The Stratosphere Gets Closer

Are you tired of these photos yet? No worries, just one more set after this one. Approaching the drop, the Stratosphere Tower just gets closer and closer. I’d love to go back up there for some Strip photos, but that’ll have to wait I guess. The tower may be open, but I’ll be safe and wait a while. The tower will still be there…

On The Way Down

Good morning! Here are five more snaps from yesterday morning heading downhill on Lake Mead Boulevard. I can see the Red Rock Hotel and Casino all the way across the valley left of center, mid photo as well as the Queens Ridge Condominiums nearby. They are a solid ten miles distant. You can see so much further here!

Down Below

I got out of this house for a couple of hours today and headed east across the valley. Taking Lake Mead Boulevard, I drove higher above the valley floor until I had begun going down on the east side of a small range of hills. Along the way, I was amazed and disgusted with the amount of broken glass and rubbish along the road through this area.

It’s been like this a good while I’m sure, but this time, there were many more couches, chairs, and miscellaneous trash laying about. There is even a burned to a crisp fiberglass hull of a boat laying on the dirt. I have a photo of that and the trash which I’m sure you’ll want to see, haha. I find the complete lack of respect for this beautiful desert so vile.

Getting to and from these locations was made just a bit easier this time as I did a bit of searching the roads with Google Earth on the iPad. Since I know the roads so well around Las Vegas, using the satellite imagery is a snap. I was able to avoid tons of heavy traffic on the larger, five-lane roads. I hope you like the images, the quality isn’t what I want.

Less Hazy But…

Not quite all gone yet. The coming winter should see the air clear up over the valley which will be nice for a change but for now, it’s sunny and ninety-five degrees. How was your weekend? If you are wondering what has reopened for business on the Las Vegas Strip, have a look at this link and this link for starters.

Frankly, I say it’s still a bit too soon for this. Have people forgotten how many people have died from this deadly virus? Is Common Sense still on holiday? I have to say yeah, it left America long ago…