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Just Back! Highlights and lowlights

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by JLT63LV, Feb 29, 2004.

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  1. JLT63LV

    JLT63LV Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    It was my first trip ever to Las Vegas.

    Four days, three nights at the Mirage, upgraded from a standard room to a 28th-floor volcano-view suite for $50 extra per night. Fancy digs for a guy with champagne tastes and a domestic beer budget, who isn't used to an armoire containing a coat closet.

    I didn't gamble, so Lady Luck was absent.

    Lost my Cirque du Soleil: Mystere ticket, my printed itinerary, and my return airport shuttle voucher February 26 when they were blown by the wind to the bottom of Hoover Dam, after I'd set them down in order to take a picture of the dam. The tour bus driver wrote me a new voucher, and the folks at the Cirque du Soleil box office at Treasure Island wrote me an emergency ticket voucher. The show was great but I didn't get the point of the giant snail.

    Weather was yucky February 26, so saw little of the Grand Canyon up close; better view February 25 on the fly-in.

    Dinner February 27 at Battista's Hole in The Wall Italian Bistro at 4041 Audrie Street, behind the Bourbon Street Casino Hotel. Though nothing here is below $18.95, the food is outstanding.

    I had a Fatburger, Fat Fries and a Baby Chocolate on February 28. Total cost $9.35 plus $.70 sales tax for $10.05. It's not close to Mirage, but it's closer than the In and Out Burger on Tropicana.

    Bally's Prime Rib and Alaskan King Crab Legs dinner at its Sidewalk Cafe for $13.95 on February 28, my last meal in Vegas. Very good meal, bargain-priced: 8-oz (227-gram) prime rib au jus, five crab legs with drawn butter, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots and green beans.

    The smut peddlers on the strip. "To your room in 20 minutes. Naked in 5." Right.

    Jim
     
  2. Dougie

    Dougie I am IN!

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    Thanks Jim. That read was like crack to an addict, thanks for the hook up!!

    Baz
     
  3. NEON

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    Jim,
    that was really nice of the box office to get you a replacement ticket!
    4 days and no gambling? [​IMG] I could not do that with all those temptations right there! You must have will power made of Kryptonite! :D
     
  4. doctor_al

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    He set down his tickets on the edge of the dam, you don't call that gambling? :D
    Thanks for the tip on the Sidewalk Cafe@ Bally's, Jim, that goes on my to-do list for this summer.
     
  5. hard_eight 24

    hard_eight 24 Tourist

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    Battista's Hole in the Wall is a must see!
    Gordie the accordian player is worth the price of admission. The food is great and very resonably priced!

    But first ever trip and not one coin made it to a slot machine. :confused:
     
  6. Zcrazy

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    Man that was some serious will power.. I have a hard enough time getting out of the airport with out dropping at least a few coins.. You know waiting on your baggage and nothing better to do.. :D
     
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