Sunday, February 15 Las Vegas
Destination: Downtown Las Vegas; Henderson, NV to visit Fran & Ernie
Reservations tonight are at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. We arrived in Vegas shortly after noon and spent more time at the Mob Museum (also in downtown Vegas) than any museum we have visited thus far on this trip. What a fascinating place! Walking down Fremont Street in the late afternoon was an experience in people watching whether it was watching performers, vendors, artisans, or just vacationers. The Fremont Experience, the overhead digital canopy spanning all of Fremont Street, delighted us, as usual. In addition to the evening performance we were surprised to find zip-lining under the canopy as a new feature for entertainment.
Driving to Fran and Ernie's home in Henderson, NV, we hardly recognized the Strip. One new casino crowded another. Very few of the old standbys were still on the Strip. Our visit to Fran & Ernie's was wonderful—delicious food, plenty of time to catch-up on family, and a walk throughout their allotment with a very “classy” rec center were all treats. Time flew!
Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively.