Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Las Vegas: Resorts and Roads

Here's some more photos of various resorts seen around Las Vegas...it's a lot of fun to visit them as they are all so different from one another.

The Excalibur has a castle/Middle Ages theme:

The Excalibur features a much-needed tram to both the Luxor and Mandalay Bay, which are further down the Strip. There is a lot of walking involved in touring Vegas!

A daytime look at the exterior of Mandalay Bay beyond the Luxor.

Although Mandalay Bay's Aureole restaurant was closed when we explored the resort, I enjoyed peeking through the windows to see where the famous wine angels fly up and down to retrieve bottles of wine.

Leo the Lion in front of the MGM, the only hotel I remember seeing when I was in Las Vegas for a few hours in the '70s:

The shiny Trump:

The Wynn has an exact duplicate nearby, the aptly named Encore.

The Stratosphere is some distance from the Strip but is notable for the insane thrill rides extending from the top of the building.

Rain threatened on Saturday, but we were fortunate that there were only a few light showers.

Carrie reminded me to check out Fremont Street, which is also a short drive away from the Strip. The area is chock full of neon and Googie-style signs. Here's an old classic:

Those who love the great popular singers of the 20th Century may share my enjoyment of these street signs seen around Las Vegas:

Lots of snow on the mountains made for a very scenic drive home on Sunday!

Our oldest son hadn't made the trip to Nevada, as he was at a long-planned school camp experience in Big Bear, and he enjoyed the relatively rare opportunity to see snow falling in Southern California over the weekend.

Coming soon: a final post focusing on Caesar's Palace, the Mirage, and the Venetian.

Previously: Weekend Fun: Road Trip!; Back From Las Vegas!; Las Vegas: M&M's and Coca-Cola Stores; Las Vegas: Bellagio Water Fountains and More.

Update: Las Vegas: More Resorts.


Blogger Tom said...

I love those street signs! Mel Torme Way! Love it.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I enjoyed the street signs as much as anything else we saw. :) Fun stuff.

Best wishes,

7:53 PM  

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