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Vegas...on 2 hours of sleep per night....

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by JenniferM, Mar 29, 2004.

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  1. Otherwise known as our honeymoon.. ;)


    * Great flight from Minneapolis on Monday 22, actually arrived early. Hubby's virgin trip to Vegas. Went straight from the plane to the restroom where he encountered a man throwing up in the urinal next to him...hehehe

    * Tried the $20 trick, plus the honeymoon speech, got upgraded to jacuzzi suite at the Luxor.

    * Record highs the days we were there, spent at least 2 hours at the pool each day...coming out of Wisconsin, that heat felt dam* good!!

    * Hubby liked the Hoover dam tour, I however, didn't think it was that dam great.

    * Saw a European man in a Backless speedo, YES, Backless...my retinas are still burning from that.

    * No midget hookers, but did see a midget playing blackjack at Mandalay Bay.

    * Made it down to see Big Elvis, a 90 year old lady if she was a day old, was up and shaking her chest at some other older men during an air guitar contest, THEN she grabs the old guy in the butt...Big Elvis was laughing so hard he had to stop singing for a minute

    * The Flamingo frowns upon actually getting into the fountain to take pictures close to the fake flamingos...who'da thunk it? [​IMG]

    * Margaritaville souvenir shop made smoke come out of my credit card... :D

    * Top of the World restaurant...great view, great service...I've had better food. Hubby loved it.

    * Kokomo's...always the best food, service, ambience, you name it...love that place

    * Il Fornaio at NY NY, skip it...bad service, bad food, but great people watching so we still had a good time (We have a great time no matter where we are...)

    * Fat Tuesday's at Aladdin, lotsa free tasting, then the mix of the Hurricane and the 91 Octane, deadly combo which led to the Flamingo fountain fiasco... [​IMG] hehehe

    * Met a wonderful group of Australians that were playing Roulette...one of the games I wanted to try this trip...not only gave me pointers on the game, but were on a streak, I won over $500 in 2 hours on my $20 that I changed. WOO HOO!!!

    * Very strange things come out of my mouth when winning (for me) large sums of cash while watching a little marble go around a wheel...

    * Blackjack tables...one time saw a $5 min table at Luxor, early afternoon, never again...so we played for hours at a $10 table and managed to win/lose enough to keep playing for 4 hours...considering we had never played in a casino before...great table to be at.

    * Pyramid cafe waiters don't bat an eye when one orders a cheese pizza and hashbrowns and a shrimp cocktail at 3:15am.

    * Hubby thought he would be the only one in loud Hawaiian shirts...not the case at all.

    * Shadow Bar at Caesar's...interesting...drinks very strong, didn't pay much more than at a normal bar at home...group of guys at the end of the bar bought 2 rounds of drinks for all the women in the bar...that was nice.

    * Cab drivers...some good some bad...got longhauled once, didn't say anything...too tired to walk or argue...had one driver out of his car and the driver behind us out of his car and they were fighting....again...interesting...

    * Warned hubby against carrying a bunch of cash, next thing you know we are leaving Shadow Bar at 1am, I am drunk to the point of blindness at this point, feet hurt so bad and can't walk anymore ...and he opens his wallet laughing and says hey, look, it's all gone... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    * Hubby didn't want to go on this trip...couldn't understand the attraction to this city...yesterday he tells me to cancel the cruise in Feb as the money that will cost us, we could go to Vegas 3 times!!

    * One rather disturbing thing I noticed...the porn slappers are now putting their little cards into our open shopping bags. I was LIVID!!! Didn't notice it until we got home and were unpacking the M&M world bag with my 6 and 8 year old...couldn't wait to see what mommy brought them...and holy cow, there was a card in 3 of 5 bags. To me, that is no different than touching us, they violated my property. Ok, enough soapbox...it did seem like there were A LOT less of those people than when I was there 2 years ago.

