Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's Cafe

Tiffany's Cafe Menu
I think that this will be the last of the Vegas blogs for a while. Even though I have a lot more things to show in Vegas that I did, I believe that the blog is best served by moving on to some other things and I post the other Vegas stuff from time to time in the near future.

One of my favorite places to eat in Vegas is a little hole in the wall called Tiffany's Cafe. It is on Las Vegas Blvd., but south of the strip. It is in the White Cross Drugstore. I love it because the food is great and it reminds me of eating somewhere that is yesteryear:

The inside of Tiffany's Cafe

I love their little "pond" inside the door

Yummy pies

Love the artwork on the walls
The food being cooked
Lunch is almost done
A lovely Manhattan Burger with fries
Tiffany's Cafe is off the strip, but not by much. It is a great place to go and eat for cheap.

The Conservatory at the Bellagio

The inside of the Bellagio Conservatory 
One of my favorite things to do in Vegas is going to the Bellagio and walking around the Conservatory. The Conservatory is basically a floral theatrical production that takes on the theme of the season. It is always beautiful and they do great job in making everything eye-catching. When I was there it was at the very end of the Autumn Season display:

The Talking Tree-The Tree actually moved and talked

Grainstack (Sunset)-Claude Monet
Wine press
The yellow are Chrysanthemums and the pinkest red are Rosy Victoria Coral Chrysanthemums
Part of the scenery
Love the Waterwell
Part of the ceiling
Floral Pumpkin-made of over 4,000 carnations
Moss Covered Stone Face
There is a little waterfall there
Love the scarecrow
The Conservatory
I love the Conservatory at the Bellagio. It is one of the best things to do in Vegas and best of all it is free.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

UNLV vs Jacksonville St. 11-17-12

The front of the Thomas & Mack Center-Home of UNLV Basketball
All the times I have been to Las Vegas I had never seen a game at the Thomas&Mack Center. Always wanted to. Last Saturday, I finally had a chance and that place is huge. I used to going to college basketball games in places around the Bay Area. The biggest being Haas Pavilion, the Home of Cal Basketball (which seats about 11,700). Thomas&Mack was as big as a NBA arena. Even though it was big, I enjoyed myself and had a great time:

Center Court
The view from my seats
Some game action
Jacksonville St. (white) going for a rebound
UNLV cheerleaders

Shot is up and score two for Jacksonville St.
UNLV wins

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pinball Hall of Fall-Part II

There was so much cool stuff at the Pinball Hall of Fame that I had to break it up into two parts. Man, I love that place as it brings back a lot of memories of my misspent youth:

Love me some RoadBlasters
A staple back in the day
Can't beat Punch-Out
"May the Force Be With You"
"I Believe I Can Fly"
Great Popcorn
Another staple from back in the day
Got to love Indy
My favorite game from when I was in high school. Man, I had a huge smile from ear-to-ear and spent at least an hour playing this game. Playing it, a lot of good memories came back.

Pinball Hall of Fame-Part I

The Pinball Hall of Fame
Being here in Las Vegas for last five days with three more to go has been a blast. I know it seems like I am blogging a bunch but I have been doing a lot of stuff with my time and want to share things other than hanging out on the Strip in Sin City. Been taking a ton of pics of the different things and places I have been going. I almost been doing more on a vacation than when I am working.

That being said, I had a really cool experience. I went to the Pinball Hall of Fame. This place is superduper cool. Man, did I have a blast in the afternoon I spent here. WOW. Growing up playing pinball I miss going to a local arcade and having an afternoon full of fun with simple games. Now everything is so realistic and whatever that I really don't want to go. The Pinball Hall of Fame goes back to the simpler time. Anyway, the place is off the strip past UNLV, it is free to get in and the only cost is to play the games. The cool thing is that since the place is non-profit all the excess revenue goes to local non-denominational charities:

1948 Lady Robin Hood machine
Rows and rows of games to be played
1947 Bally Circus
1948 United Rondeevoo
Bally Target Roll 1959
1945 Chicago Coin Goalie
Love the Star Trek games
1968 Funland
1970 Stock Car
1966 Central Park
Three classics