8/13/2012 (LasVegas, NV) Although the convention kept us pretty busy we tried to take in some of the fun things to do in Vegas. We took a walk down “the Strip” to see some of the outdoor shows.
We got to see a show that not many others will ever get to see. We thought it was part of the Treasure Island volcano eruption, but soon realized we were watching the Mirage sign on fire. A wire shorted out and caught the dolphins on fire. Sorry no pictures here.
Walking from the MGM to Treasure Island took a bit longer than we had expected, although it was fun seeing the shows and the city all lit up. I ended up carrying our youngest the majority of the way, and we didn’t make it back to our hotel until after mid-night.
Me and my oldest son love thrill rides, so we headed to the top of the Stratusphere (112 stories) to ride the Big Shot. (tower on top of the Stratusphere).
While we were there we saw a new ride. Basically you are attached to 2 wires and you free glide down to the ground. I wasn’t ready for that yet.
Of course we solved a murder in the CSI Experience. All I have to say is we solved the crime there is no reason to keep the Experience going any more.