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Re: BoltBus Adds Las Vegas, SF to Los Angeles Routes

Former Member ·
If it is not a crazy question, please - Are MegaBus and BoltBus essentially the same, just different companies with different routes ?
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Re: July 27, 2016: Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow! That's a lot of sheep! I imagine there are few places that offer such succulent moist grass for these desert dwellers. Must have been fun to stop and study them. And good that you didn't let those little dogs out of the car, as the sheep likely would have killed them.
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Re: July 27, 2016: Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

Samantha ·
Yep, it wouldn't have ended pretty.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm old enough to remember the Vegas Years, although was too young at the time to go see Elvis in Vegas. Fans always commented that Elvis was at his best in Vegas -- relaxed, chatty (talking to the crowd a lot), and despite it's large size, it was a fairly intimate performance venue with lots of direct audience contact. (Watch the video all the way to the end to see the audience) The statue was unveiled by Barron Hilton just outside the showroom where Elvis performed, and it stood there for...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger: I really appreciate your feedback and extra information you provided in the above comment. As Elvis would say "Thank you. Thank you very much. Your a beautiful audience. Thank you."
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Re: Mary's Hash House, Las Vegas

PHeymont ·
My kind of place! I know where I'm eating, next time I go to Las Vegas...
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Re: Mary's Hash House, Las Vegas

Ottoman ·
Been to this restaurant...loved it! Great home made food, great service, good portions and reasonable prices. Not to mention going there is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle from the huge Vegas casinos. The next time I'm in Las Vegas, I will definitely be going back there. Thanks for this blog Fumblefinger.
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
Even for people who don't gamble - like me - Las Vegas puts on such a great show that its an absolute pleasure to visit. The colours and the floral displays are second to none. I do miss the water show at the Bellagio. And so much of it is free. Maybe not as old as some of the exhibits would have you believe. But a thing of beauty is a joy forever !
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

DrFumblefinger ·
If Vegas relied on gamblers like us, none of those fabulous buildings would exist. I like Vegas in small doses. A long weekend is just about perfect, and usually then to meet with friends or family to catch up some. I agree the best stuff in Vegas is the free or near free, like the floral display at the Bellagio.
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
There are only a few destinations where all the family over in the US and us English can meet. Vegas, Florida and New York. So we all went to Vegas to meet up. Walking along the strip towards NY,NY. 9 Fine Irishmen looked like an attractive bar - so in we all went. They had real "Pint Glasses" - 20 ounce. Not the 16 ounce we've had to suffer ! But after a few minutes we were frozen. They do love AC in Vegas. Too much like Ireland. Freezing cold. So we moved outside and sat in the shade...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

Travel Rob ·
What a shot! That view alone was worth the whole trip.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome photo! It is so rare to get this kind of brilliant photo from the sky! Great capture.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the compliment. That photo is just as it appeared - no tinkering with the colour !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

DrFumblefinger ·
That's quite a storm brewing, Garry. And a memorable, beautiful sunset shot. You only see a few this great in a lifetime. Nicely done!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

Dr.Y ·
This is an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing Garry.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

GarryRF ·
Some "modern art" leaves me cold but that image is thought provoking and lets the mind wander - as it has yours ! Nice piece DrF !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PHeymont ·
Stunning...and hard to imagine a better place for it. Curious: how big is it? In the close-up I get the impression they could be full-size boats?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, they are all full size boats. Say an average of 4 meters (13 ft) each? Vegas is becoming a great place to see modern art.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PortMoresby ·
The word "audacious" comes to mind and, I think, appropriately. I think it's always been one of Art's jobs to make the viewer's say "What the hell?", and public art of this scale especially. It makes one want to meet the person whose mind conceived it. Good work, Nancy Rubins. ("crafted" indeed, DrF.)
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #16. Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas, Nevada

PortMoresby ·
I'm a big fan of Frank Gehry's perspective-bending architecture. And for those also intrigued, there's an excellent 2005 Sydney Pollack documentary about the man, 'Sketches of Frank Gehry', available on Netflix.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

GarryRF ·
I love staying in Harrahs in Vegas. I get control of the TV. She looks out the window at the Bellagio - for the water and music show !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Well, when you're in Vegas for your anniversary sometime GarryRF, spring for the Bellagio for even just one night and let your beloved wife see the fountain show from that side of the street! I enjoy Vegas in small snippets -- 2-3 days every few years is about perfect. Great place to meet friends, eat well and enjoy a show. Gamble if you want, though I find it too painful to have my wallet stripped that way. I like to go there in the spring and fall so I can head into the surrounding desert...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

GarryRF ·
After we've seen the show from the window of our hotel we have to go and watch it from the street. How do those ducks know when its time for the show ? I was so disappointed not to see one on top of a jet of water. Vegas is one of a few resorts where I can meet my son and his American family in the same hotel ! It's our anniversary in June but I'm being forced to visit Puerto Vallarta by she - "who must be obeyed" !
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Re: Las Vegas

Travel Rob ·
Thanks VegasClub. A lot great tips in your post. I really enjoyed when I went to Las Vegas in December for a lunch.Airfares,Hotels seemed to be cheaper and crowds were not bad at all.
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Las Vegas tops its own record numbers

PHeymont ·
With a week and change to go for 2014, Las Vegas has clocked in its 40 millionth visitor for the year, breaking its previous record...and they keep on coming. At a time when halfo of Atlantic City casinos have closed and casino operators in other...
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Mary's Hash House, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
  Anyone who stumbled onto this blog searching for "hashish" might as well leave, because that's not what this post is about.  It's about good food, not good weed.   The Las Vegas food scene has changed a lot since I first visited the...
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Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

DrFumblefinger ·
Happy New Year!!  Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, the dawn of the Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram).  The date varies from year-to-year, but Chinese New Year falls on the first day of  the first lunar month  in the Chinese...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

GarryRF ·
I was fortunate to be on a flight approaching Las Vegas. Just as the sun was setting. Mid Winter and a few clouds to reflect the red sunset. This effect rarely occurs so I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Even at speed this...
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Airport playgrounds take off for kids

PHeymont ·
The GO Group supplies limos and shared shuttles at airports, but they've also taken a look at what goes on inside the airports, and found what they call the Top Five Airport Playgrounds for Kids, including the "Kids on the Fly" shown below at...
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Hmmmmm....Dessert anyone?

