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September 2019



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I was, like many, having trouble with this one, but I finally figured I'd post this one, a symbol for fast living, fast spending, fast changes, and the fast life:

My Mom and I go at least once a year, sometimes more often; this was the first time I took the time to drive down the block to see the famous sign!


Lake Mead, the symbol of water for the desert, and a staggering example of how much we've lost in the long drought (note the ring of lime deposit up the sides, showing how full the reservoir used to be):


'Tis the season. I was sorry I didn't take my camera with me when I went up to have my own done, because my accountant's office building has a beautiful fountain out front, but alas! Next time I go up there!


Yes - I can see Las Vegas as a place that epitomises 'fast'.

And I love the shot of the reservoir, too.
Somewhere I have an old photo I took of Lake Mead back in the 80's, when it was full -- it's rather scary to compare them!

Wow, it's scary how much water Lake Mead has lost.
Yes -- and two of the largest cities in the Southwest (Vegas and Phoenix) don't have any sort of real water restrictions in place!
I love your userpic!! Too funny!
Thanks. :-)
We're thinking of visiting Las Vegas for the first time this summer. Is there something special we shouldn't miss that isn't apparent on the visitor's center website?
Depends on what you like to do! If you're up for spending the money, the Cirque show "O" is absolutely spectacular. On the free side, don't miss the Lion Habitat at MGM -- I could spend hours there (and got some amazing pictures this last time I was there, because we stayed at MGM), as well as the garden atrium in the Bellagio (always done up for the season, and gorgeous). The Bellagio is beautiful anyway, and there's a floor-to-ceiling chocolate fountain! Some of the best restaurants at the Bellagio, too (affordable ones), like Noodles and Todd English's Olives. Their cafe is excellent, as well.

The Secret Garden at the Mirage is nifty, we liked the Eiffel Tower ride, the Stratosphere is fun to go up (I've never done any of the rides at the top, just gone up and shopped and looked around).

Since Mom's an MGM medium-roller (lots of comps), we mostly stick to the MGM/Mirage hotels, which really does constitute most of the Strip these days...
Thanks for all the input! We're still in the process of trying to work out everyone's schedule, but I'm hoping we can get to Las Vegas this summer.