For the upcoming trip, I'd like to see SLS--despite the so-so reviews--because darn it, I like being able to say I've been in every casino on the Strip. My wife has never been on the monorail, so I thought we'd take the monorail (free via myvegas) to SLS. Then, since she's never been to the top of the Strat, I was thinking of walking there--ideally in time to hit the happy hour at Level 107. I have little experience on the north Strip. The walk from SLS to Strat, according to Google maps, is 1/2 mile. What kind of terrain am I going to be walking through? We frequently walk back and forth between Bally's and Ellis Island--would it be similar (a couple of ragged parking lots, gas stations, etc.)?