Friday, November 25, 2016

Sunset Park 10k

This morning our volksmarching group decided to #OptOutside so we did a nice 10k walk around Sunset Park.  The weather was perfect and the walkers--including a lady from England, a couple from Scotland, our regulars, four Labrador Retrievers, and a tiny dog that thought it was a Lab--were wonderful!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

7 Magic Mountains

Out in the middle of the desert are a bunch of painted rocks.  Called 7 Magic Mountains, it is a $3.5 million dollar art installation and the biggest land art exhibition created in the past 40 years.  We took a quick trip today to check it out (thanks to the guy waiting in line at the Cox Cable office who let me know about it!).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Celtic Thanksgiving

Once again our wonderful library hosted a show for the community.  The 'Celtic Thanksgiving' show included drummers and bagpipes and Scottish Highland dancing and Irish dancing and even a sword dance.  The performers ranged in age from about three years old to probably late 70s and it drew a crowd of 390 people!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Downtown Las Vegas 10k

Another perfect day for a volksmarch in Downtown Las Vegas...80 degrees and sunny today!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

UNLV 10k

It was a beautiful day for a volksmarch with our local walking group this morning.  We did a 10k around the UNLV campus and I was able to get a photo of the presidential debate signs which were still up from last week's debate.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mesquite and St George

Today we took a road trip to Mesquite (Nevada) and St George (Utah).

Our friends moved to Mesquite and they really love it there so we visited to check it out.  The development is really pretty and we checked out a bunch of model homes as well as the rec center.

We really liked the $3.95 breakfast at the Virgin River Casino (much like they used to have in old Las Vegas).

Then we drove through the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona and southern Utah... our destination in St George Utah, the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant.  This is a popular chain known for its hot rolls and big barrels of peanuts that you eat while waiting for your table (and throw the shells on the floor!).  And I saw a Phillips 66 gas station--I haven't seen one of those in ages!

Then it was back to Las Vegas...  Overall we had a great trip!