Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Vegas is still very much new and open to exploring to me. Today, WHN and I drove past Red Rock Canyon.
Red Rock Cyn 5
Red Rock Cyn 2
There was a fire yesterday (and 117 degrees today thank you very much)
Fire Damage

Next, we found Blue Diamond (B). It's this lush green area that is like an oasis in the middle of the desert. Instead of desert landscaping (rocks instead of grass), stucco houses, and typical desert plants, they had GRASS not a single house had rocks. In contrast, in my neighborhood there are only 2 of us that still has it. The streets were tree lined. If you were just planted there without knowing the surrounding desert, you would have no idea. There was no more than 200 houses in this enclave, and they had a TINY library and post office and public pool. We drove through in about 2 minutes.
Blue Diamond

We then continued on our exploration. We got to a T-stop. To the right, Pahrump where the infamous brothels are located about 45 minutes away, and the new location of Heidi Fleiss' "sud farm," a coin-op wash.
pine cellphone tree
Yes, pine cell phone trees are indigenous to the desert. I know AMAZING!
Burrough Xing

We went to the left which brought us towards the Strip to a casino we had never been, The Silverton (C). The Silverton has a huge outdoors shop. And since it is Las Vegas, it's big and showy.
They will show you how to kill:
lions (because they eat gay German magicians here... but don't do it
Meeses. (don't do it)
Fish (go ahead)
There were also bears, deers, and assortment of other critters to inspire the blood thirsty.
La Vida Loca...
Do you think WHN is bitter that he has to eat veggie burgers with me at home? Thankfully, Bambi, he is a lousy shot. Oh wait, WHN said the the site was off. The Silverton evidently doesn't use slot machines to make money, but a little shooting gallery.

I heard a guy say to his kid, "I think they got it wrong-- I don't think leopards in Africa" as he and his kid through coins into the waterfall creek that looks through to the slots machines and Pai Gow tables.

The Silverton also has a big ass fishtank. On Thursday-Sunday they have mermaid shows. I want to go back for that.

In California, I went to the LB Aquarium weekly I loved it so much. I actually even almost accepted a position there before we moved (yes I was there so much, they were going to start paying me)



Another random thing that Silverton boasts about is Hootie and the Blowfish perform there a few times a year. They have a stake in the lounge. I could see getting trashed and going to that show.

Hope everyone and their pets had a happy 4th. Our main neurotic household member was nonplussed.

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Blogger Sandra said...

What a great blogpost. I recently moved to the midwest from Vegas, and enjoyed your virtual tour of the Silverton's Bass Pro Shop, which I haven't seen yet.

I saw your profile on Ravelry. I was looking for knitters in Vegas, and was drawn to your blog.

P.S. The bulldog is adorable.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Great photos of your drive - (love the donkey sign!)

You definitely have to get some pictures of the mermaids!!

5:56 PM  
Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

LOLOLOLOL Ohh Petunia, kissy kissy!

What a great day trip!

And for the heat, if it's any consolation, even though it's only in the 90s here in NYC, it's about 90% humidity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:16 AM  
Blogger KnitFloozy said...

love the aquarium photos!!!! you are the first person I've come across who spells their name like i do!!! Nicol's unite!!!

7:16 PM  

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