Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Trip Down The Strip

Okay, as promised, we are going to take a trip down the famous Las Vegas Strip. If you have never been there, you will be amazed. And, if you have been there, but it has been awhile, you will be amazed. And, if, like us, you were only there a year or so ago, you will be amazed!
It boggles my mind to see how they just clear out a space and in a matter of just months there is a complete new multi-million dollar hotel/casino/convention center. So, let's head off down the strip and you can see for yourself.

This is New York, New York. Yes, it is one hotel and casino.

And, Lady Liberty too has made her presence known in Las Vegas and stands proudly in front of the New York New York Hotel and Casino. Do you see the roller coaster tracks? It goes around the building and inside and out!

This is the Brooklyn Bridge, transformed right to Las Vegas!

This is the Excalibur Hotel and Casino complete with dragons, knights, fair maidens and lots of kids!

This is a look from South to North up the strip. You can see the Eiffel Tower, which is an exact small scale replica. It stands in front of the Paris Hotel and Casino. The large white hotel on the right is Planet Hollywood.

Okay, this is the City Center in progress. Last year when we were there it was just in the planning stages. Other building, now gone, but look at it now. Next year it will be open for business. When complete, it will be a hotel/casino, condos, shopping, and who know what else.

Moving on down the strip, we find the new Trump Tower. Again, this was under construction last year when we were there.

This too was under construction last year, now in full operation. This is the Palazzo, the newest addition to the Venetian.

This is the ceiling in the lobby of the Palazzo.

This is another look at the lobby at the Palazzo.

Next stop is the Wynn. We have been to the Wynn, but check out the new building, the Encore. It was under construction last March.

This waterfall is right outside the front door to the Wynn.

We stopped inside the Wynn by this beautiful garden area for this photo.

Are your feet tired?

Well, let's jump on the monorail and head on down to the Stratosphere before we make the return trip to the MGM. The monorail is a lifesaver. It goes from one end of the strip to the other. It makes regular stops along the way that allows you to access many of the hotels. It is $15.00 for a 24-hour pass and might I say, the best $15.00 I spent.

Well, the last stop on the strip is the Stratosphere. If you are brave, there is an amusement ride at the top of the tower! You go for it, I'll pass.

After a full day on the strip, we had a lovely dinner at the evening buffet at Harrah's and then enjoyed a comic variety show at the Las Vegas Hilton. After the show, we made our way back down the strip. Here are a few of the sights we enjoyed after dark.

The Bellagio is one of my favorites and always enjoy the dancing water shows.

The dancing waters...

There are several shows every night and at midnight the waters dance to the Star Spangled Banner.

A nighttime look up the strip on our way back to our hotel after a full day and night.
One last look at the beautiful flowers in the lobby of the MGM Grand. This was just one of many displays of real roses in the hotel.
Well, it is said that all good things must come to an end. What a great 3 days we had, but now my RV is waiting to take me away and back to reality.


  1. Great pictures, we were there in Jan 08 and it has changed since then. I did ride the Xscream at the top of the Statosphere, Bridget wouldn't ride with me. Glad y'all had a great time.

    Stay Safe
    John and Bridget

  2. I love your pictures Mo, I have never been to Vegas, and they show how it is really growing.
    How much more can they build there ? Spread it all over the desert, I guess.
    "If you build it, they will come." And they sure do !
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Forget kerrville ----- I am going to Vegas!!!!!!

  4. Great Photos Mo. It has been several years since we went to Vegas..Lots of new Hotel/Casinos.
    Glad to hear you had a great time!!

  5. Loved the photos. Haven't been there for quite a few years. Looking forward to going in Dec. Thanks for sharing..