Friday, April 29, 2011

The Road From Vegas To Laughlin

On the road from Vegas to Laughlin, you'll pass the Hoover Dam and Area 51, where they store alien UFOs.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bellagio Conservatory At Easter

It's springtime at the Bellagio - it sure smelled wonderful.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A River Runs Through Laughlin

Laughlin would be unremarkable, if not for that sparkling river. It's very riverboatish, but the big paddle wheeler, the Colorado Belle, is on dry land.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Laughlin Is A Sleepy Little Gambling Town

Unlike in Vegas, Laughlin casinos all have windows looking out on the river and the desert scrub. Oh, and there's statues of monkeys along the river.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Sahara Is Closing On May 16th

And to think this was once the pearl of the desert, hangout of Elvis and the Rat Pack. The Beatles stayed a night in 1964. Not much to look at now, but still, another piece of history gone.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Desert In Spring

Outside of Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe, this is Nevada - one giant desert.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Goldwell Museum, Rhyolite, Nevada

Ghostly statues by A. Szukalski and a giant couch seemingly left in the desert.
The Weather Channel asked that I mention they have a show about an ebullient Australian photographer, Peter Lik, who photographs landscapes with a large panoramic camera - he reminds me of Steve Irwin. Well, as long as photographers are hip again.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The H.I.T. Factory Boxing Gym, Vegas

The H.I.T. Factory (Hidden Individual Potential) is a gleaming, modern boxing gym with a small recording studio in the back if - you box well, you can rap about it later.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Johnny Tocco's Boxing Gym In Vegas

Johnny Tocco's is one of the oldest boxing gyms in Vegas - every great fighter trained here at one time or another. It's old school, but new hopefuls keep pouring in.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Future Boxing Champions Training In Vegas

Like with anything else, I guess you have to start young to be any good. Little Devon Haney (middle) is already winning fights at 12.