Las Vegas Does Have A Drive In!

One of the photos shows the big screen of the drive-in but I don’t know if the place is open these days. I’ve been driving around all morning getting things done in preparation for a blood draw and my departure next month for Michigan, again. Oh boy, it’s getting very cold up there and my sister had snow on her shoulders early today. I already miss my little home!

On The Fifteen Freeway

This morning I had to drive way south to Henderson to pick up my bike now that I am back in town, and the front tire has been repaired. I typically avoid the fifteen freeway because of how insanely busy it is but it wasn’t too bad this morning. $54 dollars later and a stop for lunch I’m home. Grocery shopping, anybody?

An Airport View Of The Vegas Strip

This photo was snapped while on the way home from a doctor’s appointment yesterday. I was on Sunset Road heading west, the photo is looking north at the Strip, it even captured the Stratosphere tower. A damn lucky point-and-shoot photo, eh? And, wow, what a change in weather this morning! I awoke to an overcast sky and a high of just 74 degrees for today! Perfect weather for biking, right?

Caged Rocks

I really don’t know what the rocks within the rebar are supposed to be other than caged rocks! Elsewhere, I have seen rebar shaped like a Saguaro cacti and other shapes filled with rocks. We have plenty of rocks here in the desert. Maybe this one is keeping a doorway into Earth closed, haha!

The photo of the Las Vegas Strip was taken at 60mm, not nearly enough gain or zoom but at least the sky is clear and the smog seems absent… The windstorms will be returning soon which helps keep the smog away in my opinion.

Some of you may have heard about an apparent cyber attack on the MGM and Caesars venues on the Strip. I can’t find any information that confirms that the attackers here and in the UK, actually paid a 30 million dollar ransom.

This is no surprise to me considering that the days of true, believable journalism vanished from America years ago. So putrid… My finger points at Liberalism and crooked government.

Driving Around Las Vegas

Driving around in this city can be stressful because of the crazy drivers who think nothing of cutting you off, tailgating, and more. Typical city driving, right? Gladly, I don’t have to do this daily! Sunshine and 87 degrees are on for today, I like the cooling trend after this scorching summer!

It’s Very Humid Today!

I considered a bike ride this morning but the humidity is very high for Las Vegas standards. Sucks! The photo of the Strip and Gass Peak shows how hazy it really is right now and it’s only 84 degrees too.

I refilled the Hummingbird feeders (very exciting) and now I need to download all of the 2023 Dropbox backups from my cloud storage.

The old backup drive has failed, I barely got 2023 off of it but that download was interrupted because the drive was corrupt.

It’s a good thing that I thought to pick up a new SSD drive several weeks ago, the files I had transferred back then are in good condition. That was close! The new SSD is much smaller than the old one.

The Strip At 60mm

Just four photos from yesterday fir this morning, the telephoto lens wasn’t in the truck with me so no zooming in that photo of the Strip which is currently blocked off because of that stupid F1 car race. We locals don’t seem to want anything to do with it. A high of 102 degrees is up for today.

I hear There’s A Hurricane Coming!

I have always believed that Las Vegas will always be safe from hurricanes. Until now. Imagine what the flooding could do in a desert! I think it was two years ago during the monsoons that the Vegas Strip actually had water flooding down the boulevard. that’s just crazy, isn’t it!

I intend to capture as much of this event whether its really bad or not so bad so stick around okay? Thr sky looks stormy this morning which has me wonder if this is an extreme outer band of that hurricane? Still, a high of 99 degrees is on it’s way for this Friday with much cooler weather following.

To Henderson And Back

It was a long drive south to Henderson, Nevada which bumps up against Las Vegas. The 215 freeway is the best way to get to the Pedego bike store down there, the trip went quickly. These photos are from the Sony A7C on the way home. The Strip is partially seen in one or two of them. I’ll try to keep this short.

The guy running this store took my bike immediately since there were no customers or bikes on the rack for repair. In about ten minutes, the guy had my gears back to normal. He knew exactly what was wrong with the gearing! And, there was no charge for the work which is amazing.

He also gave me a water bottle bracket for the bike at no cost as compensation for the long drive, wonderful! Upon arrival, I gave the man the full rundown on what had taken place at the other store which is almost within walking distance of my home.

And, his helper knew exactly what I was talking about regarding the joker who worked on my bike and messed up the gears when there was never anything wrong with them! That guy had in the past worked on bikes at that store too and caused the store more problems than he fixed.

That’s vindication for me. My new store is now a long drive away. Life… You never know what is going to happen do we. I’m just happy that my bike is ready for cooler weather and lots of rides.

A Quick Cruise

I took a quick cruise this afternoon and came up with these images. Some similar photos have been in this space before but it’s a cloudless sky so far! It would be a good day for a bike ride if it wasn’t so damn hot. This is the time of year that I start wanting the seasonal heat to go away…