Phones galore in Vegas

My original plan in Vegas, at some point, was to find the Nokia Experience Center at the Fashion Show Mall.  It has since left, but I was pleasantly surprised by some of the other things available.

The first encounter was at the Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops.

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I’m back! I think…


I get back from Vegas only to find out that while I was gone, a comedy of errors took place.

First, a lightening storm obliterated both the modem and the wireless router.  Then, my car’s Check Engine light came on.  Shortly thereafter, my dad’s car overheated.  Then a man who was supposed to fix the washing machine broke a copper pipe and nearly flooded the basement.  To dry the place out, my parents tried to use the dehumidifier, which instantly broke.

On the Internet front, the entire day I’ve been back has been spent trying to fix it.  It worked in the morning (apparently) but broke as soon as I tried to use it.  I managed to help fix it, but the signal wasn’t strong enough to reach my room, so we had to get another range extender (we had one, but it was of course incompatible with the security placed on the new router) in order to broadcast the signal into my room.

AND I have to go back to work tomorrow.  DO NOT WANT.

I don’t know when I’ll be able to check up on stuff.

On a positive note, Vegas was awesome.  I loved every minute.  Took some great photos and had some great times, so I’ll hopefully share all of those soon.

Oh, and I’ve picked out my new phone. 😉

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

I shall be leaving shortly for Vegas, and while I’ll try to update while I’m away, if I don’t…see you in a week!

I’m back

And will be posting like a madman soon enough.

Vacation, Part Ocho

Today was spend driving out of New Mexico and into Colorado.

We stopped off at the Four Corners, which is the wonderfully majestic coming-together of Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target and ShopKo.

Or maybe it’s the coming-together of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah.  Who knows?

After that, we drove to Mesa Verde in Colorado.  It’s a lot of driving in and around mountains for a few houses in some cliffs.  If the entrance to the park wasn’t so far away from the actual stuff, it wouldn’t have been so bad.  But it’s 20 miles from entrance to stuff.  At least it was great for photo opportunities.

Then we drove to Pagosa Springs, CO.  Tomorrow we’re going all the way to Colorado Springs where my grandparents live.  As they have no Internet and I can only type so much on a T9 phone keypad, this will be my last contact with anyone for about a week.  I may do small updates via phone, but I don’t know.

Vacation, Part Siete

Today was a lot of driving.

…Oh, forget it. 😛

But, seriously, it was.

We drove through Albuquerque  to the Sandia Mountains where they had a lift thing to the top (some 10,000 feet) where I took a lot of photos and then had lunch at the top.  Then we went down.  That was pretty much it.

Then we drove to the old city, the original Albuquerque, and it was nice, but not as nice as Santa Fe’s version.

This was 2 in the afternoon, and we had nothing to do the rest of the day, so we left and drove as far as we could to…actually, I forgot were we stayed.  …No, I didn’t: Gallup.  It’s a dusty, rocky, run-down town, just like all the towns in this state.  Also, everyone lives in a trailer.  EVERYONE.  Nothing against trailers, but seriously, there isn’t a real home anywhere in this state.  But they have a really quality road system.  So the only thing I can figure is that they pay so much money in taxes for road work that no one can afford a house.

Vacation, Part Seis

Today was a lot of driving.

Or maybe it wasn’t.  But I think I should start all my entries like this since that’s all I can remember about each day.  This state is really kind of boring after a while.  I mean, anything gets boring after a while, but when there are only two major cities and you’re passed one and are looping back to get to the other, things get a little drab.

We saw some space museum in Alamogordo.  It was not that spectacular, in my opinion, and this was aided by the fact their air conditioning was out.

Then we saw the White Sands something-or-other.  Basically, it’s sand that is white.  And it’s there.  And you can drive through it.  I took some pictures but I’m looking at them now and they don’t look like much except whiteness and skyness.  Oh well.

Then we drove and drove and drove to a town with the name of…”Truth Or Consequences.”

I’m serious.

I think “Truth Or Dare” would have been better, or even “Truthfully, It’s Another Friggin’ White Trash Town,” but I don’t decide these things.

We drove around looking for something to eat but settled for a place just across the street from the hotel when we realized NOTHING was open.  This was a little after 6 pm.

Tomorrow: Albuquerque.  And whoever decided to spell it like that was a moron.