Wednesday, October 16, 2013


It’s Fall here in Las Vegas, as it is many other places. As usual we still have a lot of things going on. Last week the D downtown had its one year anniversary celebration, for which they gave three free concerts down on Fremont Street out under the canopy in front of the hotel. For groups they had Uncle Kracker, Stone Temple Pilots and Kid Rock. Pretty good for free.

I remember Uncle K from his Follow Me song a few years ago. Still like it

Upcoming, events include the Ultimate Bacon Experience down on Fremont Street next month – with bacon cocktails and dozens of creations made with bacon. Yum (who doesn’t like bacon?)

A few weeks ago we went down to City Center. We had lunch in the Aria coffee shop, which is a pleasant place to eat. Food is OK, typical prices and good variety, and nice atmosphere. You don’t look towards the Strip but westward at one of the City Center traffic circles.

The Aria check in lobby is filled with butterflies. These make for a pleasant view while standing in line to check in to the hotel.

Meanwhile here at work we just received our notices of furlough, to start tomorrow. I work for a company that is a contractor to the Department of Energy, and we had enough carry over funds to keep going for a few weeks but that’s now up. Hopefully congress will get their act together and fund the government, otherwise here are another few thousand people taking undefined unpaid vacations.


Anonymous said...

✿ Bonjour et merci Joe pour la vidéo et pour les photos.
J'aime la décoration des papillons en hauteur.
Passe une agréable fin de semaine ☀
Meilleures pensées d'Asie ✿

angryparsnip said...

Sorry to hear about the furlough.
Bad times all around.

cheers, parsnip

Blond Duck said...

I love the butterflies! I'm so sorry the government shutdown is affecting you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love that song haven't heard it for ages.. So sorry to hear about the furlough notice Joe, it's a bit hard to understand how things work over there.. surely it can't continue much longer.

Anonymous said...

✿ ❀ ✿ Un petit coucou chez toi Joe en ce dimanche !!!
Je t'envoie de GROS BISOUS d'Asie ✿ ❀ ✿

Blond Duck said...

Happy Monday!

Rob said...

I was wondering whether you'd be affected by the shutdown. Glad it seems to have been resolved now (until the TP decide they want to gamble with the country again some time in the future - which they may keep to themselves for a bit with midterms looming).

Anonymous said...

✿ ❀ ✿
Coucou et merci pour ta gentille visite sur mon petit blog cher Joe
passe une belle journée !!!
✿ ❀ ✿

SOL's view said...

Those three are very good for free concerts I think. I'm sorry to hear about the furlough notice, that's not good to hear any time. I'm glad the government situation seems to have resolved although I did find the whole shut down thing confusing!