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The two RV Gypsies on the
Las Vegas strip - September 29, 2022
and a Flashback to 1993

Las Vegas ttip at night

Las Vegas is Spanish for "The Meadows" and is often known simply as Vegas. It is the 25th-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its luxurious and extremely large casino-hotels together with their associated activities.

Below: The pawn shop as on the TV show

Below: An interesting building shape

The pawn shop as on the TV show nteresting building shape
Las Vegas Arch Las Vegas Blvd south sign
Las Vegas Strip - daytime

The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, that is known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos. The Strip, as it is known, is about 4.2 miles long, and is immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester, but is often referred to simply as "Las Vegas".

Statue of Liberty and roller coaster
statue and cirque du soleil ball
the two RV Gypsies in front of the Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty at night
Pepsi Cola building large Coca-Cola bottle

Below: Same Coca-Cola bottle shown above, now lit-up at night.

large Coca-Cola bottle at night large Coca-Cola bottle at night
Hersheys Chocolate world
Hersheys, Reeses, kisses
Hershey kisses
fun Hershey characters
Lee Duquette kissed the Hershey Kiss
Chocolate State of Liberty sign
Chocolate State of Liberty
cowboy riding high
space needle daytime
space beedke at buggt
Eiffel Tower

Below: Day view and NIght view

Lion in direct sunlight Lion at night
white horse
Irish Pub sign Irish Pub building
New York New York New York New York at night
New York New York New York New York
roller coaster above the building
night shot Crack Shack
clowns scaring Karen Duquette
clowns scaring Karen Duquette

Below: A night shot of the city - notice part of the roller coaster that rises above the buildings - Karen Duquette is about to ride it. (Part of the roller coaster also shows up in several of the above photos).

night shot and roller coaster

Karen Duquette decided to ride The Big Apple Roller Coaster in Las Vegas, because she is a roller coaster fanatic. Karen has ridden many other rollers coasters that were faster, higher, and better coasters. But still, she enjoyed this one too. (Go to the TOC - Table of Contents, and choose R for roller coasters to see other roller coaster that Karen has been on).

Lee Duquette did not want to ride because he is not that fond of roller coasters. There was no age restriction. The cost here was about $20, and a repeat ride was $10, if memory serves correctly. This coaster had high-speed dives and two inversions, including a unique heartline twist and dive towering drops, multiple loops and sometimes a view of the Strip, so it was a nice ride.

However, the only thing that made this one unique was because it was over the buildings of Las Vegas and really special at night. But for that reason, Lee Duquette was unable to get photos of this experience.

Max Height: 203 feet
Length: 4,777 feet
Biggest Drop: 144 feet
Max Speed: 67 mph
Ride Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
Capacity: More than 1,000 people per hour on three 16-passenger trains

The roller coaster trains shown below are designed like New York taxicabs.

Karen Duquette roller coaster
bride holding the groom

BELOW: FLASHBACK to 1983 in Las Vegas

Karen Duquette and an impersonator Lee and Karen Duquette
Karen and Lee Duquette
Phyllis, Karen and Lee Karen and Lee Duquette
Karen and Lee Duquette

friends - Sue Jenkins, Phyllis White, and Karen Duquette

Lee and Karen Duquette

The three girls Lee and Karen Duquette
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