Monday, March 19, 2012

The Fremont Street Experience

Thank you to all our loyal readers for your understanding, and your helpful hints.

Today was a much better day !!

We kind of just kicked back and relaxed all morning.  I did walk over to a discount ticket booth, but there were no outstanding deals on any shows we were interested in.

We decided that today would be a great day to visit downtown Las Vegas at the Fremont Street overhead light show.

Again, thanks to your helpful comments, we decided to take the bus to this attraction.  The bus is called the Deuce, and for $7.00 you can jump on and off as many times as you want in a 24 hour period.

The Deuce makes several stops at most major hotels on the strip as well.   We recommend taking this bus to avoid traffic nightmares.

We arrived at the Fremont Street Experience around supper.  There are numerous casinos that offer great prices on meals.  We had a really good 10" Chicago style pizza for $3.50.

The light show doesn't begin until dusk, then it is on the top of each hour.

I had somehow managed to keep it all a surprise to Teresa, so she had no idea what the overhead canopy was for.

There was free entertainment at various corners in this two block long party.

Suddenly, most of the other lights go out, and Don McLean's - American Pie starts blasting on a great sound system.

Everyone pretty much freezes in their tracks, and looks up.

Teresa was in awe, and started clicking away on the camera.

Almost everyone, including us, was singing this popular song.

Then, as quickly as it began, it was all over.  In less than 10 minutes, the show was over, the rest of the lights came back on, and people began laughing and talking in the street.

We took the Deuce back to the strip, but instead of heading right home, we went further down the strip, enjoying the lights and music, from the comfort of our bus.

It sure is a different feel at night, and some of our favourite sights were the skyline of New York, New York,  the Eiffel Tower at Paris, and the dancing waters of the Bellagio.

So, after day two, we are feeling more comfortable with the loud music, flashing lights, and rowdy crowds.

Who knows, by tomorrow we might actually start enjoying this crazy city called Las Vegas.


  1. glad that today was a better can only get better from here!!

  2. Our favourite part of Vegas was Fremont St and lights at night. Glad you enjoyed

  3. Glad day two went better. We have never been on Fremont street,just the strip, looks like it would be fun to see. Enjoyed seeing the pictures.

  4. I remember reading an interview once with Don McLean (not related to him btw) and the interviewer asked, "What does it mean", when they were talking about "American Pie", and Don said, "It means I'll never have to work again in my life!"

  5. The strip at night is awesome. We have been there a few times and night is the best. Fabulous lights and the weather is cooler. Did you check out any of the buffets yet? Don't forget to go to one of the money changers as they always have discount coupons. You don't have to use them to exchange your money neither and the discount coupons are quite a saving. Have fun
    Dale & Cindy

  6. Ah you took a picture of our favorite hotel, the Excalibur! SD just loves the idea of sleeping in a castle, and they have a great buffet there too!

    Freemont street is awesome. We saw a montage of The Doors, not sure but it might be different every night.

    Now go inside the Bellagio, walk around and get a feel for being "rich" it's quite the place!

    Smiled the whole time I was reading your blog! I love Vegas!!!

  7. well so happy to see you had a better day yesterday!!!!! I can be over whelming I'm sure...especially during spring break

  8. I'm so glad you kept an open mind and went back again. Las Vegas is such an experience, it'd be too bad to miss it while you're there.


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