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TR: August 20 to 27 - Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

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TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

My fiancé (now hubby) and I decided we didn’t want an expensive honeymoon as we were trying to do everything on a bit of a budget. In doing research it was actually going to cost us more to fly to some places within Canada than it was for flight and a hotel in Vegas. I’ve been to Vegas a few times and have always enjoyed it. He had only been once for a convention, so he didn’t get to see much. We always wanted to go back together and this was the perfect opportunity.

With our budget in mind, we decided to stay at the Flamingo. Not only was it in our price range, but the location was great. More on the Flamingo below.

This is my first trip report, so please go easy on me. I hope it’s not too long. Also feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.

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1. Re: TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

Day 1 – August 20

We had a late flight, departing Winnipeg at 9:00pm, but this was great because we had all day to run errands and return wedding rentals. We booked our trip through West Jet vacations, which included flight and hotel. When we booked and printed everything out, we saw that it also included a shuttle to and from the airport.

Jeff (DH) and I landed in Vegas at 10:15pm (3 hour flight, with 2 hours difference). We were in terminal 3, and everything went smooth. We picked up our bags right away and headed out to where the shuttles were. Ours was with Showtime. Once we were on, the bus left so we didn’t have to wait at all, and it wasn’t full either. Had to stop at a few hotels first, but we didn’t mind.

DH and I waited about 8 minutes to check in. There was a bit of a line, but not as long as I had seen it during different times during our trip. We had booked a Go Room and requested a king size bed. We found out they had no king size beds left, and they put us in a room with two queens, mentioning that we could switch us the next day. We were in the Habitat tower. The elevators in this one were very outdated and needed some TLC. That didn’t bother us though. We went up to the room, freshened up a little, then decided to look around the hotel and find a bite to eat. We ate some pizza from Bonanno’s in the food court at the hotel, and it was very yummy.

At this point, it was after midnight, which made it after 2 am for us, so we headed back to the room for some much needed sleep.

Edited: 03 September 2012, 17:31
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2. Re: TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

Day 2 – August 21

We woke up around 8am, and headed out down towards Harrahs, and stopped in at Denny’s for breakfast. We had a coupon that I printed from online for free Jeff Civillico tickets so we headed to Imperial Palace to see if we can book anything. Even with the construction we still had no issues walking past the casino or into it. We found the box office and were informed that they didn’t have free tickets until Sunday. We paid $10/seat to upgrade (we were planning on it anyways) and got tickets for the next day.

DH and I then used the coupon I had for free tickets to see the cars at IP. DH is a car guy, and he seemed to enjoy it. Even though I’m not a huge car person, I still enjoyed it. On our way out, there was an older man sitting selling his book and cd. His name was Jimmy Velvet. To be honest, I had no idea who he was till we started to look at his table. I recognized some of his songs, as my dad always listened to “oldies” when I was younger. He was very nice and down to earth. I ended up buying a cd, which he signed and will be a gift for my dad. He had many pictures of him with Elvis as well as other stars.

We went back up to our room, and decided we would call the front desk about switching rooms. When we checked in we were told to call down and they would send someone up to help us with our bags. Our phone didn’t work. Ugh. So we made our way back to the front desk and got into the long check in line. There was a lady going around and we asked about switching rooms and she said we could go into the keys/mail line. Sweet! No one was in that line and we were called up right away. The night before we were asked if we had any requests and we mentioned a high floor with a strip view would be preferred. We got our keys and went back to our first room, packed up, and had to move to a different elevator/tower. This was a bit of a pain, but we managed. We were at the spa elevators now, which were much nicer. We headed up to our room, which was on the very top floor, with a pool view. No strip view, but that was ok, as I didn’t plan on staring out my window during our vacation. We were also able to see some of the construction going on next door, and never heard anything.

I then decided it was time for the DH to see Freemont Street as he had never been before. We hopped on the Deuce and got 24 hour passes. We walked up and down the street, but being that it was the afternoon, not much was lit up. We walked over to the Mob Museum and spent a few hours in there. DH and I both really enjoyed the Museum, it was neat how they talked about the connection between the Flamingo to the mob and we were staying there. I have noticed on here that people get the Mob Museum and the Mob Attraction mixed up. The Museum is downtown, where the Attraction is at the Tropicana.

