The sun has not yet risen on the Las Vegas Strip, viewed from Bally’s

I woke up early one morning, well before dawn, during a weekend stay at Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip. I couldn't get back to sleep, so I grabbed a camera and went for a walk outside. Bellagio and Caesar's Palace can be seen in the background of this photo. Let me tell you, the… Continue reading The sun has not yet risen on the Las Vegas Strip, viewed from Bally’s

A beer keg urinal in the men’s room of Virgil’s Real BBQ, Las Vegas

It doesn't happen often, but on rare occasions beer can open up opportunities that may have otherwise passed us by. For example, if I hadn't had a second pint of beer at Virgil's Real BBQ on the Linq Promenade in Las Vegas, I wouldn't have had to make a visit to the men's room, and… Continue reading A beer keg urinal in the men’s room of Virgil’s Real BBQ, Las Vegas

A pleasant Sunday lunch at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas

Most of our road trips to Las Vegas involve tossing away a few hundred dollars on slots, video poker, or craps. However, on this most recent trip, we reallocated our gambling budget to an obscenely expensive lunch at one of the hottest celebrity restaurants on the Strip right now, Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen, located in… Continue reading A pleasant Sunday lunch at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas

Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

On our last trip to Las Vegas, we decided to stay on Fremont Street for the first time. After exploring our options, we choseĀ Golden Nugget, which is sometimes described as the most Strip-like hotel in the Downtown area. Whether you'd agree depends, I suppose, on what you like or don't like about the Strip. The… Continue reading Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

Enjoying our last deep-fried Oreos at Mermaids in Las Vegas

One of my favorite treats in Downtown Las Vegas is the deep-fried Oreos at the snack bar at Mermaids, a dumpy little dive of a casino on Fremont Street. The double order Kathryn and I shared this past Saturday afternoon set us back $2.14, tax included. This will almost certainly be our last order, since… Continue reading Enjoying our last deep-fried Oreos at Mermaids in Las Vegas