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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Las Vegas

Just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with some friends of ours.  What can I say but agree with "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas".  I don't know what is in the air in Vegas but I seem to do exactly what numerous other people do in Vegas, act like a kid in a candy store without proper supervision.  But I did, finally like most children, get tired and slow down.  After my fellow and I kicked up our heels we did see some of the more tamer sights in Las Vegas.




We visited the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, home of the TV series "Pawn Stars".  I enjoyed it but I expected more items on display.  I never thought it would be important or I would take a picture of myself outside a pawn shop.   Lol   But it was fun to walk around in the shop that we felt we knew so well from watching the show.   Apparently it has turned into a must see in Vegas these days.










At the Golden Nugget Hotel we viewed the largest gold nugget on display.  It weights 61 lbs, 11 oz and The Golden Nugget paid 1 million for it. With gold prices what they are today, it was a fantastic investment for the Golden Nugget.









It was found in Australia by a metal detector in 1980 and since my fellow received a metal detector for his retirement, we had to know more about it.  Apparently it was found only about 12 inches below the surface and was resting vertically. 
One of our dreams/plans is to search for gold in our travels.  He also received a gold sluice at his retirement party.  So we had to stop and droll over this gorgeous Gold Nugget!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is smaller than it looks on TV, isn't it? And way more crowded... ;) Funny that they don't have a lot on display - I wonder how much of the stuff they buy they take home to keep? ;)

    I forgot all about The Golden Nugget having that ginormous nugget - I'll look forward to reading all about all the treasures your fellow finds with his metal detector. ;) Princess Nagger is hoping she can dig up some awesome gold when we visit Black Hills Gold country on our way back from Seattle. ;)

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