Updating Meet & Greet for Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada...


The Choctaw Casino and Resort located in The District in Henderson, Nevada.
Hello, fellow Nevadans!  After we've finally settled in and working our way into a comfortable routine, we decided it was time to mention our intended Meet & Greet in Henderson, Nevada on Friday, July 21st at 5:00 pm.

With the awful heat since we arrived, this week we plan to get out and check on a few possible locations and will post a choice by the end of this week.  So far,
we only have a handful of confirmations.  Any suggestions for the location of a suitable bar near Green Valley Ranch is appreciated.

Currently, we're staying in the desirable Green Valley Ranch area where there are many major shopping areas, restaurants, business centers and a few casinos.
If you would like to attend, please email me by using the email link on our homepage located above our main photo (in Petra Jordan) and below, where it states "Select Language" for the purpose of translation. 

Please let us know if coming to meet us in Henderson on July 21st works for you!  We had a good sized turnout in Minneapolis in June and look forward to meeting some of our readers in the Las Vegas area. 

Our newspaper article will be coming out this week.  Once we have the link and videos, we'll post them here.  We're looking forward to sharing this article with all of our readers throughout the world.

There are plenty of excellent dining establishments in this area but after dining on cruise ships and in restaurants over this past almost three months, we're enjoying some home cooked meals.
As for Las Vegas, our days and evenings have been full although we certainly don't have as many family members and friends in Nevada.  We've had a number of "business" related items to attend to, online shopping to complete, and a job we didn't look forward to tackling.

Almost five years ago, we left a number of large plastic totes in Richard's garage that we definitely needed to address.  Since plenty of time has passed, we needed to dispose of several bins with old tax records and others we'd forgotten we'd left...several bins containing old photos.

It wasn't easy to maneuver the little white car in perfect spots for taking photos.  Tom did the best he could.
We'd distributed all of the paper photos to our four adult children and scanned those of significance to a cloud.  Now, we find this box in Richard's garage with even more photos.  Good grief.  We had no idea these photos were there collecting dust and bugs. 

Now, at least, we'll be able to clear all this out to leave Richard more space for storing his own stuff in his garage. Homes in Nevada don't have basements leaving garages as the only possible spots for storage.

In the next few days, we'll go through all of the photos and once we pick up the new scanner waiting for us at our mailing service, one we purchased to replace the Doxie scanner that bit the dust last week, we'll begin scanning the photos and dispose of the paper copies.

The like the Southwest architecture so typical in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and other states in this region of the US.
Yesterday, Tom spent half of the day going through the boxes.  In the process, he found several boxes of Christmas decorations from the years of my son's growing up.  We've always stated we don't have any storage and certainly didn't save any of our personal effects other than a few plastic bins with tax records and memorabilia.


We've gone through each tote and will send them to Greg, Camille and three grandchildren in Minnesota who hopefully will appreciate the memorabilia.  Why we didn't give these bins to them at the time we distributed memorabilia to our kids baffles me.

We drove around the parking lots of The District, a popular shopping, dining, and entertainment conglomerate.
Perhaps at the time, we weren't certain we'd enjoy traveling the world and didn't want to let go of the beloved Christmas items in these totes.  At the time, letting go wasn't easy.  Now that we're certain we have no intention of "settling down" anytime in the near future, it's easy to send them to Greg and family.

It's a bit cooler today with the 1:30 pm temperature at a cool 99F (37C), we'll head out to the pool for a little "fun and sun" which had been impossible over these past days with our busy schedule and with temperatures ranging from 110F (43C) and up.

Even the parking ramps, office buildings, and apartments maintain the popular and familiar Southwest design.
Sorry for the late posting today.  With it a bit cooler today, we took off to grocery shop and take a few photos to share here today and over the next few days.  Have a wonderful day!
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Photo from one year ago today, July 11, 2016:
Hỏa Lò Prison, aka Mason Centrale (meaning central house in French), was nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton" during the war in Vietnam. "Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was sarcastically known to American POWs as the Hanoi Hilton. The prison was demolished in part during the 1990s, though the gatehouse remains as a museum."  For more photos of our tour of the Hanoi Hilton, please click here.


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