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There's talk about a Lost Wages trip sometime late this year.

I've been to Vegas once before - Victoria Day long weekend, 1996 with Kat (long time good friend of mine). I even still have the text journal entries, I should dig them out and post them. We stayed at the Excalibur and it was fantastic fun. We weren't much into gambling. We did play some slots and I think I came out $8 ahead in total.

We went mostly to see the shows - King Arthur's Tournament (the one where you eat a cornish game hen with your bare hands); Sigfried & Roy; the Lipizaner Stallions; and I thought we saw something else too, but I don't remember now. Maybe we spent the entire rest of the time just walking around. That's one thing about a Vegas trip that seems to be universal: be prepared to WALK. A LOT.

My WishList of Things To See if/when we go:

  • The Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton - Tix: USD$25 + tax.
  • Mystère, Cirque du Soleil at the Treasure Island - Tix: USD$80 + tax. We need to get tickets way farking early for this. Like a few months in advance.
  • Fremont Street Experience - it's a canopy over the street and it's a light/laser show to music. latraviata says it's free. =)
  • Hoover Dam - I think this is a little ways away from Las Vegas itself...
  • O, Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio - Tix: USD$110.00 and USD$90.00 + tax. piyomomo's suggestion.
  • Blue Man Group at the Luxor - Tix: USD$82.50 + tax. piyomomo's suggestion
  • The Pirate Show - just outside the Treasure Island. This is a free show at specific times, but you kinda have to go early to get a good spot.
  • The Bellagio Fountains - I think this is a free show at specific times.

I wouldn't mind seeing The Tournament of Kings (tix: $44.66) at the Excalibur again. But I WANNA SIT IN THE WHITE SECTION!!! Front row, if at all possible. Or if we can't, then front row in any other section.

I think we should try to book as much as we can ahead of time before we go. If you wait until you get there, things will be sold out, you wander aimlessly from hotel to hotel trying to find the ticket booth (because we won't have internet connection when we get there), you'll get crappy seats, etc.


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mayna
May. 7th, 2002 06:26 am (UTC)
Well you realize that I JUST WENT to Vegas. :-)
1. Star Trek experience... was pretty cool (I'm not even a Trekkie). We got a $3pp discount because my brother is a local.
2. Fremont St. I thought it was pretty cool too. It shows on the hour starting at dusk. Other than that there's not much downtown.
3. Pirate Show - You don't want to get too close or you'll get wet. We were on the walkway in between and could see fine.
4. Bellagio fountains - it's hard to figure out when they're going to go off. But they were the coolest.
5. Red Rock canyon is also pretty cool. It's to the NW of Vegas. You can go climbing on all the rocks (at your own risk). It costs $5 per car.
6. 99c breakfast at Suncoast.. :-)
7. The Rio's show in the sky is pretty cool. Decent at least. They toss mardi gras beads at you. :-)
green_paper
May. 7th, 2002 10:36 am (UTC)
Well you realize that I JUST WENT to Vegas

How recently? I just went in the last week of March! :)

99c breakfast at Suncoast..

Hey, with all the buffets that are available in LV, there's simply NO reason to go to McDonalds!
mayna
May. 8th, 2002 10:08 am (UTC)
We left Ohio on the 18th and returned on the 22nd of April. So yeah pretty recent. :-)
aliasa
May. 7th, 2002 01:02 pm (UTC)
oh red rock canyon!
I'm thinking of going to Red Rock Canyon. How did you go about arranging to see it? How long of a drive from Vegas is it?

Oho the Star Trek Experience! Last time, some of my friends wanted to take me to see it but we were in such a rush ... only having time for lunch at Quark's <-- yummy breaded onion rings and the huge drinks!! =D

mayna
May. 8th, 2002 10:07 am (UTC)
Re: oh red rock canyon!
Well my brother drove us there, he knew the way. It's NW of Vegas and from where my brother lives it's about 45 min to an hour. So from the strip it'd probably be an hour 20 min.

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