Monday, November 30, 2009

People Gather In Town Square

People gather in the upscale shopping center, Town Square, south of the Mandalay Bay. In the middle, there is a village green with fake grass, where people bring their dogs. Teenagers like to hang in the lobbies of expensive shops, hoping to meet other teenagers.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Obama Pedicure

The Obama Pedicure? I walked to one side of the building and saw an American flag, I walked to the other side and saw "Colon Cleansing $49.99". Must be an old fashioned enema. So for fifty bucks you can get an Obama Enema in Vegas.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vegas All-You Can-Eat Buffets

Vegas has all-you-can-eat buffets - fellow blogger Suzi treated me to one at the Paris - I'll never eat again. With all the crab legs & shrimp galore, people still insist on greasy bacon and mashed & gravy. The handsome chef at the carving station is ready with his electric saw to cut you some pork loin. Go very, very hungry.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Naked City At Night

Naked City, the forgotten part of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara and Fremont, has character, with the pretty Tod Motel and Dino's, the last neighborhood bar.

Monday, November 16, 2009

PBR - Opening Ceremonies

Flashes of light, fireworks, the cowboy riders emerge from the smoke, a giant flag unfurls and the Border Patrol descend on ropes. Let the bull riding begin.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

PBR - Riding The Raging Bull

The Professional Bull Riding Finals came to the Thomas & Mack Center - it was very exciting and the bulls enjoyed it the most.

Friday, November 13, 2009

How To Dismount The Bull Gracefully

They hold down the bull in the chute for the rider to get on, but how do you get off?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bull Riding Is A Dangerous Sport

Bull riding is a dangerous sport. I always thought who stays on the longest wins. Not so. You have to stay on for 8 seconds, then you disembark. Points are awarded for how beautifully you ride.

I borrowed a Nikon P90 Coolpix for this series - still a point & shoot, more control, better sensor, but lens not nearly as good as the little Lumix.

Kids Love Bull Riding

Little girls love the rodeo. The 14-year-old boy is learning how to be a cameraman at the Andre Agassi school.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

American Heartland

Outside the Thomas & Mack Center, during the Professional Bull Riding Finals, they had all manner of stalls.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Strip At Night

The Paris, Tropicana and Planet Hollywood sparkle at night.