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"It looked so close!"

Much fun was had on vacay. Pictures were taken. They are living in the camera until I have time and energy to change that.

Subject line of post = catchphrase of trip. Perspective does not exist on the Las Vegas Strip. Everything looks like it's right there because the buildings and signs and everything are just Too Damn Big. This is compounded by the fact that most of the signs are located easily a couple hundred yards from the entrances of their respective casinos.

Word to the wise: This is not a principle one wishes to discover while rushing to make curtain time for a show in 3.5" heels. Especially not the first night there. *wince*

The vampires of Bite are highly intimidating dancers. The cariocas of the free show at the Rio, not so much. Avenue Q is all that and a packet of Pop-Rocks. The Star Trek Experience is worthy of being the one attraction no geek can miss. The Frontier (which, judging by the little construction office next door with the name "Trump" on it, is most likely not long for this world) has killer fajitas and a 24-hour hot tub. *happy sigh* The Sirens of TI are moderately entertaining, but made me sad that I will never see a REAL Treasure Island pirate show. (Their website claims Kenny Ortega staged the thing. I can only think he did so in his sleep. Or possibly on his lunch hour from some rock video.) The Venetian is eye-poppingly gorgeous, and I want to finish my courtesan dress and just hang out there in it. The horsechicks are dangerous around shopping opportunities. The Bellagio fountains are currently dancing to a couple numbers from Chicago, and the conservatory smells AMAZING. We still don't know why there's a Brahma shrine at Caesar's Palace.

There is way, way, WAY too much to see in one trip. :-)



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Nov. 16th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
and started walking toward the big black pyramid toward the south. They plucked my dessiocated corpse out of the desert three days later.

Yeeep! We went there on the monorail, thank all the gods. We actually probably would have walked the whole Strip once, but both went and damaged ourselves on day 1...

It was like the worst episode of Xena ever...

Except without Joxer's other brother in the ruffly jacket.
Nov. 17th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
started walking toward the big black pyramid toward the south.

That sounds as bad as me walking from the MGM Grand to the Las Vegas Hilton. At the end of July. At noon. Without sunscreen or a hat. Not my brightest moment. But it forced me to stay and have dinner at Quark's before I could brave the journey back, and discover that they serve their ice cream with gummy worms... not live ones, though. They've toned it down for the tame Las Vegas crowd.
Nov. 17th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
You two didn't get stuck up in the Stratosphere by any chance? =)
Nov. 17th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
Nope. We just went for the topless vampire show, we didn't stick around for the rides. When did that happen?
Nov. 17th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Hmm, my mother told me about it earlier today, and I got the impression it was a more recent incident. Maybe it happened again with the strong winds we had lately?
Nov. 17th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
I heard it on the radio as well, but a google search only turned up the old article. Maybe the lawsuit was just coming up.
Nov. 17th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
Yay! I love Vegas. But the most important question: did you eat at the Bellagio buffet?!!
Nov. 17th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
No. We ate at only one buffet, and that was the far inferior one at the Excalibur. I was out-voted. That was the group lunch with Val's friends.

I ate dinner at the Bellagio buffet 6 years ago, though. Expensive but well worth it. I've got a story to go with that, actually. I ate with my gambling friends (I was there at a conference, but it happened to coincide with the yearly meeting of the Legion of Super Gamblers, Legion of Super Heroes fans who like to gamble, so I hung out with them a couple of evenings), and there was about an hour and a half wait to get into the buffet. There were eight of us, and these being somewhat seasoned gamblers, they headed over to the floor captain in the casino and asked for passes to the VIP line so we could eat quickly and get to the gambling. Five minutes later we were eating. Of course, I didn't end up doing much gambling (maybe 4 pulls on a slot - won $15), but I watched the others (vicarious gambling is more fun for me...:-)

I wanted to try the Carnival Buffet at the Rio, and the Spice Market at the Alladin, or possibly the Paris buffet (I hear it is comperable to the Bellagio, and about as expensive). Oh well, next time.
Nov. 17th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
That's a great story!

Paris is pretty darn good, but it's all French regional cuisine. Still, there's no wait and it's cheaper. I wasn't all that impressed with the Rio buffet. Alladin is good. :)
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