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Witnessing The CSI: Las Vegas TV Show Being Filmed Before My Eyes Was Incredible

On October 17, 2012, My family and I decided to make a drive to Fremont St in Las Vegas, Nevada to go and see the light show and just stroll around. We parked our rental car and we walked to the street. Now when we were walking through the Fremont St, I noticed a huge crowd and I thought something was going on because they are barricades all around. As we got closer, I saw CSI On the chairs, at this point I was getting really excited, and I did more observing to see that Actor Ted Danson was 15 Feet away from me. I said Hi Ted! He looked and waved at me, so then afterwards, I got way to the front and We were watching the “Strip Maul” Season 9 Episode 13 to be aired November 28, 2012, and I got super excited to watch this take place, and then I saw George Eads, and Jorja Fox along with extras. This time I got really excited. Jerry Bruckheimer was also there sitting and observing and directing on what was going on. At this point, I was there for over 2 and a half hours. For a scene that takes 5 minutes or 8 minutes it takes over 3 hours to film and it looked like we had just got there when they started. It is quite interesting how they film murder scenes and how they quickly get dressed behind the scenes an come back out. Ted Danson was wearing the exact same thing when I saw the real episode last week. Because Ted Danson was in Cheers, I yelled and said “Ted, does everyone know your name?” its the theme song quote that I used and people around me were laughing and they said, that is original. Then I heard that they usually film on Fremont St and those parts of Las Vegas. Not much toward the hotels down the strip. It was incredible.  When I saw George Eads, he waved at me too and smiled. They do not look at all like how they look on TV. They look so much better in person.

Now, as they were wrapping up, Actress Jorja Fox walked right beside me to head to the other scene which was set up across the other street. It is so cool how they do the scenes. I couldn’t believe I saw Jerry Bruckheimer. He does most of the CSI: Series and he is a great director. Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Whenever your in California, Vegas, New York, Chicago, your always bound to come across a movie or TV series being filmed, but sometimes they do it all in a studio too, but it is extra awesome to see it unfold right before your eyes. I will never forget this ever in my life. Thank goodness I had taken pictures of it all and Now as I look at these pictures, It is something that I will always remember and finally say I saw these actors. Below are some pictures I Snapped while filming.

 

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Actor Ted Danson — CSI —– Las Vegas.

I Will Never Fly With United Airlines Again

On the night of October 18th, 2012, I had embarked on United Airlines from Las Vegas, Nevada to Cleveland Ohio for a layover to where we were supposed to fly to our final destination to Buffalo International airport, which never happened. We were supposed to fly out by 8:30am from Cleveland to make it to Buffalo at almost 10am in the morning, but that never happened. They kept announcing that there is a delay, the plane has not arrived from Newark, New Jersey, and kept making us wait and wait, and then the announced that the plane has arrived, but we have to wait again until 10:30am to board our plane, that never happened either. At this point, people started getting really mad and saying, can’t we just board any plane to buffalo? The Airline personnel were very rude to people, and not being professionals at all, and they were carrying on and laughing, thinking they are all that, while people are sitting around when they are doing nothing for anybody. After that, they asked for 2 volunteers to stay back because of overbooking on a plane. How can a plane be overbooked when seats are assigned? No flight should be overbooked, which I find to be ridiculous and strange. Now, that is not enough, and now United Airlines delayed us again at 12:20pm. Now we all started to get really mad.

These disabled people were also treated with disrespect and were left stranded too. Now I started to get really mad, and I went up to the counter at the gate and I just reeled into them and this man started yelling and the police were called to keep the peace. Now at this point, I got really angry because We needed to get home and our car was left in Buffalo. Now the idiots at the airline counter made another announcement that freaked people out, you don’t announce that the plane is broken and for faulty wiring. They did not handle it in a professional manner at all. They should be fired. You just have to say, due to maintenance issues, we must keep the plane grounded, so we regret to inform you that the flight has been cancelled. that is all they had to say to people. Not the plane is broken. People got freaked out and right away were trying to find alternate travels. Now, here is the part I really hated. They knew what was happening with the plane, so they kept us at the gate for such a long time where we could have found another alternate transportation until then. So another flight would have not been available until Monday, we said NO WAY, were renting a car and driving to Buffalo which took another 4 to 5 hours. So we went back got our luggage and made our journey to the rental car place, got the rental and out we went. It was a very very long day and plus being treated terribly by this airline with no dignity and respect on top of that.

If I don’t have to travel to the United States and take American based Airlines, I will not because United Airlines sucks and I will never travel with them again. I will take other airlines that are not American but then again I have family and friends in the states. The Airline personnel in Cleveland, Ohio are very rude and they laugh at people and give people these looks. Plus paying 25 bucks for checked baggage is a total rip off and they said, they cannot reimburse you for your checked baggage. Are they kidding me? and the planes are so uncomfortable. Everything was perfect up until the last day. It took over 26 hours until we got home. It was crazy and we were dead tired as we never slept a wink. They are such money hungry people and they gave us a joke voucher for 10 bucks  each for breakfast and what did that cover? Barely nothing we had to give them more, and everything is expensive at the airport. It is unbelievable. We were starving and didn’t care. we just ate the breakfast, left to go back to our gate and we still had a delay then cancellation. Then we made friends with other frustrated passengers and we all became a team and started mouthing off and yelling and bickering. I really felt for the girl who broke her ankle in Vegas and had to get home. She was so upset and crying. They didn’t care about her either. What a drama it was. Then they give us 300 bucks each for a voucher to use within one year with another United Airlines flight, but I will never step foot on another United Airlines plane again. United States needs to improve A LOT on Air travel. It sucks and airport and plane travel is no fun anymore!

The Days Are Getting Closer To My Travels – I Am So Excited

I cannot believe how quick the days are approaching to my travels to California and Las Vegas. It will be my first time in both places. I cannot wait until I see Welcome to the fabulous Las Vegas and Welcome to California.  I will be visiting Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon as well. Since were right there. All those Western, and all those other types of movies on the desert will be on my mind as I travel from Vegas to California,to name a few such as the Griswolds of National Lampoons Vegas Trip, or those movies where they would be on the desert. Traveling is a big deal in my life and I love to see so many places. I’d like to give a big recognition and thank you to my father for getting me on the way and seeing the world. I have to thank him very much. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be going to half the places, I would be going to all my life. Traveling is precious to me. I love going to different places in the world and getting out of my city.

You know when some people say when I retire, I will travel, but sometimes when people retire, they start having pains in their body and then won’t be able to travel anymore. My dad always says, go live life to the fullest, your not going to take anything with you. Might as well as invest that money and go away and travel, and enjoy, see the world, You come with nothing and go with nothing. Yes although saving money is important on a rainy day and if something happens or whatever, but if your the type that likes to travel, do it. and go for it.

I love knowing and experiencing different places. I know there is the internet and encyclopedia’s to learn about different countries and such, but it is a lot different when you go there physically and experience it up close and personal. I am so fortunate like I said for my father to have taken me to all these places, and when he sent me to Armenia with my grade 8 Armenian School Graduating class. I was 14 years old when I went to Armenia the first time in summer of 1999. I saw my Armenia Motherland and that was ultimately one of the most beautiful trips I had gone to with touring Paris, France first before getting on the plane to Armenia.

Well, Anyway, I am super excited! Counting down the days. :)