My Travel Philosophy

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Famous Faces & Places in Vegas

Didn't see any of the guys there
While doing our running around in Vegas, we decided to finally check out the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop downtown and see if the Pawn Stars were around.  They weren't.  It's amazing how much smaller it is than it looks on TV.  There were a fair number of people there but we were lucky with our timing.  We had both been told that there could be lines out the door and down the street but we got right in.  However, there were lines forming when we left.  We didn't buy anything but it was fun to see some of the things for sale that we had seen on TV.  Not only that, we spotted some things for sale that we have tucked away in our basement and shed.  Probably need to pull some of those things out and get out to Vegas to sell them!  For instance, Jeff has 2 or 3 copper fire extinguishers that are in far better condition than the one we saw for sale in the pawn shop.

Took a while to find Rick's
Couldn't believe he was actually there!
After leaving the pawn shop, we set out to find Rick's Restoration -- another show that we enjoy watching.  This was even better because there was a free tour involved.  We went back through the building and saw the rooms where various work is performed, and saw restorations in different stages.  Once again, we spotted a copper fire extinguisher that they had restored for someone.  This one was in a lot better shape than the one at the pawn shop -- more like the ones we have.  So, again, we're thinking maybe we should be thinking about digging them out and selling them.  The question is whether they're worth more shined up or left as is.

Before the tour, we were asked if we'd like to get our picture taken with Rick.  Of course, everyone said 'yes' and we assumed it would be a cut-out or a back drop.  Pretty astonished when Rick came out and took the time to get his picture taken with everyone there.

The only thing we forgot was the Count.  Jeff also likes to watch that show and we forgot to go find his garage.  Oh well, something for next time.

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