Las vegas, baby! - lv rv resort
What can one say about Vegas...except "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!" While that's probably good advice, we'll let you in on some of our experiences. This was one of our longer stays as Mike took a 5 day side trip to San Francisco/Santa Rosa, CA to visit friends. We 'pitched our tent' at the LV RV Resort near Boulder Pkwy which is home to 4 casinos (Sam's Town, Boulder Station, Arizona Charlies, and the Eastside Cannery) with loose slots, lots of free play and discount buffets...our kind of place! This was in stark contrast to the Strip which was 4 miles away and where things have gotten expensive over the last decade. Our first day there we had brunch at one of our favorite places, Mona Mi Gabi in the Paris Hotel where we had a street-side table right across from the Bellagio fountains. One of our favorite areas is The Fremont Street Experience. We took Ron's cousin Kris Krail (attending a nursing convention at the Mirage) there and then to the Heart Attack Grill for some sustenance and libations! And what better place to celebrate Halloween than Fremont Street!
While Mike was in CA, Ron took a trip though Boulder City to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead about 15 miles from where we parked our beloved Challenger. There was an AMC annual rally at the Hoover Dam Lodge which was really interesting!
We kept busy in Las Vegas. Two notable adventures included a trip to the Neon Sign Boneyard where we enjoyed the docent tour and hearing about the history of the signs and bygone days of 'The Strip'. Mike enjoyed an afternoon at the Pinball Museum where you can play over 350 restored machines from the 40's to present day.
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You guys saw some interesting sides (and signs) of Vegas, which is not surprising. What a place and what a commentary on capitalism, as well. Always amazing to me that someone figured out what was need to build (and fund) the Hoover dam. Amazing engineering.
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