22 May 2011
Wow... been away awhile.
Last month I celebrated my 48th trip around the sun... what a ride it has been.
My old roommate from LA, Andre, joined me in Vegas for a long weekend.
The weather was perfect, low 80s. We stayed at the Golden Nugget down town, what a cool place. Really enjoyed my stay there.
In room amenities were a bit stiff.... $12 a DAY for internet service...are you serious???
The Golden Nugget is downtown along Fremont Street. There are a lot of casino's and shops and places to eat. Perfect for late night partying...not to mention being able to walk back to your hotel was great.
We also took a drive to Hoover Dam, I was curious in seeing the new bridge that was built over the gorge after 9/11.
In several places along the strip and on Fremont Street, there were characters you could have your picture taken with. Batman here actually whispered to Andre, "you know I do this for tips, right...?" DOH!!
Overall I had a very good time. I've known Andre now for over 25 years. I'm very glad to call him friend.
WALKABOUT V: IN SEARCH OF JOHN MUIR AND THE HETCH HETCHY VALLEY!!