Lorie Wojtowicz wasn't going to watch from her window as temperatures climbed to record-breaking heights over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
"You can't sit indoors because you know it's short-lived," she said.
Instead, she brought her ponies to an empty lot on Curry Street to offer rides as part of Lorie's Pony Express.
As Joseph Irwin and his children Joseph, 7, and Shayann, 9, rode their bikes past on the way to visit their mom, Victoria, at the Washoe One Stop, they paused for a ride on Jellybean.
"It's actually pretty fun for the kids," Irwin said.
They weren't the only ones enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. Throughout Carson City, people were walking, biking, lounging and soaking up the sun.
Monday's high of 64 degrees in Carson City fell just short of the record of 65 degrees set in 1959. However, Sunday's high of 66 set a new record over 65 degrees set in 1961.
After running errands at Costco on Monday, Lupe Torres of Dayton brought her daughter, niece and their friend over to Fuji Park for lunch.
"We decided to come over here because it's so beautiful," Torres said. "You're not sweating, it's not freezing cold. It's just perfect."
For Michelle Torres, 11, her cousin Yvette Torres, 15, and friend Marlen Moreno, 14, it was the ideal day off from school.
"You can do more stuff," Michelle said.
It's unlike colder weather, Yvette said, which leaves little else to do besides study.
"No one likes doing that," she said.
Spring teased the upper elevations as well.
"We love it," said Lynn Jordan, who lives on the top of Kingsbury Grade. "We have a black driveway in the middle of January. It seems more like April."
However, winter is expected to reappear later this week.
According to the National Weather Service, a disturbance is expected in the next couple of days, bringing cooler temperatures to the area.
Today's high is expected to hit 60 degrees, then drop to 44 on Wednesday. Thursday it is expected to warm up to 47 degrees and continue to climb, reaching 52 on Friday.
Weekend weather is forecasted in the mid- to upper 40s.