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10/12/2014 Poorman's BM 8674, UT (5.9 miles) - It is also called the Black Mountain High Point. From east side view, there is no way to hike up, however from west side, which we've hiked, relatively easy to hike. From the peak, we can see the Highway I-15. There is $20,000 reward sign for who witnessed to someone shoot or stealed cows.
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10/12/2014 Cedar City Library, UT - Those petroglyphs are very nicely done and clearly showing the all figures that capture my eyes. These petroglyphs are all consistent deepness. It is a good place to display it at front of the library.
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10/11/2014 Cove Fort, UT - This place was more like today's B & B, because Indians are trading partners, not fighting, and stage corch comes and stop with customers to spend overnight here. This place owned and well maintained by Mormon people, and free private tour is available.
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10/11/2014 White Pine Peak, UT - If hike only this peak, then mileage should be 8.3 miles from our TH. This was bonus hike for me. There are few towers on the top of the peak. It was cold wind blow when we were there. We went through gorgeous aspen tree forest.
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10/11/2014 Mine Camp Peak, UT (9.1 miles) - The mileage is an entire trip and inclued the White Pine Peak too. The aspen trees were gorgeous golden color that the reason, we saw many ATVers. They don't want to hike but they want to see the beautiful aspen trees. We saw some flesh snow patch. At the top of the peak, there were many ladybugs.
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10/11/2014 Meadow Creek Canyon, UT - It was gorgeous color of maple tree leaves. There were all colors between red and yellow, and green. Some places were just like fire flame color. I was lucky, just in time to see it.
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10/10/2014 Enterprise Reservoir, UT - There are upper and lower Enterprise Reservoirs. It was off season, very quiet and not many people there even campground was closed. Nice rock formation some surronding area. Seems to the dam was built with gathered local rocks that was unique.
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10/10/2014 Pine Park, UT - It is beautiful white rock formation here, and very similar to White rocks in the Beaver Dam State Park, NV. These two places are not too far each other. Easy hike down/up and around in the whiteland. Many rocks are rounded out, no sharp curves. White rocks clusters are spread to many places.
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10/9/2014 Kane Spring Ranch, NV (8 miles) - Heavy rain storm two weeks ago that affect some road segment was still water there and very muddy, I coulnd't drive through, so hiked. However creek was full of water in it and bridge was washed out, I couldn't cross the creek. To see the petroglyphs that postpone to some other time.
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910/8/2014 Spring Preserve, Las Vegas, NV - This is the place Las Vegas was started, because availability of the spring water. The Origen Museum, Desert Living Center, Display Gardens and Butterfly Habitat are popular places to visit. US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon home created by UNLV students is displayed, see 5th row.
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10/4/2014 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV - This is one of the largest hotel and casinos in Las Vegas, nearly 4,000 rooms. There are many Roman finure sculptures all over the places. The Forum Shop, shopping mall, has been ranked as one of the most successful shopping mall in the world with 270 retailers, restaurants and bars, very busy mall.
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10/4/2014 Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas, NV - Fashion show takes place at middle of the shopping mall in weekend at the top of the hour between noon to 4pm. The stage is rise from the floor just before the show, models are wearing from one of the store's in the mall for the latest design clothing. The show is free of charge.
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10/4/2014 National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV - This place display the American nuclear testing and test site in Nevada history, and B53 nuclear bomb. The museum operates as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Las Vegas weather data is based outside weather monitoring of this facility.
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10/4/2014 Preston Bailey, Wynn, Las Vegas, NV - He is an American Floral Sculpture artist, those "Carousel" and "Hot Air balloon" are commissioned by Wynn. He can create any sculptures with flowers, in these case he used silk flowers. He and his team spent 3,500 hrs and 110,000 flowers to create those.
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10/4/2014 Jeff Koons, Wynn, Las Vegas, NV - He is an American artist and "Tulips" and "Popeye" are made of High Chromium Stanless Steel with transparent color coating, and weight Tulips 3tons and Popeye 1ton. Wynn purchased $33,600,000 for Tulips and $28,400,000 for Popeye, and if someone wants to buy it, asking price is $60,000,000 each.
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9/30/2014 Richard MacDonald Gallery, Crystal, CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV - When I saw his sculptures in Bellagio, I like it so much, today I have visited his gallery in the Crystal, CityCenter. This place display more his sculptures and drawings. The largest sculpture in this gallery is more than $500,000 that associate said. Beautiful sculptures.
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9/30/2014 Crystal, CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV - They called "Glacia", ice poles, are still standing since opened this place. They have some display of Fall, but didn't impressed me.
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9/30/2014 Water Tornadoes, Crystal, CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV - It is located main entrance of the Cystal, CityCenter. This is man-made water tornadoes display in the cylinder. There are about 20 cylinders, some of are shorter, longer or wider than others. Also different color lights effect some cylinders.
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9/30/2014 Dolphin Habitat, Mirage, Las Vegas, NV - The official name is "Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat" This is a place to family to enjoy with kids. When walk-in we can see the three dolphin pools, and secret garden is located behind the pools, and we can see the lions and tigers, secret garden means zoo here.
