water table is dropping, just like down in Arizona big cities, at some
point the problem will solve itself. Assuming Washington has sense to
not fund any of the proposed schemes to drain Great Lakes thataway vis
gazillion dollar pipeline.
I was just stating the positives.
High insurance rates
High crime rates
High suicide rates
Illegal aliens from various planets
High housing costs
Other various idiots
Need I go on?
Nowhere is perfect.
When I first started going there, traffic was not so bad. Every visit seems
worse and the view from the sky just shows more and more lights spreading
further and further away. The Strip is just such an incredible mass of
people and cars on a Friday or Saturday night I'm amazed that it moves at
Vegas still has some of the best shows and restaurants though. While I have
no desire to live there, it is one of those places that everyone should
experience for a few days.
As for your last item, the "other various idiots", that just adds character.
I close my eyes.
I imagine what the Strip was like in the 1960's.
(I was a valet parking attendant, and could tell you stories.)
I see what it is now.
I sigh .......................
Last one turn out the lights ...................
Yes, Jerry's is still there with it's economy prime rib dinner. Lots of
other places with good cheap prime rib, too. If you shop around, there are
lots of food and entertainment bargains in Vegas.
Well yeah, but I'm not a shopper really. I go with local advice. I
hate the Strip, avoid it like the plague, and stay downtown at the 4
Queens. I was told about Jerry's many years ago. It's an old joint for
sure, but the p.rib is hard to beat. Where else would you suggest for
good beef and seafood w/o the Bellagio prices?
I don't know. We live there, and people assume that we eat at all the
Do this. Google Review Journal Best Of Las Vegas. It's a yearly local
survey, and the people of Las Vegas choose THEIR favorite places.
If you like Italian, DiStefano's at Trop and Pecos is one of our favorites.
Great Italian with off the Strip prices. The seafood combo is actually a
cioppino like soup dish with lobster, calamari, shrimp, mussels, and other
seafood. MONDO portions. All their other stuff is good, too. From the
time you hit the front door and the aroma grabs you, it's like going 25
years back to the old Vegas. They have a lounge lizard that performs a few
days a week.
Had a similar experience with a kitchen remodel. They show up at an
unapppointed time, with no one home to sign for $1000s worth of stuff, so
they left it with no signature. Plus they left their dolly and never came
back for it.
Not a single person :-))
Expect to wait it out in this market. Keep in mind the "right buyer"
hasn't been through them yet. Stay positive...if you can:)
"Painting is the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing
them to the critics."
We're going to continue using them as vacation rentals. We have them booked
into May of '08 currently. We will be installing a management couple soon,
which will lessen our headaches and involvement in their management. This
is a lucky situation. Lots of people in Vegas are walking, or just hoping
to rent them out and break even.
Las Vegas is running out of land, so I see it starting to swing back in two
to three years, then zoom. I don't know if I want to hold on that long. I
do have some other things in the pipeline and some first trust deed
investments that will hold us until then. Luckily.
Home Depot RE delivered the stuff today that they were supposed to deliver
today, but delivered last Friday. In the mix were three 24" cabinets that
were not on the order, but the driver DIDN'T want to take back.
I Love Home Depot.
PS: I gave the driver $20 to cover lunch. And I just about had to hold him
down to get it in his pocket.
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