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The Rooster Bar

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To be clear, the intrepid Nancy B and i did not go into The Rooster Bar while we were hunkered down in Overton to visit Valley of Fire State Park.  We just stopped for a photo shoot on our way to dinner.

You have to love a bar that is sporting a giant red rooster on a pole.  That's a bar with attitude.




When in Las Vegas.....

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The intrepid Nancy B (aka the B) and I wandered over to the Wynn to check out the flower balloon and carousel that now grace the atrium.  They were both designed by Preston Bailey and will be on display indefinitely.  The carousel works!

We capped our night off with adult milk shakes.  And that is how the intrepid Nancy B and I roll when in Vegas.






Curacao

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I find myself with a little time on the first day of my next vacation so why not write about another stop from my last vacation (The Doors of Cartagena, Cruise Ship Dos and Cruise Ship Don'ts, Aruba Waves).  As to why I have a little time, while let's just chalk it up to a reservation snafu and my not looking quite trustworthy enough to  be let into the room without having my name on the reservation.  Not the best scenario when you are talking about an old school Casino on Las Vegas with lots of smokers.    Sigh.

The third stop (I think -- they all run together) on my Panama Cruise with the intrepid Nancy B (aka the B) was Curacao.

We did the tour that included the Hato Caves and then a walking tour of Willemstad (the capital) with a little bit of time on our own to walk back to the ship.   We learned a lot of facts about both the caves and the town on our tour -- none of which I can remember!  Suffice it to say that Willemstad is drop dead gorgeous with its multi-hued archi…

9/11/14

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Over the summer, I visited the 9/11 Memorial for the first time.  I was taking a walk after work and had wandered over in that direction.  It took me a moment to realize that the memorial no longer required tickets and then a few additional minutes to decide whether to go in or not.  I'm glad I did.

It is such a peaceful, beautiful place -- an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of NYC.  It is as if the fountains and the plaza swallow the sound of the many visitors who make the pilgrimage to lower Manhattan to visit the memorial and museum.  The names inscribed in the walls of the fountain invite tracing with one's finger and reflecting on the lives cut short on that long ago sunny day in September (Today, Remembering).   The names remind us of what a multicultural society the United States is.  They remind us of people who once walked among us.  They remind us to remember.
And remember we do.


Body Paint :: Times Square

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Ladies.  Painted like flags.  Wearing Las Vegas style head dresses.

Do they count towards my goal of going on more art expeditions this year (Resolved.)?


Standing Still :: Street Performers

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