15 August 2009

Busy is better than bored

Between trips to 8 hours south of here to get the boy situated and settled in his new abode and working all the rest of the days for the past couple weeks, (not cheap having a kid in medical school) I haven't been blogging much.

Here he is with his white coat for clinical rotations. All the incoming students received one at a very special ceremony.

03 August 2009

the city of lost wages

Even though the hotel had a complimentary shuttle, I never got to the lights of the casino district this trip. Too much else to do going on. But, by hanging out a 4th floor window I got this shot of the Stratosphere, which is the strip's farthest North establishment. Pretty good considering we were located 2 miles South of the southernmost end of it.

Sometimes I use my camera as binoculars to later figure out what it was I couldn't quite see in the far distance.
Of course, the pictures usually come out horrible, but, that is some fine magnification for a pocket camera.

01 August 2009

Returned from the Reunion

It was a bit too hot in Las Vegas, and I didn't feel like taking many pictures. But, just before she had to load up and leave, one of the teen nieces endeared herself to my heart forever by noticing and being enamored with this sight. I promised to photograph it for her.

Because, we all know how much Sunny loves puddle pictures.

( flipped upside down so the reflected flowers look right side up.)

This next photo is from the road on the trip South. Sunbeam was quite taken with the reflection of the mountains on the vehicle in front of us. She was driving so I got the picture.
Got to love those reflections. Like mother like daughter. Of course, she was already endeared to my heart forever-just by taking her first breath-no, even before that!