Wow! I thought it was hot at 119° a couple of summers ago in Las Vegas. 129° is amazing for this planet! I hope you had an air conditioner!<br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
In Nevada they've got some big wind, and I don't mean the kind from the PR department. Driving out in the country one day, my car had been getting buffetted around like an airplane in a storm, and there was no storm! The winds were straight-line, meaning they don't gust or waver, they just blow in a constant stream. When I turned around and headed back on the same road, I was going with the wind. Rolling down my window, I sped up until I could feel no wind whatsoever on my hand when I stuck it out the window. I was going 75mph at that point. A sign passed me up--it was for some real estate company and had been sitting on some property. It passed me up at 75mph before falling into a big ditch and crunching. <br><br>Another fun thing about Las Vegas, especially on a windy night, is the crime gangs. They steal cars and take them out to a country road, where they firebomb them to rid them of fingerprints. That has to be the ultimate in stupidity and disregard for property. They want to steal a CD player, so they take the entire car, remove the CD player, and firebomb the car. It's scarey coming across them in the middle of the night, for it looks as though someone's just checked out in a firey accident. One night I found one that smelled like burning meat. (usually they just smell like burning rubber, gas, plastic, and so forth) I never found out, but I've always wondered if the owner was in it or if it was just someone's leftover lunch. Never saw a fire before that gave me chills like that one did. <br><br>Nevada is home to some of the most amazing geological features and extreme climatic conditions on the planet. Up in the Great Basin, about 150-200 miles north of LV, there are trees that are over 4000 years old--the oldest living things known on earth. The surrounding geology often looks like a moonscape. Valley of Fire comes to mind--one of the more rough and strange terrains on earth. I love Nevada. It's just unlike anywhere else; not for everyone, but for those who can appreciate that kind of stuff, it's great. Biker territory, that's for sure!<br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
#5577 - 04/25/0203:13 PMRe: Vegas gets a monorail...
Nope, no aircon. No use for that. There wasn't any electricity either. We used to have electricity only after dark for some days. They had to shut down the powergrid because transformers and fuseboxes were blowing up all over the city due to excess usage! Some people had to install new wiring for their houses, because it got burned down. And my city's main business is retailing, with fully airconditioned malls, shops, banks, offices etc. Everybody who had an aircon tried to turn theirs on. Bad idea.<br><br>I kinda enjoy the heat and I mostly wear jeans, sweat shirts and tees, whatever the climate is.<br><br>--<br>I am dangerous. I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
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