Friday, September 04, 2009

E Friday - local transportation

It’s still summer here in Vegas. High today predicted to be 105 again, water temp in our pool is still 92 and I am enjoying floating around at sunset. We have some pretty smoggy skies due to smoke blowing up from the fires in California, providing some colorful sunrises.

Usually our sunrise and sunsets are not very dramatic because the humidity here is so low, but right now we have a thunderstorm overhead, and temps have dropped ten degrees down to the mid 90’s, with lots of wind and lightning – nice.

This weekend in Vegas we have a number of acts playing; there’s the Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick tour at the MGM Grand, Santana at the Hard Rock, Puddle of Mudd, Bette Midler, Chris Botte, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers and Bill Cosby at assorted places if you don’t want music, and assorted other groups along with our Cirque du Soleil standards.

In following the tradition of Clare we return again to E Friday, where I post photos of my darling granddaughter E, because VG really likes to look at these pics.

She spent most of her time down here visiting us a few weeks ago outside. Her favorite place was the pool, after all, the warm water is the main reason she requested an August visit. But as with most summer days here in Vegas the afternoon sun is just a little too direct for daytime swimming. We did get in one early morning swim, but most of the time we hit the pool around six or so and paddled around until sunset, or bedtime, or however late she could talk momma into it. The rest of the day was spent under the trees in the grass or on our covered patio. When on the patio she was usually in motion anyway. One of the less strenuous items there was an old yellow rocker that she used.

But she really liked things that moved. The little blue car was foot powered

Or granddad powered if she could talk him into it. The jeep however was battery powered. Last time she had some coordination problems with backing up and turning the wheel to get out of tight spots, this time she practiced a lot and got pretty good at it.

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