Sunday, January 9, 2011

LAS VEGAS

WHILE WE WERE IN LAS VEGAS WE STAYED DOWNTOWN ON FREEMONT STREET AT THE FITZ.  I MADE RESERVATIONS ON THE INTERNET FOR A ROOM AT $32.77 FOR THE NIGHT.  THE SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER NEW YEARS EVE AND THE CASINO WAS DEAD.

I GAVE THE CHECK-IN CLERK A GOOD MEASURE OF BS AND HE DECIDED TO PUT US IN A CORNER ROOM ON THE 31ST FLOOR.

AT THE CORNER OF THE BUILDING ALL OF ONE OUTSIDE WALL WAS A GLASS WINDOW AND ABOUT HALF OF THE AJOINING WALL WAS WINDOW.  BEING ON THE 31ST FLOOR, THE VIEW WAS FANTASTIC.

NICE ROOM FOR $32.77!!!

WE WATCHED THE PACKERS AND THE BEARS AT THE CALIFORNIA CLUB CASINO AT THE LITTLE BAR BY THE THE SPORTS BOOK, BOTTLES OF BEER WERE $2.75, UNLIKE THE $8 PRICES ON THE STRIP.

SITTING NEXT TO ME WAS A LITTLE OLE ASIAN LADY FROM CHICAGO.  HER DAUGHTER MARRIED A GUY FROM GREEN BAY AND SHE WAS FULL OF PACKER ZINGERS WHICH SHE HAD NO TROUBLE USING ON ME AS WE CHEERED ON OUR FAVORITE TEAM.

AFTER THE GAME WE HIT THE GAMBLING AND MARY HAD HER FUR COAT ON AND HER “GRANDMA JACK” SMILE.

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MARY TURNED HER $10 IN FREE PLAY INTO $18 CASH MONEY AND I TALKED HER INTO BETTING IT ALL ON THE CRAPS TABLE.  I TOLD HER IF SHE WON, WE WOULD PULL THE OLE ESCARGOT TRICK.

THE ESCARGOT TRICK IS WHEN WE WALK INTO A FANCY RESTUARANT EXPLAIN TO THE MATRA DI’ WE’D LIKE TO BUY A DRINK AND SPLIT AN ORDER OF ESCARGOT.  IF THE TRICK WORKS WE ARE USUALLY SEATED AT THE BAR.  ONE NIGHT YEARS AGO WE WERE SEATED AT THE BAR IN A FRENCH RESTRAUNT AT THE PARIS CASINO RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS. WE HAD TWO DRINKS, ENJOYED THE FOOD, ENJOYED THE FOUNTAIN SHOW, AND WATCHED THE RICH AND FAMOUS EATING IN  CLASSY FRENCH STYLE.

WE WENT TO THE TOP OF BINIONS CASINO TO THE STEAK HOUSE TO PULL THE TRICK.  I DON’T KNOW IF WAS JUST SLOW, OR WAS IT MARY’S FUR COAT?  WE WERE SEATED AT A WINDOW TABLE OVER LOOKING VEGAS.

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YUMM !!!!!

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OH MY, IT WAS GOOD, MUCH BETTER THAN THE MC DONALDS QUARTER POUNDER I ATE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT IN THE ELEVATOR ON THE WAY TO MY ROOM.

WHILE WALKING THE STREET I BENT OVER AND PICKED UP A FREE SHOW TICKET OFF THE SIDEWALK.  IT’S AN OLD VEGAS SCAM, WHERE YOU BUY A DRINK FOR $9.95 PLUS TAX AND SEE THE SHOW. IT WAS THE LA COMEDY CLUB AND ALL THREE COMEDIANS SUCKED.  YOU GOT TO REMEMBER THOUGH, WHILE YOU’RE SITTING THERE YAWNING OVER $23 WORTH OF DRINKS THAT YOU ARE NOT OUT IN THE CASINO FOR AN HOUR AND HALF LOSING YOUR MONEY.

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IN THE MORNING WE AWOKE TO A FREAK SNOWSTORM ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE VALLEY.  HOW CRUEL IS THAT TO A COUPLE OF FUN LOVING HAPPY CAMPERS LOOKING FOR “SUNNY & 80”?

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LAS VEGAS !!!

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1 comments:

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Damn, nice room! Hard to beat downtown isn't it?