Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Travel Photo Thursday

Badge for Travel Photo Thursday, Budget Travelers Sandbox
I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox 

December 2014 - Las Vegas NV

We were really looking forward to attending the JFK exhibit at the Tropicana earlier this month.
It was disappointing and at a cost of $47 for two of us, we spent less than an hour viewing the displays.

The airplane sitting outside the casino was a real draw to the exhibit.

The Oval Office

 The best parts of the exhibits were the plane and cars.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

December 2014 - Las Vegas NV
Stacks of giant silver coins in front of this huge one armed bandit.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday

Finally a home for all those photos I take of old items!!

July 2013 - Calgary Alberta

At Heritage Park there is a section called Gasoline Alley.


This week's suggestion is Seasons of Love from Rent.

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty five thousand moments, oh dear
Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

This is our third Christmas away from home for Christmas, all spent in Las Vegas before moving on to sunnier climes.

2012 - we rented a condo for two months and this was our view. We stayed for two months.

It takes "All Kinds of Kinds".

2013 - we were in a timeshare and spent the day with friends.
This was our view from the condo. We only spent two weeks in Vegas.

2014 we are in a timeshare again and our friends are also here. This year we cooked dinner.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. For this meme, bloggers post what they finished last week, what they're currently reading, and what they plan to start this week.

My comments are not meant to be recaps of the story lines as I include a link to Goodreads for their synopsis of the book. I am merely stating how I felt about the book without giving any spoilers.

I haven't updated this in a month, we were in Montreal and then headed south December 4 to spend about six weeks in Las Vegas. That has also meant not a lot of reading. Also I haven't started another book!


ABANDONED - title?

Thirty Girls


The Orphan Master's Son

Something Happened

Frog Music

Peony in Love

Synopsis here.

A good read, nothing more. Probably won't be memorable.

Naming The Bones

Professor Murray Watson is rather a sad sack. His family, his career, his affair...not even drinking offers much joy. All his energies are now focused on his research into Archie Lunan, a minor poet who drowned 30 years ago off a remote stretch of Scottish coast. By redeeming Lunan's reputation, Watson hopes to redeem his own. But the more he learns about Lunan's sordid life, the more unlikely redemption appears. 

I've enjoyed previous books by Louise Welsh; the Cutting Room, The Bullet Trick, Girl on the Stairs but this one didn't quite come up to her usual standard.
It was really slow to get through and the story line was just not believable or even entertaining.

Murder in Foggy Bottom (Capital Crimes, #17)

Once it was a swamp. Now Foggy Bottom is swimming with real-estate sharks. When a man is found stabbed to death in this trendy D.C. neighborhood, it is major news. But within forty-eight hours the nation is gripped by a fear that leaves this comparatively small crime in the dark. 

Three passenger planes are shot out of the sky. Everywhere–in law enforcement, in the media, and in the most secret realms of government–men and women scramble to find out who shot hand-held missiles at the planes, and why. It is a search that reaches from Moscow to the Pacific Northwest, putting some people’s lives in jeopardy and turning others lives inside out. But no one can guess the truth: that the epicenter of the terrorist outbreak is Washington D.C. . . . and a dead man behind a park bench in a place called Foggy Bottom.

This was my first Margaret Truman book and I wasn't blown away. She uses her knowledge of Washington,DC to give insight to the workings of government. But there were too many characters with no one standing out.