Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Morning Stroll and Parks

Most of the planted areas around the park are done in desert. Almost all of the plants flower it is a matter of when. There are a couple that are blooming now,here is one. I will try again another day on this flower, However enjoy this one today.

Morning Stroll and Parks

As you walk around this park you come across this sign 2 or 3 times. Out side loop and inside loop distance to a mile.

There are several benches around the park so you are never too far from a rest point.

Outside and inside loop on the South side of the loop.

Morning Stroll and Parks

Sunrise in the New Park. Goynes Park it has 2 trails and a very nice baseball field with lights. It is located just West of Washburn and Allen just West of the North Las Vegas Police substation and just East of the Eva Wolf Elementary School.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Thought for today


In the course of this Financial Bail Out, I think every American should watch this. This investigation was 2004 - 2005 .

Today as the House votes for the Bailout Package the first vote was
228 NAY.
205 YEA. The Crap Sandwich goes down in flames!!!
I am sure they will vote again, the Dems own the House they wrote the bill, it should pass.

The real crime is WE should not be here in this situation in the first place. The investigation above on Youtube is only one of three that I found.

I know the market didn't like it when the Bill failed. It was down 660 points. I wonder where it will close.

As you can see there in the Youtube 4 or 5 of the folks that were the big stoppers of doing something about it in 2005 are writing the Bill they are voting on today.

It seems to me they should be under criminal investigation, not witting a new law to fix what they themselves caused.

As I get ready to post this, the market is Down 720 points.

Last of the Park ...

I totally enjoyed this park and will come back from time to time. You can walk all over this place and not get tiered of the scenery. The ducks and geese move and that changes what you see next time around. As I said it is quite clean. With the exception of a few geese bombs one morning I never had to navigate trash or dog poop.

Here under the 2 towers there are several of these where kids can play and learn.


When you are on the top level you are 25 or so feet up and the view is pretty cool of the local area.


These are taken from the 2 towers, even at my age I can imagine being here at 6 or so years old. Pretty neat towers. Some real neat climbing ladders.

Morning stroll and Parks

I had a great stroll this morning. Over the last 10 or 12 days I have been going to the park in Aliante. It has a Discovery park within the park. It has a small pond and we here in Vegas wonder how they got the permit to do that. The pond is quite nice and has ducks, geese and 1 stork that I saw.

The park has sidewalk and lighted walkway all the way to the Library a full block South of the park. That makes the outside loop in the park down to the library around the library and the walkway on the East side of the park back to the Discovery park is .9 Miles.

The park is very well kept! The whole time I have walk I have not seen 1 dog poop.!! Not even 1. There are a couple paved way across the walkway too, so you can change your walk often and not get board.

There are benches and or picnic tables all along the walkways so for those like me who need to rest often can. The whole park is quite pretty and as I said extremely well kept. As an example there was a Fall Festival held there Sunday they had 5 or so of those blow up fun houses where kids can go in and jump around on an inflated floor. Several game booths and several food stands. With all of that the park was still quite nice this morning.

There were trash picker uppers that came by about 6:30 this morning getting any little pieces of trash not in trash cans.

So this a very nice park.
I will post several pictures of the Discovery Park today you can see what the kids have to play with. I climbed all through the 2 towers and shot a few shots from up there.

Morning stroll

Enjoy my breakfast as I write my last about the Aliante Park, and all the suronding walkways. Including the Discovery park for Kids.

Morning stroll

This will be my last trip up to the Aliente Park. I will get some good pics of the Discovery Park for the kids. These flowers are Chives.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Today's Thought...


If you watch this you will see,the Show Me state shows us a glimpse of our totalitarian future: "Truth Squads" are clamping down on people who say things Obamunists don't want to hear. Local law enforcement officials are involved throughout Missouri.

Citizens are obliged to believe that Obama is a Christian who wants to cut taxes. Failure to agree with these dubious assertions is regarded as "divisive"

You notice they are not checking "Truth Squads" on the other candidates. This seems to me as quite Totalitarian, and sounds as though it came from a group of Stalinist.

If you're not scared yet, you should be.!!!

I can't post without a flower of some kind. This came from a very dear friend in Panama. Anita is a very kind loving woman, and a grand friend. She took this picture at a dinner party Friday or so.


Telling the guys how to get to the Pub and what games are on and available.

Here is Bonita at her very best !! A huge smile, bright eyes, colorful tattoo, and tight fitting tank top "T"

Yesterdays Mischief ;-)

This is Bonita ..
at Dublin's Pub.

This is a bruise from playing games LOL
Paint ball with her buds... nice buds ehe?

A Grizzly growl and a strapping robust Smile. 1 neat Lady,more of her to come soon!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Oil Change

This flower shot is from a friend, Anita who lives in Panama...

I ran into an old friend of mine yesterday. I wish I got a picture. Don't know where my brain was. Anyway her goal in life is to build a shelter for the homeless here in Vegas. Until that happens she works with several groups to help disabled, homeless, battered, and just plain needy. Her heart is in the right place. She was a teacher the last time I saw her. I can't remember but I think it was grade school. I can't believe she gave that career up but she said it just didn't allow enough time to help others. She has a "Higher" calling.

To do that she has started a new business. K&K Mobile Oil Change. Give her a call let her know the make and model of your auto and poof she arrives and changes your oil and filter, checks all fluids and then disposes, properly I should add, of all the waste oil and filters. Her website is here
( http://www.kkmobileoil.com/ )
turn your volume down there is no control available for you. Or you could skip that and just give her a jingle on


The money not maintaining the business is going to a future shelter for homeless.

