We rolled into Las Vegas around 11:30pm and we were starving. So, we decided to try and find a place to park the truck & trailer (not an easy feat in Vegas) and after a failed attempt at Excalibur, we scored a spot at The Mirage. The parking lot security guards were nice enough to let us park there for a couple hours free of charge, even though we weren’t guests of the hotel. (God bless those guards!)
After we parked we freshened up, changed our clothes and hit the strip on foot. First thing I noticed was how hot it was even though it was after midnight. Next, it was the smell of weed (marijuana) everywhere.. I had to hold my breath sometimes in order to not get contact high! The casinos were still open, but all of the restaurants were closed. Thankfully there was a Chick-fil-a still open so I was able to get something to eat (God bless Chick-fil-a)!
After eating, we walked a little (a lot) further down the strip (Jimbo’s idea, not mine). Once we got to the end, we crossed the road and walked back to the Mirage on the other side of the strip. This side had the Belagio and some other really ritzy hotel/casinos on it and I couldn’t help but notice the juxtaposition of the opulence on one side and the poverty on the other. Everywhere there were homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks. It was pretty sad.
We got back to the trailer and drove to a Cracker Barrel/Bass Pro Shop parking lot, but we got kicked out of there. So, we went to another Cracker Barrel and thankfully we didn’t have any problems there (God bless Cracker Barrel)!