Hey there rodeo fans

If you're coming to Las Vegas this December for the National Finals Rodeo or just to check out Cowboy Christmas there are several other things that might be fun to do while you're in town. None of the suggestions I'll post in the following weeks should keep anyone from making donations to the Nevadans Don't Like To Pay Taxes fund at your local casino.

However, if you'd like to find some off-the-beaten-path things to do while you're in Sin City then consider taking at trip to the Ethyls Chocolate Factory and cactus garden. Although the company has a new name their facility has been a Las Vegas favorite for more than 25 years -- longer than some casinos last in this town. The trip will leave you with plenty of time to get back for the nightly performance at the Thomas & Mack and will provide a glimpse of 300+ desert species in a four-acre sanctuary. Oh and you can sample chocolates at the factory while you're there.


It's finally Friday. The end of the National Finals Rodeo is this weekend. Not having taken time off this week the weekend will be full of working on projects including doing some testing of the new Drupal beta.

OK, but Sirens of TI?

The National Finals Rodeo is going on this week in Las Vegas. WIth the side events, christmas sales etc. the town is pretty well packed. Witness the big names who appear to present the national anthem. Reba McEntire, Clay Walker and Sirens of TI. What? Even the opening acts are big, Ricochet, LeAnn Rimes, Randy Travis and Charlie Daniels are amongst the names. But Sirens doing the national anthem tonight? I don't know how much MGM/Mirage paid for the privilege, but let's hope that at the end of the evening it was worth it.

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