Monday, March 28, 2011

THE COSMOPOLITAN

MARY’S BUDDY DAWN CALLED LAST WEEK FROM TEXAS AND ASKED IF WE WOULD PICK HER UP IN LAS VEGAS AT THE AIRPORT LATER IN THE WEEK.

YAHOO, A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS.  SCRATCH PAULIE, HE WENT HOME TO IOWA FOR THE WEEK-END TO VISIT HIS MOM AND MAGA. WE NEED TO STOP AT GOLD COAST TO FILL UP THE LIQUOR CABINET, HAVEN’T BOUGHT JACK DANIELS SINCE OUR TRIP TO BELIZE, OR TEQUILA SINCE OUR TRIP TO MEXICO.  WE BUY OUR BOOZE AT THE GOLD COAST CASINO IN VEGAS BECAUCE OF THE GOOD PRICES AND THE DISCOUNT YOU GET WITH A PLAYERS CARD. WELL, WE USED TO GET A DISCOUNT WITH THE PLAYERS CARD, NOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE A THOUSAND POINTS ON YOUR CARD.  HOW MANY SLOT POINTS ON MY CARD?  EXACTLY ZERO.

NEXT ON THE AGENDA WAS THE NEWEST HOTEL/CASINO ON THE STRIP, THE COSMOPOLITAN.  IT OPENED IN DECEMBER.  WE PARKED IN THE OLD SURFACE PARKING LOT AT THE TROPICANA AND HIKED DOWN THE WEST SIDE OF THE STRIP.


WHY IS IT THAT EVERYTIME I HIT THE STRIP IN LAS VEGAS IT TRIGGERS A BLOG RANT?  WALKING THE STRIP CAN BE QUITE A HIKE.  THE BUILDINGS ARE SO BIG, AND YOU LOOK DOWN THE STREET, AND SAY TO YOURSELF, LOOK IT’S JUST A FEW BLOCKS DOWN THE STREET, LET’S WALK.  IT CAN BE A LONG HARSH HIKE.

THAT’S WHY I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE COMING TO VEGAS TO BRING GOOD HIKING SHOES AND PLENTY OF MONEY TO HELP KEEP NEVADA '”GREEN”.

WITH ALL THE NEW CONSTRUCTION ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE STREET, CITY CENTER AND THE COSMOPOLITAN, THEY HAVE ADDED SOME STREETS OR DRIVEWAYS, AND TO KEEP THE PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC OUT OF WAY THEY BUILD A WALKING BRIDGE OVER THE ROAD.

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SO WHAT WAS A TUFF HIKE ON THE STRIP, NOW INCLUDES SEVERAL HALF BLOCK DETOURS AND 10 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME? 

SEE THE BRIDGE IN THE LOWER PART OF THE PHOTO.  WHILE YOU’RE LOOKING BACK AT THE PHOTO, WOULD CARE TO EXPLAIN TO ME WHY YOU WOULD BUILD A NEW BILLION DOLLAR HOTEL THAT LEANS LIKE THAT?

$7 BUD LITES, $13 DOLLAR ICE CREAM CONES, PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES, AND $50 MINIMUM BETS ON BLACKJACKS GAMES THAT ONLY PAY $6 FOR $5 ON BLACKJACK?

THAT’S IT, I’M NEVER GOING BACK TO THE STRIP AGAIN, UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, (END OF RANT).

WHAT ABOUT THE COSMOPOLITAN?  OH YA, THE SUBJECT OF TODAY’S BLOG, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE THREE OR FOUR STORY PINK CHANDELER.

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COME ON MARY, LET’S CLIMB THESE STAIRS AND TRY THE OTHER SIDE ON THE STREET FOR THE HIKE BACK.

“SUNNY & 80”

3 comments:

I.M. Vayne said...

If'n I mite make a suggesterion. Next time instead of merely a buyin' that booze, ya' otter drink it afore ya go on one of the city hikes, and also drinks lots of it a durin' the hike. That way when ya get back ya won't remembers none of it. It would save y'all a bunch of writtin' that way.

Evielynne said...

I haven't been to vegas since the early 90's... strange things there and sorry to hear about your sore feet... But great advice on footware...
Evielynne

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

$50 minimum Black Jack? Where's the fun in that?