After the museum we went to Fremont Street, which was the old location of all the original casinos. It suffered in the 80s and 90s and was just revived with a big overhead canopy for an LED light show, a zip line, and all these tacky performers. Matt promised us that the Las Vegas strip would be classier than what we saw there. We came back to the hotel and had dinner at the Yard House, which is an LA chain with hundreds of beers on tap and a pretty good menu. Our waiter was a young army vet who served in Afghanistan, recently arrived to get a fresh start out here. Food and service were really great (fish tacos, sliders, 'smores brownie and salted caramel butterscotch pudding for dessert).
On our last full day of vacation, we woke up late and went out for breakfast to the and came back to the hotel to sit by the pool. When the boys got bored, they went to bowl a couple games in the Red Rock lanes, Yamini made a friend in the pool, then went to the "Kids Quest" for an hour. Around 4pm, we headed over to "the strip" and parked at the Bellagio - the lobby there looked super tacky to me, until we visited all the other casinos, which made me like the Bellagio the best. The boys liked the Luxor, which I will admit is kinda cool, and we all hated the Excalibur, which looks like a giant, ugly, lego castle. We started and ended our walk with the water show Fountains of the Bellagio on the mini-lake in front of the property, which is much better when it gets dark. We stopped at Pinkberry for some great frozen yogurt, Walgreens to buy a few souvenirs, and the "Sugar" shop in the Paris, so the kids could pick out some dessert for after dinner. For dinner, we went off the strip to a highly rated Thai restaurant in a run-down strip mall. Lotus of Siam, and it was amazing!! A good place for our last big meal, and everyone is now looking forward to getting home and getting back in gear for work and school.