Add to this heat that casinos have absolutely no problem become tobacco smoke houses, and you have the recipe for turning the cities population into brisket.<br><br><br><br>Everybody has a heart. Except some people.. BD
I lived there for most of 2000-2001. Spent most of my time (when I wasn't working) out in Red Rock Canyon. Going over Rocky Gap Road, you would end up in a whole different micro-climate where often the temperature would be 20 or 30 degrees below what it was down on the Strip. I loved that place. The entrance to the park was ten minutes from Summerlin, where I was living. Actually, I love Vegas. Not the Strip, so much (though I enjoy an occasional evening down there), but just the general atmosphere and the surrounding geography. Really a cool place. <br><br>Hey, Gizmo, I'll bet if you go outside tonight you'll see the moths over the Luxor. They look like a cloud of smoke in that light! Billions of them as far up as you can see. If you see it, it's worth a trip down there to look from close up. And there are bats and birds flying amongst them getting fat on free food. Those moths are the only things which cause the yucca to bloom, and there is serious concern that the Luxor's light will actually interrupt that cycle, maybe even in a way big enough to alter the desert around there. I noticed that about this time of year last year they turned off the light for about two weeks. That may have been why. <br><br>Oh well... just thought you might find it interesting.<br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Going over Rocky Gap Road, you would end up in a whole different micro-climate where often the temperature would be 20 or 30 degrees below what it was down on the Strip. I loved that place.<p><hr></blockquote><p>That would be Mt. Charleston... beautiful area, we go up there a lot in the summer when it's hotter than hell down in the valley. We also enjoy hiking at Red Rock canyon.<br><br>Bats, Birds & Bugs: Yep, see them all the time over the Luxor. I also lived down in Laughlin Nevada where those damn bugs were so rampant that you would have to stop every couple of miles to wash your windows so you could see out of them. Ick!!!<br><br>[color:red]semicolon dash parenthesis</font color=red>
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#5561 - 04/24/0209:02 PMRe: Vegas gets a monorail...
Lived for two years in Palm Springs so I feel your pain! Lived many years in the hot Central Valley. Been living within 5-6 miles of the coast now for the last almost 20 years now. I hate the heat now with a passion. Give me ocean breezes anytime over HOT.<br><br>
Yeah, the Mt. Charleston area is connected to the area I'm talking about by back roads. Rocky Gap Road is a 4-wheel-drive-only road that goes up behind Red Rock and comes out back in another canyon. You can then get to Mt. Charleston--or Pahrump--by way of the dirt roads and trails. Very nice back there, with evergreens and all. There's a picture of it in some of my drawings from there: Red Rock Canyon Drawings<br><br>You can see bugs and stuff over the Luxor year round, but have you noticed the phenomenon I'm talking about? It only happens this time of year, actually more like late March, early April. Looks like the light has come to life, as high as you can see. Thick, like smoke. Blew my mind the first time I saw it!<br><br><br>Shoosh<br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
Geee I feel really bad about complaining, that I had to put my Jacket on.<br><br>As for Vegas Hookers I would not want one thats already Hot and Sweathy--how would you know if its was youuuu. LOL<br><br>
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