|The resort's "Lazy River" was lots of fun to float around|
But what's the strip without girls?
Of course, the strip is about the casinos, too, but not just the gambling, but the fantastic architecture, lights, and accompanying attractions as well.
|The "Strip" at night from south Vegas.|
|The strip from the 10th floor of our resort.|
The volcano erupting at the "Mirage."
|The iconic "Caesar's Palace."|
The Eiffel Tower at "Paris."
|The Bellagio fountains with Paris in the background.|
|The fountains at Bellagio put on their show frequently.|
Of course, Vegas is about gambling, too, and here's Mom with her "poker face:"
Fremont Street is another popular entertainment area on the north strip:
|If you look up at the top of the photo, you can see the "zip-liners" up at the ceiling.|
But Vegas is also known for its nearby outdoor attractions, of which we only visited a few. I rented a car for the second week we were there, when my sister Doreen and my wife Susann joined us. We travelled to Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas Overlook, Mt. Charleston, The Canyon of Fire, and Mom and I went to Death Valley. Other day trips from Vegas could include Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon.
|The Red Rock Canyon from nearby Las Vegas Overlook.|
|Susann and my sister Doreen on our hike at Red Rock Canyon.|
|Susann and Doreen at Mt. Charleston. Yes, that's snow! Mt. Charleston is over 10,000' high, and there's actually a ski resort there, higher up than this.|
Susann rock climbing at the Valley of Fire.
|Great rock formations!|
|Mom enjoyed the valley, too.|
The "Red Cathedral" at the top of the Golden Canyon.
|The loop around the "Artist's Palette."|
|Death Valley from Dante's View.|
|The desert at dusk on the way back to Vegas. Perfect ending to a perfect day!|