Confession time: I’m trying to get last year’s Labor Day Weekend-related posts out before Roan and I go on a new adventure for my birthday weekend. You can tell that I’ve been slacking off in the blogging department, and only got around to working on some posts when I realized how much back[b]logs I’ve accumulated in a span of one year. I still have a handful of drafts from our trip to Nevada, so keep your eyes peeled in the next few days for those.
It is without doubt that The Las Vegas Strip portrays a buzzing, exciting, and visually stimulating image at night. After all, it wouldn’t earn the title “Sin City” if it didn’t hold up to this standard. Its wild and exotic charm is exactly what drives party-goers into the city, but I’ll be the first to admit that I find The Strip equally interesting during the day, too.
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On our penultimate day in the city, Roan and I drove past the boulevard, and noticed a lot of details that we wouldn’t have recognized at night. The Strip during the day is just as busy as it is after dark, but I wouldn’t consider it as much crazy. There’s a perceivable amount of people walking on the streets and on foot bridges, and we associate it to both tourists and working people. You’ll be surprised how entertaining it was to watch them from a stopped vehicle, really.
I am mostly fascinated by the wedding chapels along The Strip, and they took me back to news of Britney Spears’ and Kevin Federline’s 55-hour marriage. Roan, on the other hand, flipped out when we passed by the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (best known in the show Pawn Stars), I almost failed to take a photo of its sign! I wouldn’t say we’re huge fans of the show, but Chumlee makes the show much more entertaining.
If clubbing, partying, or gambling at the casinos isn’t your thing, then driving along The Strip is a fun and inexpensive way to appreciate Las Vegas, too. Actually, no, there’s so much more than what we all perceive Las Vegas to be. It does feel a little overwhelming being around all these people, but that’s only part of the thrill and adventure. Always be aware of what’s going on around you, but don’t forget to just have fun!