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Daniel
Loftin

(1978 - 20??)

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Dean
Loftin

(1953 - 20??)

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William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

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Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

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Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

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(1827 - 1864)

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Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

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Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

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(1714 - 1785)

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Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

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(1648 - 1735)

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Las Vegas, Nevada - Page 2 - Hotels & Casinos

 

Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

12 - 17 Jun 2006

 

Carolyn and I, along with friends Duke & Myrl Peeler, enjoyed a 6-day vacation to Las Vegas, Nevada, on 12 - 17 June, 2006.

 
The first night after our arrival in Las Vegas, Duke, Myrl, Carolyn and I took a tour of the city. Since Duke and Myrl had been to Vegas previously, they knew just what to do to get the most out of our trip. Our tour guide carried a smiley-face with a flashing-light so that the group could keep up with where she was.
 

Waiting at the Bus Pick-Up for our tour - Tour Guide with Smiley-Face - Stopping at Club Rio

   

 
 

Club Rio

 
 

Part of our time spent at Club Rio included a short evening show above the casino area
There was also as an aerial parade with lighted floats

 

 

Our Tour included a stop at Club Rio - A juggling clown even got Duke involved in his act

 
 

The Bellagio

 
 
 
Inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance.
 
The Bellagio and its fountains
 
Inside the Bellagio, 2000 hand-blown glass flowers covers 2000 sq ft of the lobby ceiling at a cost of over $,1000,000
 
 
 
The world's largest chocolate fountain was a favorite for the group - including Carolyn
   
 
 
The Bellagio miniatures were fun to look at but we walked way too quickly through the exhibit
 
   
 
One of its most notable features of the Bellagio is an 8-acre lake between the building and the Strip
which houses the Fountains of Bellagio - a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music.
   
 
The Bellagio Fountains with the Paris Eiffel Tower in the background
 
 
 
Daytime views of the Bellagio and its fountains as well as Caesars Palace
 
 
 

Fremont Street Experience

 
 
 

The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) is a pedestrian mall and attraction in Downtown Las Vegas. The FSE occupies the westernmost five blocks of Fremont Street. The central attraction is a barrel vault canopy. Light and sound shows are presented nightly beginning at dusk on the Viva Vision video screen.

 
We arrived at Fremont Street in time for the evening light show
 
   
 
I took a few photos while Carolyn, Duke & Myrl watch the show
 
 
 

Las Vegas Stratosphere

 
Stratosphere Las Vegas is a hotel, casino, and tower located on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of the Las Vegas Strip. The property's signature attraction is the 1,149 ft Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. The top of the tower has two observation decks, a restaurant known as "Top of the World" (revolving restaurant), and four thrill rides.
 
 

Our tour to the top of the Stratosphere took place at about 1:00 a.m. in the morning. We had to go through an intense security check before we were allowed to go to the top. There were several carnival-style rides at the top of the building, including a ride that took you off of the side of the building and back several times.

 
Our view from the top of the Stratosphere
 
About 1:30 a.m. in the morning - Do you think we looked sleepy?
 
The Stratosphere in the distance with Mandalay Bay, Luxor, MGM Grand, Excalibur, New York New York, Paris & more
 
 

Exploring On Our Own

 
During our 6-day trip, we frequently walked down the boulevard, stopping to shop at the various stores.
 
The Coca-Cola Store and M&M's
 
Carolyn always enjoys a little shopping
 
 
Look at all of that candy at the M&M Store
 
Posing for a photo with some old friends and a new friend at the Coca-Cola Store
 
 

The Excalibur

 
 
We checked out a number of the other hotels with their unique themes including The Excalibur
 
The Excalibur endeavors to re-create the Middle Ages, a time filled with adventure and enchantment. The storybook-like fortress boasts a drawbridge and moat. Other medieval touches can be spotted throughout the architecture and décor, such as turreted towers, stone columns, wood paneling and candle chandeliers. After dark, everyone can attend the "Tournament of Kings", where they'll experience the gallantry and equestrian feats from one of the tales about King Arthur. The arena is spectacular, and in addition to cheering on your knight, there is a three-course dinner to be eaten with your fingers.
 
