A Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventure Tour 2018

My son Jameson is now 13-months old, and I’ve learned this is the exact age when a young boy develops a full-blown love affair with vehicles: cars, trucks, planes, and trains. Every large transportation vehicle he sees is currently a “truck” (his favorite word), and “trucks” of every kind litter my living room: an ATV,…

Pilates Workout: A Reno Dads Experience

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… fit guy walks into a different workout class and finds out just how challenging it is. Guy walks out with a new appreciation for just how hard it is to work out in a new way.  This is my version… A few weeks ago, Club Pilates offered…

NEW: Party Rooms at Circus Circus

If you read my previous article about the new Circus Circus, you know that they’ve recently completed a string of renovations that brought a slew of great new family-friendly additions. One of its newest additions are the two party rooms. Now, as appealing as it is to invite a couple dozen sugar-crazed kids to destroy…

Review: Create – Bottle Cap Opener

Some dads don’t feel comfortable being “crafty.” It conjures up images of puffy paint, construction paper, glitter, and yarn. But, creation and crafting don’t have to be outside of the comfort zone. In fact, my fellow Reno Dads founder (David) and I jumped at the opportunity to check out Create and build a beer bottle cap…

Cirque Paris at the Eldorado Reno

There’s a new Cirque show in town at the Eldorado – Cirque Paris! If you’ve never experienced a “Cirque-style” show before, think theater and acrobatics combined. There are some very very talented performers that display not only their artistic side, but extremely athletic side. Your eyes will bug out, cartoon-style, at some of the stunts…

Kids University Camps

At some point, when you have school-aged kids, you’ll be told that they’re on break. Yup, no school and you have to figure out what to do with them during the day. Taking a month off of work isn’t an option for most of us. Thank goodness for day camps! There are a number of…

Review: Kerak Shrine Circus

With all the options of family entertainment coming through Reno, I have forgotten the old fashioned fun of the Kerak Shrine Circus. Admittedly, it has been years since I have personally been to any kind of circus. The whole prospect of taking my young kids to a place full of clowns just seemed daunting in…

Review: Impossible’s Magic Shop and Theater

Do you believe in magic? Not the Harry Potter type, but the Houdini type – slight of hand, illusions and physical feats. As somebody who celebrates the complete fatherly catalog of Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy (amateur magician/magic enthusiast), I thought it was cool to see my son take an interest in magic recently. And I…

Review: Color Me Mine Reno

Parents rejoice! We have another great activity option in town – Color Me Mine in the Summit Reno (south Reno, next to Century Theaters). What is Color Me Mine? Well, let’s call it an art studio that specializes in ceramics (or what I came to find out are called bisques). As you walk in, you’ll…

Review: Hall of Heroes at the Wilbur D. May Museum

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Hall of Heroes at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno! Hall of Heroes is Hands On Hall of Heroes is an interactive exhibit, which means everything isn’t stuck behind three inches of plexiglass. You actually have something to do besides simply looking at artifacts. That being…

Go See The Unbelievables at the Eldorado

The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza is an awesome show for adults and kids alike. The show headlines Sara and her dog Hero from America’s Got Talent so it was hard for me not to draw comparisons with other tv shows, movies and broadway shows. The host was a comedic Ryan Seacrest-type with a touch of Joel…

Review: Key and Code Escape Rooms

Reno has been fortunate to have a number of new escape room businesses pop up the last few years, and we have a great new one at Legends in Sparks, called Key and Code. I had an opportunity to check out Key and Code thanks to a Yelp Reno event. If you aren’t familiar with…