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Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

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Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

I love to walk the Strip and take photos -- love Vegas! This was about our 9th time since our first visit in 2004......but we missed last year due to other vacations planned.

We tried a few new-to-us restaurants and saw 2 new-to-us shows -- Terry Fator and Lion King.

I did a few new things this trip and DH made enough money playing BJ & Craps to pay for our food and cabs plus bring a bit home - so he was a happy camper!

I will post my review as additional posts here. Already planning a trip for the fall -- we love that place. :)

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1. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

love to hear your tr

hope to swee some of your pics

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2. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

I have looked on here for how to upload photos to this site and can't find it - anyone know?

Or do I need to post it to another online site and post a link here??

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3. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

We flew Allegiant Air on Sunday -- my original plan was to walk down to MGM to see if I could spot some famous country singers since it was the night of the awards show...........

Oh well -- that plan got scratched as we were almost 2 hours leaving due to a broken light bulb on our wing -- used for landing!!!!!!! It was day time and we all could not figure out why they could not fix it in Vegas....well, good thing we did not have tickets to the country awards show! By the time we arrived it was just starting so no need for me to take the 30 min + trek down to MGM........

Instead we unpacked and walked over to Ellis Island for a cheap steak meal.......we enjoy their $7.50 meal -- included one of their 'home grown' ales. The steak was cooked prefectly and the short walk helped the food settle before beginning our Vegas adventure.

We own a time share at the HGVC located behind the Flamingo pool - -the monorail runs so close to it it looks like it might touch the building. We LOVE the mid strip location and the seclusion of our condo - it's quiet but oh so close to the main action of the Strip.

DH loves to play craps and fills in with BJ if the odds are good and if his table has gone 'cold'. I sometimes play a slot machine here or there - I do love the 25 cent roulette slot machines.

He had never played at O'Shea's but since it was close he decided to go over there and did quite well -- came back a happy camper and ready for Monday morning.

I just settled in and went to bed early since we were in a different time zone.

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4. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

Great start.

Looking forward to the rest of your trip report.

I dont think you can upload your pics to this site, you need to upload them to an outside site such as photobucket or web shots, then paste the address on here.

Cheers

Davy!!!

Edited: 03 May 2010, 19:48
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5. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

Day 2 - Monday

DH gets up and goes over to O'Shea's about 5 am before the crowd hits - he much prefers to play by himself or with just a few others -- he is 'serious' about his craps. lol

I did not even try to keep up with his ups and downs - I just know over all he was up and as I mentioned his winnings paid for the few cabs we took and our meals we ate at night - so it was great.

He always got up early to play and we met about 3:00 for the rest of the day and evening. I love having my mornings to myself to do what I want to do and take photos of the new things we see -- he loses patience with me stopping to take photos -------- after 35 years of marriage we have worked it out! :)

Monday found me antsy to hit City Center -- it was under construction on our last visit 2 years prior. I enjoyed strolling thru the mall -- Crystals -- before the stores opened and took my time waiting on a friend of mine to give me a call. She and her DH were in town to attend the Country awards show and the Brooks n Dunn concert on Monday night (to be shown on TV on May 23) and all pre and post parties! A very nice perk for his nice job in Nashville....... they did not know half the country stars as they 'were' not country fans prior to this visit. They were staying in the Signature behind MGM so I walked over to her room when she called me about 1 1/2 hours after I arrived at City Center.

I've never been to the Signature -- very nice towers. Their room was a nice large room with coffee pot, mini refrig and sink - but nothing to cook in - no microwave to reheat leftovers...huge bathroom and nice large sitting area....plus a wonderful view of the airport! Lol -- but for free..........

I personally thought the location was way too far from the main Strip for my tastes -- we'd never enjoy being stuck so far south and off the strip. But that is the MAIN reason they loved it -- having been to Vegas several times before they did not intend on doing anything other than the Country parties which were all at MGM -- they did rent a car one day and drove to Red Rock to walk a bit and said how pretty that area is.

I spent the rest of the afternoon at City Center wandering and photographing. The 'water wall' was beautiful....designed by WET who designed the Bellagio fountains. I enjoyed wandering thru ARIA and visited the Spa thinking I would return one day for a day pass to enjoy the 'salt room'.

I wear a pedometer in Vegas as it always amazes me how many steps it takes to get anywhere. For instance, did you know it is about 1/2 mile from the entrance (from NYNY) at MGM to the concrete floor of the mall area leading to the monorail -- that is just the walk thru the casino! I ended up with 16,000 steps today -- which is not as many as many days of yesteryears with over 20,000.

I will post more on my sights of today and our evening adventures........later.

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6. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

Really enjoying your trip report. And wow, you even have a monitor to steps. I'm going to try that on my next visit. Anxiously waiting for more.

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7. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

I am trying to post my photos to a blog -- here's the link:

http://vegas-vivalasvegas.blogspot.com/

Just want to see if this works before I take time to upload too many -- I've started with photos I took this trip at Ellis Island.

If this works I can eventually go back and add more photos from previous trips that would 'complete the picture' .....

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8. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

picture came out great! the meal at ellis island looks terrific!

look forward to seeing more of your picts.

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9. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

Makes me hungry looking at it....

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10. Re: Trip Report for Ap 18-25 - took over 1000 photos!

I've been working posting photos so have gotten away from my trip report.... the blog is not super user friendly, but I'm learning -- I am certainly NOT posting all 1100 of my photos but will try to choose some that give you an idea of the wonderful things I saw that week.

http://vegas-vivalasvegas.blogspot.com/

I do not see how to make it post oldest to newest -- so there is a 'menu' to the side so you can click on what you want to view.