Thursday Doors – July 27, 2017

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More Las Vegas Doors

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So last week I was in Las Vegas attending a trade show in the industry I work in.

This year with a different work situation I was flying solo. It was kinda weird, but it forced me to stay focused on my objectives; the downside of doing everything by oneself is that I was too tired and too short on time for any real doorscursions while I was there.

However traveling back and forth from my hotel on the north end of the strip to the convention center I did pass a few interesting places each morning and evening.

I left a little extra early one morning to give myself some time to capture some of the most interesting ones I saw on this trip.

My hotel was just a few blocks away from the Little Vegas Wedding Chapel, complete with a few pink Cadillacs parked outside. One of the signs said that for a mere $45.00 you could also go in and get yourself dressed up like Elvis for a fake wedding picture.

And if a shotgun Vegas wedding isn’t your thing, a few doors down is the Vegas Strip Gun Club and Shooting range.

You could go in and fire off a real shotgun, or machine gun, or rifle, or whatever else floats your boat.

And nearby there was a place to purchase Nevada’s newest legal vice.

Yes, since July 1st Cannabis is legal there too. The place was closed when I went by early each morning but in the afternoon when it was open, the line-up stretched to the end of the block.

I dunno though, weed and machine guns all on the same block?

Because hey: what could possibly go wrong, right?

😉

As Elvis would say: Viva Las Vegas!

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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66 Responses to Thursday Doors – July 27, 2017

  1. That’s a cool pink car. ❤

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  2. reocochran says:

    I liked the pink Cadillacs with the wedding chapel and liked the Viva Las Vegas movie with Elvis. I’m humming the tune. . .
    The strip and gun place was scary and yet, I guess like you said whatever floats their boat (not yours, not mine!)

    I have been swamped with a lot, so I missed a few excellent door posts, Norm. I wander in blogs and out, aimless.
    My oldest daughter got married, which you wished them well. Thank you! 😁 Then they had an offer accepted for a house! Yay, the oldest daughter had lived in a two bedroom apartment for years with her boys. We sold a lot and still her husband isn’t crazy about antique furniture so more may go, now they are moved in. Thanks for liking my pretty library box and house with a porch! Take care, Robin

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  3. Chandra Lynn says:

    Love this post! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ll be posting more doors soon and will certainly “link up” for Thursday Doors.

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  4. Jennie says:

    I’ve never seen the door at the chapel. And what about that cool pink Cadillac! Great doors post!

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  5. Candy says:

    Elvis has left the building 😉 Love that pink Cadillac!

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  6. Love that Caddy! Mostly because I love pink and it reminds me of the song by Natalie Cole (which I just had to find and play). Las Vegas looks quite eclectic. I can’t imagine being there in the summer. My cousin was there last month and ended up with heat exhaustion.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Amy. You know that song was actually written by Springsteen? I much prefer the Nathalie Cole and Aretha Franklin versions over his though.
      It was 100+ degrees every day I was there. I guess the locals have figured out how to pace themselves because if you’re not careful, heat exhaustion is a serious danger.

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  7. Love the pink Cadillac. I love the color pink. I’m jealous because I want to go back to Las Vegas.

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  8. I think you pretty much captured the essence of Las Vegas in your post, Norm. Love the pink Cadillac. My brother-in-law has been to Las Vegas twice, he loves it there, maybe not to live in but for a fun vacation.

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  9. Phil Taylor says:

    Vegas is definitely a very unique place. I’ve only been once but I’ll be back in February.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      It’s a unique place indeed. I didn’t get time on this trip but I usually try to check out one of the Cirque shows whenever I go. If you haven’t been to it already, the Beatles – Love show would be a great one to start with.

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  10. I appreciate your diligence in starting early to get these photos, but everything about Las Vegas makes me wish to look the other way. As for your last fear – alcohol is way more common and more dangerous to mix with anything. Even though… guns need no mixing to deserve all the fear they can get. Suggest your industry to hold a conference in Slovenia.

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  11. Vegas, Baby! That little chapel’s pink door is to die for! Very interesting selection!

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  12. Dymoon says:

    did you enter through any of the doors? oh right.. what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…=^_*=

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  13. JT Twissel says:

    Having been raised in Nevada – you’re in the most danger if you try to cheat a casino. The idiots with machine guns generally shoot themselves up out in the desert. Doesn’t matter what they’re high on. Love the pink Cadillac. Brings back memories.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yeah I hear the casinos don’t take to kindly to patrons who try to shift that unfair advantage to the other side of the table 😉
      I thought the caddie was pretty cool too.

