(Just pulled in to Nephi, Utah, from Las Vegas, more tomorrow)
LV is a city of over 500,000 people, reportedly 60,000 move into the area every year (Some must move out, huh?)
On our first trip here, 95% of the casinos were on the strip. The Strip is about 4 miles long with the Famous spots Sahara, Caesar's Palace, New York, NY, Frontier, Circus Circus, etc. Something most folks do not know is that the Strip is not even in Las Vegas. It runs thru two towns, Paradise and Winchester.
This is the ‘Stratosphere’ (Near the Gold Winn and Encore I had on earlier.)
Palazzo, Venetian with Treasure Island below.
Fifteen of the worlds 25 largest hotels are here with a total of 62,000 rooms. Total rooms exceed 140,000 (Orlando actually has more). There are now about 122 casinos in the area with more off the strip than on it. BUT the Strip is still the “IN” place to be and walk around and of course stop to gamble (If you can figure how, and evidently millions do! probably says something about my intellect, haha).
It is an exciting place to visit and see things you never dreamed. Who would have thought someone would rebuild NYC and the Statue of Liberty here.(those are giant buildings)
The Eiffel Tower
Or build a GIANT “Harley” and stick it out of a building.
I will bet they have the largest coke bottle in the world.
One Hotel has a beautiful giant fountain that is set to music.
I look at the hotels and wonder how in the world hotel PR can fill these places?
If you fly on vacations and stay in hotels, this is the cheapest place in the country to Vacation. NOW a fair WARNING, You are not required to gamble, but of course they expect the 95% who come to leave money at the tables and machines, that is what keeps this place alive.
Jerry Clower was my favorite comedian, one of his stories: “Marcel heard of the money made in Las Vegas, he drove out there in a $15,000 car. After a week he came back in a $90,000 bus!”
The food is good and reasonable. If you enjoy music and shows, they are reasonable and some of the top names are always here.
I have had family here for a few years, but me? No way, good to visit but not to live.
Some of the pictures are from our last trip.
Spotted in Las Vegas:
Some one’s Hot rod, looks broken in the middle.
And some one’s beauty a Mustang 65-67.