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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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Oct. 29th, 2002 09:44 am (UTC)
King Tut.
I drug my parents all the way to Seattle in the late 70's to see the King Tut exhibit at the Seattle Center. I was probably all of 7 or 8 and screaming to go see artifacts. ;-) (And my parents were cool enough to indulge me).

By contrast, I was a senior in high school before I went to a concert. *heh*

Oct. 29th, 2002 10:45 am (UTC)
Re: King Tut.
I was a junior in high school when the exhibit was here. We came over from Walla Walla, stayed in dorms at UW. It was way cool. :)

The recreation was fun, but not nearly as cool.
Oct. 29th, 2002 12:41 pm (UTC)
Fremont Street is a great place to play cheap craps.... it's a complex game and takes a while to learn. I love the old bag waitresses with the big blond hair... they serve your drinks in can and plastic cups, so if a fight breaks out no one can break glass.
Oct. 29th, 2002 12:53 pm (UTC)
I wanted to take one of those "learn to play craps" lessons, but just didn't get there. Maybe next time.

I like gambling on Fremont Street.

And you're right about the waitresses, they're ancient, but blonde and bouffant!

Oct. 29th, 2002 12:59 pm (UTC)
Last visit to LV was for Brian's 40th... he, his sister Lisa and her husband spent the night in a crummy casino on Fremont, playing craps... they thoroughly enjoyed themselves (go figure?)
Oct. 29th, 2002 03:47 pm (UTC)
So, can we make Las Vegas a SisterFish Birthday tradition??

And, I'm glad I drug you downtown last time....it sounds like you had fun when you went back. Did you see the buffalo stampede on the lightshow???
Oct. 29th, 2002 04:54 pm (UTC)
No light show...
We were down there in the middle of the afternoon, so none of the lights were spectacular.

But it was fun. Somehow, 3 dollar blackjack seems easier than 5 dollar blackjack. :)

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