Sept. 30, 2017 Las Vegas Day 4 (the Strip)

Bob got up early so he could run to Lowe’s for a part for Tom’s repair. Tom arrived early at 8:30 and completed the repair in about an hour and a half.

The repair should be good for the rest of the trip–let’s hope. Tom said the roof has some defects in it and we may be able to claim it on our home owner’s insurance policy. Eventually, we may need a whole new roof, but we’ll deal with that once we get home. Bob made a quick run to Home Depot to return some materials he bought for the repair that we didn’t use and then we got ready to head downtown to “the Strip”. We wavered between driving, taking the bus, or Ubering, but after Bob did some research on parking options, we decided to drive. We took Flamingo Dr. straight down to Las Vegas Blvd. (the Strip). From there, we drove south on “the Strip” all the way to the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. People were waiting in line to have their picture taken there.

We got a glimpse of all the famous casinos on our ride in that direction. Luxor is famous for the pyramid out front and the beam of light that shines at night into the sky. It’s said that you can see that beam of light all the way into outer space.

New York, New York has its skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty out front.

Paris, Las Vegas has the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

We got a look at the famous Wedding Chapel for that quickie wedding.

We turned around once we hit the end of the casino area and headed back to Flamingo Dr. where we found the LINQ self- parking lot. It was situated perfectly–only 2-3 blocks from “the Strip” and centrally located. We walked through the LINQ Promenade with all its shops, bars, and restaurants. It was shady and cool and full of tourists.

We cut through the Flamingo Casino to use the restrooms and get out onto Las Vegas Blvd. From there, we walked down “the strip” stopping for lunch at Pink’s Hot Dogs. We sat for awhile and did some people watching. Bob had the opportunity to have his picture taken with these two lovely ladies (for a price) and so we snapped a couple of pictures.

We got a look at Caesar’s Palace and the Hard Rock Cafe.

The Bellagio had a fountain show going on outside the casino and people stopped to watch.

There were a lot of people out and about on this Saturday. Nobody seemed to be taking any pictures, but me. A lot of people were just walking up and down “the Strip”.

After we walked as far as we wanted to go and our feet could stand, we walked back to the car and took a drive north on “the Strip” to see the Stratosphere tower.

As we made our way north, we spotted the Trump Tower in the distance.

Tomorrow we have tickets to see MJ Live at the Stratosphere–a tribute show to Michael Jackson with his songs and dancers. We stopped at one of the kiosks on “the Strip” to get discount tickets and saved quite a bit of money.

We made our way back to the campground around 4:00. Bob took a nap because he was tired from getting up early to prepare for the repair, while I took Auggie to the dog park. Then we sat outside in the shade for awhile before dinner to give Bob some quiet time. There was a nice breeze and it was very pleasant. We ended up having a later dinner and watched some TV. We had a great time checking out “the Strip” today, but our feet were tired.

 

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