Wind Whips Up Las Vegas


Beautiful pool at the Bellagio, but for a time this morning it was vacant.  A sign in the lobby announced that the pool was closed due to “inclement weather”.  It did strike us as odd, being conditioned by the types of storms that we’ve endured on the East Coast, to see this sign on the patios surrounding the pools here.  As they say, it’s all relative …


The dust storm did make us wonder why the visibility was so poor this afternoon – almost like LA smog – and we knew it was serious when the Bellgio decided not to run in its fountains because the water would have sprayed all over the place  Local TV stations carried stories about the desert storm of a unique variety.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to Wind Whips Up Las Vegas

  1. Marc Rachmuth says:

    My family moved from Philadelphia to Southern California when I was 13, in November, 1961. My Mother, brother, and I flew out of Phila. airport, wearing many layers of clothing, both because it was cold and so as not to have too many pieces of luggage. Arrived in Burbank about 18 hours later where we were greeted by my Father in shirt sleeves. However, the first week we were in Oxnard (pop. approx. 45,000 at that time) there was a rain storm (peculiar for Southern Calif. then as now), and they closed the schools for two days BECAUSE OF THE RAIN. You are right Leonard, “inclement weather” is all relative.

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