All posts for the month March, 2014


Published March 10, 2014 by Jana

I’m home.  It was a rough journey home.  Something broke on my house EVERY day I was on the road.  I’m mentally exhausted.  I will try to get something up with more info, but for now, I’m just so not in the mood to write.



Miracle Mile Mall

Published March 7, 2014 by Jana

A part of Planet Hollywood is the Miracle Mile Mall.  They designed it in a circle, so you have trouble finding your way out.  I truly dislike shopping, but shopping for souvenirs, that I find tolerable.  There is also a free fountain show here, so I figured why not. 

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Well, if you’re just going to the fountain show, you will be disappointed.  No music, very short and not really spectacular. 

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But, it was free. 

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Outside there was this guy doing the spray painting, so I made a request and here is my picture!

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

Food and M & M’s

Published March 6, 2014 by Jana

Yes, M & M’s are food.  But here, there is M & M World.  You get to see a 20 minute 3D movie.  Now, I don’t know if it’s because of the Lasik surgery, but this time the 3D glasses actually worked.  The last time I tried to see something in 3D it looked exactly the same with and without the glasses, like you were looking at multiple images of the same thing. 

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Anyhow, there is also, of course, lots of M & M merchandise you can buy.

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As for the other food, I tried a couple of different things.  Panda Express is a fast food chain, but they do have good food.

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Bobby’s Burger Palace is Bobby Flay’s restaurant.

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Garrett Popcorn Shops had some good popcorn.

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And BurGR is Gordon Ramsey’s burger joint in Planet Hollywood.  Definitely the best burger I have had!  Other than my own, of course!

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

More People of Las Vegas

Published March 5, 2014 by Jana

I saw many of these people on Freemont St.  It is probably the greatest people watching place I have ever been, including NYC.  

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This is an Elvis impersonator, of course.  And he occasionally hands out chocolate bars!

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Volcano’s and McD’s

Published March 4, 2014 by Jana

At The Mirage hotel they have a volcano.  It ‘erupts’ in the evenings, every hour on the hour. 

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When I was on a trip downtown to see Freemont St, we happened to be going by just as the eruption started. 

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The bus driver (I was on a tour bus, not the public transportation for this trip) stopped and we watched the whole thing from the top of a double-decker bus!  They are so not supposed to do that!

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And this is totally unrelated, but too short for its own post.  I had to take some pictures of the McDonald’s signs.  They even bling them out!

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“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon

Pawn Stars

Published March 3, 2014 by Jana

I went by the Pawn Stars pawn shop on a couple of my trips downtown.  The one day they were filming, see all the people waiting to get in? 

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My Mom liked watching them, but I didn’t go inside, I mean if the famous guys aren’t there, it’s just a pawn shop!

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“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

COPS!!! ~Rated ‘R’~

Published March 2, 2014 by Jana

Here are some of the people of Las Vegas.  Many of the shots are bad because I had to ‘stealth’ shoot.  If you take pictures with most these people they expect a tip.  Sorry, I’m too cheap for that, I’ll leave the tipping for the ones actually in the pics with them. 

Some are a little risque, so cover the kids eyes!  Boobs and butts are apparently big business.

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“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd