Tag Archives: Living in the Valley

Seaquest Interactive Aquarium

Seaquest Interactive Aquarium located in the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas has some great new exhibits that I am dying to check out. You can now play with and feed River Otters, Coatimundis and Capybaras. The small-clawed River Otters have been on display for just a few weeks.  They are native to SE Asia.  Guests are […]



Golden Knights Game

Olga and I were lucky enough to be able to attend our first Vegas Golden Knights game recently.  It was a wild and crazy atmosphere both before and especially during the game. I have been to many sporting events in different locations but I don’t think I have ever experienced such a loud and boisterous […]



Hiking Black Mountain

Olga and I took a strenuous hike last weekend.  We went up to the top of Black Mountain.  The hike starts in Anthem at the Shadow Canyon Trail-head. Overall  it is almost 8 miles in and out and the elevation gain  is slightly over 2000 feet.  This is one of the more difficult hikes we […]



Lunch with Santa a Great Success

One of my favorite events that I am able to assist with each year is the Lunch with Santa event held annually for all Military personal and their families. This years event was on December 10th from 10:30-2:30. Over 1000 total people were in attendance. Military personal from all branches of service were able to […]



Haunted Harvest Festival 2014

I was lucky enough to be able to participate once again in this year’s Haunted Harvest Festival.  This is an annual event that is put on by our local Joining Forces Committee members of which I am a part of.  The Joining Forces Committee is a group of local businesses that are geared towards helping […]



Downtown Container Park

I recently made my first visit to the Downtown Las Vegas Container Park.  It was a very enjoyable experience.  For those that have not yet ventured down to see it, I would definitely recommend a visit.  The Container Park is located on 7th and Fremont just a few blocks east of the Fremont Street Experience. […]



North Las Vegas Demolishing Abandoned Homes

North Las Vegas City officials are bulldozing abandoned homes that have become targets for criminal activity and squatters.  This is a practice that has become popular in the Rust Belt and officials felt is a necessary step to take in order to eliminate the ugly eyesores of these vacant houses. Asbestos removal and demolition began […]



Ruby Mountains Exploration

Last week my wife and I decided to take our second trip up to Northern Nevada to do some hiking up in the Ruby Mountains/Lamoille Canyon National Forest.  For those of you who have not ventured up to this part of our state, it is a beautiful area that is primed for wildlife viewing and […]



Southern Nevada Economy Seen as Strengthening

Stephen Brown, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV, feels that current trends in our region are pointing upward for our local economy.  He sees Southern Nevada’s economy moving towards pre-recession levels in tourism, gaming, construction and the housing industry. “The good news,” Brown said, “is that the Southern Nevada economy […]



Animal Emergency Centers

As a pet owner, I have had several instances over the years where I have had to take my dogs to an emergency clinic.  There are 3 such clinics located within our Valley. The one I have gone to over the years is located at 3340 E Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120.  The do […]