Reno River Festival

Last weekend, instead of doing traditional Mother’s Day things, my family and I headed downtown to the Truckee River to watch some kayakers.    The Reno River Festival has been around for 11 years and features world-class kayakers in a variety of competitions on the water.   The event has struggled in the past and the weather here isn’t always predictable but this day was perfect.   The skies were blue, the air was warm and the crowds were just right.

a kayaker making it to his next buoy

a kayaker making it to his next buoy

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The traditional punishment when a kayaker comes out of his boat ... he must drink a beer from his boot.   Bootie Beer!

The traditional punishment when a kayaker comes out of his boat … he must drink a beer from his boot. Bootie Beer!

a drone is readied for flight

a drone is readied for flight

camera test on the drone

camera test on the drone

Boys looking for crawdads

Boys looking for crawdads

all smiles

all smiles

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the old Reno arch

the old Reno arch

one of my favorite shots from the day ... I'm a sucker for an accordion

one of my favorite shots from the day … I’m a sucker for an accordion

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