Segway tour, downtown gambling and Tim Allen
Up bright and early again and got a taxi to the pre-arranged rendezvous point for the Historical Tour of Downtown. Taxi driver was very friendly and chatty, dropped us at the requested intersection, wished us well and drove off, then stopped about 100 yards down the road, got out and waved and yelled at us...he'd seen the Segways and realised that was where we should be!
Our tour guide, Lorena from YouCanSegway! was there early waiting for us, and we were the only 2 on the tour. She gave us a fascinating insight into the history of old Vegas, and obviously loved her job! We saw the "Neon Graveyard" and a lot of the signs, but we couldn't go in, all was locked and barred but at least we saw it. Apparently it is to be opened soon as a museum.
After our 2 hour tour, we walked to Fremont street looking for lunch. Spotted the Heart Attack Grill, but since it was almost empty, we didn't go in. Right next door was a little eatery called the Mediterranean Cafe (I think) and I had the most delicious freshly made pitta pocket stuffed with hot chicken and salad, called something like Shamwari, and probably the healthiest thing I ate in the whole trip! In fact, so good that we returned later in the week for another dose.
A wander around the casinos ended in some gambling at the 4 Queens (an old favourite) and Fitzgeralds, before heading back to the Bellagio to rest, shower and change for the Tim Allen show at the Venetian Showroom.
Anyone that's enjoyed "Tim the Toolman" on TV would love this one-man show. We had great seats dead centre, 3rd row, which put us about 10 feet from Tim, and practically eye level with him.
Since we hadn't left time to eat first, we were starving by the time we came out and spotting a noodle restaurant in the Venetian Shoppes, we stuffed our faces with bowls of delicious soup, noodles, chicken and veggies...yes, yet another non-fried meal (sorry, will try to do better!).
By this time it was practically midnight, so after a slow stroll back to the hotel, we collapsed into our wonderfully comfy bed.