I Tried To Visit the Neon Museum…

But the damn place doesn’t open until three PM which is ridiculous. I visited the museum about two years ago when the hours were normal so I made the assumption that it would be open when I got there before noon. So ridiculous. I don’t go anywhere at night as a rule but some night photos would be very nice. I can’t use my Nikon for the photos because a few years ago, some European tourists took some photos, took them back to their country, and published them in a large magazine or something like that. Hence, I and everyone else must pay for the sins of these Europeans. So nice, isn’t it? So, I grabbed some photos along the way through downtown Las Vegas, passing the very nice Fremont Street along the way. Thanks for nothing, Neon Museum!

Great Gas Prices!

$4.99 and up up and away! Ain’t this great? And when I started driving 45 years ago the price of one gallon was less than one dollar! Three of these photos were taken yesterday on the way to the church, the others are from this warm and calm morning. I think today will be a good day for a bike ride, happy Monday!

Will This End?

The windstorms have been much closer together and more frequent in the last month. I don’t mind a windy day but when these storms come every three days or so, it becomes too redundant. A bit like my photos, eh!

And this time the temperature is going to drop much more thanks to a powerful low-pressure system far north of Las Vegas over the Pacific Northwest. I look forward to those hot evenings relaxing in the backyard.

Riding Around Town

Today I headed south on a hunt for some new antennas for my truck, the ham radio antennas that is. I snapped several of these photos heading west on Sahara Avenue. In the far distance, you can see the giant fault line located near Red Rock Canyon. That’s about ten miles away!

Two photos were taken with the iPhone while I was figuring out why the darn thing wouldn’t take photos. If it had worked correctly, I would have more photos from inside the church Sunday. It was 91 degrees today, it feels great and a bit of a tease for the 100+ degree months that will arrive soon. Can you handle the heat?

Thank God for air conditioning!

Blinded By The Dust

Today’s windstorm is supposed to blow until three AM Tuesday and so far it’s been a very mean hombre! Here is a short video of the wind trying to blow one of my palm trees over. The unprocessed photo is via the Nikon, notice how all you can see of the foothills to the west of my place are almost completely obscured.

That’s nothing more than dust in the atmosphere blotting the mountains out. It has been my experience that if you are able to do so, stay home. The wind is strong enough to blow huge trucks over and also blow other cars off course and collide with you.

I’m certain that many 18 wheeler trucks are shut down right now on the fifteen, the ninety-five, and 215 freeways around the city. Sometime last summer, I was heading down a steep slope on the 215 freeway when I saw a very dark cloud heading my way.

When the truck encountered the cloud, I could actually hear the small debris hitting the sheet metal. Getting home in the garage, I had a good look at the front of the truck and unfortunately, there were some paint chips but no dents or broken glass. This is why I recommend staying home if you are able.

It doesn’t help that I am close to the mountains on the west side of the valley because we can get some very powerful down-slope winds. You couldn’t pay me enough to take a ride in the elevators that take you to the top of the Stratosphere Tower right now! Oh hell no…

Bike Repair

My still new eBike has been in the shop much more than my old pickup truck has in seven years on the road. It needed some adjustments again, the brake levers were pulling closer to the handlebars which happen over time so those were adjusted and there was some friction between the brake pads and the rotors when I was just pushing the bike. You could hear it too when riding.

That has been repaired now so the bike is ready to roll. However, I still feel like I need a break from dodging the fools in the 6000-pound bullets. I have other things to keep me busy today anyway. Oh, I was not charged for the adjustments which are amazing, and I was told to stop using the Squeal Out on the rotors which work for me. Hopefully, the brakes will as quiet as possible!

I took the photos along the way to the repair shop this morning, such a beautiful day!

Palm Trees And Mountains

Good Thursday morning folks, I hope your week has been going well. The palm tree photo is an older photo with a great view, this is the west side of the valley. The silly photo was taken the other night while shining for scorpions. The black light makes some colors really pop, so Mr. Clean here is looking very bright.

File that photo in Goofy Photos too! Sunshine and 82 degrees are the forecasts for today and I love it. The bike will be going to the shop today as there’s something out of alignment possibly in the rotor and brake pads. This bike has been to the shop many more times in a few months than my truck has since 2015!

Late Night Lights

A few nights ago, my neighbors to my north had their party lights on in the backyard which prompted me to try to photograph the effects of the lights with the Nikon. These photos are nothing special really. Partly cloudy and 84 degrees are the forecast for today.

Old Tivoli Photos

I took the Tivoli Village photos a few days ago, they have been in my Process folder since, and during processing, I thought that these two photos are exceptionally good for a mobile phone. The sharpness and vibrancy of the colors seem a little better than usual. What do you think?

I hope that the images don’t degrade after being uploaded, maybe WP does a little image compression of its own? The other photo was taken with the Nikon yesterday I think. I read a blog post earlier today that was about the many online friends that she has made over the years using WordPress.

My comment spoke about the many friends I have made on WordPress over the years.

Some of which I have followed literally for years and some in different countries like the United Kingdom and Australia as well as Canada. My first blog was launched in 2010 back in Michigan and was about Michigan politics which I shut down pretty quickly. The next blog was self-hosted which is nice.

Long story short, LVPB went live in 2016 and has added so many new friends to my life and blogging experience. Here’s the question she asked: are your online friends actually friends? I have considered my blog friends as actual friends for a long time now and always will. Thanks so much for being my friends, people!

I appreciate you so much. 😎