After our whirlwind “National Parks Tour”, in which we visited 6 parks in a little over a month’s time, we yearned for civilization - you know, a big city! Well we found ourselves heading to Las Vegas where we reserved a spot in an RV park for a week. We ended up at probably, ahhh defintely, our least favorite RV Park thus far, literally a parking lot (no green space at all, all asphalt), with very tight sites. That said, the park took Passport America and so the cost for full-hookups was $18/night. Luckily we did our research and knew the RV Park was adjacent to a very large county recreational area – so we had plenty of space to exercise the dogs and us.
We were in Vegas at the end of October, so that meant Halloween in Vegas…What, are we crazy you ask? Maybe! We headed downtown to Fremont Street; eager to do some people watching, and were not disappointed. Here's the timeline....left Peg early, around 5PM, by 7PM we could barely walk the crowded streets, by 9PM we were back in Peg safe & sound. Luckily there was a ton of interesting photo opportunities.
slideshow of some halloween costumes - warning some photos are inappropriate!
The plan was to check out a show, a must when visiting Vegas, we headed to the Strip early to do some sight seeing before the show.
We ended up going to see a show called ‘Raiding The Rock Vault’ – those of you who know Renee, know how much she loves live music! Oh and she is a sucker for 80’s hair band music – I mean who isn’t? The show, highly rated BTW, featured musicians from various 70’s and 80’s rock bands forming a supergroup. They played all the big hits from the era…we took snippets from some of the performances and created the video below. The show was fun but we were not overly impressed, if we had it to do again we would have picked a different show – maybe Rock of Ages or even the Bee Gees Tribute show (yes Tim loves the Bee Gees).
On our last night in Vegas we headed out for dinner. We do not eat out that often and so Renee was really looking forward to it! A friend, Rick, who owns a coffee shop in St. Petersburg told Renee we had to eat at Sen of Japan the best sushi he had ever had. The place is located off-strip and so it is reasonably priced, the sushi was good but not quite as good as Takashi; the Sushi place we dined at in Salt Lake City.
We had fun in Vegas and recharged the batteries, but 7 nights was probably too much – at that point we were really looking forward to visiting Death Valley National Park, our next stop.
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