Our recent trip to Las Vegas was partly vacation, and partly to visit Conexpo where many of customers of PG Trionic exhibit their vehicles; here’s a selection of photos from Snorkel, CMEC, Skyjack and GMG (European and China customers were mostly not present!):
We did also have a great time at the Bellagio, walking the strip, seeing two Cirque Du Soleil shows …
Cirque Du Soleil “Love”:
Cirque Du Soleil “O” (unlike “Love”, photos during the performance were banned):
Once again I’ve video’ed some fabulous Fountains Of Bellagio performances, the difference this year is using my iPhone 11 Pro which offers an “ultra-wide” (0.5x) lens that can capture almost all of the show!
First, Pink Panther (Mancini):
Second, Believe (Cher):
A lot of “traditions” every time we travel to Las Vegas, including staying at the Bellagio, and watching the chocolate fountain – there should be an option to drink from it! Here’s your chance to watch …
I’ve often planned to visit The Neon Museum in Las Vegas but discovering it’s just a 20 minute walk from our hotel, we headed over there this morning. Although many of the “relics” are before my time, most are recognisable and they make for great colorful photos – I was very pleased with how well the iPhone photos came out (use of “real” cameras is banned!). So here’s lots of photos!
There’s a Tim Burton theme to the museum right now, with a number of his art pieces hidden among the other works – here’s some more photos!
After discovering that Cancun, Mexico, was a short two hour flight from Orlando, and inexpensive even with “all inclusive”, we just returned from a week at the El Caribe Deluxe where we spent lots of time at the pool, a little in the ocean (big waves most of the week!), and ate too much (“all inclusive” as I said!)
Here’s some photos of the hotel, ocean, sunrises, food choices, …
We ate in a buffet restaurant most nights, with a different theme each time – best was (no surprise) the Mexican theme, with lots of flavors to try, and much better to try “risk free” in a buffet setting where you can leave anything you don’t like!
One disadvantage of the Cancun location was there’s really nothing but hotels along the beach, nothing much to walk too – and a busy divided highway anyway! But we did find and walk to a set of ruins one morning, El Rey, very inexpensive ($7 for both of us!) and quite interesting (including all the Iguanas!)
Mind, even though we walked there as soon as it opened (8am) it was still crazy hot walking back! Back to the hotel pool to cool off …
Cancun is a nice location for total relaxation, but not enough to do if more than poolside is wanted …
Our “summer” vacation was surprisingly cool for the first half, with snow and a need for coats, hats, gloves … but beautiful views of stunning mountains, rivers and lakes, as well as sightings of Bison, Black Bear, Elk and more! I’ve posted our trip in multiple sections, and there’s a video presentation (courtesy of Apple Memories) if you prefer …
Grand Teton National Park
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Middle and Lower Basin
Bison [traffic] Jam, Mountain views
Mammoth Hot Springs
Lamar Valley, Black Bears, Bison
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Norris Geyser Basin
Heading back south towards our eventual flight home, we stopped at Norris Geyser Basin for another round of hot spring views – we’d skipped this a week ago heading north because it was cold and snowing, but now it was almost hot weather!