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Mirage 7/6-7/9

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by curlypie, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. I finally have a few moments to type up a long overdue trip report!
    Me and my boyfriend spent our first trip to Vegas at the Mirage. We were very pleased with the hotel. We thought it was beautiful and the employees were very friendly. We had a great room overlooking the volcano and the strip. It was fun to stand at the window and watch it go off. On our first night we had dinner at Kahunaville at Treasure Island while the dueling piano guys were entertaining the crowd. The food was fairly good. Afterwards we wandered the strip and grabbed some bottle water at some convenience store past The Frontier. That was the furthest we walked down the strip in that direction and I'm happy we didn't wander any further down in that direction. It seemed kinda shady! Later that night we headed to the Ghost Bar and with VegasHost's help, we didnt have to stand in line. Great!!! The Ghost Bar was entertaining enough but we didn't stay long as it was more of a laid back scene. There weren't many people dancing or anything. The view was great though and it was a great first night of Vegas. After a cab ride back to the Mirage with a cab driver who was telling us the geological history of the Nevada area :D , we hit the casino back at the Mirage. The slots were uneventful and we headed back up to the room, exhausted and excited we were in Vegas. The next morning we walked and walked and did I say we walked? We must have hit almost every hotel on the strip, taking in all of the sites. It was so amazing to me, all of the things to look at. I was impressed at all of the money spent to build those hotels. I loved the atmosphere and the heat wasn't very bothersome as long as we were drinking our water. I loved the Alladin shops, Paris and the Bellagio. Ready to rest our feet, we hung out at the Mirage pool for awhile and got a couple of tasty frozen drinks (their pina coladas rock)! That night we ate dinner at Mon Ami Gabi. I thought dinner was awesome. I'm totally not a steak-eater but tried their steak with blue cheese melted on top and I enjoyed every bite. My boyfriend who knows his steak also enjoyed his. Dessert was one of the best Bananas-Foster type creations I ever had. Yum! I loved sitting outside on the patio while the Bellagio fountains were dancing. Very romantic! We ran back down the strip to make our 10-ish Mystere show at Treasure Island. Wow! I have no idea what the show was about, but it was extremely entertaining. It was one of those shows where I think I'd have to see it again just to catch everything going on. We loved it though. Back to the Mirage for some more play. Uneventful slot play and some play on the Big Six Wheel...yes I said Big Six...it's fun! The people at the table were great and the dealer was a fun older guy. The next day was more sight seeing...we wanted to check out Mandalay Bay but thought it might be too far to walk so we caught the trolley at Treasure Island. Boy, was that a mistake. Stuck in a stuffy trolley that made a bunch of stops down the strip was not fun, but we learned our lesson...the walking isn't that horrible. Exhausted from our trip in the hot trolley, we didn't sight see much once we got down to M.B. and we started the trek back to the Mirage and went swimming and sat in the hot tub. Mirage has a great relaxing pool and because we didn't get down there until about 4 or 5 each day, it wasn't very crowded. The only complaint we had was that it closed too early. That night we ate at some "Roman" restaurant in front of Caesar's ...I have no idea what the name was. It had a patio that overlooked the strip and we wanted to eat outside so we just decided to try it. We were surprised that we were practically the only people there during dinner hours. The only think I could think of was the place was new. The waitstaff seemed a little inexperienced and confused. The food was actually pretty good. A little pricy for the items but my roasted chicken and my boyfriends pasta dish were tasty. Wandered the strip for a while more. We were going to check out Freemont Street but were too tired to head over there...we checked out the Caeser's casino and shops and then headed back to the Mirage for some more slot play and of course, Big Six! We got a great cab driver the next day to take us back to the airport. He called himself the Candy Man. He was super friendly and upon exit of his cab, we got to pick out a piece of candy from this stash he had. It was a nice way to end Vegas! We had a great time... it kind of hurt to hike in the Grand Canyon and Sedona with blisters on our feet from the Vegas walking, but oh so worth it! I can't wait for the trip back. Too much to see!
  2. Miffylynx

    Miffylynx Low-Roller

    Mar 13, 2002
    Ocala, FL
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    We stayed at the Mirage 2 years ago & loved the older spinner at the big six wheel. I wonder if its the same guy. He kept saying he heard the cocktail waitress coming back by her legs squishing together.... & silly things like that. I'm gonna go look for him again next week. Sounds like you had a good trip!
  3. curlypie

    curlypie Guest

    I bet it is! This guy was hilarious. A few times he spun the wheel and then forgot he did it because he was talking and joking. It was so much fun we didn't care that we couldn't win that much playing.

    [ August 17, 2004, 12:43 PM: Message edited by: curlypie ]
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