Vegas baby

Old Nov 14th 2016, 1:08 am
  #31  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Bermudashorts's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 14,284
Bermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond reputeBermudashorts has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
Monument Valley - 400 miles, 6.5 hours ... that's a long way from 'base' ! . But then, Monument Valley is not easily accessible from anywhere, I guess. I've driven up from Scottsdale, and it's not much closer.
Many people do the flying trips, easily done in a day. We did an overnighter, might even have been two nights to see Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, all by little plane. My FIL wanted to see Grand Canyon and he just did that on a day trip (flying).
Bermudashorts is offline  
Old Nov 14th 2016, 12:42 pm
  #32  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Dec 2014
Location: London, UK
Posts: 159
london_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond reputelondon_calling has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

One thing I noticed about Vegas is what a complete slum it is just 3 or 4 blocks off the strip. Higher concentration of aggressive tramps than the NYC subway.
london_calling is offline  
Old Nov 14th 2016, 1:45 pm
  #33  
In the pink
 
Mallory's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,110
Mallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond reputeMallory has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

Originally Posted by london_calling View Post
One thing I noticed about Vegas is what a complete slum it is just 3 or 4 blocks off the strip. Higher concentration of aggressive tramps than the NYC subway.
I noticed that same thing when we were in Bournemouth last year. We wandered off course trying to get from the beach area to the train station. I was actually quite nervous walking down some of those streets. it was scary.
Mallory is offline  
Old Nov 14th 2016, 2:07 pm
  #34  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 46,057
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

Originally Posted by Mallory View Post
I noticed that same thing when we were in Bournemouth last year. We wandered off course trying to get from the beach area to the train station. I was actually quite nervous walking down some of those streets. it was scary. ....
That seems to be true around the world, in my experience of it. There are places in London where you can (could?) go from property I will never be able to afford to run-down dereliction within a few minutes walk.

The same is true of the cities and larger towns in NC where I live and work now - the historic district and downtown offices to ratty houses and drug-related shootings in a just a few blocks. Redevelopment and "gentrification" just seems to push the poverty and violence in a wave ahead of it into nearby areas.

Last edited by Pulaski; Nov 14th 2016 at 2:09 pm.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Nov 15th 2016, 12:03 am
  #35  
Return of bouncing girl!
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: The Fourth Reich
Posts: 4,931
Wintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond reputeWintersong has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
That seems to be true around the world, in my experience of it. There are places in London where you can (could?) go from property I will never be able to afford to run-down dereliction within a few minutes walk.
If it's in London, you likely still couldn't afford it
Wintersong is offline  
Old Nov 15th 2016, 12:38 am
  #36  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43,075
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

Originally Posted by Bermudashorts View Post
Many people do the flying trips, easily done in a day. We did an overnighter, might even have been two nights to see Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, all by little plane. My FIL wanted to see Grand Canyon and he just did that on a day trip (flying).
I've done it on the small plane trip from Vegas for the day and loved it. Also did the Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire.
Rete is offline  
Old Nov 15th 2016, 2:23 pm
  #37  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 46,057
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

Originally Posted by Wintersong View Post
If it's in London, you likely still couldn't afford it. .....
When I lived in London most of my net worth was tied up in a small house. I could return, but only if I was willing to reverse the process, selling almost all my non-pension assets and using the proceeds to buy a house.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Nov 16th 2016, 10:18 am
  #38  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 19,426
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Vegas baby

I like Vegas for the lights and people watching.

I never drink there and very rarely gamble. Might spend 5 mins playing nickel slots or drop a quarter in a machine walking to or from the room.
Jsmth321 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.