LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The thermometer will creep close to 111 degrees, the local weatherman said. I’m staring at 86 degrees at 5:30 a.m. Las Vegas time. (A friend who failed to get the message I was away called at 5 a.m. to ask if I was on vacation yet. Note to self: Call friend back at 3 a.m. her time and reply: YES.)
We’re doing a few days in Vegas – Neon Valley – checking out other sites like Red Rock Canyon, the Hoover (Boulder) Dam, then heading to a weeklong tour of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I’ll be taking in Lake Powell, Glen Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion National Park, Bluff, Utah, Bryce Canyon and anything else we think is interesting.
I’m with Jimmy Ford Coppola Barron, who will be shooting photos as though this is his last chance to wield a camera. We’ll reporting on this as I go along, and of course, mentioning food, but meanwhile, I’ve asked a few people to write some guest blogs for me.
Watch for pieces from Debbie Moose (Moose on Fire – Gal on the Grill); Alyson Seligman, who writes The Average Girl’s Guide blog, and gives us tips on take-out favorites; Jim Hayward, a newcomer to my blog but longtime friend, writing on tiki-culture cocktails; and Michael Bennett – a Caribbean chef in Fort Lauderdale at the Bimini Boatyard, whose new cookbook is modern in every way.
Watch for their stories in the next week.
Updated techno stuff
My blog is also on a new server that is allegedly screaming fast and ultra-secure as far as hurricanes (which hardly every happen in Hereford, but I’m in South Florida, where we have a target painted on the state). You may not notice a difference, but maybe my page will load faster.
So once again, thanks for reading and following me – I hope to entertain you with whatever tales Vegas will let go of. Watch for my guest writers starting tomorrow.