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North America » United States » Nevada December 19th 2020

2020 12 Mount charleston, Amboy Volcano hike 2020 12 Las vegas 2020-12 Trip: California, Nevada Trip 12-12-2020 to 12-15-2020 Thang 12-2020 tieu bang California ra linh stay-at-Home 3 tuan bat dau 12-7-2020 den 12-28-2020 vi giuong binh trong tat ca hospotal o california chi con co duoi 15%. Thang nay toi khong muon di xa ma chi di gan nha nen toi di Las Vegas va nhung noi gan do. 12-12-2020 Toi khoi hanh ti nha luc 11am va di den Mitchell Cave ma lan truoc toi den day nhung ho dong cua ni ho chi mo cua ngay thu Sau, Bay va chu nhat. Hom nay la thu Bay nen ho mo cua nen toi di den mac dau toi biet rang cave co the dong cua vi Covid. Toi den Mitchell cave khoang 4:15pm ... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas July 11th 2020

Las Vegas - Day 1 Getting there Our first day in Vegas was awesome. The plane rides were easy. This is the first time we had flown in First Class. In Starling tradition since there is a global pandemic there is no service in First Class unless you ask. We were up at 4am to catch our 7am flight out of Tallahassee so all we wanted to do was get comfy on the plane so we weren’t worried about drinks or snacks on the plane ride. I did want a water and I thought that was kind of extreme to have to ask for that but oh well. Tallahassee to Dallas our flight was almost full. This caught Jeff and I off guard because we haven’t traveled since March. We just assumed people weren’t flying. Oh ... read more
Welcome to Dallas
Mimosas 🍾🥂
2nd leg - masks on

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas March 5th 2020

From 2011, some history about Vegas, and how it became the Vegas we know. My visits now are solely to visit dear friends, Ken and Debbie. Rarely do we go down to the casinos, Strip, or shows. As we drive back to Las Vegas from St. George, I cannot help but wonder how this desert floor became the biggest gambling place in the entire world. Boulder Dam and the mafia seem to be the biggest players in the evolution of Vegas. Nevertheless, it is a colorful and checkered past, with familiar names, and lots of intrigue. A fellow named J. Ross Clark formed a partnership with rail tycoon, E.H.... read more
Famous Vegas sign
Luxor light


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North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 10th 2020

Monday was Aly’s turn for guzzolene powered fun. This morning we would be taking dune buggies out into the desert. Our shuttle was jammed pack with a group of young girls whose prowess operating off road vehicles and overall attitudes would make their guide’s day I’m sure. Not judging (okay yes I am) but I was glad we we’re assigned a separate group. There weren’t much too these buggies. A steel tube frame with 2 plastic seats, an engine, and a steering wheel. Aly drove for most of the trip, only dumping sand all over us once as she smashed through a dune (which was still awesome). It was fun but I felt like I was in a martini shaker most the day, wondering what effect it was having on the breakfast I’d eaten. I took ... read more
Bellagio Fountains at Spago
Gambling

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 9th 2020

Today was the day. I would get to drive something which was a culmination of over 50 years of automotive engineering and progress. And no, it was not the Corolla we rented. We were headed out to “Exotics Racing” out near the Las Vegas Speedway where I would be driving not a Lamborghini, not a Ferrari, not even a Mercedes. I would be driving a Ford. This wasn’t just any Ford. When we arrived I could see it sitting amongst a row of Huracans and Avenators; a red Mustang GT500. Since being resurrected in 2007, the GT500 has been Ford’s top Mustang trim and up until this year the philosophy has been just add more horsepower. First 500, then 540, then 660 as the model years went on. 2020 was no different. The snarling 5.2L V8 ... read more
Aly and the Aventador
Getting Ready to Take Off
Happy customer

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 8th 2020

I’ll fully admit, Aly and I aren’t really the Vegas types. We are both secretly in our late 60’s and are always commenting about all the “hooglians” faffing about. But we were excited to be on another trip together and making snide comments about the public behind their backs is a sort of hobby of ours. And in Vegas it is very easy to make snide comments about people. Actually most of the people in the casinos during the day really don’t look like they’re having all that great of a time. My theory is people come there because its one of the last places they aren’t oppressed by “the man” and can smoke indoors to their lung’s contentment. After getting lost at the City Centre hotel/restort complex and checking Caesars Palace and the Bellagio, we ... read more
Lunch
Donnie and Marie
Definitely not a copy right infringement

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 7th 2020

I managed to convince Aly that I need to leave this country every year in February; because by that point of winter I’m usually ready to renounce my Canadian citizenship and move somewhere less slushy. Being the raucous party animals that we are, we picked Las Vegas. As some of you know, airports, airlines, and the overall being on a plane experience is challenging for me and initially amusing but over time irritating for those around me. According to Aly I become quite cross and sarcastic or “airporty” as we’ve decided to call it. For this post you may be relieved to know that there will be practically no airporty-ness. We arrived a little early and there were no lines for baggage, security, or customs, Figuring we were on vacation, we downed an entire bottle of ... read more
The Man Spread
Our hotel room

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas January 19th 2020

Hmm well, they say that you’ve gotta experience it once...so I’m glad it’s done. Can’t say that we’ve relished the Vegas experience, despite seeing two fabulous shows. The whole atmosphere is...um, hard to put into words...weird, tacky, fake, over the top...just not really my kind of place. Part of what makes it unappealing is the masses of people everywhere...I sort of get why people would like it, but I’m not one of them!! But we always came here for the shows - Tournament of Kings and Cirque du Soleil ‘O’ and they were both fantastic! We were in the ‘Dragon’ section for T of K, so we had to cheer for the baddie - the whole experience was interactive, from eating medieval food with our hands (surprisingly Eloise hardly ate, despite the constant challenge to get ... read more
Real jousting
Got up some speed!
Dragon!

North America » United States » Nevada » Genoa November 9th 2019

SNOWSHOE THOMPSON Snowshoe has pretty much faded into obscurity nowadays, but he was the only man I ever heard my dad speak in awe of. Both of them were mail carriers. My dad had a mail route out through Ophir, near Auburn; he drove a 1955 Nash Rambler on his route. It was a good job, but, of course, he didn’t keep it long. Snowshoe carried the mail twice a month on his back across the Sierras in the winter. My dad thought Snowshoe was the toughest man who ever lived. I do not doubt it. The Story… Snowshoe Thompson: “Viking of the Sierra” When John A. Thompson responded to an ad in the Sacramento Union : “People Lost to the World; Uncle Sam Needs a Mail Carrier”, he had no idea he was to become ... read more




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