Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to SEPTEMBER. My header photo this month shows a Sunset over the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, taken from our balcony at Skyland Resort in August, 2020. Have a great month ahead.
Monday, August 22, 2011
SO--we just got a map and picked a pretty one, Excalabur... Parked the car --and headed into the casino... Gosh---I've never heard so much NOISE in my life... ha ha ... People were gambling away their life savings ---so we just walked around and stared at everything. Went up to the 2nd floor to their restaurant... It was huge --and the food was great. It wasn't expensive either --so we certainly enjoyed our dinner that night despite all of the noise and crowds around.
I knew that I wanted to see Vegas after dark, so we walked around and saw several other casinos. In Vegas, there are 'people movers' which go between one hotel/casino to the next... We walked and walked --and finally realized that we were lost....
We made our way somehow outside ---and then we couldn't find the main drag (strip) AND we had no idea where our car was... We were two tourists for sure!!!!! ha ha ... Anyhow--we finally found our car and finally made it back to the main street (what they call the strip).
I wanted to get some photos along the strip --but guess what???? Traffic was horrible. We ended up in the middle lane and nobody was moving. There was no good way to get photos... SO---we drove a few blocks and finally made our way to the right lane so that we could turn. We got OUTTA there --and headed back to Henderson where our motel was.
Did I have fun in Vegas? Yes---it was nice, but I'm a nature-lover and am not crazy about traffic nor crowds... I won't say that I didn't enjoy it because I've always wanted to see Vegas. So--even though I didn't get to see much, it was a good memory for me. Would I go back???? Probably not ---unless it is AFTER I finish going through my LONG list of places I want to visit in our country... ha
Here are a few pictures we managed to take that evening. The one at the top is the Excalabur, where we ate. Pretty, huh???? Below are a few more. (Click to enlarge them!)
Well---it's not much ---but if you haven't been to Vegas, this is a taste of some of the glitz.... I've heard that the shows are wonderful ---and there are TONS of other places which we didn't see. SO---if you get there, hopefully you will get better pictures than we did...