Las Vegas November with Dick & Lorraine
Lorraine outside Encore Casino & hotel
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
Quoted from Wikipedia:
Street Experience (FSE) is a pedestrian
mall and attraction in downtown Las
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.
attraction is a barrel
90 ft (27 m) high at the peak and four blocks, or approximately 1,500 ft
(460 m), in length.
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.
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.
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), 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
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."
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.
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
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
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
On to Death Valley