HAPPY TRAILS BLOG

Monday, January 11, 2010

Las Vegas...



Took a couple of days R&R in Las Vegas this past weekend.  I don't know what it is about this town,
but it never ceases to fascinate me.  It looks different every time I go there.  This weekend, I seemed to
focus on the "old" Las Vegas...the Rat Pack years...the old Fremont Street casinos and Neon Signs.
The neon is spectacular at night, making Las Vegas look completely different than the "forever under construction, blowing dust" look of daylight.




    I love these two signs.  Cowboy and (a little provocative) cowgirl.  They've always been my
favorites, along with the cowboy on the horse (above).  It was kind of sad to see how empty the streets looked this trip, but comforting to see my old neon sign friends waving hello when we arrived downtown! The signs were restored and re-lit by a donation.  Money well spent.




The Fremont Street Experience (above) is not to be missed.  The light show is in the millions of lights, and you can stroll along the downtown area without much concern for cars and traffic.  Most of it is
blocked off for pedestrians.




What would Vegas be without Elvis!  He was strolling along Fremont Street
welcoming everyone to the downtown district.   Wish he would have sang.




Of course, I have to add one more horse photo here...this was a sculpture in
front of the Wynn Resort on the strip...absolutely stunning.

And, in case you're wondering, we have no more of this than when the trip started:



Blessings, Linda

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