Well dadburnit I can't post without a picture ... LOL A Wal-Mart flower

North Star

Stopped by the North Star yesterday. Fri is teachers day I should try to get to know some of them. Several come every Fri and stay quite some time.
I saw Jeff whom I have mentioned several times but could not get a word in edge wise on his conversation. So there I was and didn't know anyone at the bar. So I make the best of that.

Enjoy..... This is left to right Chrissy and Heather.

This is Chrissy a little later with a big smile. She seems quite Perky all the time.

P.S. Brad you are welcome. Send me a pic of your Greyhound.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tribute to "Trippy"

Whew a child of a family for it seems forever.

In tribute to Tippy, all dogs go to heaven.

Thought for today

Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

When workers go on break they talk about basketball or football.

When middle management goes on break they talk about tennis.

With top management goes on break they talk about golf.

Moral of the story – The higher up you go the smaller your balls get.

Morning stroll

Lol, I just finished 3.3 mi and a stop at coffee shop. How do I look in suspenders? I wore them allot when I biked. Kinda nice not to have a belt. I think I will use em again for a while.

Well as I got back to the North end of the park, parking lot I noticed some flowers in the parking lot across the street. So I mosey on over there to check em out. Low to the ground and crawl all over. Looks like they have to trim em back or they take control of that flower bed.

Morning stroll

Good morning all, I had a lite walk today got a late start. Flower for the day is a bright yellow orange, however the flowers are all on very long flimsy limbs and we had a nice breeze. I must have shot a dozen or so shots lol, reaching, wobbling on a cane it was a goat rodeo. LOL Anyway here is a shot or 2 of them. These are on the very South end of the park by the Library parking lot a good 3/4 mi S of the kids Discovery Park.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dog Lovers

“Ten Commandments for a Responsible Pet Owner as Dictated by the Pet . "
1. My life is likely to last only 10-15 Years. Any Separation from you will be Painful.
2. Give me time to understand what You want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments but I have, only You .
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words I Do understand your Voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat Me I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand and yet choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or un-cooperative Ask yourself if something might be bothering Me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old, or weak.
9. Please take Care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old.
10. On the difficult journey, on the Ultimate difficult Journey, go with me,... please . Never say you can't bear to Watch . Don't make me face This Alone . Everything is easier for me if You are there, because I Love You so.
Take a moment Today to Thank God for your companions. Enjoy and take good care of Them . Life would be a much duller, less joyful thing Without God's Critters.

Thought for today

"We increase the possibility of insolvency and crisis ... Whithout restrictions on the size of (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), we put at risk our ability to preserve safe and sound financial markets in the USA.
Alan Greenspan , April 6, 2005

Morning stroll

This is a large Dinosaur just as you enter the kids park. More on the kids park tomorrow. Well I will enjoy this park before I go to another park.

The Stork just before full sunrise on the South side of the kids park. I think he is a tad shy of me LOL. Will not let me too close to him before he moves..

West of the kids park. Plenty of benches so never have to go too far to rest. In front of the benches on this side is Rosemary. I think to keep the ducks away from the benches.??

Morning stroll

This is the Upper falls with a Stork still napping 30-40 minutes before sunrise.

This is North of the kids park,just North of the large falls. .... Sidewalk and benches every 2 or 3 hundred steps. Makes for strolling and stopping easy .

Morning stroll

Wow I was full of piss and vinegar this morning 8206 steps 5.1 miles. Whew and I could have gone more. I wanted to save a little for this afternoon. I didn't get too many pics this morning but I share a few. This park has a really nice playground for children. I will use and did today the stairs on the slippery slide. Fairly challenging stairs LOL.

Almost surrounding this childcare's park called "The discovery Park" is a little pond with some falls.

Not a great use of water here in the desert. This park is quite new and I have to wonder after all the pissin and moaning the water authority has done the last 3 years about conserving. How in the world did Aliante get a permit to build the park. Now this park is part of the Vegas park system.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”

Tribute to "Losee"
In Loving Memory of "LOSEE" Died in her mothers arms somtime in the night of Sep 20, 2008 A kind and friendly hound dog to all.
All pets go to heaven...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thought for today

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

Quote for the Day;

Joe Biden “When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘look, here’s what happened.’”

My recollection is that the stock market crash was in 1929. Two problems here: Television did not even exist in 1929, and FDR was elected in 1932, so he wasn’t even the leader at the time of the crash...

I think it walks like a Duck

I am off for some early afternoon mischief

Morning stroll

As I mentioned I went to a new park for me. I will go to all the parks within reasonable distance say less than 10 minutes drive. I will get my little morning stroll and compare flora, cleanliness, aesthetics, and where I walk I need benches.

So I will walk this park for a few days and the others to see what I think of them.

I will provide pictures to help my descriptions. This park is "Aliante" park. It is part of the Aliante total development. Houses of all sizes, shopping, golf course, (I hear is quite nice) and casino.


http://www.aliantecasinohotel.com/ to open in November


So not to advertise... But the park is part of Aliante, not the park system.

Anyway I will enjoy their park for a few days.

There are several hundred of these all around the park in different levels of bloom.

Morning stroll

Went to a new park for me... Aliente just North of me maybe a mile or so. Pretty good breez and 65* cool compared to the last few mornings.

That is about a 20' flag so you can see the breeze about has it 1/3 out from the mast.

Enjoy the flag as I figure out the rest of the post