Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo Welcome to the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where and when to look. Among our favorites:Clark County WetlandsRed Rock CanyonClark County Sunset ParkPittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon and Tule Springs. Further out there is Hoover …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CindoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NPS/J. Baird, Prickly pear cactus with fruit along the Tonto Trail Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, …

National Travel and Tourism Week 2021

Photo: Opening Soon: Resorts World The first full week of May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week in the USA, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983. Host: @USTravel 2021 dates: May 2-8 Hashtags#NTTW21#PowerOfTravel Key Linksustravel.orgVirtual Road [email protected]@travelcoalition Questions Who are event partners and hosts? …

Las Vegas Strip

Photo: Opening Soon: Resorts World (May 2021) Publisher’s note: Organization on this page is a bit random and suggestions are most welcome as we make needed updates. This page explores what is usually Las Vegas Boulevard’s busiest corridor, the Las Vegas Strip. We are taking a new look at the recently-reopened iconic destination. COVID19 continues. …

Mike Peters

Twitter Avatar Among our fave editorial cartoonists: Mike Peters, who is on the Board of Trustees for the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He draws editorial cartoons and the comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Key Linkshttp://www.grimmy.comhttp://www.grimmy.com/comics.phphttp://www.grimmy.com/[email protected]://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpetershttps://www.youtube.com/user/mikebpeters RelatedKing Features SyndicateDayton Daily NewsFascination St. GalleryCartoonist Group Embedded Tweets Twitter WikipediaMike Peters Planeta.com

HGTV

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: HGTV – hgtv.com Faves: Home Town … Home Town Takeover. Big Fish movie night. Indianapolis, Indiana. Laurel, Mississippi. Towns like Waco – Fixer Upper Key [email protected] Questions Is there a soundtrack album / playlist? HeadlinesHGTV’s ‘Home Town Takeover’ crew members enjoyed their stay in Wetumpka, Alabama – Alabama News Centerhttp://www.vulture.com/2017/09/the-ugliness-behind-hgtv-never-ending-fantasy-loop.htmlhttp://southpark.cc.com/clips/5uy6v2/flipping-houses-is-funhttp://southpark.cc.com/blog/2017/09/13/season-21-has-started-watch-white-people-renovating-houses-nowhttps://jezebel.com/congrats-to-the-pioneer-woman-for-being-the-23rd-larges-1820429943 …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Anniversary Open daily, Clark County Museum – one of our Vegas and Henderson faves, a place for locals to take (or recommend to) visiting friends and family. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Key Linksclarkcountynv.govFacebookFacebook Videos Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yF55Uar8z7iGKiSKA Current Exhibit: Lines Across the Land – Historic Maps of Southern Nevada ExhibitExhibit runs through …

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Photo: Ken Lund, At Night Spotlight on Mount Rushmore National Memorial Key Linksnps.gov/moru/index.htmFacebookYouTube Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QCsrbJCDRFmedReH6 Embedded Tweets HeadlinesTrump’s fraught ties with Native Americans surface at Mount Rushmore 75th anniversaryhttps://www.mountrushmoresociety.com/125/75th-anniversary-landing.htmhttp://time.com/4508007/mount-rushmore-anniversary-photos/http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a23605/75-years-mount-rushmore/http://www.history.com/news/mount-rushmores-secret-chamberhttps://www.mtrushmorenationalmemorial.comhttp://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/work-begins-on-mount-rushmore-sculptures-oct-4-1927-228974Best Hiking-Trail in the Mount Rushmore National Parkhttp://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/escapes/go-list/Mount-Rushmore-by-the-Numbers.html FYITourism is the second-largest income generator in South Dakota, and Mount Rushmore is the state’s top visitor attraction. Black …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA Links related to Diné presented in somewhat random fashion: Quotes“As with many initiatives like this one, the more the public knows, the more likely they will be a part of the solution. We need to work together to keep our homelands beautiful,” Nez said.New online series, ‘Talking Trash,’ focuses on illegal …