    * Realizing at 2am at the Roulette wheel that your throat hurts so bad you cannot speak, that your head is spinning and you're not drinking...leads one to realize that somehow I have gotten sick here in Paradise. I dealt with it until the plane ride home solidly embedded the disease in my left ear where it still lives...although now when I hear the echo of my voice in my plugged ear I can hear the little marble going around and around and around...
    All in all...another great trip. Can't wait to go back!!

    [ March 29, 2004, 12:27 PM: Message edited by: JenniferM ]
  2. JenniferM

    JenniferM Guest

    Oh my...I almost forgot. 2nd morning there, we turn on the TV while getting dressed and hear that there were gunshots at the Orleans the night before and a man was shot in the head...the man was fine, "Just a flesh wound" as they later said. My mind immediately flashed ahead to Hurricane Mikey and the crew...and thought oh no....but then my math said that they were all home....hehe

    Used the Presidential website to book Jim and the 1 hour tour with champagne...got George, he was nice, but no champagne, and went directly from airport to hotel, thought that was strange, even after I called to confirm it before we left home...

    [ March 29, 2004, 12:18 PM: Message edited by: JenniferM ]
  3. milehiman

    milehiman VIP Whale

    Sep 21, 2002
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Sounds like you had a great time.

    Now I'm one that could care less about the slappers, but having them slip stuff into your bag was crossing the line.

    I agree with you on Il Fornaio - my friend really likes it, I thought our dining money could be better spent elsewhere.
  4. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

    Nov 25, 2002
    Twin Cities
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I guess I'd have preferred not to know there even was such a thing as a backless speedo [​IMG]

    What did you think of Margaritaville?
  5. JenniferM

    JenniferM Guest

    I thought Margaritaville was pretty neat. I have always liked Jimmy Buffet and it was a fun atmosphere...everyone was happy there and that makes things nice!

    I liked the way some of the tables were like boats, and had fishing poles coming out of them, and a seat on top...hubby thought that was the best part.
  6. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

    Feb 24, 2002
    North Carolina
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I'm trying to envision a backless Speedo, and all I can figure is it looks like a jock strap? If so--how unappealing! Truly!

    Or, is it a thong? Maybe he took his wife's swimsuit by mistake? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Coaster Kikky

    Coaster Kikky Tourist

    Jan 8, 2003
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I'm guessing it was a thong or similar... maybe just a marketing ploy to call it "backless" instead of thong (maybe it sounds more comfortable without bringing to mind the nickname for thongs - butt floss)! It depends on the man's build who was wearing it... you know, looking good or "oh my God who told him he looked good in that??"

    Great trip report Jennifer! Happy Honeymoon! Sorry you got sick. I ended up catching a cold when on vacation in Hawaii recently. Stinks to have to fly with a head cold!

  8. JenniferM

    JenniferM Guest

    Yeah, it actually was a thong type suit, and I don't care if the man is a body builder...no one looks good in that kind of attire. YUCK. One other note on that guy, he was really really hairy everywhere...then there he is, laying cheeks up to the world on his lounge chair and voila, no hair there. YICK.
  9. cspada

    cspada Tourist

    Jul 10, 2003
    Howell, NJ
    Great Trip report, Jennifer! A backless thong, eh? Kinda gives you the creeps! haha :mad: I'm glad you guys had a good time!
  10. NEON

    NEON Tourist

    Mar 12, 2003
    Santa Fe
    Great report! sounds like you had lots of fun and good luck too!
    Good score on the jacuzzi suite at Luxor. They are nice!
  11. BigSlamNtee

    BigSlamNtee Tourist

    Mar 16, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Great Report !!! Hey, did you happen to notice at Margaritaville if they had a variety of tequila? I'm a straight tequila drinker and find many bars think they can pour the mixer type tequila in a shooter glass and think I will drink it...no way. Well, maybe around 3 or 4 in the morning.... [​IMG]

    Hope I don't have to see the bottomless speedo. Saw one in Aruba and was blind for two days..or maybe it was the TeQuiLa..
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