Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Scavenger Hunt: November 2015 ~ Las Vegas


Happy November!
If you live in the USA, then November puts you 
smack in the middle of two big holidays,
Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Terry and I upped the craziness 
by adding a trip to Las Vegas.  
I had a lot of fun searching for the items, 
mostly in and around downtown's Fremont Street.


1.  A Stranger
 A Stranger ~ Lead Singer in a Band
Fremont Street, Las Vegas
Nevada, USA




Strangers on Unusual Bar Stools
Fremont Street, Las Vegas




Strangers
Fremont Street, Las Vegas


2.  Looking Down
Landing in Denver As We Return Home



A climber looks down into a crack as his partner climbs up.
Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area
Near Las Vegas, Nevada


3.  Pop Culture
An employee reels in a stranded zipliner.
Fremont Street, Las Vegas




Pop Culture from the Past
A Counter in a Diner
Du-Par's, Golden Gate Casino, Fremont Street




Tatoo Artist
East Fremont Street, Las Vegas


4.  The Weather
Thin, High Clouds Move Over A River System
The Southwestern Canyon Lands




The Weather is Spectacular!
Red Rocks Canyon Conservation Area
Near Las Vegas, Nevada







5.  Big
Big Fish Tanks
Beijing Noodle No. 9
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas








A Vender's Cart
Fremont Street, Las Vegas 



6.  Sign
Neon Signs
East Fremont Street, Las Vegas




A Famous Sign in Glitter Gulch
Fremont Street, Las Vegas



7.  Bottle

Display Case at the Golden Gate Casino
Fremont Street




8.  Out and About
Driving on Paradise, Las Vegas




Cyclists Out and About
The Landmark Sign Back at Its Original Spot
On Paradise Just North of the Convention Center Skywalk
Las Vegas, Nevada





Wikimedia



The Landmark Hotel and Casino
imploded in seventeen seconds 
on November 7, 1995.  

Another piece of Vintage Vegas gone.



      Wikipedia







9.  Hat
Terry checks the bus schedule.
McCarran Airport, Las Vegas




A Prospector with a Pan Full of Nuggets
Fremont Street


10.  Hole

Holes Hollowed Out by Glaciers
Rocky Mountains,  U.S.A.


11.  One
One Crazy Building
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.



12.  Whatever You Want

A Praying Mantis on the Loose 
East Fremont Street, Las Vegas





Rocking Out
Fremont Street, Las Vegas



Happy hunting in December! 

December's List:
Joy,  Together,  Tree,  Ornament,  Light,  Christmas,  
Sparkle,  Giving,  Food,  Red,  Kitchen,  Whatever You Want

Thanks to Jill (Greenthumb) 
and her Made with Love blog 
for setting up the scavenger hunt.




Terry and I in Las Vegas




No, Cat, we didn't win a million,
but we snuggled up to $1,000,000!


32 comments:

  1. Sure lots to see and do there. Everything is lit up as they go for flash and try to get your cash. Did you win the jackpot and become millionaires while there? lol

    Wow, you are popular. You even got Arnold visiting you haha dumb spammers.

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    1. Bye, bye, Arnold! I zapped him into cyber oblivion. I got a kick out of your spammer post today. I hate them, but I quickly obliterate them. No we didn't become millionaires, but we did have our photos taken with a million dollars. I should have posted that photo! Maybe I'll go add it now! Have a good one!

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    2. It took a bit of work, but I posted the photo. Terry said, "You should have told Pat "Yes, and here's the proof." LOL But I'd already posted my comment to you.

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    3. lol can't you swipe any of that? Need to watch a few heist movies to get ready haha

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  2. So much to see there, Louise! I bet it is never boring. I love the huge fish tanks and beautiful fish, I find aquariums very soothing. Thank you so much for sharing this here, and I wanted to thank you for your friendship and support and kind comments on my blog, it really means so much to me. And it touches me deeply that you have also checked out some of my older posts. Warm hugs and much love to you. :)

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    1. Dear, Linda! Your kind words mean so much. I feel so badly because I have been swamped by a medical issue and two busy trips, and I haven't gotten to visiting my best blogging friends' posts. I will get to yours later today. Love and hugs right back at you!

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  3. Lots of great pictures but the one I like best is the two of you smiling. You two really know how to have fun together. And isn't that what it's all about? I'm getting caught up from the holiday. Don and I went to Las Vegas once with his family and it was all about the gambling. I hated that. I would much rather have just walked around..so much to see there.

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    1. Oh, Peggy, I'm so far behind. I love your blog, but I haven't been visiting because of a medical issue and two busy trips. I will get to yours later today! If Vegas were just about the gambling, I would have gone once. For me, it's one of the funnest places in the world to people watch. Not to mention, the food, the shows. hiking in Red Rocks Canyon, but especially the fun we have with our friends and just being together. Hugs!

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  4. I've never been to Vegas, but it's one crazy place! I love the nature pictures- that's what I would go for.

