Archive for May, 2006

Fun In Las Vegas

May 13, 2006

Every year, my job has me traveling to a national convention in Las Vegas.  This year because of the International Home Furniture Market in High Point, I was unable to book a flight home at the end of my convention.  So I got to stay another day in Las Vegas.

One of the things I had always wanted to do is visit the Freement Street Experience, in the old downtown Las Vegas.  Prior to the glitzy over-bearing hotels on the strip, downtown Las Vegas was the place to be.   Only problem was getting there from the strip, where I had always stay ay my convention.  It was either hail a cab, or figure out the buses.

This year, Las Vegas introduced THE DEUCE, a double decker bus that runs from the Strip to Downton and back for just $2 a ride.  So it was a breeze making it to Freemont Street.

I went for the overhead light show; but found it to be a lot of fun.  You can walk from casino to casino in seconds – not minutes like on the strip.  It's more of a street party than the hustle of people moving between casinos on the strip.

Needless to say, I'm going back.