DH and I headed over to the Golden Nugget to gamble a little. I won’t mention gambling much throughout my report, but basically we would spend $20 here, $20 there. We didn’t do much at all. We did have the best luck at the GN, well DH did. I spent $20 and he walked out up $35. Then we decided to go to the buffet at the Fremont because it was seafood Tuesday. The buffet was ok and we really enjoyed the crab legs, they had both hot and cold (we like the hot ones). I did find it strange that there wasn’t much for warm veggies. I found one dish with green beans and carrots (besides potatoes). That’s it. Maybe I missed something? Or maybe it was this way because it was seafood night. Either way no complaints.

After supper we headed outside and finally everything is lit up. I’m so glad DH finally got to see it. We watched one of the bands for a few minutes and it was quite entertaining. We popped into one of the gift shop stores, but don’t see anything that we really liked. At this point we are starting to get a little sleepy and worn out, so we hopped on the bus and headed back to the hotel. I should also mention that we ended up walking to the wrong bus stop (the one where we got off). Once we got there I remembered the drop off and pick up spots are different. Some guy asked us if we were going back to the strip. I said yes, and then he said we had to go to the other bus stop. I then said “Oh yeah, I remember that” and went on trying to give us directions. I proceeded to tell him “Thank you, but I know where.” As we are walking away he is almost walking with us explaining where to go. Then he asks if we have any extra change. Seriously? He didn’t even really help us as I would have figured it out on my own. We just said sorry we have no change and walked away. I thought he was trying to be helpful but felt annoyed when I found out he wanted money.

I wasn’t really a fan of the new zipline they put up on Freemont Street. I found that it really constructed the view of everything. I didn’t go on it as it’s not really my thing, but it also seemed like it didn’t go fast, but maybe that’s just me.

We got back to the hotel and decided to crash as we were pretty tired at this point.

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3. Re: TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

Day 3 – August 22

We woke up to find out it was pouring rain. I thought it wasn’t supposed to rain in the desert? We heard on the news that it was the most rain Vegas got in one day since 1999. The streets were flooded but we didn’t let the rain slow us down. We got pretty soaked walking over to Harrahs. We found a gift shop that was selling umbrellas and picked one up. We probably should have both got one as it really didn’t cover both of us that well. It was raining so hard that it started to drip through the umbrella, or maybe it was just that cheap. We walked to the McDonalds next door and grabbed a quick breakfast. It was packed, but we managed to find a seat.

We braved the rain again and went to the bus stop in front of Harrahs. We waited and waited and waited for the bus. We saw 3 go the other direction down the strip. Finally the bus came and we rode it to the Fashion Show Mall. We mostly walked around, but bought a couple of items. It was a great way to get out of the rain for a few hours. I thought about buying a super cheap pair of flip flops because the sandals I had on were leather and held in the water and were so wet, but I couldn’t find a cheap pair (I expected that to happen).

The DH and I go to leave the Fashion Show Mall, and realize that he only has one bus pass in his pocket. I didn’t have it because I always gave mine to him. We figured it somehow fell out of his pocket, or got stuck in the coupon book he found there, and then put back. I joked around about me taking the bus and him walking back, but I couldn’t do that to my husband on our honeymoon! Lol. When we went outside we realized it wasn’t raining as hard and only spitting, so we decided to walk.

DH and I ended up going into TI. At this point we were starting to get a little hungry for some lunch and decided to stop at Canter’s Deli. We split a Canter’s Reuben, and it was more than enough for us both. We really liked it, and would go back.

On our walk back to the IP, the construction in front was almost flooded out from the rain. We had a little path that was dry but once we got to the middle, we came across a huge puddle. I took off my sandals; DH was wearing his brand new runners which he took off while we walked through the water. It was up to our ankles in the shallowest parts. Some guy made a joke that we were just playing in it, and we told him how deep it was and they decided to turn around and walk back. Once inside we gambled a little before the Jeff Civillico show. DH and I both enjoyed the show and had a good laugh. I don’t think I’d pay full price for his show, but it was a good deal for the $20 it cost us. He was very entertaining to watch, funny and an amazing juggler.

