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.
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.
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
Weather (Las Vegas): It’s HOT but it’s supposed to cool off a little this coming week. It was well over 100F last week before I got here.
I’ll be home Tuesday night and things will get back to normal on Wednesday.
That’s it from Las Vegas. What’s going on in your world?
I’ll be out of town for a few days as I’m going to Las Vegas for a WordPress WordCamp event. I’ll also get in some sightseeing and maybe a show or two.
There will be fewer posts these next few days. I’ll be returning Tuesday night.
Above 1968. Below 1970’s. Click to enlarge. This is about when I first started going there.