Sunday, February 6, 2011

Road trip, part 2, Las Vegas

We arrived in Las Vegas under sunny warm skies on Thursday, amidst a whole host of low flying planes coming into McCarran Airport in rapid succession. Its Super Bowl weekend and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expect a great boost across the economy board with about 275,000 extra visitors. Visitors are expected to spend about $85.6 million on food, entertainment and a lot of gaming and sport betting. People are here from around the world and are out and about soaking up the excitement of the Super Bowl, and the Super weather, especially if they came from anywhere other than the Southwest, which seems to be the only area spared the evils of this winter.
The Sphinx greets the masses
at the Luxor Hotel....
New York, New York........
take a ride on that rollercoaster if you dare....
At the new Aria and City Center....
only an Engineer would have his picture taken in front of a giant eraser

Looking south on the strip.......

Looking North on the Strip,
so much walking today.....
Freemont Street........Old Town Vegas,
away from the strip, but always great fun here........
Home of the "Pawn Stars",
Old Man, Rich, Corey and Chumlee.
Donald watches this show all the time.
It's a "History Channel" reality show.

2 comments:

dAwN said...

Looks like a cool Road Trip! I love watching Pawn stars..did you meet them?

Ada May & Donald Roberts @ Amelia Payson House B&B said...

Dawn, unfortunately, they were not there, but if they were, the line would have been even longer than around the block. Was able to cut the line and at least sneak a peek inside. There was a lot of bling in there for sure.