After the show, we got back on the Deuce (24 hour pass again) as DH really wanted to go to the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop (Pawn Stars). I had been in the store with my dad a few years ago on a previous trip. We paid attention when we were on the bus going to Freemont so we had an idea where to get off. We knew the shop was on Las Vegas Blvd and near Hoover. We got off at the stop just after Hoover St. I forget exactly what stop, but it was near the bus station. We walked down Garces Street (I think or Bonneville) and it was right there. A few other people got off and I believe they asked the driver where to get off. It was neat to see again, and I know DH enjoyed it. Especially the few things we saw that we had seen on TV. We weren’t in there too long and we headed back up the strip. We took the bus all the way to the Luxor as we had tickets for Carrot Top that night.

DH got a players card since he didn’t have one and we gambled a little. We decided to eat at Tacos and Tequila. I think this is the one and only alcoholic beverage I had the whole trip, but it was delicious. Our dinner came out super fast. They serve chips and salsa and it came out with our dinner it was a little disappointing as I would have preferred to enjoy it before our dinner came. DH and I both had combos (3 items each), but unfortunately I forget which ones. DH wasn’t impressed by his at all. He found that it lacked flavor, and let me tell you, he NEVER complains about food, this man will eat almost anything (makes cooking very easy for me, haha) so I was really surprised. Mine was ok. I could see what he meant by not much flavor but I enjoyed it. One item on my plate (I think the taco), was amazing. It was chicken with fruit (I think pineapple, but I could be wrong). It was the most delicious thing. I gave DH a bite and even he agreed. The chips and salsa were amazing also. The waiter said one was spicy, but I didn’t find it spicy at all. I enjoyed both salsas and probably could have sat there and ate the whole basket lol.

After supper we headed to the theater for Carrot Top. We bought our tickets online in advance. I should also mention that the box office was very good to deal with. The Friday before our trip (and day before our wedding) somehow my DH lost his Visa. The tickets were put on the Visa and he needed it to pick them up at the box office. We called the box office and they said to print out the email and bring ID and that would be fine.

Carrot Top is as funny as everyone says. We were centre 2nd row and I thought it was even better than 1st row as we didn’t have to look up the whole time. Either way, his show was extremely funny. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’ve always found him a little creepy, but his show was great and would definitely recommend his show to anyone.

When we got outside we decided to walk down the strip some. We stopped at the M & M store so DH could see it, we were going to go to the Coke store but it was closing, and only saw a little and decided to come back another day. We got back on the Deuce and headed back to our hotel.

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Day 4 – August 23

We slept in and then walked over to Harrahs to catch the shuttle to the Rio. We wanted to try to get Penn and Teller tickets for later on in our trip. One of the little books we received had a 2 for 1 coupon. This is the only thing that DH had seen that I hadn’t. Lol. He really enjoyed their show and wanted to see it again, and I couldn’t say no because I enjoy their TV show. We were hoping we were fast enough at the box office to catch the same bus back but no. There was another shuttle bus there that was going to Bally’s that worked for us.

We then headed to the bus stop to wait for the Deuce. With the construction at IP and the barricades up in front of the Flamingo (not sure why) we didn’t have a close bus stop. The closest on the Flamingo side was Harrah’s or by Paris. It was a bit of a pain, but we managed. We took the bus down to the huge souvenir shop (World’s Largest Gift Shop). We looked around and bought a few items for our families back home. By this time it was after lunch and we decided to go to the Pepermill for lunch. I believe the DH had a burger and I had the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. We both enjoyed our lunch.

After lunch we took the Deuce back to our room and relaxed and had a nap.

Once we woke up and felt refreshed we headed over to Ellis Island for the famous steak dinner. We walked over and didn’t have any issues. There were a couple of homeless people begging for money along the walk. The hostess said the wait was about 15 minutes for dinner. During our wait, the power went out in the whole place. It was out for maybe a minute. I wondered what happened to the slot machines in a power outage, especially if they were in the middle of a win or something. Once the power came on, I overheard the hostess and another lady talking and they weren’t seating anyone because they couldn’t get the grill working. I think in total we maybe had to wait 30 minutes. One man came up to the hostess and was completely rude (and I’m sure he put his name down after us). He wanted a table pronto, and she explained the issue with the grill and that they were working on fixing the issue. He walked away in the middle of her talking which I thought was extremely rude. A short while later, he went back and slammed down his number on the hostess stand and stormed out. I can’t believe some people, as they were trying to get the issue fixed. I could understand why they didn’t want to seat anyone, but I wish they would have because I was thirsty. We eventually got our table and steak supper. I had the root beer which was probably the best ever. My DH had a beer and enjoyed it. We joked that it was probably one of the nicest and cheapest dinner we had the whole time. We probably should have went back during our trip sometime, but didn’t. Also our drinks were free which I am assuming was because of the wait/power outage.

