MobileBooth West facilitators were invited to the home of StoryCorps participants Lorelle Nelson and Lance Davis in Las Vegas for a holiday party. We sang carols around their beautiful Christmas tree.
Santa Claus tells his story to facilitator Sarah Kramer.
On our way back from Red Rock Canyon, we stumbled upon a town that contrasted sharply with the bright new lights of Las Vegas. It was Bonnie Springs, named after the founder, Bonnie, a nonagenarian who welcomed us into her restaurant and saloon. Bonnie Springs is a town reminiscent of “Old Nevada,” and Ms. Bonnie hosts wild west parties, costumes included, at her lodge.
Many out-door loving participants in Las Vegas told us to go see Red Rock Canyon. It was very beautiful, but facilitators have learned that the desert is not always hot.
At The District, in Henderson, Nevada, where the StoryCorps mobilebooth is parked, facilitators were treated to a Holiday dance performance by junior dancers. This is the city of entertainment!
There’s a miniature Grand Central Terminal inside of the New York, New York casino on the Las Vegas Boulevard strip, but they forgot to include the StoryCorps booth! Pictured is MobileBooth West facilitator Sarah Kramer getting a little misty-eyed in front of the casino: after four months on the road, soon she will be parting with the mobile tour, returning to facilitate in NYC.
Mobilebooth facilitators were treated to a song by Lorraine Hunt and Dennis Bono, StoryCorps participants, at the Bootlegger Bistro in Las Vegas.
The western MobileBooth is parked at The District in Henderson, Nevada. There’s more than gambling happening in Las Vegas!
Eliza Bettinger, StoryCorps mobilebooth advance coordinator, hugs the west booth one last time, as she will work with the east booth in 2006.
The western mobilebooth passed through the Mojave desert en route to Las Vegas, Nevada.