|Very hard to photograph at night, with a poor little|
cell phone. But you get the idea. (Look for the family photo
hidden within this picture).
|Las Vegas - Old School|
|Discovering their history - while wearing Grandma's pearls.|
|Snapshot Grandpa took, we assume, during a WWII USO tour.|
|It turned out to be a souvenir edition, but still fascinating.|
|We don't know which family member this is...but what a great photo!|
In a prior life I did live, and teach, in Las Vegas for three years. During that time we attended many stage shows, visited area attractions that were family friendly, and worked regular jobs. Christine started school there, while Jeff attended a great pre-school program. Grandma and Grandpa also lived there.
|We found this old photo, which I had taken YEARS ago.|
This is part of the downtown area.
|When aviation was still the best way to get around|
in the West.
|The Flamingo still had an Old Vegas feel to it...but it|
was overshadowed with all that has grown up around it.
|From the steps of the Bellagio Hotel, looking|
through the fountain.
|Jeff and Julia in front of another area|
of the indoor Bellagio garden, under a flag
also made of flowers.
|Lose a little, win a little. They had fun.|
I miss the sound and excitement of pulling
a handle and hearing change drop out.
Everything is electronic, and you insert a bill
and collect credits. Sigh.
I even had a flight out that matched my daughter's, so Christine and I got to spend some extra time together before going back home.
|One wall at the airport was painted with a series of murals|
depicting locations around the country. They were all painted
by children in the area schools.
Goodbye, Vegas. A chapter nicely closed.
|Another family photo within this shot. There aren't many|
photos of the "kids" with me. :) I wonder why!