On the way to Las Vegas, we went to a gas station that had several out of order pumps. I pulled into one that didn’t have an out of order sign on it. The card reader had a note on it that said I needed to pay inside. Fine.
I moved to another pump. Same thing. Ok. I’ll go inside. The sign said, “door broken. Use other door.” Under that was “now hiring. Technician.” Let’s hope the technician can fix pumps, card readers, and doors.
Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch was along the road to Vegas. The owner started collecting many years ago. There are some interesting things there. It was worth a stop, other than the fact that there was no public restroom.
A friend and I drove to Las Vegas. We didn’t really have a timeline, so we drove until we needed to pee, needed gas, were hungry, or saw something interesting. It took longer than anticipated, but there was no stress because no one needed to be anywhere by a certain time.
I’ll be posting more about the trip over the next few days.
The amusement park near us has a winter themed event every year. They light up the trees and poles and have photo op places all along the walkway. They have shows and winter themed characters walking around greeting the children. My sister and I took her children during Christmas week.
We went to dinner first at a Thai place. It was delicious. The kids were reasonably well behaved. The man at the next table was not. Why is it that the more boring the story, the louder the volume? He had a ton of stories. Each one more boring than the previous one.
We moved on to the park itself. It was beautiful, but cold. The lines for the rides were long and it was dark so we could see the lights better. We informed the kids that there would be no riding rides that night. They were happy to run around.
We did see a show that the kids sat through. They mostly enjoyed it. I enjoyed being inside where it was warmer.
After several rounds of photo taking, we headed home. I was home way past bedtime, but it was a fun outing. Hopefully we can do it again next year.