Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weekend in Las Vegas

This past weekend we were back in Las Vegas to celebrate our friends' 10 year wedding anniversary.  They had never been to Vegas before so it was a lot of fun showing them around to our favorite places and to do a little sight-seeing that we normally don't do.

We got in Thursday evening and just ate and hung around our area of the Strip.  On Friday, we went down to Fremont Street to see some of the old casinos.  This is the largest gold nugget at the world at none other than The Golden Nugget.

I had to take a picture of Binion's because there is a mystery over how one of the Binion brothers died.  Some say overdose and some say murder.  I know, I'm a nerd, but I watch all of those true crime shows.

Hanging out on Fremont

The waving cowboy . . . even though he doesn't wave anymore.

The happy couple stopping to get a frozen margarita from a little casino on Fremont.  Chris took a lot of flack from Scott for carrying that drink along.

So many people wanted to take pictures in front of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign that they built a newer, bigger one with a parking lot.  We had to wait about 5-6 minutes in line to take this one.  The old, original sign is maybe just a tad taller than a stop sign.  This one is down by Mandalay Bay. 

Our Vegas trips just would not be complete without eating at the Hofbrauhaus.  

And, seeing Michelle.

The bands rotate over from the Munich Hofbrauhaus every 3 months.  This guy is playing Amazing Grace on the alphorn.  It was awesome!

Here Sue and I are in front of the fountain in the Paris.

Vegas never seems to disappoint.  I just love that city and can't wait to go back!


  1. So glad you enjoyed your home away from home. :)

    Now get back to blogging because we all missed you!

  2. What a fun weekend! We have only been to Vegas once but we had the best time! If ever we get to go back- I am going to get some tips on where to go from you!! Great pictures!

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