We stopped at the 7-11 next door and got a couple of waters to have up in the room. We walked back and relaxed in the room before bed as we had an early day ahead of us.

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5. Re: TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

Day 5 – August 24

Today was the trip to the Grand Canyon. After reading many suggestions of Grand Adventures we decided to book our Grand Canyon trip with them. I cannot say enough good things about the trip as well as the driver/tour guide, Louis. The van picked us up next door at Bally’s at about 6:15am. I love how this company uses 15 passenger vans instead of big buses. It’s so nice to have a small group. There were 3 from Calgary (mother, father and older son), 2 girls (also from Winnipeg), and one girl traveling from Australia and then DH and I. We stopped at Hoover Dam and Route 66. Both were great to see (I had been to Hoover Dam before). Louis also gave us lots of information and little tidbits about Vegas, and the areas we were traveling to.

Let me just say, the Grand Canyon is amazing. The view is breathtaking. Everywhere I looked I felt like I was looking at a post card. It was definitely worth the long drive and the long day. I am so glad we decided to do it.

Having lunch overlooking the Grand Canyon was also amazing. I would highly recommend visiting the Grand Canyon and booking a trip with Grand Adventures.

Once back at the hotel, it was around 9pm and we decided to get a bite to eat. DH and I both got a burger from Johnny Rockets in the Flamingo. It was good, but I wish we would have got more of the pizza instead. Bed time.

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6. Re: TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

Day 6 – August 25

We woke up and headed down to the pool (finally). It was about 10am when we got down to the pool and it was so busy. Every lounger had stuff on it. I was hot, and was getting annoyed and almost ready to say the heck with it and head back to the room, when we came across some people leaving and were able to get their loungers. We were by the small pool, which I believe is the kid friendly one.

I had read online they have free wi-fi at the Flamingo pool. I brought down my IPad, hoping to connect to the internet. Needless to say it wasn’t free . I’m not sure if the pool used to have free wi-fi and the website is out of date or I was doing something wrong. Either way, when I opened the browser it wanted me to pay.

We relaxed, read, and went in the pool. The temperature of the water was perfect. Soon we started to get too warm (loungers in the sun didn’t help) and we head back up to the room to shower and change.

DH really wanted to go to the Carnegie Deli. We have a couple of friends that just rave about that place. So we walked over to the Mirage to check the place out. We ended up splitting a Reuben and it was delicious. I must say (and DH agrees) that the sandwich we had at Canter’s Deli was much better. Don’t get me wrong, this one was good, but I still preferred Canters. We thought the sandwich came with fries or something, but didn’t. It was okay because the sandwich was huge and more than enough for both of us.

We walked over to Caesars Palace and decided to check out the Forum Shops. Walked around and window shopped. We decided to go into the Cheesecake Factory to have a piece of cheesecake. Very yummy.

DH and I headed back to the Flamingo for the Nathan Burton show. We had a coupon for free tickets, but no seats were available until the next week (I guess they always fill up fast). It wasn’t an issue as we planned on paying the $10/ticket to upgrade anyways. We enjoyed the show although a few of the tricks we could easily see how they were done. It was still entertaining for an afternoon. Jeff Civillico also came on and did a little bit, which we had mostly already seen, but he was still entertaining.

After the show we headed back up to the room to freshen up. We went over to Bills and took the free shuttle to the Orleans. We had tickets that we had previously purchased to see Kevin Nealon.

As much as I like the free shuttles, someone had bad body odor and it really smelt up the whole bus. The shuttle stops at Gold Coast where most passengers got off, followed by the Orleans.

