Friday, October 15, 2010

Top 10 reasons why I love Reno, NV

OM [one moment] meet up - week #26

The Biggest Little City In The World!

Yep, that's right! The contract has been signed, the ink is dry. We are moving to Reno, Nevada.  When?  Sometime around the 1st of July.  I've been waiting for this moment for 13 1/2 years.  It is surreal, exciting, scary, and bittersweet.  C will finally be finished with residency and we anticipate that this will be our final move.  It will be the first time in all these years, that he/we may have a "normal" family routine with weekends free and evenings together. We might be able to attend a BBQ as a family or a school meeting together.  No more 90+ hours a week of work for him.  No more indentured servitude.

Much like landing in Rhode Island almost 7 years ago, Reno was not on my radar.  I've been to Las Vegas once and now Reno twice (both times relative to the interview).  But great things happen when we least expect it.  I'm sure I'll be sharing much about our move in the coming months: how will this affect my business, how will the kids transition, house selling/buying, saying goodbye to good friends, etc.  But today, in this moment, I want to tell you the top 10 reasons I love Reno:

10.  It's sunny 300+ days a year.  Having spent most of my life in and around Chicago, and the last 7 years here in Rhode Island, I'm tired of the dreary gray winter months of January through March.

9.  There's no humidity.  See the above comment about having lived in the Midwest and East Coast, both very humid in summer months.

8.  There are no bugs!  Yep, no no seeums, no mosquitos, no ticks, no fleas...NO BUGS!  Maybe the occasional lizard, bear, and coyote but I can live with those.

South Lake Tahoe #02 | California

7.  Lake Tahoe (30 minutes from Reno) and year round outdoor living for the boys:  skiing (snow and water), boating, hiking, mountain climbing, biking, etc.

6.  It's 3.5 hours from San Francisco (my favorite US city) by car and less than one hour by plane.

5.  Lake Tahoe
lake tahoe fall 2005

4.  My tweeter friend Angie (@modernpaper and Jumping Jack Designs) lives there.

3.  C found a wonderful practice there with great people who are family oriented.

2.  The boys really like it and are excited about the move.

1.  It's the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new adventure for our family.

There you have it...a really big moment for us!  It feels great to be able to share this news with all of you.

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