online ordering & bulk ordering, and catering. Ordering opens at 2pm (closing time) for next-day pick-up. At pick-up, no need to wait in line, just let them know.
Perenn has a professional website, gorgeous, drool-worthy photos on Instagram, check in with their guests regarding opinions, offer giveaways, and keep close ties with the holidays/seasons, offering holiday/seasonal-themed goodies and meal kits.
Their pastries alone will win me over and everything else is the big fat cherry on top, which is much appreciated.
As I'm typing this review, I'm on their site adding items into my cart for pick-up tomorrow curbside.
Have you watched LOST? Do you know that line where Jack tells Kate, "We need to go back! (to the island)" That's how I felt when I had my last bite of Prosciutto & Gruyere Croissant. Luckily, I know how to go back, which is what I'm doing first thing in the morning.
-local business that uses local, high quality ingredients
-If you are a butter lover, you will be a Perenn lover
-vegetarian friendly, not gluten free friendly. Breads are dairy free.
-priced a little more than the usual but totally worth it due to the best quality ingredients and just the best tasting food.
-The kind female worker with the beanie that boxed my pastries was down-to-earth friendly and answered my questions patiently. Cashier was also super friendly.
-don't forget to join their rewards program. Free croissant? That's a steal.
-They have the fanciest pastry box ever.
-There was a guy behind me that knew this was my first visit and told straight-up how I was 100% going to enjoy the pastries. Yes, their pastries will get you raving to customers right in the same building.
-The chocolate croissant will get you talking in a French accent. Quality chocolate. Flaky and well balanced.
-They bake everything fresh daily, so come early if you want to get a chance to taste their best-selling pastries or order online ahead of time.
-Their flaky croissants can get a little messy, so If you're trying to eat them in the car, best put a box right below.
-Fancy food calls for fancy drinks and chips. Yes, they have them. Coffee, chips and assorted sparkling beverages available (Aura Bora is a unique brand that has flavors like cactus rose, lavender cucumber- no sugar)
-They sell merch.
-Midtown is not the best with parking, but there are spaces out in front across the street and nearby neighborhood parking available
-boulangerie/viennoiserie-type bakery-that means lots of milk & butter and in-house baguettes. Yes, they're fancy enough for these fancy classifications.
-If someone gave me a gift card to Perenn Bakery, this would be the only time I would share my pastry, and it would be with them. Gift Cards available in store and online.
-OMG for Avocado Toast!!! I never say OMG, but will make an exception for their toast. Bread-perfection, avocado-perfection, toppings perfection! Just the right balance with fats, acids, starches and magic.
-my last visit, I went for another box (6 minimum) to try all the other goodies. And every.single.pastry.was.bomb! Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie, Chocolate Croissant, Cinnamon roll, Kouign- Amann, Cardamom Twist, Earl Grey cookie. Yum in every single bite from start to finish.
-I saw a tub of cookie dough in their drink case.
-you can buy a jar of their homemade chili crunch and everything else on their website.
I am now on a mission to try every single item at this magical bakery. Do you have a favorite bakery in Reno? I am always ready to try new things.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
|Two not so steep lanes (left) and two steeper lanes (on right with orange netting)|
|Tube Tahoe was born during the pandemic, aiming to supply a fun spot for everyone to safely have fun outdoors.|
|Click on "Book Reservervations" on homepage and click on "purchase tickets" to see this option. Rates as of 1.2023|
During the pandemic, my family made a trip out to our usual tubing spot-Adventure Mountain, but they were at capacity.
I asked the worker out on the road if he knew of another tubing place around and he referred me and my family to Tube Tahoe.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was close by (12 minutes).
I'm glad that Adventure Mountain was at capacity since we were presented with another place to explore and try out.
The four slopes at Tube Tahoe were perfectly groomed, with kind workers at the top to help hold the tubes in place before take-off.
This was extremely helpful, allowing for my two little ones to be able to go on their own without me and my husband's supervision.
Me and my family had a great time at TubeTahoe. Though it was different from our usual snow adventure —less crowds and fewer slopes — it was a welcome change as me and my family love to discover and explore new places.
If you're wondering, Adventure Mountain is also a great tubing resort, with more lanes (18 in prime weather), a snow play area, and a building that has a small shop and eatery area that serves fast food. This resort caters both to smaller children and adults as some of the slopes are on the steeper side. If you plan on visiting this resort, make sure to get there a bit before they open to avoid crowds and to secure a parking spot.
Free Fun Day for Special Needs Families, 2023
|They have a small shop just in case you forget something. Snacks available for sale.|
|Delicious dogs from Pretty Off Weiners next door after a full day of fun.|