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Mar 22, 2018 - More - Fun With Family

We had a great time with Kim and Cameron tonight. We met at the Geisha House Japanese Restaurant for a hibachi style dinner. The chef was one of the best we have had. He tossed eggs in the air and cracked them coming down, he made a cool volcano that had fire and smoke coming out of it. He turned the fried rice into a heart shape and then make it beat. Kim and Cameron had the steak and shrimp and Jerry and I had the chicken and shrimp. All were delicious. There was so much food, we could not eat all of it. Starting with a fresh salad with...

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Mar 6, 2018 - Las Vegas then back to St George

3-4 thru 3-6-18 Las Vegas Had a great couple of days in Vegas with college buddies Fritz, Kristi, Larry, Nancy, and Scott. We were in town to attend the West Coast Conference basketball tournament, but mostly to have a mini class reunion of sorts. It doesn’t matter how much time passes between seeing this gang, we always seem to take up right where we left off. We ate, watched basketball, talked, ate, talked, watched more basketball, then ate. As a bonus, the Gonzaga women’s and men’s teams both won their tournament championships! Julie...

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Mar 4, 2018 - Las Vegas Motor speedway

Well after 6 fun filled days with friends in Sin City it was time pack and head for the track. We had lots of laughs, too much food, lots of walking/sight seeing, went to a tribute show of 60's Motown singers, a bit of gambling, every thing the city has to offer. Our friends had an early departure Fri morning to return to N Alta, sad to see them go. Got to the track and set up and started meeting old friends from all sides. Weather was cool and windy thu-sat but wind eased and temps went up a bit for the races on sunday. Races were good but...

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Mar 4, 2018 - St George, UT to Las Vegas, NV

3-4-18 St George, UT to Las Vegas, NV Got up at my normal early hour to go out for coffee. The regular crowd was gathered for the free breakfast in the lobby. Breakfast in this place is waffles, white bread, and Fruit Loops cold cereal. The guy I thought was homeless yesterday morning turned out to be the manager. He was tending to the continental breakfast. I wish Julie could see this. Second thought, I’m glad she can’t. We actually hung out at the hotel to watch “Sunday Morning” before getting ready to head out. Julie said she could still...

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Mar 1, 2018 - Moving Day

We were over at Betty's at eight this morning to meet with the movers. We hired three men to load the pods. Betty had everything packed and in boxes and ready to go. They worked hard the first two hours and had most of the first pod filled up in a hurry. We were afraid two pods would not hold all of the furniture, we were shocked when it only took one pod and about a fourth of the other pod. We had way too much space. It is amazing how much those things hold. They are all packed and will be picked up in the morning making their way to...

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Feb 28, 2018 - Pods Arrive

We were up early this morning and drove to Betty’s. The first moving pod was due to be delivered at 7. They had already delivered it early when we arrived. We waiting for the second one to arrive around 2 in the afternoon. We got to see how they set this one up, it was quite interesting to watch. We got two 16 foot pods for the move and are hoping they will be enough to hold all of Betty’s furniture. She has three bedrooms full of furniture and the pods look so small at first. After the pod delivery, we went to the Japanese Restaurant near...

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Feb 23, 2018 - Las Vegas RV Resort

Dig out the woolies. After a cool/cold windy week on top of the hill overlooking Laughlin and the river it was time to continue our quest. We did a quick side trip to Kingman for fuel, where when we crested the summit at 3737ft much to our chagrin what did we run into bur snow showers, yes you read it right snow showers in Arizona at the end of February. A quick trip to Vegas to another one of our favorite parks due to price and location. Jean and Diannne Simard checked i n soon after us and the party is on. Friends of ours arrive Sunday...

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Jan 5, 2018 - good-by LV

Our motor home has been here since November 16 and we have spent more than two weeks here as well. When we are here I feel a bit like I do when we are on a cruise ship: surrounded by happy people, happy to be here, having fun. I continue to be surprised how much fun we have here considering the fact that we never do what people come here to do - gamble. Although much of the city where normal people live is ticky tacky and lower, lower middle class, on the Strip a holiday is always about to happen. We've been here long enough to see three...

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Jan 3, 2018 - the neon boneyard

In 2013 we visited the Neon Museum during the day. I won't repeat the history of signage in Las Vegas or how the lights function again, since I wrote about it then. This historic collection of neon signs from the 1920's to the present felt like a junkyard. A few of the signs had been restored and placed downtown in the Fremont Street area, but there were so many more than were in need of TLC to return them to their former glory. The combination of delicate glass tubing and electronic wiring needed to illuminate it all, suffered greatly in...

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Jan 2, 2018 - Casa de Shenandoah

When I was a kid my family and I regularly watched the Ed Sullivan show. One evening a featured performer was a young, round-faced boy with a really high singing voice. He looked like a native American or maybe Hispanic, and when he started singing "Danke Schön," my Germanic family was perplexed. Why was this boy singing this song when he couldn't even pronounce danke schön properly? Little did we know that this song would become a hit and gave this young man a lengthy performing career. Wayne Newton is still performing three nights a week...

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Dec 31, 2017 - Happy New Year!

Every night on the Las Vegas strip feels like New Year's Eve. With all the neon lights flashing, it would be easy to miss a few fireworks going off. Usually we avoid traditional new year's activities like the plague. Dinner and dancing events are overpriced and drinking is dangerous when you have to drive yourself home. But we're here in the FUN capital of the universe and it felt like we should take advantage of it and do something special. As we researched the topic, it soon became apparent that being on the strip itself wouldn't be all...

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Dec 29, 2017 - walking 10,000 steps and then some

When we first arrived here in November, the sadness and trauma of the largest mass casualty shooting in the US here October 1 felt very tangible. We moved around the city easily and always found great places to park. Restaurants offered immediate seating and store clerks were anxious for our business. Now that we are in the middle of the holiday season, people in a celebratory mood have arrived in droves. We have no idea how the crowds we are confronting compare to the crowds in past years, but it is more than crowded enough for us. The...

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