Monday, April 2, 2012

Oxygen anyone?

OKC Gambler's cousin, Sharon, manages the buffet at the Golden Nugget Casino on Fremont Street.  She gave us a personal four hour tour of the "Fremont Street Experience".   It was different than living on a mountain in Hope.

There is a canopy over the entire street which is lit up at night for a light and music show.

Sharon and the OKC Gambler

No need to zip line over a jungle.  There's one right here in Vegas.

Here they come.

At each end of the street there is a very large stage with a band performing very loud music.   There is also another one at the middle section of the street.  Let me just say that you cannot get away from the loud music.  I left my earplugs in my purse locked in the trunk of the car.  I had no idea I was going to need them on Fremont Street.   The bands were good, but I am talking about the kind of loud that will cause hearing loss which is really not a good thing if you are a musician.

There are all kinds of strange and interesting sights to see.  This guy painted using spray cans of paint.

You could have your photo taken with your choice of characters.  It could be Elvis, a KISS band member, Elmo, Cookie Monster, you name it.  They were there.  

You could also have your picture taken with some scantily dressed ladies.

As the sun set there were more and more people.   More strange people  The light shows began at dark and you could tell that this was going to be a pretty crazy place to be after 10:00 p.m. 

We left Fremont Street through the Golden Nugget.  I had to take a picture of the swimming pool there.  It had a gigantic fish take in the center of the pool.  In addition, there was a water slide that went through the fish tank and into the pool.

See the tube in the middle of the tank?

If you are feeling stressed in Vegas or start to hyperventilate because you just lost all of your money, you can go to one of these.

Take a deep breath.

In Hope we just go outdoors and hike up a mountain.  No need for an oxygen bar.

Viva  Hope  Idaho!

1 comment:

Linda said...

What a strange place, I enjoyed your pictures.