Out and About in Las Vegas: Day

So for reasons even unexplainable to me I decided to go to Las Vegas in early March. Actually I know why I went: To unwind. Life has been pretty stressful lately for me both personally and professionally so the idea of going to Vegas sounded nice. Of course the idea of “stress free” means a long car ride, booking a hotel, and then walking the MASSIVE strip. But hey, stuff like this always seems to get me in a zone so it was no biggie.

For the purposes of this trip I decided to recorded into two, separate posts. This first one involves all my encounters in the day time while tomorrow will showcase the nightlife. I spent a lot of my trip taking photos and experiencing Vegas up close. So I hope to let you, the reader, also enjoy the city the way I did.

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Driving to VegasCalifornia Post BarstowI left pretty damn early, around 4am and the first picture showcases somewhere in the middle of California around 7am.

CaliforniaStill in California, post Barstow.

Mojave Desert 2Somewhere in the Mojave Desert.

Mojave DesertStill in the Mojave Desert

Buffalo BillsIf you pass Buffalo Bill’s it means you are close! But unless you are a great, big fat person I’d say avoid.

Vegas Arrival.jpgFinally! Vegas! (I came in through I-15 so I did not encounter the iconic Welcome sign.)

 

The RoomBally'sMy humble abode for the next twenty four hours: Bally’s. A pretty cheap and good place to stay if you are looking online.

Room 2Pretty spacious and nice room for one person.

Room 3My view from the window. Not bad despite the Flamingo on the very left edge of the frame blocking the rest of the strip.

 

Daytime SelfieNow I am ready to walk the strip and see what’s out there!

 

The Strip (Note: I am going to put these hotels in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. Just to make it easier to know what is what rather than trying to geographically put this in order.)

AriaAria

BellagioBellagio

Caesar's PalaceCaesar’s Palace

Caesar's Palace 2More of Caesar’s Palace

ExcaliburExcalibur

FlamingoFlamingo

Hilton GrandHilton Grand

The Linq.jpgThe Linq

LuxorLuxor

Mandalay BayMandalay Bay

MargaritavilleMargaritaville

MGM GrandMGM Grand

MGM Grand 2More of MGM Grand

Inside MGM GrandInside MGM Grand

Inside MGM Grand 2My first attempt at gambling in MGM Grand. Spoiler Alert: Lost real quick

Inside MGM Grand 3Second attempt at gambling inside MGM Grand. Spoiler Alert: Lasted maybe a few minutes longer but still lost all the money.

Monte Carlo.jpgMonte Carlo

New York New YorkNew York-New York

New York New York 2Bridge at New York-New York

New York New York 3View #1 of New York-New York

New York New York 4View #2 of New York-New York

Inside New York New YorkInside New York-New York

Inside New York New York 2Shops inside New York-New York (I remember the last time when I was here, over twelve years ago, that magic shop was everything to me. Now I just ignored it.)

New York New York 5Selfie outside New York-New York

ParisParis (Eiffel Tower)

Paris 2Paris (Arc de Triomphe)

Inside Paris 3Inside Paris (front desk)

Inside ParisInside Paris

Inside Paris 2Inside Paris

Inside Paris 4Oh don’t mind Paris, they just occasionally have burlesque dancers at their card tables.

Planet HollywoodPlanet Hollywood

Treasure IslandTreasure Island

TropicanaTropicana

The Venetian 2The Venetian

The VenetianThe Venetian

Inside The VenetianInside The Venetian

The Stratosphere.jpgThe closest I’ll get to The Stratosphere (cause that’s a far walk!)

(That’s all for today! Come back tomorrow or click the link for the NIGHTLIFE of Las Vegas!)

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