Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Las Vegas and Valley Of Fire State Park


In my last post I mentioned that we were based in Las Vegas while touring the area.  We stayed in The Venetian Hotel on the Vegas strip.  At this point, Kirk and Joan's daughter Natalie and her husband Burt joined us on our adventure.  Here are a few photos of the Venetian Hotel, then on to The Valley of Fire State Park.




Our Room

The other half of our room.







Our window view of the wheel.



Venetian Hotel Lobby
Ceiling Murals

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The Canal. 
All of this structure is inside the Venetian.  The sky is painted on the ceiling. 
You can take a ride on the canal in a gondola if you like.

All of these structures are inside the Venetian in the area called The Canal.


Close-up photo of the painted ceiling.

More of The Canal and its shops, all of which are inside the Venetian Hotel.


Ceiling dome

Joan, Kirk, daughter Natalie with husband Burt at the indoor waterfall.

Me and G grinning like fools.

Indoor decorations.



The view of the Las Vegas strip from the Venetian.


The wheel outside our window: Red, White and Blue to commemorate Independence Day! 
Happy Birthday, America!



View on our way into the Valley of Fire State Park.















Wilbur


On leaving the park, we drove through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. 






Lake Mead

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 We finished off the day with a show at the Linq featuring illusionist Mat Franco who won American's Got Talent.  He was amazing.
Waiting for the show to begin.




1 comment:

  1. Wow, the Venetian was plenty of bucks I bet! Did you take a ride in the gondolas? I wouldn't miss it! Reminds me of the Hotel in Nashville that had a stream running through it. They filled it with bottles of water from lakes and rivers from all over USA. Love the red rocks.

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