Monday, January 15, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
It has been cold, cold, cold all 0ver California and Nevada.
This AM the low at the weather station at Bull Run was 11.8 degrees. If you look closely, you can see ice on the edge of the creek in this capture from the webcam at 7:30 AM.
There have been broken water pipes galore in Kernville, including a few of our own.
In Las Vegas, the lows were a little warmer, in the 20's.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
We ended the evening at the corner of Twain and Decatur a mile or two from the crowds on the Strip and not far from Aileen's house.
For as long as there have been fireworks over the Strip, people from this ethnically mixed neighborhood have been gathering at an empty lot on the bluff for a perfect view of the show.
We parked on the corner and followed large families, dressed in their holiday finest making their way through the rocky lot with champagne, cameras and noisemakers to greet the new year. At the stroke of midnight,the fireworks boomed and sparkled in the distance and there were cheers, hugs, kisses and a mixture of languages from Arabic, Spanish, Farsi to Chinese and Greek. For us, it felt like a magnificent moment to be in Las Vegas.
We began our evening at the Orleans with a couple hours of poker, then had dinner with Aileen at the Canal Street Restaurant. After a another hour or so of poker, I ended up even and Josh a little behind.
Then we went to the dance studio where we take lessons for a small party organized by Dave, our instructor and Aileen's favorite partner.
Here's a little slide show: