Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

Today I drove to the area around Mount Charleston which is less than one hour drive from Las Vegas. It is a beautiful area, and significantly cooler in temperature than the valley below. Las Vegas is at about 2000 feet elevation, the top of Mount Charleston is near 12,000 feet, and most of these photos were taken from approximately 8000 feet. I was amazed that this was a popular place in 1957 to observe above-ground nuclear testing which was conducted only 67 miles away. There are also a few photos from the night before from Paris and Planet Hollywood casinos. As usual, click on the photo below for more photos.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hoover Dam

Today I went for a joyride to Hoover Dam. Click the pic below for more pics.

Happy Birthday Tyara!

I recently attended Tya's Birthday Party. She is a great friend and a special young woman in my life...I hope we can share more birthdays together!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Chicago Show at MGM Grand Casino

I've followed Chicago probably since 1983 or so - since looking at charts in stage band for "Just You N Me", then "You're the Inspiration" was the prom theme in 1985. A great rock band with horns; I've seen them several times, usually in those big outdoor amphtitheaters that were designed for 20,000 people but not much of an intimate concert experience. They happened to be playing here in Las Vegas for several nights at MGM Grand, in a a theater that holds only about 700 people, and the sound was great. Only four original members remain, but they still sound as good as ever, and appear to be having a good time playing even in this their 40th anniversary! The ticket said "No Cameras" although everybody but me had their real cameras with them, so I only have one semi-worthy cell-phone cam pic to show (above). In the "small world" department, the couple sitting next to was were from Bluefield, West Viriginia, and the waitress (it was one of those theaters with tables) was from Sophia, West Virginia, a little area near where my Dad is from.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

More Photos

I'm finally catching up copying photos to my computer, so I am posting some new ones today. The first few are a trip last weekend to Red Rock Canyon, followed by some photos along Las Vegas Boulevard taken today. Yes I'm feeling nostalgic and going to see Chicago tonight. Click on the picture of "Luxor" below for more photos.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Road Trip Photos

I thought I would post some photos from my trip from Tampa to Las Vegas, which I made by car over three days. I drove across Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada.

Click the photo below for more photos...less clumsy interface coming soon...stay tuned!

Las Vegas

I took a new job which will eventually be in Nasville, TN. Currently, I am working with the company in Las Vegas for a little while. Here's a crazy pic of me out in the desert checking out out the mountain biking opportunities.

Stay tuned for a new address in June and probably a new phone number. Come on out and visit!