Fabulous

Have you had your photo taken in front of this sign or drove past it? I’ve never been in front of the sign as the thing usually has so many tourists there. Have I driven past it? Dozens of times. Come visit, venues are slowly reopening.

Descending

A Regional Jet approaches the threshold at our McCarran International Airport. The distant clouds add a bit of flair to the photo. The RJ is my favorite aircraft to fly in, short takeoffs and landings too. Let’s get high together! 😎

Old But Good

Not new but still some of my better photos. 😎

Lunch With Out Of Town Friends

Today I met with some online friends who used to blog here on WordPress and used Instagram too. We have known each other via the web for three years now. Since they were in town we met up at a fun restaurant next door to the world-famous Pawn Stars shop, the same one you see on the television.

This restaurant is owned by Rick Harrison who owns the pawnshop. The food there is absolutely delicious! We three had a nice chat about many things including WordPress. The other photos were taken on the way home from lunch. Today is so beautiful, sunshine and 85 perfect degrees.

I have several more photos from today to share, please stick around!

Photos of Fremont Street

Here are ten older photos of Fremont Street that are about two years old and taken with the Nikon D3300 body. I’ve tried to clean them up but there’s only so much I can do. It was nice to go where you want with no mask and no fear of something so small that it’s not visible to our naked eyes. Time will change things as it always does…

Recycled Aluminum

Here are some nice photos of aircraft on approach to our Las Vegas McCarran International Airport about two years ago. I have lightened each photo up quite a bit, the Whites needed to be turned up a good bit so that they aren’t smothered in blues. Recycled aluminum, right? I’m excited about flying again soon and seeing my family. ❀️

The Yearly Smog Test

Today was the day I had to have another smog test to have my truck registration renewed. It may be different here than in your state but you’ll never receive that tiny little sticker that goes on your license plate unless you pay for the smog test first. Once that is complete, this information is instantly sent up to Carson City, NV, our state capital.

It has always seemed a bit odd to me that the state capital is around 500 miles north of where most of the population of Nevada lives which is right here in Las Vegas Valley and the surrounding areas. The internet instantly makes that 500 miles zero miles of course but then why is Las Vegas not the capital city? Lansing is Michigan’s state capital, but it’s in a very populated area along the I-69 freeway which is a main artery of travel.

Carson City is close to Reno, Nevada which is in some ways a miniature Las Vegas. Again, I’ve never had any reason to drive or fly way up there, but if I ever do, I’ll fly since 500 miles is nothing to an RJ, or Regional Jet. Just a short hop. Anyway, here is the damage for this year’s smog test. The cost has dropped about $175 since last year.

  • Smog Test $26.00
  • State of Nevada Registration Fee $372.00
  • Total Cost $398.00

Isn’t this so lovely? Some of the roads around Las Vegas could be in better shape, come on Carson City!