Had to visit Meow Wolf Las Vegas inside Area 15!

OmegaMart - be3n owl

Area 15 is like a mall of the bizarre and interesting (and also bars).  Inside, the Las Vegas Meow Wolf installation is called Omega Mart.  It begins with a store and takes a bit of a turn.

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Beyond and behind the Omega Mart is the Factory with alien motivation and unbelievable equipment.  Everything is interactive, there are stories and backstories and branching pathways.  puzzles, games, and mysteries to unravel.  I went on a mission to hack the Omega Mart!

OmegaMart - MotivationOmegaMart -Emergency CoolingOmegaMart - Miracle LiquidOmegaMart - Phones

Meow Wolf - Factory? OmegaMart - Hackers Poster
OmegaMart - be3n mirrored room

Discovering the Meow Wolf exhibit: Santa Fe

Meow Wolf - Giant Robot Statue

Meow Wolf: The House of Eternal Return is a 20,000 square foot building (once a bowling alley) now filled with over 70 room uniquely decorated with incredible interactive art.  Yesterday we spent hours exploring.  Just when we thought we’d seen it all we would open a cabinet or move a bookshelf and suddenly entirely new avenues opened for us to explore.

Meow Wolf - Exhibits 1Meow Wolf - Exhibit 2Meow Wolf - Exhibit 3Meow Wolf - Exhibit 4Meow Wolf - Color ForestMeow Wolf - CRT Tunnel
 

Hello Internet, meet Zapp Brannigan my new ride!

Zapp Brannigan - Tesla App

After my last car was destroyed, I knew i wanted an electric car.  After extensive research and soooo much driving around to check out cars.  I am very excited to announce my Model 3 that i have named Zapp Brannigan in honor of its electric power and my favorite cartoon.  I cannot wait until i can drive to visit my friends and family again.

Zapp Brannigan - be3n driving his new Tesla Model 3Zapp Brannigan - be3n's new car

Saying farewell to a gallant steed!

More than 5 years ago, i bought this car after its kin had served me well.  This one did me proper as well, not one major problem. . .

goodbye elantra - 1 - Hello Elantra

Until two weeks ago, this happened on the 101.

The damage didn’t seem that bad.  i tied my bumper up and drove it away. my neck was a bit stiff. Continue reading “Saying farewell to a gallant steed!”

Visit to Disneyland after a decade!

Disneyland Adventure - be3n

I was once an annual passholder to Disneyland. Before that, my family made regular visits.  From the stroller to my own legs, Disneyland is present in a large proportion of my memories and memorabilia.  It has changed and yet it has stayed the same.  Here are some of the things i noticed on my last visit.

Disneyland Adventure - Single RiderI started in California Adventure alone.  Out of habit, i started early, i was meeting friends later.  It turns out that being alone has its advantages.  The single rider program is an awesome way to zip through many of the lines.  In truth, Disneyland has made many innovations to waiting in line since the original FastPass.

California Adventure’s changes went mostly unnoticed by me.  I am less familiar with the park and as a much newer park there is less to remove. I did noticed the Pixar rebranding and enjoyed some of the additions to the coaster.  The new lighting elements were very impressive.  The World of Color show was something I’d never seen.  I remember watching the building of it, but my pass expired before the debut and life distracted me for a while.  That was going to change.

it was in California Adventure where i saw some of the famous Disneyland cats.  that was exciting. (helps to show up early). Disney was celebrating the Chinese year of the mouse.  Funny, I’ve always heard it referred to as the year of the rat, but that doesn’t match up with branding.


Disneyland Adventure - View From the TopDisneyland Adventure - Chinese New Year (year of the mouse)Disneyland Adventure - Disneyland CatsDisneyland Adventure - Monster Inc PayphoneDisneyland Adventure - be3n on Guardians of the Galaxy RideDisneyland Adventure - be3n on Incredicoaster
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