Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Shopping for Material Again. Historic Sign.

Another day that wasn't too hot, but when Jay and I went into the next town and after the van had been sitting in parking lots, we needed to use the AC.
We went to get 24 red paving stones, plywood, several bags of concrete mix, and screws at Lowes. Then coffee, creamer, fish food and silver Rustoleum Hammered paint at WalMart. I just like WalMart's Great Value brand Colombian coffee, regular and unleaded. The minivan toted all that like a trooper, even with the AC on. It just has a 3 liter motor! By the time we got back and got everything unloaded at the different places, it was too late to start on anything.

Ray had been left behind to work on trying to get the drip caps off the Coronado. They had several layers of different color paint on them, some latex, some oil based, and we didn't want to put stripper on them so close to the aluminum of the trailer. Normally I would just go buy new drip caps, but these are different, and I want to keep it as original as I can.

The "Las Vegas Sign" is now registered as a Historic Place!
"I'm not sure the National Park Service has recovered from the idea of having this sign in the National Register of Historic Places.
It's one of the few landmarks on the Strip that has lasted 50 years," says county commissioner Rory Reid. "In fact, I think it's one of the few things in the valley, other than people, older than 50 years. "
The sign cost four thousand dollars when it was erected in 1959.
But it's priceless now, featured in countless movies, TV shows, and family vacation photos.
"The Las Vegas strip has been designated the only nighttime scenic byway in America," says Reid. "And it's been called the jewel of the desert. Well, if this street is the jewel, this sign is the crown jewel." http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10404574

I have been letting Mime and Patches into the house sometimes. Like when Bobcat was on the porch, or when MaeMae was gone yesterday. This afternoon they are all in the house, and Mime hasn't attacked Bobcat or MaeMae yet! Maybe she has got over her attacking mode! Patches is asleep under the dining table and doesn't want to be disturbed.

Have a safe day.

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