las vegas sights to see: NV, Las Vegas: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park - 08/08/08 10:05 AM
Just outside of the city of Las Vegas is a little known, but becoming more popular, state park. Spring Mountain Ranch is located in the Red Rock Canyon, between west Summerlin and Blue Diamond (off of highway 160). Originally inhabited by the Paiute Indians who were drawn there by the many springs....it touts 520 acres of hiking trails, a visitor center, a group use area, and an outdoor theater The park is open from 9am to dusk, the visitor center from 10am to 4pm offers tours at noon, 1pm and 2pm, with a 3pm one added on weekends. Entrance costs are … (8 comments)

las vegas sights to see: Benihana's in Las Vegas Nevada - 06/08/08 10:53 AM
A few weeks ago we went to Benihana's with several friends for dinner.  Benihana's is a restaurant with Japanese food as their 'claim to fame'....my husband would never go before because he 'does not like sushi' even though he has never tried it.  But he wasn't about to turn down an evening out with great friends and besides someone else was picking up the tab!  What a hoot we had!  No sushi either!  Howard had steak and salmon, I had filet mignon and scallops.  Everyone ordered something different and we all tasted each others.    Benihana's in Las Vegas is located in the Hilton  … (3 comments)

las vegas sights to see: A White Christmas Not Far From Vegas! - 12/26/07 01:24 AM
Our Christmas' used to be wild and fun...with wrappings everywhere, new toys to play with, family to visit, tons of baking and preparation to do but as the years have gone by things change....Our kids are grown and live out of state, hubby works retail and, of course, Christmas Eve day is one of the biggest retail days of the year so he had to work thus there was no seeing our kids this Christmas. 
Now Christmas is quiet.  It's lonely without the 'children' but we usually have Thanksgiving all together, so it's ok (this year we gave them a 'special dispensation' from Thanksgiving because … (8 comments)

las vegas sights to see: NV, LAS VEGAS: THE GIFT OF LIGHTS - 11/05/07 11:43 AM
Don't miss this Las Vegas area holiday tradition - Friday, November 9, through Tuesday, January 1, 2008
                                                    "THE GIFT OF LIGHTS"
                                                7th  YEAR - NEW & BIGGER
                                     LIGHT DISPLAYS:  AWARD WINNING! 
LOCATION:       Sunset Park (Eastern and Sunset) - 2601 E. Sunset Road, Las Vegas
ENTRANCE:        Eastern Avenue,  just north of Warm Springs
HOURS              Friday, Saturday, Holiday's: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
ADMISSION:    $13.00 per vehicle;  Buses: $1.00 per person with a $13.00 minimum
      Discount:      Special admission discount of $ 2.00 OFF with any bag of "gently used items" donated to Goodwill of Southern Nevada at any Goodwill location in Las Vegas or Henderson; or on-site at the event.
CO-SPONSOR:    Clark County Department of Parks and … (5 comments)

las vegas sights to see: From Down and Out to Up and Going ************************ - 09/09/07 01:54 AM
Last week was 'one of those weeks'....it seemed like not much could go right.  It was topped off on Friday with a 'heavy discussion' with one of my good friends and my top previous client.  I love this person dearly...it was not an argument but was a heated talk and we never did come to a meeting of the minds on it (although I let her go away thinking she was right).  It's ok to think differently but she doesn't/didn't think that way on this topic.
Anyway...Friday night we had the opportunity to go out with friends for dinner and then … (4 comments)

las vegas sights to see: Las Vegas - The Fun Never Ends! - 05/30/07 12:47 AM
Dazzling lights, erupting volcanoes, pirate ships and sky-high roller coasters are what greet you when you first enter into one of the most exciting cities on the planet-Las Vegas. As you travel through this sparkling oasis in the desert, you will find that our city has a multitude of exquisite dining, gaming, entertainment, and recreational opportunities-that can only be found in Las Vegas.
With all of its glitz and glitter, our town really has very humble beginnings. The name "Las Vegas," is Spanish for "The Meadows." Although dry and arid in appearance, the valley has a rich network of artesian springs running … (2 comments)

las vegas sights to see: Cumulus Clouds - 05/29/07 11:42 AM
A couple of years I was walking my neighborhood on a beautiful evening as the sun was beginnig to set and there were these awesome clouds!  Knowing I had no time to run home and grab a camera I took these with my CELL PHONE.  It just amazes me how well the pictures turned out with a cell phone camera.  Keep that cell phone with you all the time!
          
 
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las vegas sights to see: Hoover Dam - 05/28/07 12:37 PM
                                    
Recently on a trip to visit our daughter in Arizona we drove through Hoover Dam.  Hoover Dam is about a 35 mile drive from Las Vegas.  It was sad to see how far down the water level was...the white in the picture above denotes how far down it is...it's several feet.  Water shortage in Las Vegas in not a myth.  Las Vegas is on mandatory water rationing year round.
                                     
This second picture is of the new highway going in over the dam linking Nevada to Arizona without having to fight the tourist at the dam. Driving through the dam can take … (0 comments)

las vegas sights to see: Valley of Fire, Nevada - 05/25/07 09:57 PM
                           
About 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, near the little town of Overton, is an oasis in the the desert!  Truly this is the Valley of Fire!  This awesome area is only 6 miles from Lake Mead  and is one of Nevada's largest and oldest state parks.  Open year round the park touts camping and picnicking as some of its favorite things to do.   There is also a visitors center.  As you can see from the photo a little renovation is going on but it does not disturb the tranquelity and peacefulness of the Valley of Fire.
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