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  14. Well that’s an interesting collection today Norm! It’s been years since I’ve been Vegas…some things have changed, but not really. 🙂 I wonder how many pay the $45 to dress up as Elvis and have their photo made? 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Deborah. It has changed quite a bit in terms of appearance over the 10 years I’ve been going to this show, but in some ways as you said: not really.
      Who knows? An Elvis wedding photo might be fun on a lark 🙂

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  15. slfinnell says:

    Herding cattle comes to mind whenever I think of the Las Vegas airport. or ‘lost wages’ which I’m pretty sure is over used. Anyhoo, I guess we’re all entitled to opinions, eh? Hope the stay was enjoyable.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I’ve been there for this specific show a number of time now so I try to get in, get my business done, and get out, preferably without melting. The desert in July is just way too hot for me.

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  16. jesh stg says:

    Over the years I’ve heard so many different opinions about Las Vegas. When we lived in one of the Los Angeles suburbs, it was only 5 hours from us – my own opinion is that at night it’s too gaudy for my taste. But you found the cute parts of the city:):) Cadillacs from that era seem to grow bigger every time, lol! And not to forget Elvis:)

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  17. joey says:

    Not a fan of Vegas, but the shooting range door is creative!

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  18. Love the idea of Vegas doors. Fun fresh idea!

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  19. Joanne Sisco says:

    This is probably the most eclectic collection of doors I’ve ever seen you post!! This one would be pretty hard to beat, but I guess coming out of Vegas, I shouldn’t be surprised.

    As much as I abhor guns and the gun culture, I admit that the bull’s eye sign of the gun range visually attracts my eye, complete with bullet holes 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joanne. Pickings were rather slim on the north end of the strip. Just a little too removed from all the action for me. I’ll know better for next time.
      The gun range signs caught my eye both for their originality as well as for the absurdity of people willing to separate themselves from their hard-earned money to do something like that. Different strokes I guess 😉

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      • Joanne Sisco says:

        I can’t say too much because I’m the kind of person who would part with hard-earned money to go to a driving range and whack little white balls with a club :/

        Mind you, with the exception of Tiger Woods, I haven’t heard about anyone being attacked with a golf club.

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  20. marianallen says:

    I think Gatlinburg, Tennessee is as close to Vegas as I want to get. But I love looking at your door finds!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Marian. Vegas is okay for short visits, especially when you have time to check out a show or two, but I wouldn’t complain if they decided to move this show around to other locations just for a bit of variety.

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  21. John says:

    Pretty much anygoes in this town. It’s a good place to live though. ❤️

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks John. I couple of days of that kind of stifling heat is all I can take. I do wish I could tolerate it better because I’d love to be able to do longer hikes in places like Red Rocks or Valley of Fire.

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  22. Almost Iowa says:

    Shoot a machine gun? Oh boy, oh boy….but at who? (just kidding, honest) 🙂

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  23. Alan H says:

    Like all the photos but the Cannabis Dispensary is particular intriguing, I presume the person has to have a doctors prescription ?

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks and welcome Alan. No prescription needed. It is now legal for recreational use. From what folks were telling me it’s controlled and distributed much like alcohol. You have to be 21 or over, 1 oz. limit per purchase, and not allowed to smoke in public.

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  24. Jackie says:

    We spend some time every year in Vegas so I recognize your doors!

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  25. Debbie Smyth says:

    Quite a range of doors, Norm – a great quick view of Vegas.

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  26. I’ll take the car doors in the first shot, Norm. I like the creative sign for the gun shop/shooting range, too. I’m happy to see Vegas through your eyes and not in person.

    janet

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. I think that car may be an old Mary Kay Caddie but it is pretty cool.
      As for Vegas I believe that this is my eighth time there and I have to say I really wish they’d move this show around a bit just for some variety.

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      • The Mary Kay part makes the pink make sense, Norm, but as you say, still cool. I have no desire to go to Vegas at all, so I’m with you on moving it elsewhere. 🙂

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      • While I’m thinking of it and because I don’t know how to reach you vie email, would you be able to reach out to Ian Cross and tell him how to link. Every week his link takes me to the form to write a post, so I have to go to his website and reach TD that way. Thanks!

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        • Norm 2.0 says:

          Thanks – I’ve tried reaching out. Can’t figure out what the problem is. It seems to work for him about 30% of the time. Might be something to do with the device he’s using. Nothing I can fix from my end 😦

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  27. Dan Antion says:

    I think Norm, dressed as Elvis, sitting behind the door of a pink Cadillac would be an awesome photo for Thursday Doors. I hope your trip was productive.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yeah I do a decent Elvis impression but I DO NOT play dress-up 😉
      The trip was fairly successful, thank you. Waiting on one decision that could give us some steady repeat business. I’ve done this show every 2 years since 2007 now and I have to say I’m kinda Vegased out.

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