Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Goodwill Clearance Center

I love shopping at the Goodwill but today we headed over to the Goodwill Clearance Center which is a whole other thing when it comes to shopping.  The Center is full of bins and bins of what is basically junk (it looks like stuff that didn't sell in the regular Goodwill stores) where professional trash pickers rummage for stuff to either use or resell (many look like swap meet sellers).  The stuff is sold by the pound and if you look hard enough you can find some real gems among the junk.  Each trash picker has gloves, shopping carts and bins set up strategically, and they wait in a neat, orderly lines for each new bin of stuff to be brought out from the back of the store.  It looks like really well organized chaos!


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument

Another stop today was at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument in Sunset Park.  I'm not sure what made them, in 2015, build a memorial to a genocide that took place from 1915-1923 but it was interesting to look at nonetheless.

Blueberry Hill Diner

We checked out the Blueberry Hill Diner this morning and had a great breakfast there.  We tried to go here last Saturday but the line was out the door (!) so we opted for a weekday which was much better line-wise although they were still really busy.  This is a local chain that serves great diner food, has a nice little bakery, and their breakfasts are especially good!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Little Baja

We've seen Little Baja advertised for years, drove by it for years, and finally stopped in to check it out today.  This huge outdoor store sells statuary and other beautiful outdoor home decor and is located just off the freeway south of the Strip!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Green Valley Ranch 10k Volksmarch

Today was the perfect day for a 10k volksmarch around Green Valley Ranch.  It was sunny and warm and the views were amazing!

Little Free Library

I am working my way through the Las Vegas list so today we headed out to find a Little Free Library.  I've never seen one of these little boxes that people make and put on their property which allows people to take a book or leave a book--kind of like a community sharing thing--but by searching the organization's website I was able to find a box not far from our house.  I left a book instead of taking one (I prefer to read on my Kindle) and it was nice to see so many books in the box that look well read!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bubble Tea

Today we ran by #1 Boba Tea and picked up a matcha (green tea) "bubble" tea.  It's kind of like a green tea smoothie with chewy balls of tapioca "pearls" in it.  Yummy!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bass Pro Shop Aquarium

Connected to the Silverton Casino is the Bass Pro Shop.  Besides selling all kinds of outdoor gear (and having a nice indoor shooting range) they have lots of interesting displays including a waterfall and a few huge fish tanks (unfortunately the fish tanks were pretty reflective so it kind of killed my photographs of the fish in the tank!).

Silverton Aquarium

The Silverton Aquarium is a free attraction right as you walk into the Silverton Casino.  There were thousands of cool tropical fish, stingrays, etc. and we were lucky enough to time it just right so we got to see the mermaid show!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lucky Thai!

Yet another restaurant we have been wanting to check out.  It was just OK.  Archi's is still my favorite!