Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Morelli House: Only in Pictures


The lovely Morelli House, a saved-from-demolition Modernist beauty, was closed to the public. So, Flickr pix from Vegas photographer Roadsidepictures are my only consolation.

Morelli House, originally uploaded by Roadsidepictures.

Morelli House Entrance, originally uploaded by Roadsidepictures.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Trickle of Pix: A Couple of Sin City Photos

More to follow as soon as they are taken, uploaded, edited, amended and blogged about.

This Way - Las Vegas, NV, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vegas Vacation: Mild w/ Scattered Chances of Interesting

Vegas is proving to be a surprise.  The weather, almost sublime.  Mild (80's/70's) and breezy.

Sporadic internet access has me blogging less than desired.  Despite being a former 5-year resident, there are a few long-time attractions I never visited.  Along with some new finds are some highlights worth posting about.  Pictures and some tales of Sin City uniqueness will follow sometime soon.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Summer Road Trip Sighting: Casa De Azucar - El Paso, TX

Drive to El Paso, Texas. Go here. See the House of Sugar. Marvel at its beauty and craft. In the mean time, read more about it here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Roadtrip # 2: Turning Day into Nighttime, Turning Night into Daytime

"Viva Las Vegas, turning day into nighttime,
Turning night into daytime.
If you see it once
you'll never be the same again"
This blog was created while living in Vegas, and the name reflects an infection I got while in the city.  Driving the desert or flying into the Vegas valley, if you see it at night there's nothing like it.  It's not a good city or a healthy one.  But I dig the place and was unscathed when we left.  Now we are going back again.  To see good friends, a wedding and some old haunts.

And finally, a game that the city deserves: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The Board Game. A quote from Hunter S. Thompson's book of the same name:

"The trunk of the car looked like a mobile police narcotics lab. We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers . . . and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls . . . Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Roadtrip #1, Atlanta: Fun, But Thwarted

The first of two Summer roadtrips was just completed this evening. 

Atlanta was a success in the food and lovely-city departments, but a bust with the attractions.  We both noted how gorgeous the city was, something I had forgotten in the time since we left it.  But in that time, a favorite vintage antiques place went out of business and the Waffle House Museum was closed the day we rolled by.  So, I consoled myself when we went to the world's largest aquarium