Old and new photos here. The Wash photo was taken about two or three years ago in a wash that ran behind my apartment complex. It was a very nice place to ride my bike, there isn’t anything like this near my house. Note how beautifully groomed the wash is! It gets plenty of use by the public, and runs for a very long way too. There is also a Disc Golf course too.
The ceiling fan is new, the other four are all alike which looks so much better than three white five-blade fans, and two bronze five-blade fans. They also each have their own remote controls which is really nice. Money well spent on a nice home upgrade!
Here are some oldie pics from around Las Vegas, I think the old Nikon D3300 was used here. Lots of tourists are lined up for a photo op in front of that sign which I find a bit funny. The photo of the base of the Stratosphere Tower was taken at Las Vegas Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard. The goofy flooring sign is somewhere along Sahara Avenue I think? It’s a big city!
It wasn’t worth the effort last night to try for better photos… It sounded like a damn war zone in the backyard too. I’m glad that’s over with for another year, although there will be a few explosions today and tonight. I sent an email to my HOA folks about my same neighbors three doors down once again lighting fireworks in our neighborhood, it’s illegal. Morons!
I had a short ride around the area a while ago and grabbed these photos. Along the way, I passed a few parks where lots of people were gathered for cookouts and boy did it smell good! At least a few people were masked and keeping a distance away from others, that’s good to see. The little man-made lakes are pretty to look at and are stocked with fish, I don’t know which fish though. There were about a half dozen people fishing on one end of a lake.
I took a quick jaunt around the area to get the heck out of the house for a while today. Had a nice chat with my dad while parked in this little park. I feel a bit childless like this playground regarding the damned virus. I so want to see my children and the rest of my family but it’s not possible. The fence around the playground is like the virus, a fence that keeps families apart.
A sad sight
Actually, it’s a very good day, the photos almost demand the title. I had several stops to make today hence I haven’t uploaded anything until now. Our real, actual lives come first since blogging is for me an avocation.
Yesterday, my new chrome wheels were installed on my truck, and I very much like the look! No photos yet, nobody probably cares to see it anyway. Driving around today taking care of business, it came to me that I have come full-circle.
Back in the day, back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, my father and I traveled quite a bit to race his 1/4 mile drag boat. We were in several states over the three years we did this and it was an experience that I am very lucky to have had and I am so grateful for those days.
During those years, I was totally blown away by the beauty of the desert southwest in Arizona where we raced several times. I wanted to stay there. Fast-forward to 2013 and the now-ex and I moving to Las Vegas.
As I’ve said here before, I just didn’t want to move back home to Michigan and the gray skies, and cold dank weather most of the year. I made the correct decision in staying here! I am where I wanted to be those many years ago. I’ve now come full-circle!
The firetruck was moving, I clicked the camera very quickly for those photos
The mom and pop shops like this are what make America great! 😎
These photos are of a large decorative glass bowl that belonged to my mother. Now it and other items of hers live here with me in the desert. I miss you, Mom.
Two Las Vegas locals doing the right thing while on public transit. The other photo is me waiting for a southbound left turn and on my way to the dentist’s office for a cleaning. A different experience this time, I had to call the office from outside and be let in.
Then, I had to sign several releases of responsibility, long story short, the dentists are covering their asses in case a client contract’s the virus. Oh, and I had to gargle Hydrogen Peroxide for about thirty seconds per the Clark County dental administration or something like that.
All dentist offices in the city require this now. Still, I had a good checkup!
I have uploaded photos from this location before, sorry! The stripped car setting on the ground has been hauled away but all of the graffiti is still there, more grunge in the next upload. How nice that someone dumped their gas grille along the road, dipshits!
I decided to ride the freeway back home instead of waiting through all of the many traffic lights on the boulevards. Keep an eye peeled aft as you never know when one of those idiots traveling one hundred miles per hour will blow by you. Nearly every time I go out for a drive, I see a driver do something both illegal and ignorant. Today, it was a moron making a left turn at a four-way stop intersection out of turn. Always drive defensively in Las Vegas my friends!
This is the 215 freeway northbound, in the northwest valley.
My home-made mask is still in the game but not by a whole lot, so I grabbed this inexpensive mask at one of my stops along my way early today. It’s not a surgical quality mask obviously but it’s dang patriotic! Who could have known that face masks can be a piece of fashion?
On the way to you guessed it! Another ride to the pharmacy, this construction behind the blind has been going on for about two months now. Why? This construction zone creates a situation where people have to wait through two full cycles to get past Charleston Boulevard. I wonder if the city will refund people for wasted fuel and aggravated nerves? Yeah right! 😎
Is this chap truthin’ or fibbin’?? Poor old man!
Taken yesterday on a quick ride, two human buddies, and two equine buddies! It was great to feel the warm breeze rolling through the cab, to feel the sunshine on my face while driving…
I grew up around deer hunting so this cartoon makes perfect sense to me! 😂
This flower I do know! I’ve mentioned before recently that I do not like these damn flowers as they are toxic to pets, and make a hell of a mess in my backyard when the flowers finally croak.
Gladly, my neighbor very recently cut them down along our common border, or block wall actually as that is what we use here instead of chain fences. I’m so grateful that I let him use my rubbish bin to help him get that crap out of his backyard that much faster! Thank you, neighbor!
Here’s an older photo from about three years ago heading east on Charleston Boulevard. After moving north from this area it became obvious how much busier that road is compared to my new location. Vegas traffic can be tough and dangerous.
I had a quick ride to the store for supplies at mid day, captured these not so exciting photos that do show that Las Vegas is still alive and well. it’s been several days since I went out, the traffic level appears to be up slightly. In the store I was not happy to see several folks were not wearing masks, that’s being stupid, people! But what is one man’s opinion worth…
These photos are about five years old and taken on the way to work one morning. I quit that job, not because of the job but because of very poor management. I won’t tolerate being talked at, through, or down to by a belligerent employer! This happens too often to people…
Chaos has always been with us, now we have a pandemic added to that chaos…
The photo shows a portion of Las Vegas proper, a misconception is that the entire valley is the city proper but it’s not. The Las Vegas Strip lies in two unincorporated communities called Winchester and Paradise, leaving the actual city just north of the Strip. Visit the Wikipedia page.
Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres (45 ha) of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city.
This city has a very complex and interesting history for me. Sometimes I’ll do an online search for the history and other aspects of this valley up to and including why certain areas of the valley are sinking, and where the dangerous fault lines are. I am a Flat Lander from Michigan which is why I have such interest for this wonderful place. And it never snows in the valley!
The name Las Vegas means The Meadow
Today I made a quick run to the party store and remembered that I want to get some photos of this very nice memorial for our Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
The memorial is in it’s own very nice park which has basketball and tennis courts, pavilions for cookouts and plenty of beautiful shade trees.
It was a bit of a walk from where I parked, the walk was very enjoyable after being cooped up at home for weeks, a soft warm breeze with gratuitous sunshine!
There were several people in the park, some playing tennis, others riding skateboards in the skate park. Life goes on in Las Vegas.
This is one car you don’t want a ride in!
This photo is from my old Nikon D3300 and was taken as a drive-by photo. The line of tourists never seemed to end when I occasionally pass by this rather famous sign.