Monday, June 23, 2014

Viva Las Vegas! Part III Last Day

 We spent our last day in Las Vegas walking up and down the strip sight seeing.  We bought a monorail ticket and road it all the way south to the end of the line.  Then we started walking out way back.  You could take a gondola ride at the Venetian Hotel complete with someone serenading you.
 This is a photo of Liberace's rhinestone car that he used in his Vegas show to drive on stage.

 The Statue of Liberty outside the New York New York Hotel.  We went inside to visit the Hershey Chocolate Store.
 I have no idea how many miles we walked that day.  Notice my alcoholic beverage that I am carrying.  We went into a convenience store and purchase 2 beers for $5.  So much better than paying, $7-8 a beer or $21 for a 32 oz. fruity drink at the Mirage.
 Once we reached our hotel, we the rode the monorail all the way North and got off looked around and then got back on and rode back.
 Later that evening, we rode the bus downtown to Fremont Street which is the old Vegas strip.  The bus ride was experience in itself.  We saw stuff on Fremont Street that I could have went a life time without seeing.  All the lights on the hotels was cool and the food and drinks downtown was so much cheaper.  We ate dinner at the El Cortez Café.  Keith had a prime rib dinner and I had a chicken fried steak dinner and our bill with drinks was $25.  This meal was cheaper than one breakfast at our hotel that we shared the entrée.
Also while down on Fremont Street, we got to listen to a free street concert being performed by "Three Doors Down".  This band will be in Norfolk next month and we have tickets to see them.

All in all, we had a great time!  We spent very little time gambling because we are not gamblers.  One night we both put in $10 each in a penny slot and then moved to quarter poker slots and played for about an hour before losing all of it.  Keith won about $5 at the airport before we left.  Personally, we would never take our children to Las Vegas.  There is too much to see on the strip that is not appropriate for children's eyes.  It was a fun way to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.  We will probably go back again.

Take care,


  1. Sounds like a great ending to a trip. I was a teenager when we went and I can honestly say I don't remember any of the crazy stuff on the streets. We did hoover dam and the desert while we were there as well.

  2. It looks like you had a blast! Hooray for a little getaway! We are long overdue!

  3. What a fun getaway! It's on my list of places to visit some day -- if I ever get over Disney fever! ;)

  4. Yay for Vegas! We live about 4 hours away and have gone a few times. It's so fun!