Saturday, May 26, 2012
They had TWO pristine Dog Walks with shade and benches so I took Cassie for an off-leash run.
NAY! Crazy wind is back with a venegance on Friday! Rather than get on the road, I decided to stay an extra day in Las Vegas. Winds are steady 25-35 mph with gusts to 50mph! I thought I would go on the Suicide ride on the Stratosphere but the high wind gusts changed my mind. Humidity 9-16% --time to break out the body lotion, Chapstick and eye drops.
Enroute to LV, I stopped in a Cracker Barrel for rest and a Cassie-walk. I opened the screendoor and a nice-looking native gentleman knocked. I stayed in the RV and listened to his "story". He had quite the tale, which I tried to imagine and considered without comment. Finally--the "close". He asked for "a couple dollars".
At about that moment, a guy who had pulled up in another RV got out of his rig and "hovered" near our conversation. He heard me say to the beggar man "Cracker Barrel would not be happy to get a complaint about their customers being solicited in their parking lot". Unbelievably, he said he was not soliciting and I said "What do you call asking someone for money?" At that moment, I could see resignation in his face and suggested that he move along off private property. He walked off in search of an easier mark--or at least someone who didn't watch Judge Judy.
Las Vegas News:
...Elton John was hospitalized 4 days ago with a respiratory infection and all his concerts are cancelled, so my plan to go to his Million Dollar Piano concert--gone!
...Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy has been accused of multiple complaints of sexual misconduct, several by his male nurses and caretakers.
..Las Vegas is hosting the first annual "BBQ & Beer for Boobs" festival, a fund-raising event for breast cancer.
Of course, I played the latest electronic video poker machines but got over 2 hours of game play before my $20 was gone. I think the trainee poker games on my smartphone helped my percentage and extend my playtime.
In honor of Vegas, here is my most favorite version of PokerFace; I included lyrics because they are so cool! I like the Glee version better than Lady Gaga's. Poker Face - With Lyrics
Fuel update: cheapest in Arizona/Nevada $3.60 and most Purveyors of Petrol ask for $3.79 to $3.99 in LV.