Tuesday we were able to sleep in a bit better (this WAS, after all, to be an R&R trip). We had coffee in our room (I always carry a coffee maker to Vegas) and headed off to the pool for another few hours of relaxation. We again crashed at the “over 14” pool and ordered our $10 drinks. Had my first cable car . . . tasty : ).
Early afternoon we pulled ourselves away from the sunshine and went in to clean up for the day. We walked over the Greenberg’s Deli at NYNY to get hubby’s favorite hotdog (yuck again!). I had a very tasty deli turkey sandwich and creamy potato salad. There must have been 2 inches of meat in that sandwich. This was another $20 meal deal.
From there we paid a visit to Tix 4 Tonite and got two tickets to Fab Four for $26.95 each. Some things to note about this place . . . there is a $4 per ticket handling charge and a $1 per ticket charge if you pay by credit card. I had printed a $2 per ticket coupon off the internet (I believe from their Web site) . . . so our tickets came to $30 each. With this purchase, we were given a slip of paper that gave us $2 off per ticket if purchased the next day and a VIP pass so that we wouldn’t have to stand in the lengthy line. What they failed to tell us (although it was in the small print on the paper), was that we needed our Fab Four ticket stubs to get the discount . . . more on that later. They also failed to tell us that the “ticket” we had purchased was actually a “voucher” (although it DID say that in big letters on the document) that we would need to turn in for a ticket at the box office. Live and learn . . .
On the way back to our room we stopped by the West Wing Bar for a drink (our rate package included a $16 credit here). This is a nice, quiet little bar at the base of the elevators leading to the West Wing rooms. If you weren’t staying in the West Wing or had this credit to use . . . it’s a bar you’d likely not stumble across. It was lemon drop martini time : ).
After a bit of a break, we changed for the evening and headed to Aladdin/Planet Hollywood for the Fab Four show. We were standing in line when a customer service rep walked down the line asking if anyone had VIP tickets or vouchers . . . duh . . . we had vouchers. I held our place in line with a nice young man from Ohio while his father and my hubby went to get our tickets. Seating for this show is a bit unusual. It is a small theatre and advice on this forum suggested that the $10 upgrade to VIP seating was not worth it. I’m not so sure. The VIP seating (and seating for a group that attended that night) was in the center of the theatre. GA seating is at the sides. While the GA seats were not bad, I would have liked to have been in the center section. Ushers did NOT seat us . . . they simply led us to the section of seats we could choose from . . . it ended up to be a bit of a mad dash. A previous post here indicated that seating took place beginning at the back of the theatre, and moving forward . . . that was not our experience. But the show was FANTASTIC! We totally enjoyed it. Definitely worth the price.
After the show we decided it was time for dinner. Hubby had seen the Victorian Room advertising their prime rib for $13.95. We’ve eaten there before and knew the food would be good . . . so we headed back to Center Strip. Stopped by the Bellagio to see two water shows as we passed by. Awesome . . . as usual.
Getting to the Victorian Room, we learned there would be a 1 ½ hour wait. Uh uh . . . wasn’t gonna happen. So we headed a bit farther north (now remember . . . hubby doesn’t like all this walking . . . and he’s getting hungry) to Marguaritaville. The place is packed and there’s an hour wait there.
Our plan was to take in dueling guitars at Hooters that night, so we headed back south, stopping to watch another water show. Nothing was appealing to us (I should say him) as far as food went, so we ended up back at MGM . . . the Rueben sandwich at Stage Deli was delicious. Off we headed to Hooters.
Now, I must say, we’d never been to San Remo nor Hooters . . . it was not as bad as I expected based on what I’ve read on this forum. The casino was bright and clean . . . not terribly crowded. We found the “Porch Dogs” bar . . . and no dueling guitars. Well . . . seems gambling luck was not the only bad luck we were having this trip!
Back at the MGM we spent some more time (and money) at the slots before going to our room to pack some things up.
I neglected to say that that morning we had called the front desk from our room, again inquiring about a late check out (I wasn’t ABOUT to contact VIP marketing). A very nice clerk suggested I call back after 8 a.m. on the day of departure. They would then know what late check outs were available, based on occupancy rates. So . . . not knowing what time we’d have to leave the room Wednesday morning, I didn’t want to leave all the packing . . .