Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Escape To Las Vegas

By default, moteliers spend the frantic Christmas/New Year season working in their business, catering to the festive demands of others....including bludging family members ;-)

After almost two-decades of being stranded on a motel island during this time, what started as a tongue-in-cheek remark has now been firmly embedded onto our bucket list - to one day runaway to Las Vegas over Christmas/New Year.    

Maybe 2013/14 is going to be the year? So where to go? Well, we've long decided that a return to Las Vegas would be the best place on earth to escape.

I've always had a healthy admiration of Las Vegas, a city built in the middle of an inhospitable desert by rich eccentric folk of dodgy origins. Vegas is the pinnacle of man changing his natural environment for the better. For me, there's something very admirable about blasting rock and pouring concrete in the middle of nowhere to produce a wonderful fairy-land of ostentatious and often tacky architectural marvels on a ridiculous scale.

I see that our friends at Murder Motels that enjoy the bizarre curiosities in their travels through the underbelly of America, have recently visited one of the many must-see Las Vegas attractions: The Neon Boneyard.

It looks very cool....
"When I anticipated exploring the Neon Boneyard, the main attraction at the Neon Museum (770 Las Vegas Blvd. North) in Las Vegas, I imagined us wandering through the cemetery of signage on our own. That, however, is not the case.

A trip to the Neon Museum is a guided, hour-long tour through the Neon Boneyard, full of Vegas legend, mobster anecdotes, and gritty Americana. The knowledgable Mitch was our appointed tour guide, and the tour begins standing outside of the Neon Museum’s building, formerly La Concha Motel"....Read More
Pictures stolen from: Murder Motels

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