Las Vegas Skyline

Las Vegas Skyline

This weekend we took a one hour flight to Las Vegas to offer support to a family member going through a difficult time.  We visited the Fremont Street Experience during the middle of the day, which I’m sure isn’t as colorful as at night, where we watched a spray paint artist do his thing.  Some of the Neon Museum’s outdoor displays portray the area’s unique history.  On Saturday night we walked the Strip from the Luxor to and around the Miracle Mile where we found a restaurant for dinner.  The Strip is much more developed than it was during my last visit fourteen years ago, but offered less free entertainment.  We watched Hawaiian dancers gyrate to the beat of drums with willing tourists and observed from a distance some of the water and light show in front of the Bellagio.  Undoubtedly, the recession has impacted this previously fast growing city.  Nevertheless, there were still plenty of regular folks strolling the sidewalk and gambling in the massive casinos.  The clubs are a new development where we found large groups of young people lined up to wait for more than an hour to get in.  The later it got the more adventuresome the outfits of some young females.  We spent some hard earned cash on this short trip but didn’t contribute to any one-armed bandits.

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