Monday, February 17, 2014

Vegas Part 5

Next it was on to the famous Freemont  street in down town Las Vegas. Its pretty cool because the street is off limits to cars and has a canopy over it. There are some old casinos there and some old signs hanging up which are real cool. We even had a deep fried Twinky at lunch. We wandered around checking out the shops and of course I went into the casinos and got my dollar chip. The famous Golden Nugget Casino is there but we didnt go check out the big gold nugget and Im not sure why we didnt look for it. 

We caught the bus back to town and we passed a couple interesting things. One was the Mob Museum where you learn more than you need to know about the mob. They also had a building that was a clinic for brain injured people but if you looked at the building you would think it was designed by someone with a brain injury. Then we passed the stratosphere, a tall building that you can pay to jump off if you like.

The tour guides were pretty good but the last guy was a stand up comic. He had every one laughing from the moment we got on. We had him for the shortest time but he was the best tour guy we had so I gave him a tip and thanked him for the fun journey. We went back to the room and got changed then we decided to go see the valcano in front of the mirage then walked down to the Belagio to see the fountain show. After  that I thought Patty might want to see the Paris since I had already seen it and thought it was quite nice. While walking through we were approached by a guy that offered us a coupon for half price tickets for Taylor Hicks a past winner of American Idol. The concert was in a small bar with about 30 people so we decided to see him. I knew patty liked him as she had picked him to win Idol when he was on. It was an awesome show and he told lots of stories about starting out and being on idol. I reaaly enjoyed his concert. After words on the way out they sold photos and cds and i took a picture of Patty and him. I think she liked it too much lol. We headed back to our room picking up snacks on the way and then stretching out on the bed to watch tv.