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    1. Hi, TJ! I love getting out into Red Rock Canyon to hike as much as I can in Vegas. There are many, many trails and wonderful climbing rocks. I actually saw wild burros there once. Within an hour or two there are many natural places, starting with Zion National Park. I enjoy Vegas itself, but it is in nature that I feel most alive. Take care!

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  5. I bet there's a lot of drool on that million bucks' display case!

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    1. I hadn't thought of that, Debra, but I'm sure you are right! LOL It is quite something to see all those Ben Franklins in stack after stack. Having your photograph taken at Binion's is always a fun thing to do for free! Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  6. Some amazing shots! Nothing beats the beauty of the desert.
    I'm stunned no one seems to notice the half naked woman...

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    1. Hey, Alex! The Red Rock Canyon area is one of the natural wonders in the Las Vegas area. I never get tired of going there. That woman was walking around with a whip over her shoulder looking for tourists to pose with for photos. I love to walk around Fremont Street and take candids of all that is going on. It is an amazing spot to people watch. There was a brief instant when the crowd parted and I could snap a photo. I moved so fast, that the one shot I got came out a little off focus. I realized that was a good thing because it gives the photo a feeling of motion and anonymity. If it had been sharply focused, I probably would have been uncomfortable posting it. I capture strangers in my photos, but I always try to be kind if I use the photos. Have a great weekend!

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  7. What brilliant photos Louise, especially the desert - wow. simply beautiful :) I don't think I have enough photos for this month's challenge, but it's lovely to check in on everyone else's.

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    1. Hi, Fil! Thank you for visiting our posts. I know some "hunters" have published an incomplete list of photos in the past, because of time limitations. The participants in the "hunt" are wonderfully accepting of what everyone does. I think all of them realize that we each have busy lives and do the best we can. I am just now getting around to visiting because this week has been crazy. Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Thanks for joining in on this months scavenger hunt, sorry I haven't been around but I have not been well lately. I really like your photos of hole, one, sign well they are all great, look like you had a fabulous trip. Greenthumb

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been experiencing health issues, Jill. I do hope that you are on the mend. It's good to see you back. Thanks for continuing to be a great host, despite your difficulties. I've never had a bad time in Vegas, and it always provides material for scavenger hunts. Feel better, and have a restful weekend!

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  9. Hello, looks like you had a wonderful trip. I loved seeing all your photo collection. The canyon pictures are amazing. My best to you, Pat

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    1. Thanks, Pat! We did have a wonderful trip. Hopefully I can get a post up about Red Rock Canyon ~ This is always such a busy time of year. I'm behind with everything it seems, but I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's photos later today! Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Photos are so great. You represented Las Vegas in such an interesting way that I now do really want to visit it so much. Hope you had a really nice time there!

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  11. Some great photos. I really love those saddle bar stools, what a great idea. And that crazy building is the weirdest I think I've ever seen.

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    1. Thank you, Tony! Las Vegas is the perfect place to find unusual and weird things. I go past this fascinating and controversial building every time I ride on the WAX bus from the airport to downtown. It's called the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and it is a center for Alzheimer's patients and their families. Sometime I would like to visit it. Have a great weekend!

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  12. You always bring such variety to the scavenger hunts, another month, another location! I like seeing places I'll most likely never see through your hunts!

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    1. Thanks, Louise! My favorite thing to do is to travel, and I have so much fun sharing the places I see in there scavenger hunt. Have a lovely December!

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  13. Hi Lousie Well I have never been to Vagas and your photos certainly gave us a wonderful taste of it although for me I would prefer to see the magnificent mountains and area around it that you showed us. Loved all the fish, and the view from the plane and that is one crazy builiding you saw. Pity the million had not been yours but d o you really need it!!! A great fun post. Apparently my link was not working until yeterday so hope you will pop in and see my take on the words and read my continuing story about The Formidible Four. Have a wonderful Christmas, I am just off to spend it in Malawi with my family.

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    1. Hi Margaret! I did find my way to your blog and caught the enjoyable second half of the Blondies and Gingernuts' story. The wild areas around Vegas are magnificent, and I've spend a lot of time in them. I don't really need a million, but I certainly do some good with it! Have a wonderful time in Malawi with your family over Christmas.

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  14. Wonderful photos and interpretations of this month's topics. I've really enjoyed looking at all your photos of somewhere I've never been. Great fun:)

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    1. Thanks, Rosie! You nailed one of the funnest things about the hunt ~ seeing unknown places through other people's eyes. Have a lovely, restful end to your weekend!

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  15. Looks like such a fun trip! Loved seeing all your photos - fabulous neon signs, fantastic fish and that truly is one weird looking buillding! Especially like your landing in Denver shot, and, of course, the lovely photo of you together. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas break.

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! I was lucky to catch that landing shot; a lucky coincidence of time, light, and angle. Happy Christmas to you!

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