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.



Meanwhile, in Springdale Utah…

The view from outside our hotel room in Springdale UT, at the foot of Zion National Park. 

Our part of softball is done.  Won 3 and lost 2. We’ve moved on after 5 games. The team will finish up on Saturday.

 FYI... The hotel has very sketchy WiFi so I may not be posting much until we get back to Las Vegas on Sunday. 



Dinner with Nevada friends

Barb and Paul who live in Mesquite Nevada and were instrumental in helping with our Las Vegas gathering in 2012 made the 45-minute drive to St. George Utah to watch a couple of games today.  And we won those two games so they’re obligated to continue coming. 🙂  After three games we went to dinner at the Gun Barrel Steakhouse in St. George.