Last night we bought some cereal-in-a-cup from a nearby drugstore for breakfast in the room this morning. Why is everything so sweetened here? Then it was time to explore our hotel/casino a little. Although the temperature today was forecast in the high 70s/low 80s (thats high 20s in real language) the pool was closed for the season. Looked good too, but no time to linger. Things to see.
We then caught the Deuce bus up the strip to just beyond where we walked yesterday to explore the northern end of ‘The Strip’. First stop was The Venetian. Amazing. The street scene was reminiscent of the Japanese village we found in Osaka years ago. It’s hard to believe you’re indoors.
Next stop was to The Mirage to grab some tickets for a show tonight. While we were there we found out about a technical tour of the show that was about to happen, so we stayed close by having a coffee in Italy until the tour began. The tour showed and described the lighting, sound and staging for the show. This is going to be good!
Next stop was to continue north by bus to ‘Downtown’. Can someone explain to me why ‘downtown’ is north. Shouldn’t that be uptown? Anyway, we arrived in Freemont Street, the old, orginal part of Vegas after a considerable journey. I wasn’t expecting it to be as far, and I wasn’t expecting it to be a few miles of nothing much between the strip and downtown. (I just noticed I’m already talking in miles without even thinking about it!)
Freemont Street was amazing. It must be compulsory for every weirdo in the USA to come here to do an apprenticeship at some point in their life. Much of the strangeness wasn’t photographed because … well, just because. Carol was keen to see how it had changed in the 38 years since she was last here. She thought it was a bit sad. He did, however, have lunch in The Golden Nugget’ for old times sake.
Time to head back to the Strip for a relax and a drink before the show. A not so quiet drink in the Mirage, a quick bite at Denny’s and then the show.
‘The Beatles – LOVE’ by Cirque du Soleil. Words can not describe this. To understate it, it was acrobatics to Beatles music. At any one time you simple didn’t know where to look. You could see the show a dozen times and still be noticing things you hadn’t seen before. Amazing!
Finally, it was time to head back and get some sleep before moving on tomorrow.
Toy shop, USA style!