DrFumblefinger ·
    I'm quick to confess -- I've a weakness for dessert, especially of the oven-baked or gelato kind.  It's nothing new, an affliction I've had for as long as I can remember, making me very sympathetic to the, "Let's eat dessert first"...
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Signs of Downtown Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
    Las Vegas is one of the most loved -- and despised -- travel destinations in the world.  Some folks bask in and are energyzed by its non-stop action and adrenaline, the gambling, the booze, the neon lights -- everything you imagine...
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Las Vegas -- last stop of the Elvis tour

DrFumblefinger ·
  This post marks the end of our journey to see sites related to Elvis Presley's life.  So far we've visited Elvis' birth home in  Tupelo , his mansion,  Graceland , its  car museum , and we've toured  Memphis  ...
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Elvis Plays Las Vegas again...sort of

PHeymont ·
Elvis Presley's Memphis estate, Graceland, is planning to open a permanent Presley exhibit in the King of Rock 'n Roll's second home, Las Vegas. The plans include not only a big display of memorabilia (including a 35' sign from one of his concert...
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March 4, 2020: Vegas at Night, 1983

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares night-time images taken in Las Vegas in 1983. It was a smaller and simpler place to visit then.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 11, 2015: Beatles LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil show, The Mirage Casino and Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  Its been 50 years since The Beatles brought their "LOVE" to Las Vegas.  Cirque du Soleil is keeping their musical legacy alive!     John, Paul, George and Ringo.  As The Beatles, they changed the world.  LOVE, Cirque du...
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Las Vegas doubles int'l gates, aims at Asia flights

PHeymont ·
Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is putting a new emphasis on international; it will double its international gates to 14, and make one of them capable of handling the huge A380.    The airport is the nation's 9th busiest, with over...
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Las Vegas 777 fire still a mystery; pilot retires

PHeymont ·
The dramatic engine fire on a British Airways 777 that was about to take off from Las Vegas Tuesday is likely the last flight of pilot Chris Henkey, who has been lauded for a "textbook example" of how to safely evacuate a plane.   Henkey, who is...
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Ka-ching! Pennsylvania airports could go Vegas

PHeymont ·
Airport slots at Las Vegas McCarran International Pennsylvania is considering licensing slot machines at its airports to generate funds that could help balance the state budget...or who knows? pay for some airport improvements,   At a hearing...
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Conference In Vegas Spotlights Growth of Traditional Travel Agents

Travel Rob ·
           Dessert at the Sunday Brunch,  Bellagio   Virtuoso's conference of 2294  travel agents at the Bellagio in Las Vegas spotlights the growth in traditional travel agents....
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Cirque du Soleil sets sail on MSC cruises

PHeymont ·
Cirque du Soleil, the no-animal wonder-world circus of acrobats, contortionists and aerialists that delights audiences in multiple shows in Las Vegas and elsewhere has now signed on to create shows onboard MSC cruise ships.   Starting with a new...
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National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas (Where Gumbo was #264)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. If you have any interest in physics or the development of atomic weapons, this is an excellent place to learn more about the historic and social perspective of atomic weapons.
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BoltBus Adds Las Vegas, SF to Los Angeles Routes

PHeymont ·
Long-distance low-cost U.S. bus service keeps on growing. BoltBus, owned by Greyhound, is extending its West Coast routes. Bolt advertises free WiFi, discount fares and up-to-date buses for its service. DETAILS
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in the heart of Las Vegas' City Center, in the middle of many beautifully designed skyscrapers, is a sort of traffic jam.  Or a "boat jam", if you wish.  It's an unusual work of art crafted by Nancy Rubins and known as "Big...
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Qatar, USAir create Philly code-share hub

PHeymont ·
Not a sexy headline, but good news for travelers in USAir cities around the country as Qatar Airways and USAir expand their codeshare arrangements so that travelers from USAir cities such as Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
  In a city famous for its glitz and glamour, the Bellagio resort stands out for its beautiful architecture and art.  Famous for its musical fountain show on the Strip and its wonderful Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Bellagio...
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Where Gumbo Was #16. Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
   Gumbo had discovered the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, near the older downtown casinos of Las Vegas, but in a newly developed area.  The building was opened on May 21, 2010 and is one of the branches of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  This bronze statue of Elvis, sculpted by Carl Romanelli and unveiled in 1978, now proudly stands in a prominent spot in the lobby of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino , formerly known as the "Las Vegas Hotel and Casino" (2012-2014), The...
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Where Canadians Travel Most

PHeymont ·
REPAIRED LINK! A new Hotels.com ranking shows London and Paris have pushed former #3 vacation spot Orlando down to #5. New York and Las Vegas swapped spots at the top, with NY #1 again. See the rest of the list HERE  
 
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