Sunday, August 25, 2013

6th Engine - DC

This place was the first fire station in Washington and has now been converted to a restaurant.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Maras, Peru

More than any other place we visited, Maras captured the spirit of Andean Peru. No tourism, no special sites to see. Just a little town with regular people. We stopped for a banos break and wandered around for a few minutes on our way to the Las Sallinas salt mine.  Water salinized from natural minerals is evaporated from man-made terraces to yield pink Andean salt. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chateau Lake Louise

After spending Christmas 2012 with Grandpa Litchfield in Lethbridge the family spent a few days in Banff.  It's like having the Swiss Alps in the back yard.  We only had a day trip to the Chateau Lake Louise. It is so beautiful that somehow -20 degrees doesn't' seem that bad.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Heart Attack Grill - Fremont Street LV

HAG IS quite a spectacle.  You put on a hospital gown & ID bracelet before you can dine. Cousin Todd getting psyched up for his double-bypass. There are 8 burger options: single thru octuple bypass burgers with fries cooked in lard and buttermilk shakes. And no, they don't serve Diet Coke. Holds Guiness record for most calorigenic burger at just under 10,000 kcal (w/o fries).

Food wasn't that great ... so over the top I was a bit grossed out by it. I could've done without watching they big guy get spanked by the nurse for deliberately leaving a little burger on the plate. He weighed in at 407 lbs between 1st and 2nd huge burger. Urinals were funny as was signage.