I know this was a while ago but I just recently became a member so with people asking for TR lately I thought I would share mine.
This was my first trip to Las Vegas. I went with my Mother, Father, and Brother. We left for the airport at 5:30 am dropping off the car in the parking garage and checking in at Detroit Metro. We flew out on Champion Air at 8:30am. The flight went well except that on take off I had a panic attack. Mind you I have never flown before and was already nervous about the flight. As soon as we set down on the plane I could feel the attack coming on, so I tried to calm myself listening to music, but as soon as the plane started to back out I freaked. Luckly I had my mom and brother on one side of me and my dad on the other side of me. I buried my head in my mom's arm and couldn't stopped shaking and crying. Even the flight attendent was askign what was wrong then said she understood and if I needed anything to let her know. I think I about broke my mom's hand taking off, but once we were in the air for a few minutes I was okay. I finally settled down and my brother even got me to look out the window. I even got up to go to the bathroom which if you knew me took courage. I did better on the landing but was very glad to finally be on the ground. Got our luggage and took a SUV Limo to the hotel. We stayed at the Imperial Palace( I know some people don't like it). We checked in but our room wasn't ready so we checked in the luggage and started exploring. We were starving so we headed over to the Bellagio for their buffet. Thought the food was awesome and the dessert's were to die for. we then gambled a little there and my brother bought us each a Jagger Bomb(cost $31 for two drinks). Now I know we are in vegas. Went back to the hotel and our room was ready. My mom and brother wanted to take a nap so while they did that me and my dad went to explore the hotel. Gambled a little bit and went into the gift shops. The room we had was very nice I thought didn't smell or anything. The only thing I didn't like was no view. Woke up my mom and brother and got dressed to go and see the Phatom of the Opera. walked over to the Ventian and was in awe of the place. very pretty inside. The show was awesome. This is the 4th time I have seen Phatom and loved this version even better. Once the show was over we walked around the ventian a little bit and gambled some there. Mom put in a dollar and won $100. We then went to Denny's for dinner and then over to Harrahh's to gamble some more. Finally making it back to our hotel about 1:00 am and off to bed.
We got up about 8:00 and headed to go and get our rental car. We then headed to the Grand Canyon. we stopped off at this little resturant called Bob's family resturant, because my dad's name is Bob, so we thought it would be cute. Very good food. Since we had to go by Hoover Dam on the way to the Canyon we decided to stop and look around. Had fun walking around here and remembering the gold elevators from the Movie Fools Rush In had to get my pics taken in front of them. After our 5 hour drive we finally made it to the Canyon airport. We then took a helicopter ride over the canyon. Talk about beautiful. The scenes took my breath away. we took some many pics. Me and my mom got to ride up front. Since I was so scared about flying on the plane I thought I would be the same on the copter but I loved it. I wasn't even scared. I would do it again in a heartbeat. We then stopped off at a steakhouse which had the best steaks I have ever eaten and started our long trek back to Vegas. we thought we would be smart and try and drive to downtown but after about 10 minutes on the Blvd. we decided to park the car at our hotel and take the bus. We then started walking around and gambling and never made it downtown. Went to bed around 2:00 am
got up around 9:00 and decided to try the Imperial breakfast buffet, never would eat there again. not good. we then went over to Harrahh's and gambled a bit, then go the car and drove down to the Stratosphere and went up in the tower. Loved the views from up there and took alot of pics. We then had lunch Toby's keith bar and grill very good. Went and turned the car in and took the shuttle to the Exclaibur. walked around there and gambled. Me and my mom then seen the Thunder from Down under guys taking pics with fans so we decided to do it. had fun flirting with the guys and got a couple of nice pics to take home. We then went over to the Luxor and walked around there takign pics, we then headed over to NYNY. Loved the decor, very cool. we then had dinner at La Salsa Catina and started walking back towards TI. Went and seen the Sirens show, very cheesy but the Guys were nice to look at. then we headed back to out hotel stopping off at the Mirage and Ceaser Palace along the way. fianlly went to bed about 2:30am.
Woke up around 10 am and met up with some friends from work that were there at the same time at the Wax Muesum. Had a blast walking around seeing the figures taking pics with them. left the friends and went to Harrahh's buffet. Loved it because of the crab legs. we then took the tram down to The drive but it was closing so we took the tram back down to the MGM and walked back from there checking out the hotels again and playing in some of the casinos again. we then took the bus to downtown and seen the light show and walked around. we then went back to the strip. didn't really care for downtown but to each his own. We then just hung around our place and Harrahh's going to bed early because we had a ealry flight out.
Got the airport around 8:30 that morning and left about 10:30 made it back to detroit about 5:00 out time and went home. about a month being home we already made reservations to go back in april for a week and I can't wait. so for being so long.
Thanks for posting your TR. I doesn't matter how late it is.
Delighted to hear that your panic attack hasn't put you off flying and that you are going back.
Thanks for taking the time to share the details of your trip. The first airplane ride can be scary but most people get over that quickly. It sounds like you made the most of your trip. I liked that sentence: she put in a dollar and won $100! Things like that keep us all gambling! Glad you are going back. Have fun on your next trip.
You covered a lot of territory for a first visit ! I hope the flight home was less anxiety than the flight there.
So, you caught the Vegas fever ! Next trip, check out the "Big Elvis" show at the Barbary Coast...it is free...check their schedule. That is a really fun time.
Can i ask how old you are...as this was your first time flying?
if you are really that scared of flying , your doctor can subscribe medications to calm your nerves. my sister does it about twice a year .
Sweetsherry i'm 28 years old, and yes I still take vacations with my family!!!!! most people think that is weird. I have never flown before because I always had a fear of flying and always thought that the plane would crash since I was on it. just a fear of mine. I did take a Valium but it didn't work. I guess I should have took 2. My flight home was much better, i still hate taking off and landing but I didn't freak out, so I'm pretty sure I will be fine for this trip.
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