Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Westercon 2017 Road Trip Day 7: Hitting the Strip (Bearly)

Although our hotel room is on the opposite side of I-15 from Las Vegas Blvd, it has a good view of "The Strip"

Las Vegas Strip

Here's the night view from our balcony. The beam at the center is from the Luxor, although the pyramid itself is blocked by the Delano/Mandalay Bay complex.

Room With a View

By day it looks like this. You can see a bit of the Luxor (a corner of the black pyramid near the center) and New York New York in the distance.

Yesterday, we decided to take advantage of the free hourly shuttle from the Staybridge to New York New York.

Brooklyn Bridge Las Vegas

Here's a shot of the "Brooklyn Bridge" outside the casino. Even in the shade, it was terribly hot, and we did not spend much time outside.

We had a look at the restaurants, in particular the deli, and while things made an effort to look like a cartoon version of New York, and for all we know the deli food was good, we decided that we'll stick to the Manhattan Deli at the Atlantis in Reno. We caught the next shuttle back to our hotel and drove to the Black Bear Diner (#25 in our passport) instead.

Tomorrow morning we leave Las Vegas. Having nearly driven off the road the last time we tried to go all the way home from Vegas in one day, we are heading for Tonopah tomorrow.
Tags: #25, casinos, hotels, las vegas, restaurants
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