2. Expect full arms: To maximize your time at The Great Reno Balloon Race, carrying a lot of supplies is the norm. For parents with very young kids, this means sleeping babies, diaper bags and every kind of item in between. Blankets for the ground are a true necessity, but if you forego that, you'll still need a lawn chair or something to sit on. You'll also have your arms full with that cup of coffee, thermos of hot cocoa and any breakfast items or snacks you packed to keep the kids going.
Maggie O'Neill; Photo: RGJ file