Pawn Stars and Fremont Street Experience – Las Vegas, Nevada 6/10/2013

JUNE 10, 2013 (Monday)

 

Lazy day. Slept in (8:30 am), coffee, breakfast, computer, reading on line, laundry, did dishes, made bed, made lunch (nice salad, crackers and hummus). Got ready to leave for the Fremont Street experience at around 5 PM. We were going to take the shuttle but decided to drive. Glad we did because we were done with the whole experience by 9 PM, and the shuttle did not return until 10:30 PM.

First place we went to was the Pawn Stars shop. We thought we’d have to wait in line but we got right in. The store is more for buying souvenirs and such but it was interesting.

A fun stop, so different than the perspective from the show.

A fun stop, so different than the perspective from the show.

They have done a great job franchising themselves.  They have star status now.

They have done a great job franchising themselves. They have star status now.

There is free parking on both sides of the Pawn Stars pawn shop.

There is free parking on both sides of the Pawn Stars pawn shop.

$74,999. watch!

$74,999. watch!

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Guns, gold and guitars, plenty of the 3G’s!

T-shirts, blankets, trinkets, medallions, these were the big sellers when we were there.

T-shirts, blankets, trinkets, medallions, these were the big sellers when we were there.

 

Screen saver on the store laptop, oh when will they quit picking on poor Chumlee?

Screen saver on the store laptop, oh when will they quit picking on poor Chumlee?

I really enjoyed reading the sentiment enclosed in the championship ring award.

I really enjoyed reading the sentiment enclosed in the championship ring award.

The ring, sorry it is not as clear as it should be, used my old camera instead of Edie's really neat one.

The ring, sorry it is not as clear as it should be, used my old camera instead of Edie’s really neat one.

Great ring collection.

Great ring collection.

We had to ask, a soccer fan told us it was a world cup medal, wow, $20,000.

We had to ask, a soccer fan told us it was a world cup medal, wow, $20,000.

A car bought on one of the Pawn Stars episodes.

A car bought on one of the Pawn Stars episodes.

$40 dollars.

$40 dollars.

Gold, silver and paper a-plenty.

Gold, silver and paper a-plenty.

Afterwards we headed for Fremont Street. We found a large parking facility and walked down the stairs and around the corner to about the middle of Fremont Street.

Fremont Street

Fremont Street

We came out right as four people were zip lining down. What fun. If I weren’t so overweight, I think I’d try it. Wouldn’t want to splat anyone on Fremont Street.

The jump off tower of the zip line.

The jump off tower of the zip line.

Zip liner at Fremont Street.

Zip liner at Fremont Street.

Walking the area was quite interesting. A lot of the same characters that were on the strip in December seemed to be on Fremont Street. It was really loud because of all the speakers and all the music stages set up on almost every block. At one of the large stages a DJ with a very large colored Mohawk was doing his thing while a young, very tattooed girl with pink and blue dreadlocks danced. Off the stage there were several other people dancing to their own tune. Fun. There were Elvis impersonators, Gladiators, clowns, singers, transformers, all kinds of characters. There were also tons of beggars with signs.

There were so many characters posing for pictures, working for tips.

There were so many characters posing for pictures, working for tips.

It is Vegas.

It is Vegas.

I think this is where one goes for a lap dance, Edie wouldn't let me confirm my suspicions(says it would cost too much).

I think this is where one goes for a lap dance, Edie wouldn’t let me confirm my suspicions(says it would cost too much).

My beautiful Edie receiving a free facial.

My beautiful Edie receiving a free facial.

 

One of Edie's favorites.

One of Edie’s favorites.

We saw this guy last December, singing lots of classics.

We saw this guy last December, singing lots of classics.

We got hungry and ate at one of the casino’s. Not very good but we were hungry so….we choked it down as best we could.  Afterwards we just started walking until the light show started at a little after 8 PM. What fun. At around 9 PM we left and headed for “home.”

We especially went to Fremont Street to see the light show.  It was a technological marvel.  And it was very loud.  I really need to carry a pair of ear plugs.

We especially went to Fremont Street to see the light show. It was a technological marvel. And it was very loud. I really need to carry a pair of ear plugs.

Standing under it you become immersed in it.  The casino's turn their lights off for the show.

Standing under it you become immersed in it. The casino’s turn their lights off for the show.

I really need to learn how to imbed video, the movement and music was dramatic.

I really need to learn how to imbed video, the movement and music was dramatic.

I can't be sure but I postulate that the Northern Lights were the inspiration for this creation.

I can’t be sure but I postulate that the Northern Lights were the inspiration for this creation.

 

 

 

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