Not so easily deterred, we went to plan B and loaded the other car.
We like to stay downtown at the Golden Nugget where the crowds are more eclectic and the blackjack bets a bit lower. Since we drive, we can easily make our way to the strip for a show or shopping (me).
Here was the view from our hotel room on Saturday morning. "About the ground" are many buildings and mostly quiet streets at 6:00 a.m.
Now what good is a trip without a beady project to take along? And this trip was a great way for me to try out a newly-learned skill of bead crochet which gave me an aha moment when I realized it is probably the perfect beading project for road trips. The main reason is that you must have your beads already strung so they are all snugly secure on the cord, not lying loose and unprotected on your bead mat. So if you suddenly happen on a rough patch of road your beads won't go bouncing all over. You also won't have the moment of forgetting a key tube of beads.
Here you see what will eventually be my first lariat. I got quite a bit done during the drive home. Imagine what I could create on a cross country journey!
How do you like my beady invention? That pink object is none other than a piece of one of those pool noodles that my nieces and nephews like to use as weapons instead of flotation devices. It's great to keep the beaded cord organized and its hollow interior is a handy storage space for the spool of cord which you can see peeking out from the left-hand side. Its spongy texture is also a great pin cushion for the safety pin I use to save my place in the bead work. Feel free to borrow this amazing idea..... for around $2.
Let's see what else is happening when our other contributors looked down this week.