Wednesday Afternoon at the Cal Neva Casino


Picture: Google  The glory days of Reno as gaming city has long past. For years RENO was the destination for gambling and  by the mid 50’s  the city was surpassed by Las Vegas as the largest gaming destination in the United States. There are more closed hotels and casinos on Reno’s Virginia Street than open.Continue reading “Wednesday Afternoon at the Cal Neva Casino”

Hotel Confidential: She Walked with Purpose


She walked with purpose, as she  entered the hotel lobby, wearing electric blue jeans. She made a hard left and disappeared into the hallway.  She reappeared asking if anyone asked for keys for room 131? The front desk agent told her no.   She then asked for a key to the room.  Realizing she didn’t haveContinue reading “Hotel Confidential: She Walked with Purpose”

UK airport launches hotel room with runway views, butler service and spa treatments – and you can stay for FREE


It’s the ultimate pre-flight stay offering spa treatments, butler service and even fine dining . (Image: Virgin Atlantic/Onefinestay) By: Julie Delahave/Uk Mirror When it comes to airport stays, most people immediately think of budget hotels with the bare essentials for getting a good night’s sleep pre-flight. However, a new luxury hotel room opening up atContinue reading “UK airport launches hotel room with runway views, butler service and spa treatments – and you can stay for FREE”

America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel


A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US’ hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories. Tiffany Drew is 13 weeks pregnant and lives with her partner and daughter at the Starlight Motel in Wareham [Carolyn Bick/Al Jazeera] By: Carolyn Bick/Al Jazzera Massachusetts, United States – It is the fourth time that Tiffany DrewContinue reading “America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel”

11 DAY 3300 mile super road trip(Day 11)Crazy Stupid Wild


On On  route to Las Vegas, I had a little fantasy where I hit the big one.  I have the same dream at Thunder Valley, where no one wins more that $500.   I drove south on Las Vegas Blvd, I wanted to go to a casino but not a mega Casino.  If I didn’tContinue reading “11 DAY 3300 mile super road trip(Day 11)Crazy Stupid Wild”

11 Day 3300 Mile Super Road Trip (Day 10) Expressway To Vegas Baby!


I got an early start from Albuquerque.  Vegas was nine hours away. Interstate 40 was gonna get me home.  West bound 40 was beautiful, with an continuous changing landscape, from flat mountains , Red Desert and Mesas to mountains filled with tall green trees.a very entertaining drive. One thing I have learned to appreciate  isContinue reading “11 Day 3300 Mile Super Road Trip (Day 10) Expressway To Vegas Baby!”

11 Day 3300 Mile Super Road Trip: (Day 7) Raid!


I should have planned for a longer stay in Austin. I feel I haven’t fully scratched the surface and while I am a huge fan of the city, the State is another matter. I once considered moving to Austin but after an extended drive with friends, I realized California “Sacratomatoville”is a tough act to follow.Continue reading “11 Day 3300 Mile Super Road Trip: (Day 7) Raid!”

11 day 3300 mile Super Road Trip (Day 3)Part 3: A perfect road to drop off a body


Who needs a wake up call ? Somewhere between 10am and 11am a housekeeper loudly knocked on my door. HOUSEKEEPIN! HOUSEKEEPIN! Groggy, I yelled YES!    Check out time is 11! I reached for my phone, it was-10:09am I screamed, I’ll be out in an hour! No response. When your sliding into home and your pantsContinue reading “11 day 3300 mile Super Road Trip (Day 3)Part 3: A perfect road to drop off a body”

Throwback Thursday 2010: Jacuzzi Disaster in 2E or When Jacuzzi’s Attack!


Can you imagine? Calgon (how old am I)  take me away…….. All I need is a remote, room service and Cheetos. Of course after two days in the Jacuzzi I would look like a raisin, BUT my wrinkled black skin would be soft The following story is true, I should have changed my name but,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday 2010: Jacuzzi Disaster in 2E or When Jacuzzi’s Attack!”