Monday, August 8, 2011

For a much needed change of scenery ...



I was in Las Vegas a week ago.  The best part was my room with a view.

49 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

Should've stopped by, were only a couple hours to the South. Never cared much for Vegas myself...

foam said...

Maybe next year I'll rent a vehicle and take Route 93 south .. :)

dianne said...

Great photograph and wonderful view Foamy dear ... the sky is such a lovely colour.
xoxoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

Is that a UFO hiding in the leg stubble? Inquiring pugs want to know.

lx said...

Wonderful pix!

Did you do anything Vegas-tacky, like a Wayne Newton show?

boneman said...

nice view, gal!
Wow!

foam said...

dianne,
The view was just amazing. I was really taken by those brown mountains. Everything around here is green after all.

inquiring pugs
What leg stubble? I do the bushy mediterranean look .. think Mrs Doubtfire on the bus. Oh, and that goes for the armpits too .... and the 'stache of course ..
And that's not an UFO, btw...

lx,
Nope, none of that. Maybe next year. However, I did take a few pictures of dancing girls .. but, I figure, who wants to see those?

thank you, boneman! indeed it was a great view!

Boxer said...

where did you stay?

That's a great photo! It was HOT there, wasn't it? BUT.... a dry heat, not humid.

/t. said...

great view, foamest one

but

where's the stache?!?

× × ×

/t.

..................... said...

boxer,
we stayed at the flamingo.
this was a business trip for mr foam .. i just tagged along.
it was dry heat most of the time. it actually got pretty cloudy which brought in some humidity but nothing like it is here. but still, 106 F with humidity is hawwwwwwwt.

/t.
oh .. the stache ... ummmm .. you can't see it from this angle very well. it's not one of my sticky out ones this time around. more like a thin droopy one .. :)

Shrinky said...

My God that's some view (and the backdrop scenery isn't bad, either)!

foam said...

Shrinky,
You are funny .. :-)

Rolf said...

So that what people does in Vegas now a days, staying in the room and looking at the scenery. Having no money to spend in the casinos.

The girl in the window looks great and the mountains in the background are not so bad either

Mo said...

A great place to be

foam said...

Rolf,
This was at sunrise .. :).
Folks were in the casinos, but I don't gamble. I took some of my money and bought a couple of pair of good walking sandals. I thought that was a better bet.

Mo,
The window seat certainly was a great place to be .. :-)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Tough!

foam said...

sure 'nuff!

Rolf said...

You did the right thing. Who needs casinos these days to lose money when we have the stock market.

I guess it is the same as here, casinos are for some a convenient way to clean dirty money

I am a bit worried about this world's money problem

laughingwolf said...

seems legit! :O lol

still unpacking after moving 1,000 + miles...

..................... said...

rolf,
lordy, you are not kidding about the world's money woes ..

laughing wolf,
that's quite a few miles to move! how's the pup, btw?

moi said...

Vegas is a strange place. But that view is awesome.

foam said...

Moi,
Yeah, I didn't really know how to take it. I didn't specifically like it or dislike it. I had an okay time. I was glad I went. Should I get to do this next year I'm planning on going out into those mountains.

/t. said...

well,
you obviously
were NOT happening in las vegas

had you been, you'd have had to stay in las vegas

× × ×

/t.

foam said...

/t.
Nope, I certainly wasn't happening. I saw plenty of other people happening though ...

laughingwolf said...

other than attacking a houseplant, in fun [for him], he's a great companion :)

Aunty Belle said...

fantastic photo--wow. I mean, WOW.

I hate LV. At least ya can git to the grand canyon from thar'.

I'se wif' the Foam--spend yore $ on somethin' real--it is a much better bet.

foam said...

laughing wolf,
that's good .. :)

thanks, auntie belle.
i'm not sure i hate lv, but i certainly do love the surrounding mountains. if all goes well, it seems i'll be back there next year. i plan on exploring those mountains.

Rolf said...

I want to run The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, it should be a lot of fun

foam said...

rolf,
i think it would be great fun to run a marathon in las vegas.

X. Dell said...

That's a cool shot.

I'm glad you're wearing your shirt. A lot of folks who visit Vegas somehow manage to lose theirs.

foam said...

x,
glad to see your feeling better!

i did manage to keep my shirt .. and shoes and pants and sundry other clothing items. for las vegas standards i'm a real boring person .. :)

Andressa C. said...

beautiful view!

Aunty Belle said...

jess' a fly by to say howdy--an I still think thas' a fabulous photo--very evocative.

Rolf said...

Did you feel the quake?

Hopefully no one was hurt

foam said...

Rolf,
I sure did ... while I was teaching a class. We are okay. Thanks for inquiring.

aunty,
Hey, thank you! And I do need a new post though.

thank you, andressa!

chickory said...

thats quite a sky! vegas huh? black jack? bandits? people watching?

foam said...

chickory,

i know! the view was amazing. and as soon as i find my camera i'll post other photos. nd people watching.
i did a lot of walking and people watching.

lx said...

Hope you and yours are safe from the hurricane.

Rolf said...

And now is the hurricane coming.

I hear NC often lately on the news.

Don't go to the beach and hang on to your hat!

..................... said...

lx,
we should be safe here. perhaps some rain and thunderstorms. i'm actually trying to get folks who live further east to come and hang at my place.

rolf,
i know ..
we are an adventurous state, aren't we? everything from quakes to hurricanes all in one week. now i did feel the quake, but i don't think the hurricane will come this far west.

Aunty Belle said...

whew! worriet about how far east y'all is....youse west? Relief.

foam said...

auntie,
yes, but the mayden fair is east. luckily she is still west of I95 though.

dianne said...

I have been thinking about you Foamy dear after seeing the weather report on the news.
I do hope that you and your family and neighbours will be safe from this dreadful hurricane.
Warm thoughts for you sweet girl.
xoxoxo ♡

foam said...

dianne,
thanks for your concern. right now we have high cirrus clouds thanks to irene. gentle to no breeze ..
however, further east the mayden is without power.
it certainly has been a doozy out east.

Evanir said...

Me faltam palavras ,pra agradecer sua atenção
comigo.
Ser sua amiga é um presente de Deus na minha vida.
Agradeço a cada uma de suas visitas todas
elas me deixaram muito feliz.
Que seja abençoada por Deus nossa amizade para sempre.
Desejo um feliz final de semana beijos com infinita ternura e paz..
Evanir..
Seguindo seu blog com muito carinho.

C... said...

That sky is awesome.

Aunty Belle said...

Sorry fer Mayden --relieved fer Foamy.

Pamela said...

I think that is the best part too. (I'm not a gambler or that much of a partier. Can't handle the smoke in the casinos)

foam said...

evanir,
thankk you so much for your visit .. :)

C,
Thanks! It sure was awesome!

auntie,
Thanks and luckily tropical storm Lee was not too bad either ... considering ...

Pamela,
I can't stand the smoke in those casinos either.

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