Saturday, November 25, 2017

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

We ran by the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort today to pick up our annual park pass.  The fort is small but offers a nice lesson in early Las Vegas history (and at $1 for entry without an annual pass, this is one of the best bargains in Las Vegas!).

What's a Dragon Fruit???

I've passed these odd looking fruit by in the store so often that today I finally decided to try one.  It's called a Dragon Fruit, and fortunately YouTube has enough videos on these odd looking fruits that there wasn't much mystery about what to do with it.  Simply cut it open and eat the inside.  It was odd looking but didn't have a lot of taste--kind of like a cross between a berry and a kiwi.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Clark County Museum

I've been meaning to get over to the Clark County Museum for some time so finally today we took a quick trip to the far side of Henderson to check it out.  I can't believe we have been here for sixish years and haven't been to this wonderful museum!

There are so many cool things about this museum.  The head of the museum makes frequent appearances on Pawn Stars but unfortunately he wasn't there today.  The lady at the desk said he is getting quite famous though.

The museum is the temporary home of the #VegasStrong memorial which includes crosses for each of the people killed during the 1 October mass shooting on the Vegas Strip.

There are tons of historic artifacts at the museum including regular exhibit stuff as well as old buildings (and even an old outhouse!).

On the other side of the outdoor exhibits are a half dozen historic houses and buildings that have been moved to the museum property in their entirety (it was like a trip down memory lane as many of the 1930s-1950s exhibits in the houses of everyday items reminded me of my grandparent's house!).

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Random Pix

I tend to take pictures all the time.  Here's some from this week...

Our lemons are almost ripe!

And the sky has been beautiful these last few days...

And I won at bingo recently!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rolled Ice Cream

A while back, rolled ice cream was all the rage in Las Vegas.  Much like frozen hot chocolate and cronuts, "rolled ice cream" was a new concept and people waited in long lines to try it.  Now that the excitement has worn off (and the lines have died down) we headed out to try some rolled ice cream at the aptly named "Rolled Ice Cream" shop.  It was...just OK.  It was made in the same fashion as Coldstone Creamery does its ice cream (mashing and chopping ice cream and its additions on a frozen plate) with the difference being that the final frozen product is spread all over the frozen plate then rolled up.  The flavor was OK (I ordered coffee ice cream but it didn't taste strongly of coffee) and eating it was a chore (when you try to eat the rolls they fall apart in pieces).  Here's the process...