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Exploring Hoover Dam, Nevada

Exploring Hoover Dam, Nevada

April 22, 2012 No Comments The marvelous Hoover Dam. You hear about this mighty engineering marvel. You’ve seen pictures. You’ve seen movies filmed here.  The next time you are in or around Las Vegas with the family, I highly recommend going and experiencing it for yourself. The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge There’s a new way to take a look at ...

 

A Very Vegas Holiday

A Very Vegas Holiday

December 12, 2011 No Comments Where can you find the glitziest Christmas trees? The most colorful holiday lights? A large indoor garden filled with holiday topiary? Massive banks of poinsettias? Venetian gondoliers caroling? How about Santa’s helpers in cute little mini skirts? Las Vegas, baby, where else? With great shops to choose from in faux Venice or in the spectacularly ...

 

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Springs Preserve: Las Vegas History and Science for the Entire Family

Springs Preserve: Las Vegas History and Science for the Entire Family

November 11, 2011 No Comments Las Vegas, Nevada is world famous for its casinos, nightclubs and other adult-focused entertainment. What is less well known is the sheer number of family attractions that the city offers. Dad and I both love history and science, so when we heard about Springs Preserve, we knew we had to visit. About Springs Preserve Opened ...

 

Red Rock Canyon: A Desert Retreat Near Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon: A Desert Retreat Near Las Vegas

November 10, 2011 No Comments I have always thought of myself as a city girl. New Orleans, Anchorage, New York City and Washington, DC rank at the top of my all-time favorites list. Yet when Dad and I headed to the American Southwest this summer, I discovered a new passion for wide-open spaces and tiny rural communities. Still, when we ...

 

Las Vegas on a Budget

Las Vegas on a Budget

September 25, 2011 No Comments I’ve always wanted to see Las Vegas. Like many people, however, my preconceived notions were based on media hype. I imagined a city full of beautiful people, many of them celebrities, negotiating their Porsches and Jaguars down the Strip before entering a glamorous casino to win or lose thousands of dollars on a single hand ...

 

See Real Bodies on Display at Bodies: The Exhibition

See Real Bodies on Display at Bodies: The Exhibition

September 23, 2011 No Comments When I was a kid, I wanted to become a surgeon. I was fascinated by the human body, and wanted to understand how it all worked. Meanwhile, Dad’s childhood goal was research science. He wanted to someday explain the inner workings of the body on a molecular level. So it was only natural that we ...

 

The Beatles Love: Cirque du Soleil Meets the Fab Four

The Beatles Love: Cirque du Soleil Meets the Fab Four

September 21, 2011 2 Comments Have you ever noticed that when you live somewhere, you never actually get around to seeing the major tourist attractions there? I grew up in Central Florida, just 40 minutes from Walt Disney World. While we did have annual passes to Disney and to Universal Orlando, we never made it to many of the other ...

 

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum: Where Families Have Fun Together in Las Vegas

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum: Where Families Have Fun Together in Las Vegas

September 19, 2011 No Comments In our travels, Dad and I have seen a lot of museums. From dusty cubbyholes established in the Civil War era to modern wonderlands packed with the latest technology, each museum has its own special charm. But very few manage to keep the entire family engaged. Children’s museums, by definition, are geared toward very young ...

 

Could You Be Gil Grissom? CSI: The Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada

Could You Be Gil Grissom? CSI: The Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada

September 19, 2011 No Comments If you have ever seen the TV show CSI or any of its incarnations, you may have wondered what it would be like to be a real-life crime scene investigator. Tracking clues, following evidence and discovering the truth behind some of the most puzzling cases of all time? Who wouldn’t want to try their hand? ...

 

Mingle With the Stars at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Mingle With the Stars at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

September 18, 2011 No Comments Dad and I just love wax museums. There’s something creepy about the silent, motionless figures, especially if you’ve ever seen the old Vincent Price film, House of Wax. Of course, some roadside wax museums are especially scary, with run-down figures that look more like horror film stars than the politicians or A-listers that they’re meant ...

 

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