Lollapalooza 2017, Thursday (Day 1).

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NOTE: We’ve decided to edit this site live since we’re really not telling people about it yet so make sure to check back as we’ll be editing, proof-reading, adding video, more images, etc.!   Remember: Not to tight, not too loose.   No chains over 10 inches allowed this year and I can’t by drinking all day un-tethered. After our usual easy EL train ride to Lolla, it was a great start to the festing with no waiting in line to get in. The North entrance is always a nice…

Costa Rican Critters

Coati eating a banana next to our room in Monte Verde in Costa Rica

One of the highlights of our last Coast Rica trip was getting to see these cute critters! This one found a banana next to our quarters in Monteverde and didn’t mind our getting up close and personal! Note that it is illegal to feed the jungle wildlife in Costa Rica. They’ve gotten quite comfy with humans and have been an issue with their racoon-like behavior around people’s trash cans. Check out these howler monkeys walking away from the hotel’s breakfast area after getting the boot by the servers with long…

Take a ride on the Mirage-TI Tram on the Las Vegas Strip

The Tram between Mirage and TI

When in Vegas, we make sure to hop the Tram between Mirage and Treasure Island. While these two properties are next door to each other, it may not be as short of a walk as you might think. Besides, it’s a very Vegas-y thing to ride the tram and you’ll have plenty of other places to walk to so save a little time and enjoy the ride! Please follow and like us:

The Erupting Volcano at The Mirage Las Vegas

The Erupting Volcano at Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip

When you’re around center strip and hear the gongs, that means that it’s time for the Erupting volcano show at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Our favorite place to stay on the Vegas Strip.     Please follow and like us:

Costa Rica: Tamarindo

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The girl loves surprising me so I was told to not check my upcoming flights on Southwest. I was able to divert my eyes and was let in on my secret birthday destination a few days before lift-off.  We were finally going to Costa Rica! Southwest had just started flying internationally which was great news as we tend not to even look at other airlines when booking our local flights. We flew into San Jose, caught a shuttle to the remote car rental location, and proceeded to drive to Tamarindo…

Boat on a lake

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I was lucky enough to get on a boat with a group of friends today so a couple of pictures seemed in order before accidentally belly-flopping out of a bad back-flip. Please follow and like us:

Greece – Acropolis

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Our first stop in Greece was in Acropolis. We stayed at a hotel by a square – actually a monument in a park contained within a huge roundabout -within eye-shot of the Acropolis. Going to dig up the travel journal and start posting some of these kajilion pictures (I take too many pictures sometimes). Here’s some from around town before we get to all the ancient ruins and what not. Please follow and like us:

Las Vegas in March 2017

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On my last trip to Vegas – a rare Vegas “boys trip” –  I took advantage of some nights I got comp’d at Tropicana. A view from my Trop room. Sometimes it’s a dirty guy in a dirty Minions costumes, sometimes it’s some higher-talent entertainment. They came to the right city if they were lookin’ for sinners..   While I have actually bypassed the poker table on a trip or two with the Girl, there was no passing it up on a trip with two other poker players. Avoid the…