A week ago, on a slow Thursday night, I parked at the Tropicana Las Vegas and walked to The Park Vegas, the area between New York New York and Park MGM (formerly the Monte Carlo) leading to the T-Mobile arena.
I made the trip to check out what I had heard were holiday decorations at The Park. Along the way I tripped over a curb, (some nice folks helped me back to my feet) and I saw several homeless folks looking for contributions. One of the homeless men was cradling a very young girl, maybe two years old. A woman was talking to the man and suggesting several shelters he could visit, but the man seemed adamant he would stay where he was. Truly a sad scene.
But the night brightened as I made it to The Park Vegas. The lights on the waterfalls and the flower-like shade structures were spectacular. I took a short video, in case readers have not visited The Park.
A couple days later, a friend invited me as her guest to a Golden Knights hockey game played at the T-Mobile arena. Suddenly, lots of people were in The Park area, and the arena was loud. My friend loves Golden Knights hockey games and the 20,000-seat arena was rocking with fans, every one of them seeming to vie for space on the overhead video screens. (Because a number of the excited folks wore rather unusual headgear, I was reminded of “Let’s Make a Deal”.) I have to admit, the entertainment before the game and during the lulls was … entertaining.
The hockey itself — well, it was fast, but I learned to look at the bunches of players near the net and then listen to the cheers to learn that a goal had been scored. Fortunately, slow-motion replays helped.
So that’s my story. I loved the park and found the hockey… interesting.
Happy New Year, everyone!