The Neon Boneyard Museum

While in Vegas for a blogger conference, we were determined to find something G-rated to do in “Sin City” as a family. I’ve always wanted to go to the Neon Boneyard and photograph the vintage signs. We reserved a tour and were on our way.




The building itself is a historical structure. A famous hotel lobby, La Concha, was pulled apart and relocated here to become the museum. It sets the theme for the vintage feel, and they even restored the hotel’s sign and put it in the Museum’s registration area.

While we waited for our tour guide, we were able to watch some interactive videos about the Vegas strip in it’s early years.


Once outside we had a great time photographing the 2 acres of signs. The girls have been getting really good at their photography, so this field trip was interesting to them as well. They got to stretch themselves with the numerous backdrops, lighting choices, colors, etc.

















Some of the signs were arranged on the ground so that the letters made words, which of course, made great photo ops!







The Tour Guide gave us great info and back story to the signs history, why things changed, the symbolism of the art work, etc. It was definitely worth our time to take the tour.



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Vintage Tropicana Hotel sign








The classic Sahara hotelIMG_5503_2


If you’re in the Vegas area, I encourage you to check out the NEON MUSEUM. You’ll be glad you did!






3-2-1 LAUNCH!

After 10 months of planning, thousands of dollars spent, several delays and many prayers answered- Launch Day finally arrived!

We pulled out of Grandma’s house and went back to our neighborhood to pack away some final items and say goodbye to our neighbors. Since school gets out early on Fridays, we went by their school to formally withdraw the kids and say goodbye to their friends.

We should’ve been out by early afternoon, but we had some lat minute items to buy at Costco and Ikea, and then we were on our way.

We made it as far as Elko, Nevada on our first night. 4 hours seemed like enough ground to cover on our first adventure out, and got us past the snow storm that was headed to Salt Lake.  Besides, in the morning we were hoping to go visit some friends who own a cattle ranch in Ruby Valley.  I think the kids will enjoy the animals and seeing how other kids live in different parts of the country.

I still have to pinch myself to make sure this is real… we are really doing this?!

Episode #1- Vegas, baby

In a moment of serendipity, Dino and I were invited to speak at a multi-level marketing conference in Vegas during the week of my kid’s spring break.

We headed down to Las Vegas, with kids in tow, to start documenting our travels over the weekend.

We wanted them to get used to being in front of a camera, and seeing our travels through a new lens.

We’ve cut together a first draft of our inaugural episode.

You can watch it HERE.


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Health & Happiness,

Dino & Shannon