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9/30/2014 Voodoo Zipline, Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV - The zipline runs between atop of the two towers from 50th floor(elevator goes to 51 floor but down one floor) to 20th floor, 490 ft high and 33 miles/hr speed. It is both ways, going down and coming up, cost $27.49 before 5:30pm and after $42.50 to ride. View from the atop is spectacular.
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9/30/2014 Drai's Beach Club, The Cromwell, Las Vegas, NV - This is the Vegas's only rooftop beach club with few small pools and hot tubs for the party that located atop of the 11th floor building. This place owned by the Caesars Entertaiment and spent $185 million to renovate and open May 2014. It is formerly the Bill's Gambling Hall and Saloon.
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9/28/2014 World Class Driving, Las Vegas, NV - Accidentally I found this place. This place offer the driving experience for the exotic and muscle cars. Not any exotic or muscle cars, the car price is between $250,000 to $500,000 each. They charge starting $499 for 30 miles drive for 3 exotic cars, $1,695 for 120 miles 5 exotic cars.
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9/28/2014 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV - Here are what happen in the Mandalay Bay right now. The Mandalay Bay beach is full of people, they enjoy desert sun/summer. Second row 2nd photo from the right is the wine cooler, it is 6 to 7th story high and lot of wine in it, seems to never shortage of the wine.
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9/28/2014 Shark Reef Aquarium, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV - Local gets $3 off from the admission fee. Many family visitors with kids. There are two water tunnels, and fishes swim side and above us. One area we can touch the Stingrays with one finger that was nice feature. Sharks don't eat another fishes because feed sharks well that worker said.
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9/28/2014 Hershey's Chocolate World, New York-New York, Las Vegas, NV - The store opened June 2014, not long ago. I was expected much more dramatical display in the store because of the Hershey, but it is just a chocolate store, nothing special.
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9/28/2014 Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV - Fall Harvest Show display at the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Bellagio right now. Las Vegas is still warm temperature and don't feel fall yet, but it is fall on the calendar. At the same time, many people enjoy at the pools in Bellagio.
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9/28/2014 Richard MacDonald, Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV - He is an American artist, and his beautiful human body circus de soleil sculpturs are displayed in the "O" Theatre Lobby at Bellagio. His art is telling us, how beautiful human bodies. His art work is not cheap, for example first row left most sculpture is $135,000 price tag.
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9/28/2014 Water Show, Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV - I saw the water show many times but I never get tired of. Water dances with music, and music is always different. It is large in size of water fountain and doesn't fit entire water show in one photo unless shot from the distance. So many variety of water movements you will see from this beautiful water show.
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9/28/2014 Chocolate Fountain, Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV - The store name is Joan Phillippe Patisserie, long name and not easy to remember, but cholorate fountain is unforgettable. There are three kind chocolate non stop fountains side by side, distinguish by colors. I know what everyone wishing that I want to have one at home.
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9/28/2014 Chandelier Bar, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV - It is located 1.5-floor, between first and second floors, and push the 1.5 floor button in the glass elevator. This place is just like in the large chadelier. I am sure many women love to have a drink or two in the chandelier, a means in this bar.
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9/28/2014 Hidden Pizza, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV - Many people posted very good reviews of this hidden or secret pizza place. It is not easy to find it, small place, go through long narrow hallway and no tables but there are counter to eat. The New York-style pizza with thin crust and variety of toppings to choose from, and price is reasonable.
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9/28/2014 SLS, Las Vegas, NV - SLS opened August 2014, not long ago, it was formerly known as the Sahara Hotel and Casino. After $415 million renovation, it is very modern hotel and casino now, especially the pool area, it is heated pool, there is own tent room with TV for some privacy or shade from the sun.
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9/24/2014 Zappos Tour, Las Vegas, NV - It is leading the Internet business company and business is getting better and better, they started with shoes and now they handle valiety of items. The company name Zappos came from Spanish Zapatos, shoes. Last row 2nd from right photo is the Tony Hsieh's (CEO) work space (or storage space?).
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9/24/2014 Downtown Grand, Las Vegas, NV - The Downtown Grand Las Vegas was formerly the Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, located in the downtown Las Vegas. It has completed renovation and opened by October 2013. It was scary place to be for last few years, but not anymore, it is pleasant to be there especially it located by the Mob Museum.
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9/24/2014 Container Park, Las Vegas, NV - It is made by shipping containers and called the Container Park, and located east side of the Fremont Street. It is outdoor shopping mall and total 43 stores. When I was there around 11am, suppose to open all stores by 11am, but didn't. The grand opening of the park was last November.
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9/13 - 9/14/2014 Nye County Search and Rescue (NCSR), NV - One of the LVMC member had lack of drinking water at atop of the Toiyabe Dome and push the SPOT button that contacted to the NCSR team, they spent two days to rescue him. All NCSR team members are volunteers.
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9/13/2014 Toiyabe Dome, NV (9.1 miles) - Laszlo and I spent 7 hours to reach the summit and 4.5 hours to get back to the TH. It was long hike by timewise because first half of the hike was mainly gaining the elevation that was tough hike, last half was relatively easy hike. We saw beautiful Arc Dome near by. We came down via canyon.
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