Friday, November 29, 2013

The Conservatory at the Bellagio 2013

The talking tree
One of my favorite places in Las Vegas is the Bellagio Conservatory. The season was the fall harvest.  I just think it is neat how they put this stuff together and it looks good. I had never been there at night, so it was a treat to see the lighting and everything:

I have always loved their waterfall

Love the pond
One they use a lot of pumpkins and some of them weigh up to a 1,000lbs:

And all the flowers:

Finally, my two favorite items:

The scarecrow
Andy Warhol's Dollar Sign

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

M&M's World in Las Vegas

I am in Las Vegas and snapping a ton of pics. I am trying to do different things than last year to share. One of my first trips when I got here was the M&M's World. Yes, I know it very touristy but I am one. They have everything that is M&M in the store:

The official M&M greeter
Love these pillows
Easy Rider-M&M  style
Star Wars M&M's style-My son would love this
Flying with M&M's
The Champion of the World
Love the shirt

Monday, November 25, 2013

Old Home Video Game Consoles

1996 Nintendo 64
I have been really debating on posting this blog. I guess because it really appeals to the super hidden geek inside of me but since this my blog-why not, maybe there are other geeks who will find this interesting.

I saw this thing that advertised a collection of old video game consoles and in my travels I passed by it and decided to take a look. It went from the first real commercially popular one (Atari in 1977) to the nid-90's.  The interesting thing to me is that you can see how far technology has come:

1977 Atari VCS
1982 Commodore 64-I had one. Saved up my paper route money
1985 Nintendo Entertainment System
1986 Sega Master System
1989 Sega Genesis
1991 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Sega Saturn 
1995 Sony Play Station
Hope this brought back a memories for people of any ages.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame -Part III

Going to finish up the NASCAR Hall of Fame. As I said I loved it and if you are a NASCAR fan you should check it out:

The only African-American driver to win a Cup race-Wendell Scott's 1972 uniform and helmet
Janet Guthrie's 1976 driver's uniforn
Jeff Gordon 1995 helmet
Dale Jr's 1998 Japan Helmet
Bobby Allison's 1987 uniform
Davey Allison's 1993 Busch Series Uniform
Dale Sr's 1991 helmet
A replica of a 1956 Carl Kiekhafer Chrysler 300-B
President Ronald Reagan's 1984 Firecracker 400 jacket. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Best Doughnut in Seattle-Top Pot Doughnuts

Finding more and more pics of Seattle. Some suggested a doughnut shop called Top Pot and it was great. I love my doughnuts and these were some of the best:

Right inside the door

A view of the first floor from the second
The second floor
They had all these cool bookcases all over (above and below):

They had this cool little 1950's TV
And the doughnuts were to die for:

Sunday, November 17, 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame -Part II

Austin Dillon's 2013 Truck that won at Eldora Speedway. It was NASCAR's first dirt tack race in 42 years
Headed back to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. It had so much great stuff that I wanted to share:

Dale Jarrett's 1991 Uniform
Danica Patrick's 2013 Daytona 500 Pole Award
Bobby Allison's 1984 driver's uniform
Louise Smith's 1939 Ford
Matt Kenseth's 2003 Winston Cup Trophy
Alan Kulwicki's 1992 driver's uniform
Tommy Elmore's 1938 aluminum helmet
1970's Wood Brothers pit board
Ricky Craven 2003 "Tide Ride". This was the car that was involved in the last duel to the finish with Kurt Busch in the spring Darlington race.