Travel Blog-Las Vegas, the Strip & the Wedding

The Las Vegas Strip is an interesting place, with lots of things to see and do. It’s one of the loudest and brightest places I have ever been in my entire life.  Even rock concerts have a lull in the sound. In Las Vegas, there is no rest for weary Bumpkin ears unless you retreat to your room. There are speakers and blinking lights inside and out.

Not that I am complaining, mind you. I went there to see it and hear it, but I was not prepared for it. I’ll know better next time.

Part of the trick of enjoying your trip to Las Vegas is knowing how to get around. Our hotel had a shuttle that took us back and forth to Harrah’s and Freemont Street. Once we figured out how to get through Harrah’s to the Strip, it was like being given the answer to the most confusing puzzle ever. We had to stop and ask directions so many times.  The good news is that everyone was so nice, and willing to help you find your way. That made all the difference. If it had been otherwise, it might be that I wouldn’t have wanted to go back.

Las Vegas is pretty well organized. They manage the high volume flow of traffic well with out door escalators that take you to bridges over the roads. It saves time and keeps you going where you need to be.

This first trip was like a reconnaissance mission. We scoped everything out, learned how to get around, and made a list of the things we didn’t get to do, which were many. There’s so much to do, you can’t hope to even put a dent in it.

Freemont Street was particularly fun, given the overhead music and light show, never mind the people watching. Holy cow, the people watching!

I would love to go back and catch some shows, and take my time. We were hamstrung a bit by the fact that we were there primarily for our friends’ wedding. We packed in the sight seeing between the travel and the big event, and it was just enough for us first timers.

Speaking of the wedding, it was lovely. The wedding was set up on the 2nd floor balcony over looking Mystic Park, at Sam’s Town, where we stayed. It was as a beautiful ceremony in a memorable setting, and I’m so glad we got to go. 

Stay tuned, there’s more!





About Sparrow
I am a 49 years young and the mother of two amazing young men, who've grown up and left me an Empty-Nester. I write about what's going on in my little corner of the High Plains, or what happens to be crawling across my brain on a given day. Thank you so much for stopping by. Make yourself at home...through the magic of the internet, the coffee's always free and the doughnuts are fresh!

One Response to Travel Blog-Las Vegas, the Strip & the Wedding

  1. This sounds like sensory overload. I’ve never had a desire to visit Vegas. But it sounds like you made the best of it and especially enjoyed attending your friend’s wedding.

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