• Vegas Day 3: The Old and The New

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 Permalink

    Today, we visited old Las Vegas aka Freemont Street.  This is where the Rat Pack was born.  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammie Davis Jr. would roll into town, put on a show and then hit the tables.  The vintage look has been preserved and semi-enclosed.  Freemont Street is covered by a canopy of lights.  The ...

  • Vegas Day 1: Gambling 101

    Friday, September 12, 2014 Permalink

    I left 52 degrees in Chicago in the afternoon.  I arrived in Las Vegas to 97 degrees in the evening.  We flew Spirit Airlines out of O’Hare.  It’s a no frills airlines.  I don’t mind it.  The ticket is cheap but then everything else is a charge.  Picking a seat.  Checking a bag.  Or carrying on ...