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Acorn and Sparkle are revising their routine from the Paris Party, for the future Las Vegas weekend. They seem to remember the moves very well.

The Flamingo…Chicklets and Las Vegas

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I haven’t taken the chicklets to Vegas in a couple of years.  We always stay at the Aria, since they took all the fun out of NY, NY years ago.   But the chicklets love to visit the Flamingo everyday, because of the beautiful birds, koi, and garden area.  They were going through old photographs and found this one.  Now they want me to take them on a vacation.  I’ve explained that we can’t go, because of the virus, so they are thinking of having a Las Vegas party this summer.

The Stage Crew built the Flamingo on Wheels for the baby chicklets, because some of them wished they could have gone with us.  Now that all the chicklets have seen the photo, they’re getting the flamingo out of storage.  I’m sure the party will be fun, and the Stage Crew is already drawing up plans for slot machines that take corn kernels.  They said the roulette tables will be a snap.

The entertainment is going to be spectacular and very flashy, according to the costume and entertainment committees.  Still, they admit, it won’t be the same as being there.  The Sound Committee is going to work on a machine that will make a lot of noise, so the chicklets will think they are in the casino.

Truth be told, the chicklets spent most of their time in Vegas, shopping and going to shows. Pressing the button on the slot machines hurt their beaks, and the One Arm Bandits had them sitting on top of the machine, then jumping onto the lever.  Lots of accidents and not much fun.  I think they lost six and a half dollars between them.

They love the fountains at the Bellagio and sit on the railings peeping with glee and chirping to the music.  They also love the street artists, especially the violinists.  Two of them were hypnotized by all the flashing lights, which was a problem at first, but we worked it out. But because of that, the Lighting Committee is going to be very careful about how they light things up.

The excitement is spreading, and the Cooking Committee is setting up a meeting with the hens about the menu.

I think it might be fun.  The Entertainment Committee is planning on comedy acts (I’m looking forward to that one) and lots of singing and dancing.  They were thinking of doing things like Cirque du Soleil, but no one thinks they can really pull it off, and none of the chicklets are willing to dive into water, or run up and down a slanting wall, like  they do in Ká.  So it will take some time for them to get everything straight.  We just have to wait and see what happens.  I’m sure it will be…interesting.

Las Vegas…Chicklets…The Flamingo

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The chicklets got out an old picture from our last visit to Las Vegas.  We stayed at the Aria but they loved the Flamingo and want me to take them there for a vacation. I told them Vegas was closed, like everything else, and they said birds don’t close, so they must still be there.  I explained that nothing was open and they said that humans need to get a cure for the virus soon, because they really want to visit the friends they made in the garden behind the Flamingo Casino.  I told them I would do my best.

Las Vegas…a poem

Welcome To Las Vegas, Las, Vegas, Sign

Las Vegas
is a special place
where people
live out loud
it’s a kind of nursery
where dreams are born
and die
neon
lights the way
and nickel slots
can make your day
if you can find them
the hotels are gigantic
the casinos keep it dark
no one knows what time it is
the darkness plays it’s part
everything is planned
to get money from their guests
every tiny detail
gets you to divest
there are high end goods
the Eiffel Tower
and Liberty’s little sister
there are rides to take
and bets to make
and women who are for sale
there’s gourmet food
and lots of booze
and noise that never ceases
there are shows to see
and songs to sing
and strangers by the mile
Zeus is there
guarding his lair
and Jimmy Choo’s
selling his shoes
to people wearing
flip-flops
fountains dance
while people prance
to songs by Frank Sinatra
and on the street for all to see
are people wearing costumes
sidewalks are packed
the streets are worse
car lights add to the color
gardens lush
on desert sand
where nothing should be growing
reuse your towels
cuz water’s scarce
just do it for the planet
there’s glitz
and shows
and stars you know
and acrobats who fly
the rooms have views
the showers rock
depending where you’re staying
fantastic violinists play
on the walkways in the sky
and people stop and listen
no one walks on by
Vegas never closes
it slows
but never stops
The Strip just keeps on going
like the hands around a clock
but in the early light of dawn
before the streets are cleaned
when small cards selling women
lay thick upon the streets
its heart it keeps on going
just to a different beat
The Strip looks worn and tired
like the people half asleep
but daytime is a great time
to swim
and dine
and shop
to see flamingo gardens
and parrots in one stop
there’s always something fun to do
the people watching’s great
it’s loud
outrageous
wonderful
be sure to book a date

Vegas…part 2

I turned CNN on for a few minutes.  One man made an excellent point.  He said that the media has to stop saying it’s the biggest mass murder in the US, the most people killed, etc.  He said all that does is make other people want to break those records and we need to STOP doing that.  He also said what we lean about the killer in hindsight will not help us stop people from doing the same thing in the future because killers look like regular people and even their families, friends and neighbors don’t see anything wrong with them.  He said there’s no way to stop it.

 

Statue man…

This man was in Las Vegas and I don’t know how he could stand still for so long.  It seems impossible and I can only imagine what his body feels like after a day of work.  People watch, them talk to them, and put money down for them.  He winked at us. LOLOL

The Nike store in Vegas…

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Street art…Las Vegas

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Eight pictures of the inside Garden at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

The Garden changes with the holidays and seasons.  The tree stays.  These are not my favorite colors but it was still very cool.

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The beginning of christmas at the Belliagio in Las Vegas…3 pictures

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