Las Vegas Security Convention
Friday April 8 & Saturday April 9, 2011

Me and two good friends, Tommy Trest and Mark Butler went to Las Vegas to attend the last day of a Security Convention Expo to develop contacts with Asian manufacturers of Security equipment, specifically automated video recordings for vehicles.  We stayed at the Hilton off of the strip and road the new monorail to get around along with renting a car for the two nights and two days while we were there.

On Friday, we spent most of the day at the show.  Friday evening we walked down the Strip enjoying the ambience along with driving down to Fremont to see the Freemont Experience.  If you have never been to the Fremont Experience, it is worth the trip because of the live bands and three block electronic video canopy which covers the entire walk.  Unfortunately, because it was night time along with the lighting, I did not get any pictures but included a public photo off the web for you to see what it is like.  Throughout the trip, the weather was very nice and cool.

See if you recognize some the famous hotels:

1 Keith in front of the Luxor Hotel
2 Keith inside the atrium at Luxor.
3 Keith (in dark silhouette) at the monorail station with our Hilton Hotel in the background.
4 Monorail running down the track toward the Hilton
5 Mark and Tommy walking in front of the MGM Grand on the way to eat at a buffet at Excalibur
6 Front of the Excalibur Hotel
7 New York -New York
8 Keith in front of the "Gold & Silver Pawn Shop" which is the location of the hit History channel TV series, "Pawn Stars".  It looks bigger on TV and is very small inside.  There were lots of people coming and going just to check out the store because of the TV show.  They sell T-Shirts and coffee mugs with the cast of the show.
9 Another view of their marquee as seen on the TV show.
10 Tommy in front of the marquee
11 Public photo off of the web of the Fremont walk and shows area with the shops.
12 Mark hamming it up with some of the convention girls where he bought some equipment.
13 View of one tiny section of the expo which was part of the China section.