Thank you! Very true about photos vs. seeing it with your own eyes. Even the best photos in some of the books don't capture that feeling of just standing there and looking at it. I'm hoping we make it back to this area at some point, so that we can see some of the other national parks in this region and make it to the north rim.Glad you got to see sunrise at the canyon - definitely my favorite time of day there. Your pictures are great, but still can't convey just how awesome the canyon is. I've seen it from so many angles and seasons, and it always takes my breath away.
I love displays like this as well. They had a limited space, but someone obviously took pride is making the scene as pleasant as possible.We stopped in the Kingman area for a quick break. I don't know why, but I was very impressed with their little holiday display at the rest stop.
And that's it...you go into all of these big commercial places where you know they have big budgets and pro stylists. This was someone's personal little design that may even came out of their own budget. It was so pretty and thoughtfully done.I love displays like this as well. They had a limited space, but someone obviously took pride is making the scene as pleasant as possible.
Enjoying your whole TR--excellent photos and observations. I'm caught up, and just took a "tour" with you of some of the hotels in Las Vegas--such a fun place to visit!!
I was at the Hilton years ago, and a guest there showed me a (somewhat hidden) glass case with a mannequin inside that had on one of Elvis' stage outfits -- the white bell bottoms, top cape, incredible beading--think it was a bird (eagle?) on the back of the cape--just stunning.) He had passed away long before I visited Vegas, so I never saw his show.If the name Westgage doesn't ring a bell, this was also the Las Vegas Hilton and the International...and the next few pics should give an idea of some of the history involved with this place.
Wayne used to perform at the Hilton for many years - a few shows a night, and I think they were always sold out. I did see his show there one night, and it was great. (Nowadays, I think he's usually out in Branson, but does some limited engagements in Vegas.) I know he has (or had) a large estate in Vegas, with horses, etc.We wound up getting off at Paris/Bally's and as soon as we got off, we saw a Wayne Newton sign...