May is easily one of the best months to be out and about.
The weather is usually fine, neither too hot or too cold. Nevada's often background brown color has changed to green in May, even though it doesn't linger long. Outside activities ramp up in advance of summer's arrival in June.
First on the out-and-about list is a “who knew?” for me. The Spring edition of AAA's magazine, Via, had a feature on Western waterfalls. In a prominent spot was Kings Canyon Waterfall in Carson City. A half-mile walk (uphill) from a parking area below will get you there. For all the information about the Falls, Google “Kings Canyon Waterfall, Carson City” to see several useful websites and a handy map. Kings Canyon Waterfall is considered a five-star attraction, so dig out those hiking boots and a camera.
The City of Sparks has a pair of special May events. First up, on Friday May 25th, is a “Last Friday in Downtown Sparks” featuring free admission to the charming Sparks Heritage Museum, train and Glendale School house from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be a free movie for kids at the Amphitheater as an added bonus for your outing. Saturday, May 28th, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sparks Marina you'll find the second annual Stars & Stripes Honor March scheduled to benefit the Nevada Veterans' Memorial Plaza. The march and walk around the Marina will be a great way to demonstrate your patriotism and support for our Military.