If you drive between Las Vegas and Searchlight Nevada, out towards Boulder City, you have passed it and never knew it was there. In fact, many people living around here don't know its there. Yet it's so close to the highway that if you look closely, you may see the signs of its existence. A pet cemetery. Maybe not a "secret" pet cemetery. It is an illegal one since people … [Read more...] about Boulder City Secret Pet Cemetery
After being gone for almost a decade, the Wet 'n' Wild water park is opening up in Las Vegas this weekend. VIP patrons with all the usual right connections, money and/or luck will be the first to slip and slide at Wet ’n’ Wild beginning this Saturday. Wet ’n’ Wild opens to the rest of us beginning June 3; The park is owned by an Australian-based company that … [Read more...] about Its Going to be a Wet ‘n’ Wild Weekend!!
Today I found myself on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip and figured it was time to pay one last visit to the Sahara Casino Resort. To see how the liquidation sale was going. NASCAR Cafe Last week I read that they decided to sell off what was left of the NASCAR cafe. That told me the end was indeed near. When they first announced the liquidation sale, we were told that … [Read more...] about The Sahara: A Follow Up
In about a month Las Vegas will lose another great connection to its glory days. The closing of the Liberace museum. Snicker if you want, but I have always said that this out of the way little bit of Vegas history is a must on any true Vegas tourists’ list. I don’t care what you thought of the man; his museum peels back the curtain and lets you see what made this piano player … [Read more...] about Liberace is Leaving the Building
Some people of a certain age were raised on railroads. I was fortunate enough to have experienced them towards the end of the era and have fond memories of riding the Milwaukee Road or Burlington Northern passenger trains to visit the relatives. When an opportunity to relive those memories comes around, I grab it. So this past weekend, Sazzy, myself and about 100 other Las … [Read more...] about Nevada Southern Railway Photo Day