The famous neon sign at @atomicliquors, #LasVegas' oldest bar, where 1950s patrons used to enjoy views of nuclear tests from the roof.
The Extraterrestrial Highway, just north of Area 51
You can't get gas, but just down the road there's a bar with cold beer.
Steve Wynn could probably have had any show he wanted, but he chose Avenue Q, the Sesame Street and Muppets-inspired show that has to include a disclaimer denying its roots in the program and advertising. What the show’s creators don’t have to disclaim are the three Tony Awards the show won in 2004 for best […] » about 200 words
We didn’t get to go to Barstow as planned, but I couldn’t leave Las Vegas without a peak at the desert. Fortunately, Red Rock Canyon isn’t far from town, and the Blue Diamond Highway does a nice loop there and back. Along the way I found that the town of Blue Diamond has a new […] » about 200 words
The wind along Las Vegas Boulevard was blowing hard, so it hides the fact that I’m currently sporting one of the worst haircuts of all time. I’ve been meaning to take a picture of this damn sign for years — and more so after seeing beatnickside‘s collection of Vegas photos. welcome sign, welcome, sign, neon, […] » about 100 words
Nobody’s saying what caused it, but things didn’t go as planned at the MGM Grand Sunday night. We were told our room wasn’t ready when we tried to check in a little before midnight, so we ambled over to the cafe for a midnight breakfast on the house. Then at 3 AM, when our rooms […] » about 200 words
The Bellagio is all done up for the holidays, Vegas-style (which means it’ll give you a headache). 2005, holiday, holiday cheer, holidays, nevada, postcard, las vegas, nevada, las vegas nv, winter, happy holidays » about 100 words
I guess not everybody in Nevada loves the Test Site as much as this postcard might suggest, but hey, what do tourists know? The image comes from _roberta‘s Flickr photostream, and she doesn’t seem too critical. About 850 miles southeast today, the Trinity Site — where the world’s first atomic weapon was detonated in a […] » about 200 words
The above image is my followup to my Nevada Test Site Tour post from last month and comes courtesy of Adam Schneider’s very useful GPS Visualizer (you really need to see it full-sized, though). I still don’t have a cable to connect the ancient Magellan GPS I used to a computer, so I manually entered […] » about 200 words
I can’t help but like beatnickside‘s Las Vegas Flickr photo set. It’s one of the most photographed of cities, but these photos are fresher than that. Sometimes enteraining, sometimes informing, the shots of Vegas’s glitz and glamour show special attention to detail. This week is Vegas week at MaisonBisson, since I’m out here before heading […] » about 200 words
As it turns out, I love Vegas. Here's why. » about 300 words