Tuesday, May 04, 2010

We Return From Vega$

Wow! We had a week to enjoy Vega$. It was like the whole town was waiting for us. The weekend was a little crowded, but after Sunday, Vega$ was like a tomb. ...comparatively.

We saw the old timer. Wayne Newton. Hey! Wayne must be at least 70 now. He explained away his raspy voice. He said he had asthma. He performed for two hours without a break. I was impressed.

Then we saw the Folly's at the Bally. Loved it. Then we saw Legends.

For the first time in 40 years, I returned to Fremont street. It was nothing like the original. The Pioneer Casino is a T-shirt shop. In fact, most of the gambling dens are T-shirt shops now. The Golden Nugget is still there as are the Fremont and Four Queens casinos. We watched the bus driver and a passenger get into a fight on the city bus from the Sahara and Fremont Street. Wow! It's Vega$ baby.

All the old show venues are gone along the strip. It's out with the old and in with the new. We stayed at the Grand Desert Resort off the strip.

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