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Las Vegas November with Dick & Lorraine

 

Lorraine outside Encore Casino & hotel

http://www.encorelasvegas.com/#/the_resort/the_resort/

The womens bathrooms in the Encore

Mirror embedded with Schwartzki crystals

Me posing with the girls

Lorraine and i inb the Adventure dome in Circus Circus. We chickened out on the rides and took our picture instead

Fremont Street at night

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Street_Experience

Quoted from Wikipedia:

The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) is a pedestrian mall and attraction in downtown Las VegasNevada. The FSE occupies the westernmost 5 blocks of Fremont Street, including the area known for years as "Glitter Gulch," and portions of some other adjacent streets.

The attraction is a barrel vault canopy, 90 ft (27 m) high at the peak and four blocks, or approximately 1,500 ft (460 m), in length.

While Las Vegas is known for never turning the outside casino lights off, each show begins by turning off the lights on all of the buildings, including the casinos, under the canopy. Before each show, one bidirectional street that crosses the Experience is blocked off for safety reasons.

Concerts, usually free, are also held on two sound stages. The venue has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las Vegas, and is also the location of the Neon Museum at the Fremont Street Experience and the city's annual New Year's Eve party, complete with fireworks on the display screen.

 

Fremont Street is rich in history. It held many Las Vegas "firsts," including first hotel (the Hotel Nevada in 1906, present day Golden Gate), first telephone (1907),[1] first paved street (1925), first Nevada gaming license — issued to theNorthern Club at 15 E. Fremont St, first traffic light, first elevator (the Apache Hotel in 1932), and the first high-rise (theFremont Hotel in 1956). The Horseshoe was the first casino to install carpeting, while the Golden Nugget was the first structure designed from the ground up to be a casino.[2]

For many years, the western end of Fremont Street was the area most commonly portrayed whenever producers wanted to display the lights of Las Vegas. The large number of neon signs earned the area the nickname "Glitter Gulch."

The Fremont Street Experience was conceived in the 1990s as a way to draw more people to the ailing downtown gambling area. FSE, LLC is a cooperative venture, owned and operated by a group of downtown hotel/casino companies (comprising 10 hotel/casinos) as a separate corporation, responsible for financing, developing, and managing the Fremont Street Experience.

 

 

Quoted from Wikipedia:

Viva Vision

The LED display "canopy", runs along the Fremont Street Experience promenade from Main Street to Fourth Street. Holding the canopy aloft are 16 columns, each weighing 26,000 pounds and can hold up 400,000 pounds, and 43,000 struts.

A section comprising one fiftieth of the total canopy equals the size of the world’s current largest electric sign. Originally, nearly 2.1 million incandescent lights were housed in the canopy. With the completion of the $17 million upgrade, more than 12 million LED lamps illuminate the overhead canopy. The new LED upgrade was designed and engineered by LG Electronics, who is also the primary corporate sponsor of the canopy. Within the canopy itself are 220 speakers powered by 550,000 watts of amplification.

Some live entertainment

Manadalay Bay poolside

We decided to checkout a nice restaurant while we were in las vegas. We went to PF Changs in Plane Hollywood.

This was my plate!!!!

Time to walk off some of that food!!!

Ok, there were two people in our group who decided they needed dessert

On to Death Valley

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