Friday, October 6, 2017

North Strip Volksmarch

I decided to walk the 11k North Strip volksmarch to see how thing were going on that part of the Strip.  There were plenty of signs thanking everyone for their support over the past week as well as a memorial that just sort of sprung up at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

South Strip Volksmarch

I walked the South Strip volksmarch today not knowing what to expect.  Five days ago the largest mass shooting in American history took place on the south Las Vegas Strip.  I had been planning to do this 11k walk on Monday morning until some lunatic shot up the Strip and changed the lives of so many innocent people.  I was surprised to see that the area looked so "normal" with tourists all over the place and people going about their regular business at the restaurants, casinos, and businesses along the Strip.  It may have been a bit more low key and had somewhat fewer tourists than usual but the walk was nice nonetheless.  p.s. The little green monsters are part of Bellagio's Halloween decorations in the Conservatory.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Boulder City Volksmarch

Our walking group did a nice 10k volksmarch around Boulder City this morning.  The weather was perfect and we ended up in the city park which was hosting a classic car show which was pretty cool!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Public Art in Downtown Las Vegas

I did another 10k around downtown Las Vegas today and was happy to see all of the art decorating the area, some of which was left over from last weekend's Life is Beautiful Festival.

Monday, September 25, 2017

UNLV Volksmarch

Today I did a 10k volksmarch around UNLV.  I've never done this walk during the week when school was in session and there were A LOT of students wandering the campus.  Of course, since it is late September, the weather was perfect!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunset Park Volksmarch

Yesterday was the perfect day for a volksmarch (most days are perfect in late September/early October in Las Vegas) so I chose to do the Sunset Park 10k.  The park was packed with people!  I guess because the weather was great and it was a Saturday, it drew hundreds of people out to this urban park that is right across from the airport.  Anyway, it was a great walk both through the busy parts of the park as well as through the further away trails of the park where I didn't see a soul.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Green Valley Volksmarch

I showed up for our group volksmarch this morning and...I was the only one there!  Actually most everyone in our group had plans to be out of state (doing a volksmarch tour of the middle-America states) or out of the country (doing a river cruise in Europe).  So it was just me but it was a great walk--cool, breezy, and a bit overcast which is much better than 110 degrees and roasting hot.  And the views were pretty too!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Downtown Las Vegas Volksmarch

Yesterday was the perfect day for a 10k, cloudy, overcast, and most importantly, less than 100 degrees!  And there are always interesting things to see in downtown Las Vegas...

p.s. I have no idea who put all of those heads in the vacant store window, or why.

Monday, September 4, 2017

North Strip Volksmarch

Our first group volksmarch of the year was last Saturday.  It was a balmy 104 degrees (!) but we did our 11k walk nonetheless.  I didn't take many photos as I was too busy holding my umbrella in one hand and a water bottle in the other.  It was nice getting back into walking after a long, hot summer though!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Goodsprings Cemetery

I came across this article and, since I love photographing cemeteries, I decided to go hunt down one of the cemeteries in the article which is pretty close to Las Vegas.  We had been to Goodsprings before but I didn't even remember seeing the cemetery.  Today when we went to find it, we passed right by it; it was that easy to miss.  But the graves were interesting--some very old, some very new--and I got a few good photographs (but for the 100 degree weather and watching out for rattlesnakes I probably could have got better pictures!).  I have no idea what Fallout: New Vegas is but it has a Goodsprings Cemetery wiki and if it hadn't already been cataloged in Find A Grave I would have done it myself!

Here's some pictures...