Once arriving at the Orleans we decided to try out the buffet. Somehow I forgot my players card in the room so my meal was full price (only a dollar or two different). The buffet was surprisingly good. I think with a players card it was $9.99 and they advertised prime rib and seafood. I wasn’t sure what to expect but we enjoyed it. I felt like it was a much better buffet than we had at the Freemont and half the price. I like the off strip casinos, I’m not sure why but maybe it’s the more relaxing atmosphere. Believe it or not, out of all of the places we ate this place had the best service. The DH always drinks many glasses of pop/water at supper time and this was the only place that kept up with him. Almost as soon as we were done with our plates and pushed them aside, they were gone.

After supper we spent a little time playing some slots before we went to the theater and took our seats. We were front row and centre. Kevin Nealon was only there for Friday and Saturday I believe. We both really enjoyed his show as he was extremely funny. He asked the audience who was from Las Vegas and from the response it seemed as if most were locals.

After the show, we took the shuttle back to Bills. This shuttle was great because we got lucky both coming and going and we didn’t have to wait at all.

We walked over to Paris and went on the Eiffel Tower Ride. We had been trying to go for a few days, the day it rained it was closed and the other evenings we were tired. The view was amazing even though I’m not a fan of heights. We also saw the fountain show from up there which was very neat.

Back up to the room for the night.

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Day 7 – August 26

Last full day in Vegas. :( We slept in and then started to walk up the strip towards the Coke store. It was too hot to be out walking and I don’t do well in the heat. I did well most of the trip though and I guess we did quite a bit inside too. We stopped at McDonalds for a quick breakfast and to cool down.

We looked around the Coke store for a little while and purchased the “Around the World” tray of samples. It was two trays of samples (I believe about 16 different kinds) and the cost was around $8. DH and I shared a tray and it was more than enough. The 1st tray and the first row were completely empty. I told my DH that he didn’t have to drink ALL of it because that was a lot to drink, but he insisted. The 2nd row was not so empty. Lol. The second tray started to get a little gross. One was almost minty tasting which was gross because it reminded me of mouth wash. Another was so gross (I forget what flavor) but it left a nasty taste in the mouth. We really enjoyed the tray and it was easy to split between the 2 of us (and could probably be split between more people if they don’t mind sharing cups).

We went back out into the heat and walked back to our room. Again we had a relaxing afternoon watching TV/napping. Some people might find this a waste in Vegas, but we enjoyed it because back home we work full time and hardly get a chance to just relax.

Once we were refreshed we walked over to Harrah’s and took the free shuttle to the Rio. This shuttle we had to wait for maybe 10 minutes but it wasn’t bad at all. It was full. In the past when I’ve used the shuttles I’ve never seen them full.

Once at the Rio we went straight into the line for the World Buffet. We have both been before, and I love the wide assortment of food they have. I found the crab legs to be better tasting than the one on Freemont even though they were cold.

After dinner we gambled a little and then headed to the Penn and Teller Theater for the show. DH had heard when he went to the show before that they change it up every night, but he saw mostly the same stuff. He said he didn’t mind and still really enjoyed it. After the show you can meet and get your picture taken with them, but we just decided to book it back to the hotel.

We get outside to where the shuttles are and they are packed with people. No chance we would be getting on the next shuttle so we decided to grab a cab back to the Flamingo.

We were planning on checking in for our flight, but it was still too early. We couldn’t check in until midnight and it was around 11:00pm. We talked over to the Bellagio and wandered around and found the Conservatory. We enjoyed that and then went outside to watch the fountains for a bit. I can see why so many people love the fountains. Beautiful.

On our way back to the Flamingo we saw some cops and movie crews. Not too sure what they were taping.

We checked in to our flight and printed out our boarding passes, then went upstairs to hit the hay.

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Day 8 – August 27

We woke up this morning and called the front desk to ask about a late check out, and they said noon. Oh well. Our shuttle wasn’t coming till 8:00pm so it was going to be a long day.

DH and I headed down to the pool. There were lots of open loungers. We were earlier and also being that it was Monday and not on the weekend I also think helped. We found two in the shade at the same small pool and we read and went in the water a bit. They started to play loud music which they didn’t have last time (at the other pool they did) I didn’t mind the music but it was nice not having it and it being somewhat peaceful.

We then headed back up to the room to shower and pack. DH did the express check out as we didn’t charge anything to the room or have to worry about any comps. We then put our bags into baggage check and went to get a taxi.

DH and I took the taxi over to the Pinball Hall of Fame. This was one of the places I had read about on here that I knew my DH would love. And he did. There are so many machines; we played quite a few and really enjoyed ourselves. I’m not very good at pinball what so ever, but still had fun.

