Sorry this was two years ago, not sure how to edit the title. Old Trip Report here, but I'll do my best to recap. We left after work on on Tuesday and made really good time, only stopping twice. Once for gas and again for a pee break. We arrived to our hotel at the El Cortez around two in the morning and checked in with no problem. After a small problem a couple years ago with a Cabana Suite, we always opt for the tower rooms. Plenty of room and we are always happy with them. We got a sandwich from the 24 hour Subway and went to bed, it had been a LONG day. Our first couple of days we had no plans so we delighted on just laying around for a while on Wednesday afternoon after waking, before showering and getting ready to explore a little downtown. There was a place about a block from our hotel, called Container Park. We had meant to check out last year and didn’t have time, so that was the first thing on our agenda this trip. We walked there and found it to be pretty cool. Lots of little shops all built into old shipping containers. My husband found this very interesting since his job is in shipping and receiving so he sees a lot of these types of containers. Three levels of them. A lot of little hipster type stores, but good food choices, I thought. Gave it a bit more variety for being down by the El. On the way back to the hotel we noticed something had moved into our old favorite eatery across from the El Cortez. Mamita's had been shut down twice by the health department(we didn’t know that when we ate there so often) and we were shocked to see it go. However, the new place was called The Market and we were delighted to see that they had expanded it and turned it into a deli/market that sort of reminded us of a whole foods. Something that was definitely not explored downtown but was a welcome change. We got a couple of groceries and a sandwich that was THE BOMB! And we decided we had a new favorite place downtown for eating and snacks. After eating the sandwich in our room(sorry can't remember what it was called) we headed back downtown to do a little more exploring. There was some sort of food competition happening that was just ending when we rolled up. They had all of one side street blocked off with ovens and fridges and little cooking stations. I wish we had gotten to see it in progress because it looked very cool. We got our picture taken with the million dollars over at Binion’s because it’s pretty much a tradition now and then wandered to the end of Fremont St. We discovered that they had closed out the hotel portion of Las Vegas Club and very little of the casino remained. There was a small section of gaming and a large souvenir shop. However, all the old hotel area was just blocked off. We rounded the corner and decided to go to the California since we hadn’t been in many years. Rob remembered an ice cream shop there very fondly. We ended up getting Hawaiian shaved ice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom and it was heaven. After that we decided we were both getting tired. I did managed to buy a new purse at one of the kiosks on Fremont St before heading back to the hotel though. Back up the in room, Rob took a nap and I loved the idea that I didn’t have to do ANYTHING, so I watched Full House on TV while laying in bed and playing games on my phone. It was AWESOME! I did get up at some point and headed down to the Mexican place in Container Park to get some Carne Asada fries. Rob woke up when I got back up to the room so we decided to explore a little more downtown. We gambled a bit before we decided to head back up the room. Big wins!! Even Bigger Wins! Rob posing. And with that, we headed back up to the room and went to bed.