Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Hawthornes Are In Vegas.

The Hawthornes went as far west as Vegas.
We had planned to continue to California,
 but decided to turn back because of the fires.
We cut our trip short.
Three weeks instead of two months. 
I'd had enough.


Vegas was quiet.

Every time we've been to Vegas,
we've had a good meal at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill in Caesar's Palace.
This was no exception.

The bread basket is always good.
This time they had a jalapeno-studded bread which I must duplicate at home.

I ordered the Shrimp Tamale with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce.
Corn - Cilantro Sauce

It's on the appetizer menu and was more than enough for me.

I've been wanting to try this ever since I saw it on one of those Food Network programs, "The Best Thing I Ever Ate."  Wasn't the best thing I've ever eaten, but it was good.

As a matter of fact, I'd made it myself (rather, my version of it) not too long ago.

Rosie's Tamales

Mr. Hawthorne got the Mesa Burger.
Double Cheddar Cheese
Grilled Vidalia Onion + Horseradish Mustard
served with Southwestern Fries

Oh... those fries!

This is the quietest I've ever seen the casinos.

Would have liked to have seen Elton.
Mr. H. saw him a hundred years ago in Greensboro, NC. 
That was the night somebody in the audience threw a hash pipe and hit Elton in the head.

Mr. Hawthorne wanted to buy this little frock for me,
but I already had something similar.
So I declined.

We left lunch and walked a bit.

She spots her mark!
  Negotiations on the Strip.

Heh!  SCORE!!

And then we left Vegas...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sights On The Way To Vegas.

The Hawthornes left the Grand Canyon
and headed for Vegas.

Enjoy the sights.
At 70 mph.

We're at Hoover Dam.

Mr. Hawthorne is in and out.
No stopping.

I wanted to park and walk up on the bridge
and take pics of the view,
but Mr. H. wasn't into it.

Lake Mead.
On the Colorado River about 25 miles from Vegas.
Formed by the Hoover Dam, this lake is the largest reservoir,
in terms of water capacity, in the US.
It serves water to Arizona, California, and Nevada.

And there's Vegas.