Greetings From Las Vegas

Here I am in Las Vegas!  It’s our third day and the agenda is already pretty full.  Vegas is definitely the town for everyone.  Whatever your interest, I’m you can find it here.

Old School-Although, many of the iconic resorts are no more, there is still the opportunity to experience the town as it used to be.  The Flamingo is the oldest resort still on the Strip.  Bugsy Siegal was instrumental in turning this patch of desert into the oasis it is now.  The Rat Pack still haunt the halls of the Riviera and Tropicana.  And of course, the is Fremont Street.  Once known as Glitter Gulch, these downtown casinos still have a lot of life left in them.  Be sure to see the Neon Museum, several casino signs have been restored and on display.

The Shows-There is a reason why they call Las Vegas the Entertainment Capital of the World.  Catch a headliner show one night (Celine Dion, Rod Stewart), then a top magic act the next (David Copperfield, Penn & Teller), Take in a classic “showgirl” show (Jubilee!, Crazy Girls), or even a Broadway-style musical (Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera).

Keep Busy-Whether you visit the Hoover Dam (just a bus ride away), or experience the dizzying heights of the Stratosphere, there is always something to do.  Helicopter rides and bungee jumping are available for those with a healthy budget. 

Relax-Most of the major resorts have a pool area and a spa.  Great places to cool down after a busy day.  How about a game of golf later in the afternoon?

Eat!-Some of the greatest chefs have restaurants in Las Vegas, but the names Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck do come with a price tag.  Or you can go cheap, hit a discount buffet or a hot dog stand.  Even try the famous $1.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate!

So, even if your not a gambler, there is still plenty to do in Las Vegas.  Now for a quick nap before visiting the Hoover Dam, bungee jumping, checking out classic neon signs and seeing a show.  Whew!

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