Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument We took a much needed break from the Vegas heat and the 2020 nonsense over the 4th of July weekend. We rented a SUV for a song and drove to Central Utah and stayed in a rented cabin for 3 days. It was like opening the decompression valves to full. All three of us were very happy for the short escape. We reserved the cabin and rental car last month. That’s when we decided that there was no better way to practice social distancing than Utah. I looked at it as a social distancing vacation from well, social distancing. Utah has been pretty laxed on pandemic requirements. When we were there you could tell who the tourists were and who the locals were by the mask or the absence of a mask. I’m not a fan of wearing a mask, but I had to ask myself– Why not? Right now there is no other known way to prevent the spread. Yes, wearing masks is arguably causes more harm than good. I believe that wearing a mask for short periods of time throughout the day as you weave in and out of public places will cause …
I had some down time at work this week and was able to play tourist. My first stop was my favorite Las Vegas hangout, Fremont Street. Fremont Street is a great spot for people watching and street photography. I usually go in the mornings when it’s low key and easy going. This time there was a lot of construction as they are updating the canopy. The light show will be seen during the day. They had half of it completed. Anyway, I was able to get some shots off. I posted my favorites here. My 2nd stop was the Strip. I parked at Paris Las Vegas. I was able to hit the front of the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and Planet Hollywood. This is one of the busiest parts of the Strip as far as pedestrian traffic. Still, on a Thursday late morning it was busy, but far from crowded. I was able to get a few shots and posted them here.