We decided to brave the heat and walk to the In and Out Burger that was near there. I Googled it before we left and going from the Pinball Hall of Fame to the In and Out by the University was about the same distance as the strip to the other In and Out. Even though it wasn’t that far and was in walking distance, it felt very far and I was very hot. I know some people love this place and others don’t understand what the big deal is, but we wanted to check it out as we had never been before and they don’t have them here in Canada. We both really enjoyed our burgers. For cheap fast food it was really good, way better than any fast food we have here in my opinion.

Once we were done we sat outside and called a cab company. We waited 30 minutes and no one showed up. I was sitting in the shade sweating. DH called another company and one showed up within 5 minutes. We asked him to take us to Harrah’s.

At Harrah’s we jumped on the shuttle to Sam’s Town. It was pulling in at the same time as we were so the timing was perfect. I had been to Sam’s Town once before when I came with my dad so I thought it might be a neat place to check out when we had time to kill. We walked around and gambled some. My money lasted me the longest here by far. Even DH agreed. He played $3 BJ for a while and was up probably $30 at one point but ended up being down by $10. As I said we aren’t huge gamblers but we had fun. I did feel a little young here as I felt it caters to an older crowd. They announced a draw for money, DH asked someone where we enter and we were told you must be over 50 to enter (I’m 28 and he’s 29). I still enjoy visiting these off strip casinos for the change of pace.

We took the shuttle back to Harrah’s and decided on KGB in Harrah’s for supper. These burgers were delicious. DH had the Thanksgiving burger (turkey burger, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, etc.) and he LOVED it. He said he wanted to try making something at home. I had a pina colada milkshake which was delicious. I think it was just an August special though. I had the Bacon BBQ Burger and it was very good. I would definitely eat there again.

We headed back to the Flamingo and still had time to kill before the shuttle. I realized we hadn’t looked at the flamingo habitat yet, so we wondered around there for some time.

The shuttle back to the airport went smooth, we only had one other pick up. They picked us up at 8:00pm and our plane wasn’t supposed to depart till 12:50, but the time went by fast.

We arrived home at 4:30am our time, took and taxi home and slept.

DH and I both greatly enjoyed our holiday and hope to go back again.

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9. Re: TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

Side notes . . .

HOTEL – FLAMINGO:

I would stay here again. It’s a great location and the rooms were clean. I really can’t complain about the hotel at all. The last couple of days we did have some strange moments with the elevators. On more than one occasion while going down it would say 14, then skip down to 12 and just stop. First time it happened it was just DH and I and for a second I was worried we were stuck. Then it started to move again. And the other weird thing is that they have 6 elevators and it did it in different elevators.

PORN SLAPPERS:

One thing that I observed is that they were even out in the afternoon which I found odd. Last time I was in Vegas they were only around at night. We collected some to bring back for friends. I had to laugh when I found two cards with the same picture but different names. Haha. Also some said “free” on it which I find hard to believe.

TIME SHARE SHARKS:

They were EVERYWHERE. If we were walking by holding hands they always approached us. Usually if we saw the purple shirts we would separate and it helped. It actually got annoying. One lady pulled us aside when she found out it was our Honeymoon and said free gift, and passed us on to a lady at a desk, right away I knew what they were up to. Nothing in Vegas is free. I went to a timeshare a few years ago in Vegas and it was awful, never again. We also found that telling them it was our last day, or leaving tomorrow also got rid of them fast. It also worked with the people on the strip trying to sell show tickets.

WI-FI

I refuse to pay for wi-fi that I wouldn`t use that much. Being from Canada we didn`t use data on our phones because it would be expensive. We usually used wi-fi at McDonalds to check our emails.

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10. Re: TR: August 20 to 27 – Honeymoon in Vegas @ The Flamingo

Nice report, Congrads on your wedding.

Too bad you didnt try Hash House a Go Go for breakfast, the best pancakes ever.

I had a sandwich from the deli in the Mirage and i was not impressed either.

I try to take the duece but I am aleays waiting for a bus, no patience

I also ate at KGB anfd i really liked their burger and another night i had a grilled chicken ceasar salad and it was really good.

Edited: 03 September 2012, 17:58