Monday, January 21, 2013

VIVA - Las Vegas!!!!

Today is departure day from Las Vegas. 

We left our RV site on the Colorado River two days back for the 2.5 hr. motorcycle ride to the city of sin.  We avoided getting into trouble no worries folks!  Had it not been for a visit with Deb and Bob, we likely would not have traveled here. 
Heading out for Vegas
The ride was uneventful....always a good thing when motorcycling.  We arrived in Las Vegas shortly after noon on Saturday.
Las Vegas Boulevard
Always a very busy street, Las Vegas Boulevard was alive with thousands, upon thousands, of tourists.
All the glitter, sights and sounds abound.
Once settled into our accommodations, and once freshened up from our ride, Jeanette and I proceeded to our meeting place on the strip where we met Jeanette's sister Deb and her husband Bob.
We found Deb and Bob sitting in the sun and enjoying a libation.
It was nice sitting in the hot sun and catching up on our lives and their Vegas experience.
After a couple of hours in the sun, we joined their travel friends for a bus ride to Freemont Street in old Las Vegas - famous for its outdoor night time laser light shows.
Just one of the many signs advertising casino and cheap liquors.
Canada's (and the Province of Quebec's) Celine Dion is still headlining at Caesars Palace.
The night before our arrival, Deb and Bob attended Celine's show and they raved about how fantastic it was.
 The old Four Queens in all of its glory.
Although we've been to Las Vegas several times, it had been many years since we had visited Freemont Street.  It did not disappoint. The place was alive with entertainment.
The famous (or infamous) Freemont Casino....where Bugsy likely forced his many underhanded deals on the unsuspecting?
As expected, Elvis did appear....and the evidence is clear.  He posed with Deb!
With ZIP lines above us and an endless array of music blaring on street level, this place is alive.
 We cruised Freemont Street in search of a good place to enjoy dinner.  We found a really good restaurant and - having to wait 30-40 minutes to get in - we enjoyed a truly good prime rib dinner.
More gallivanting on Freemont Street - Bob is taking photographs as Jeanette an Deb look on.
Alive with light....

After dinner and more time spent enjoying the sights and sounds, we took the bus back to the Las Vegas Strip.
Pretty at night, isn't it?
The Paris Casino Resort where Jeanette and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night.
We ended our evening out enjoying the water fountains at the Belagio.
Deb, Bob and their friends headed for a tour of the Hoover Dam in Sunday.  Having been there before, Jeanette and I enjoyed a great day walking and touring the various resort style hotels on the strip.

Following coffee with Deb and Bob this morning, we'll be packing up and riding back to our southern California RV spot.  It is a beautiful and warm day so that bodes well for a wonderful motorcycle ride in the desert.

Thanks for dropping in.


  1. Vegas is not the first place on our list to go, but it is always fun every few years. Glad you guys had a great time!

  2. We enjoy Vegas as well but only once every five or six years! The entertainment can't be beat but the best thing about it is the people watching opportunities.

  3. Could not agree more! The people watching is quite something to witness.

  4. .what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

  5. Thanks for all the great pics of Las Vegas - now I can put off going there for a few more years!

    It's a wild and crazy place and the money that must change hands in one day is mind-boggling.

    Good to see Elvis again too.

  6. glad that the two of you made it out of Vegas..great photos of all the sights and lights!!

  7. Sounds like a great trip for you guys. Last time we were in Vegas was on New Year's Eve several years ago--what were we thinking????

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