October 28th, 2002


Viva Las Vegas!

What a difference a week makes!

gymgeek and I took off Friday night for a long two day weekend in Sin City.
It was fabulous.

We stayed at The Luxor, our favorite hotel/casino on the strip. Every time we stay there, we start dreaming about taking a trip to the real Luxor. This time we finally made it to the King Tutankamen Museum....there were free entrance tickets in our little comp package. I'm really glad that we didn't pay for it. I remember seeing the King Tut exhibit in the *cough* late 70s, with it's myriad of artifacts. This was a "recreation" of the Tomb, and came complete with an audio tour narrated by Harold Carter (okay, not really, but that's what they wanted you to believe....even though the introductory movie showed the "only known recording of Harold Carter's voice". It was fun, but not as cool as the real thing.

We saw Penn & Teller at the Rio. Our tickets were 2nd row, center stage. It was great. Those guys put on a great show. And I believe that Penn was the mystery bass player, doing jazz music before the performance.

We went downtown, to Fremont Street, to do some cheap gambling at the older casinos. I really like $2 and $3 dollar blackjack. The 4 Queens was good to me at blackjack, and then I blew some of it at the Golden Gate (The first hotel/casino!) I should just remember to play blackjack, and to leave the evil slot machines alone. I would have been ahead, had I done that. Oh well, live and learn. We also took advantage of the 99 cent shrimp cocktails and the $7.77 Porterhouse Steak Dinner at the Bay City Diner.

Keeping with our Vegas tradition, we saw The Blue Man Group. Buying last minute tickets, we were the closest to the stage that we've been. I love seeing them, even if I've seen the show before, it still totally captivates me.

Took the 11:59 p.m flight back to Seattle Sunday night. Got in about 2:45 a.m., home by 4 a.m., spent a nice quiet day at home.
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