 
 
 
 
Duke asked for some advise from a couple of knights he met along the way
 
 
Myrl catches a ride while Curtis chats with a knight he met inside the hotel
 
 
 
 

New York New York

 

New York-New York uses the New York City influence of its name in several ways. Its architecture is meant to evoke the New York City skyline of the 1940s era; the hotel includes several towers configured to resemble New York City towers such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. In front of the property is a lake representing New York Harbor, with a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty, with replicas of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Main Immigration Building on Ellis Island, and Grand Central Terminal.

 
 
New York New York was less than two blocks down the street from where we were staying at the Luxor Hotel
 
 
 
 
 
There was an overhead walkway between New York New York and the MGM Grand
 
 

MGM Grand

 
 
The MGM Grand is the largest hotel in the United States with 5,124 rooms.
It is also the third-largest hotel complex in the world by number of rooms.
 
 
 
 
We stopped several times when we were in the MGM Grand to look at the lion cubs in the animal exhibit there
 
 
 
 

Venetian

 

The Venetian resort complex is (together with the adjacent the world's second-largest hotel, with 4,049 rooms and 3,068 suites, ranging in price from $169 to $10,000 per night. The hotel uses Venice, Italy, as its design inspiration and features architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks, including the Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco, Piazzetta di San Marco, the Lion of Venice Column and the Column of Saint Theodore, St Mark's Campanile, and the Rialto Bridge.

 
 
Photo By Ricky Barnard - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, Link
 
Entrance to the Venetian
   
St. Mark's Square at the Grand Canal Shoppes is surrounded by restaurants and shops
 
 
Remarkably, the canal in the Venetian is located on the second floor - the casino is on the first floor
   
Unfortunately, Carolyn and I didn't get to tour the Venetian.
Duke and Myrl took these photos on the day we had taken the tour to the Grand Canyon.
 
   
 
 

 

 

A night time shot of the Venetian

 
 

Caesars Palace

 
 

Caesars Palace is one of the most prestigious casino hotels in the world and one of Las Vegas' largest and best known landmarks. Designers sought to create an opulent facility that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. It contains many statues, columns and iconography typical of Hollywood Roman period productions, including a 20-foot statue of Julius Caesar near the entrance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Paris Las Vegas

 
 

Paris is a hotel in Las Vegas. The theme is the city of Paris, France; it includes a half scale, 540-foot tall replica of the Eiffel Tower,  a sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon, a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe, a replica of La Fontaine des Mers, and a 1,200-seat theatre called Le Théâtre des Arts. The front of the hotel suggests the Paris Opera House and the Louvre.

 
Photo by Jürgen Matern / Wikimedia Commons - http://www.juergen-matern.de
 
 
 
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe
 
 
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant
 
 
 
 
A couple of nighttime photos of Paris Las Vegas
 
 
 
 

Other Hotels & Casinos

 
The Tropicana
 
 
The Sahara, Wynn and the Aladdin
   
 
The Monte Carlo
 
 
Treasure Island
 
 
Mandalay Bay
 
 
OUR VEGAS TRIP CONTINUES
 
Las Vegas, Nevada - Page 1
The Luxor
 
Las Vegas, Nevada - Page 3
Cirque Du Soliel "O" - Cirque Du Soliel "Ka" - The Star Trek Experience
 
Las Vegas, Nevada - Page 4
The Grand Canyon (One Day Bus Trip)
 
 
 
SOURCES
 
 
Bellagio Hotel - Wikipedia - Click Here
Fremont Street Experience - Wikipedia - Click Here
Stratosphere Las Vegas - Wikipedia - Click Here
New York New York - Wikipedia - Click Here
The Venetian - Wikipedia - Click Here
Caesars Palace - Wikipedia - Click Here
Paris - Wikipedia - Click Here
 

A special thanks to Duke Peeler for sharing his photos with me from our Vegas trip