Archive for February, 2012
It’s been twenty years since I last visited Las Vegas. I recently spent a few days there for a conference. The casino names are familiar but the buildings are all changed – much bigger and much more extravagant. So much to see and do it would take more than a week. The last time that I was here I had some luck at the Blackjack table. This time I didn’t even play.
We should be through the worst part but it’s been going on too long. Snow is expected this weekend and it makes our recent trip to Florida a more distant memory. While in Florida I went fishing with my Dad and son at a place called John’s Pass. Along the inlet there’s a very narrow strip of sand with a rock wall behind. While we were fishing an egret and a heron came to visit. The heron was especially bold, coming within a few feet of us. These photos were taken with my iPhone at about 5 feet. I swear if I held out some of our bait he would have taken it from my hand but I wasn’t that brave.