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Moraine Lake, near Lake Louise in Banff National Park, AB

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Vegas Strip at Night

Tuesday, Feb 21st,  we woke to sun with some clouds. We decided to drive along the whole of Las Vegas Blvd to plan tonights light adventure in advance re parking etc. We happened to notice the "Pawn Stars" pawn shop so we stopped for some pictures. It sure is smaller than it looks on TV!






We did not see any of the show "stars" except this cardboard one! Ray and I also tried to check out Kounts Custom, but the entrance is in an alley with a gate keeper out front, so no go.

Ray spent the rest of the day laying down in preparation of tonight's adventure. At 5 pm after walking Freya we were off to the Strip. We'd decided to self-park at the Aria Casino as it was only a short distance to our dinner destination "Bobby's Burger Palace" for his wonderful burgers and milkshakes. We were not disappointed.  The burgers were reasonably priced but once you added sides "chips" and a milkshake at $6.50 a piece it became much more expenseive ($45 for two burgers and drinks!). Oh well. Still one of the cheaper good food on the strip.



With full tummies we started our adventure up the strip to take some pictures of the Excalibur and New York New York. The night lights are fabulous along the strip, I am glad we got a chance to see them.

New York New York

The Excalibur
Walking back towards the Aria there's the Hard Rock Cafe and the M & M's.



Beside the Aria Hotel is The Shops at Crystals. Their gardens are lovely. It didn't look like much during the day but now!!!



We carried on down the strip towards the Bellagio and Paris Casinos in preparation of seeing the Bellagio fountain for the 7 pm show. We needed to get into place before it starts.


The Paris Hotel with the Eiffel Tower and Arch de Triumph
The Bellagio Fountain Show:




Ray's video ... almost 4 minutes long.



Once that was over we had about 1/2 an hour to get down to the Mirage Casino's Volcano eruption for 8 pm. Ray took some more pictures of the lights on the way.

Looking back towards the Paris Hotel
Casino Royale

Ceasar's Palace

Ceasar's Palace
Further down the street is the Mirage Hotel with their large waterfall displays and Volcano show. As you can see the waterfall area is huge.



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The volcanic eruptions seemed quite real. You could feel the heat from the flames and spray from the water.



Ray's video of the eruption is about 2 1/2 minutes long.




After the show we walked up to the Casino entrance and took a taxi back to the Aria. We were bushed. That was a lot of walking but so worth it and that concludes our adventures in Las Vegas and area.

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