Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Goodbye Carson City

Carson City, NV
Photo by JP's iPhone
For the fourth time in nine months I am going through all of my stuff prepping for a move.  In the words of my mom, "Yup, that sounds like early marriage."

I don't really mind it, I guess.  I have always liked going through things and organizing them. In fact, my dream job (which I am not going to reveal at this time) includes organizing stuff all day.  The simple things, right?

Moving to Houston (go ahead and groan and tell me how awful it is, but remember I like it) means saying goodbye to Carson City.  Just like Houston, I had low expectations of this place, but Kyle and I have really enjoyed our time here.

We will definitely miss:
  • Being surrounded by mountains (seriously, all sides).
  • Kirkwood Ski Resort.
  • Lake Tahoe.
  • Living within walking distance of the pool.
  • Living within walking distance of the library.
  • Living within walking distance of the park.
  • Living within walking distance of the grocery store.
  • Living within walking distance of church.
  • Perfect temperature.  We hardly use the heater or AC.
  • Being so close to San Francisco (and other California attractions).
  • Baby cows (oh, I love them!) and quail on our street.
  • The facility where Kyle works.
  • Our awesome ward.  These guys understand the term "fellowship" like nothing I've ever experienced.
  • The Reno/Taho airport.  No security line.  Ever.
  • The Reno River Festival.
  • So. Many. Vanity Plates.
We will definitely NOT miss:
  • Wheel of Fortune slot machines (WHEEL!! OF!! FORTUNE!! Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!!)
  • Casinos.  Everywhere.
  • The smokers that live below us.
  • Our apartment carpet that is hiding stains from a past I don't care to know about.
  • The high school drop out kids that congregate outside our apartment.
  • Wind.  (Someone should throw up some turbines here--it could power the world).
  • Weird Nevada drivers.
That is all I can think of for now.  But it really has been a good six months (minus the four that I lived in Provo while Kyle lived here).  We're excited for a new adventure and a MUCH nicer apartment in Texas.

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