Trip to Vegas!

Today was Vegas Day for Dad and I. :) Here is a Photo-Blog-Post of the adventure. (This is, by the way, my first blog entry of the year!

new bridge wide close up new bridge
They started building some improvements to Highway 93, I presume.

pink jeep tours 1Pink Jeep 2
Pink Jeep tours now gives tours in pink Chevrolet Suburbans. Don't tell the tourists - they won't even notice.

Hoover DamAZ TimeNevada Time
We then got to the Hoover Dam, and had to drive across it. We went from the "AZ" time to Pacific time.

Non-computer RAM!walkway!
I saw a ram that you don't put in your computer, as well as an extremely deceiving walkway, it looked more like a wash ditch than a walkway!

carved roadVegas Smog
Las Vegas has some very interesting landscapes, as well as a lot of smog! I don't know if I'd actually want to live there with that kind of smog hanging around all the time.

Accordian Bus!Thomas SafTLiner RECasino With Friends
I saw a lot of buses in Vegas, which is surprising, and not surprising at the same time. I haven't seen an accordion bus since I lived in Washington, I think. Also, there is a casino with friends. I wonder who they are.

Hooters CasinoSparkly Walgreens
In Las Vegas, especially on or near the strip, just about everything is either more scandalous, or shinier with more neon light tubes.

STILL???Proper Entertainer
Danny Gans was Entertainer of the year at least two or three years ago when I went back to Michigan, and he is apparently still it. I think it should be Celine Dion or somebody else for a change.

Fashion Show (iPods!) How interesting! Fashion Show Mall has a huge iPod ad on the front. Almost every surface in Vegas has advertising on it.

NewEgg ad!VistaCar!OMG! Vegas Annulment!People Playing Cards?
Vegas has a lot of interesting advertising. Here is some examples of adversiting on taxi cabs. NewEgg, Toshiba, Microsoft, and Benq seem to REALLY love that advertising space. I also think that the stacked deck thing is somewhat funny.

Apple Store FacadeThe MacPros!Macs!Kiddy iMacsApple Store, MacBookbig ipod ad
We went to the Apple Store in Fashion Show Mall! I really liked looking around the store, but I found that while it was mesmerizing, it was less mesmerizing in a "must have a new Mac" way now that I've got... ba-dah-bing - my new iMac. :)

Teavana (evil store)Teavana Fans!
Teavana is another store in the mall. Dad went in here, and was going to buy a book, but he didn't want to, he said, after the cashier in the store said that photography wasn't allowed. The store had a silly fan setup, I took a picture of it from outside after that incident.

New Lens - wideTestNew Lens - zoomedtest
I got a new lens for my camera! It's a Quantaray 18-125mm lens for Nikon AF. It is awesome! when I got that picture of my dad, I was standing about three feet away from him. This is totally an awesome wide-angle lens. I also got the picture of the Tamrac logo from probably... well, it was quite far away. I certainly can't wait to test the lens out tomorrow, and next week at school. It will be awesome.

OMG! Shoe Interface!Silly Roadster!
Here are some automotive things from the very end of the trip. (taken with my old 28-80 Nikkor glass.) The first belongs in "Stick Figures in Peril" I'm sure. The second is an automobile that seems to be missing parts.

In all, it was a very awesome day, and writing this blog post has taken much too long. Here's to an awesome 2007, filled with loads of photography opportunities, and great times!

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