Las Vegas Strong

The theme for the memorial that sprung up around the iconic Welcome To Las Vegas sign has become Vegas Strong. As a matter of fact, it seems to be the theme of this great city and the people in it.

Hundreds of people are drawn to the memorial site.  

There are 58 wooden white crosses, one for each of those lost in the senseless terrorist act of just two weeks ago.  You can barely see the crosses because of all the signs, photos, and other things left on and around them.

The windows that the shooter broke out on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel are now boarded up and a Vegas Strong banner hangs from the top of the hotel.

Police are guarding the gates of the Route 91 Festival site across the street.

A sad day for Las Vegas and a sad day for America.  But the spirit of the people here quite inspirational.

 

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Tithing in Las Vegas

Do Las Vegas churches accept gambling chips?

This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas, but there are more Catholic churches than casinos.

Not surprisingly, some worshipers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed.

Since they get chips from many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to collect the offerings.

The churches send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan monastery for sorting and then the chips are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in.

This is done by the chip monks.

Thanks, Ed C
 
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An Irishman In Vegas Redo

The clueless Irish dad whose accidental selfie video of his Las Vegas vacation was watched by millions is back in Sin City to get a do over.  This time, it’s a two-way Go Pro camera and the full VIP treatment paid for by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  Original video

Thanks Barb and Janet
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B&P Goes to Las Vegas Recap

BP Vegas Shirt5(1)I’ve sobered up recovered from the big Las Vegas Adventure last weekend.  It was great putting faces to the names we see here and meeting such warm and friendly people. 

A special thanks to Barb and Paul for helping to organize the event and their guidance while we were there. 

I’ve uploaded about 90 pictures to Flickr from the weekend.  I’m new to Flickr so I’m not sure how well this will work.   Here’s the link:  

B&P Las Vegas Adventure – 2012

 

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