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© Richard Knight
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UploadedAugust 13, 2010
TakenAugust 13, 2010
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[Las Vegas, August 13, 2010]

I enjoyed three days in Arizona, days that were capped by my JPG meet-up with Mary Brown.

I think I have some great shots of Jerome, Arizona and Oatman, Arizona, and all of Route 66 from Ash Fork, Arizona to California.

I have just pulled into Las Vegas for two days of R&R before plunging into the Utah's Red Rock country. Then, I will be offline until about the 22nd.

I took this just a few minutes ago. It is my "casino game face." I can hear the croupiers now: "Here comes another one. He must be from Dubuque." LOL

Why am I smiling? Two reasons, JPG decided to pick up the entire tab for this trip and, in 4 weeks, I can start drawing my Social Security! I will need it, me thinks, after tonight's carnage at the "gaming" tables. (Politically correct pukes cannot even say "gambling.")

Thanks for stopping by and for all of the support!

P.S. This is the only shirt I brought on this trip!

44 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    I love this travelogue and am totally envious of not being there! ☺ Your red shirt reminds me of the blue jeans that my late father-in-law wore on a trip out West several years ago. They just about had to burned at the end of the trip.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    Nice...Hey I'm from Dubuque....hahaha

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    I checked with have 27 of those shirts, and you packed them all!! Luckily red is a good color for you! Wow....JPG has really been generous as of late; I hope Social Security will be equally generous--before they run out of funds!! I can't wait 'til I'm old enough to collect!!!! Thanks so much for keeping us poor home-bound folks entertained with your travels, and enjoy the rest of your trip!!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    LOL@Susan, have fun Dick :)

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    Wow, what a roll you're on (a term you'll hear often at the craps table). My son and his wife live in Vegas....I lived there for 8 years! You'll have a blast!! Go to the Gold Coast, walk up to the craps table and place $25.00 on the "don't pass" line. It was my favorite bet at the tables. My favorite game though was all night 7 card stud in the poker room. I lived two blocks from the Gold Coast. I love your travelogues, Richard!!! It's very interesting to hear about all the places you're venturing into and out of. Maybe you can play enough to be comped for a lobstah dinner. :)))

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (13 Aug 2010):

    Quite a trip you're on. When do you return to middle Tennessee?

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    I wish I were with you too. Perhaps next year, Donald, you and I can take a road trip. Gary should come too since he is so close. Great SP. Great to see that smile.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    LOL!! Dick, you look like the cat that ate the canary....and got away with it! So glad you are having a wonderful time on JPG's dime, and sharing it with us.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    That must have been BEFORE you started gambling cause of the smile. I'm envious. How did you get a free trip out of JPG?

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    Hey, I'm sure I stayed in that room in Vegas! lol Some very good reasons for smiling. Cheers Richard. Have fun

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    Cool shot!...How did you get jpg to pick up the tab? must have powers...

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (14 Aug 2010):

    Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments. I guess I should "revise" my remarks about JPG paying my expenses. That was wishful thinking on my part. I will have to write off the cost of this trip from my tax return, instead. LOL. As for my luck at the "gaming" tables, I have been "Dubuqued." (I am not actually from Iowa. I should have gone to the Iowa State Fair this year; it would have been a lot cheaper than rolling dice in Vegas!) Thanks!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    that doesn't look like a poker face to me!! Cool shot.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    It looks like you are having fun,,love Susan's comment about all your red shirts,,lol..

  • Kris C

    Kris C gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    Love it!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    It looks like you are having lots of fun Dick!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    WoW!!! Excellent shot!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    I love the red shirt, Richard...and sounds like you are having a blast on these trips you are taking:)

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    "Does the shooter feel lucky, well, does he?"

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    Wonderful SP, Dick.... sounds like a fabulous trip so far....I've been to Jerome :~) but not me around :~)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Aug 2010):

    Meta magic.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (15 Aug 2010):

    Neat shot.. and the clasp on your bolo(?) tie is very impressive! Sounds like you're having a lot of fun!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    Nice self portrait, Sir R !

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    New Shooter = new camera???

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (16 Aug 2010):

    Master Richard, That Susan is so funny.... I wondered if you had any other color in that shirt, but i was afraid to Looks as though you are having ( Dirty Dancing song ) The time of your life.... OH! I love the bola.. I think that is what they are called. The neck tie....

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 Aug 2010):

    what a great looking guy! travelling really do you well, and that anticipation of retiring, works very well!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    Dick, you look totaly relaxed and contented! So pleased you are enjoying your ventures outside the hectic world of your busy work committements.

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    Handsome! That's a good game-face ;) Sounds like a wonderful adventure!

  • dana io

    dana io gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    LOL! "Casino face game" : )) I love the shirt too! (I thought we would meet in Virginia, and there you were playing in Las Vegas!!)

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    LOL...But it is such a nice shirt, hope you dont lose it!

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (18 Aug 2010):

    Sounds great Dick,enjoy!!!!!!!!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (20 Aug 2010):

    How cool is that??!?!?! Hope you really are back know they take "gaming" very seriously there LOL!!! What a cool journey :-D

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (21 Aug 2010):

    Fantastic Richard - It sounds like you are having a blast!!! I will be heading to Vegas the first week in December myself for Ground Water Convention - No Social Security for me anytime soon - Bummer :- ( I could sure use it

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (21 Aug 2010):

    Beautiful portrait! Well done.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (21 Aug 2010):

    Ahh, Vegas. Haven't gone back there since loosing seven grand in an all-nighter 'bout 15 years ago. Good luck. I only do nickles on the reservations these days!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    Hope you made a killing and left in the black!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (22 Aug 2010):


  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    LOL, great game face. This must have been before you hit the craps tables. LOL Seven come alebben! Sea sick and water bound. Mama needs a new paira shoes. I can see you now. LOL

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (23 Aug 2010):

    My sincere thanks to everyone. The new shooter was not treated very well in the casinos, but the shows were great. One of the best we saw was a retro look at the "Four Seasons" ("Sherry," "Walk Like a Man," "Big Girls Don't Cry," etc.). Thanks again to all of you.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (30 Aug 2010):

    you are one handsome dude !!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (31 Aug 2010):

    Lovely portrait, you are having fun..

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (1 Sep 2010):

    Great sp my friend

    That bollo is cool !!!!

    I need one for when I'm out riding

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (24 Jun 2011):

    You are the protagonist, life smiles at you, nice to meet you,ciao !!!

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