Okay, I admit it. I am not "in" the cutting edge crowd. I am having a MEGA milestone birthday in December, okay? So, in Las Vegas this past weekend, and decided to stay off the strip at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. My first time in Vegas, off the strip, mind you. I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
Loved looking at Neal Preston's work. He traveled with Led Zepplin and photographed them, as well as some other famous rock musicians. True grit, black and white film, darkroom work. So admire this.
This is the hotel pool, which is free, and towels were on EVERY SINGLE CHAIR by 9:00 a.m. I took this photo at 8:30 a.m. by the time I came back at 9:30 a.m. every single one of these chairs had a towel on it. I managed to snag a beach chair though. 🙁 Not happy.
Welcome to the upstairs portion of the Rehab Pool, free this particular Saturday. This away from all of the really loud music (and action) geared toward the 20-something crowd which featured a DJ. But it was still pretty loud. Below the pool is a pool bar/restaurant, and those big clear circles in the pool provide a view to the crowd down below. 🙂 Keepin' it clean…
Another view from the upstairs pool where you can see the Las Vegas Strip and a shaded area to get away from the sun, and a full service bar with cocktails and a delicious lunch menu. I recommend the chicken teriyaki bowl (to share with someone you love).
I was glad I experienced Rehab at the Hard Rock for free. On Sunday, the price was $30 for women and $50 for men. Luckily, I was up early enough on Sunday to snag a beach chair at the free hotel pool, which really played my kind of music, and I was able to really get my feet wet 🙂