We have been on this fabulous road trip for nearly a month since we returned to the United States from Japan. We have been cruising through South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and my husband timed it just right to celebrate what I think is the best birthday I ever had at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. I was still over the moon when I realized that we have yet to cap my birthday in Las Vegas! Aw, what have I done to deserve this? I am thoroughly thrilled to see the famous neon-lit Vegas strip, and the 5-hour drive to from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas was a complete torture. Although Las Vegas is infamous for gambling, easy marriage and easy divorce, prostitution, and strip clubs, clearly not my kind of habitat, I definitely want to see and feel the city’s vibe myself. Another one off the bucket list!
By the way, Las Vegas means “The Meadows” in Spanish because of its abundance of wild grasses in the area around 1850s . Now you know too!
Thank you Mr. Dowell! Nevada desert did not disappoint for sure. :)
As we drove to the city we saw the same lights… but the highway was full of trucks and they were driving so fast!
At Caesars, we ‘met’ with Italian nobility – these actors went around in the costumes that are like the ones at carnival!
We could not believe how much light pollution there was in Las Vegas until we realize that the same lights we have been seeing from miles and miles away are the same city lights. Sigh.
We missed those actors at Caesar’s. I wonder if they do that regularly or on special occasions?
We were there in October and there wasn’t any specific event going on. Perhaps they rotate around at certain times…
i was there 4 weeks ago. inside one of the casino’s photo, looks like the paris hotel casino..
charles ray , a homeless man draws beautiful pictures of the eifel tower outside in 117 degrees.
i wish people would at least buy all the homeless people outside a cold drink.they are sitting on all the bridges all day ,in terrible conditions with no food or water ………..
you have beautiful photographs. i love your cat drinking.