Elvis’ pelvis shakes
as memories flood our loins
I must return to The Strip again
To absorb the sights and sounds
Neon luminescence floods the eyes
As crowds amble all around
Day and night the neon shines
As do all the gawkers
Flashes blind the eyes
As the hoard stops short
To capture another memory
For The Strip is a place
Of pipe dreams and fleeting fancies
If The Gambling Fever grabs you
Paris Hotel Casino
A displayed United States Sculpture hanging inside The Americana Restaurant in New York New York Hotel Casino
Inside The Americana Restaurant
A Batman slot machine inside New York New York. I lost $3.00 and Betty won $27.10!
More photos of The Strip
And lastly, The Stratosphere Hotel Casino and an elite shopping mall that reminds me of The Enterprise. (Beam me up Scotty! I’m ready to shop!)
There’s so much to see and do in the Las Vegas area, and I don’t mean just gambling, because everyone knows about that. Buildings have been refurbished and some even destroyed to make room for other more lavish casino/hotels.
Treasure Island Hotel has its own amusement park. The Venetian has shops and restaurants and connects to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
Gondolas on a real canal that runs through The Venetian Hotel.
The ceiling of The Venetian is breath taking.
Photos of shop windows.
A real person statue. I sure wouldn’t want that job.
Part of Fremont Street has been enclosed and now has a carnival atmosphere. Where you could once drive down the street and see the huge cowboy waving, now you stroll by him on the way to other gambling/entertaining adventures. I wanted a photo of the cowboy lit up, but he wasn’t turned on until after dark and by then we were blocks away watching brave men and women zip line along Fremont Street’s ceiling. I wanted to take a photo of them, but my I-phone camera decided it was too full of other shots like me and the KISS impersonators and those Marvelous Marvel heroes.
There was an “Elvis” too and I would’ve loved to get his photo and a man who looked like Sonny Bono, but my I-phone camera didn’t start working again until we got home. I know this because it tried to take a photo of the guest room bed. Silly camera!
Inside Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Me & The Rock
Me & George Clooney
Me & Siegfried and Roy
Me & The Rat Pack
Me & The Blue Man Group Jammin’
24/7 you wine and dine
Or gamble if you wish
Neon lights the sky at night
And brightens daylight too
Limos grace the streets
As you wonder who’s inside
Billboards announce who’s performing
If The Gambling Mistress lets you leave
So come enjoy the splendor
As you traverse the streets
I hear Las Vegas calling
Me & Samuel L Jackson
Me & Stevie Wonder
Comic Con oh Comic Con
The great weekend now is done
We walked great halls
To see the stars
And bask in all their splendor
The planning was not well at all
For too many people came
To view the stars and stroll
Amongst the glitz and glamour
And so until next year
When once again
Salt Lake City overflows
We’ll have our stories
And memories to share
Until next year, you all