First off I would like to say I have AS and because of that I tend to write in a very linear way. Some of you may find this boring because of that. Also just for those reading to know both my mother and I use canes. Lastly in case it bothers anyone I am not “straight”, I will make comments about some guys in the shows we saw.
From time to time I will post a link. That will be the link to my review of whatever it followed. Usually the review will be really short.
Day One 2/3/14
Our plane landed about 20 minuets early, which was nice. Got to car rental place and got a free up grade (because they didn’t have anything I was booked for). Every car we tried to take they told me I couldn’t have for one reason or another, even though they said pick any car in that row. It took about an hour and a half to finally get a car and that left both of us fairly mad. We rented from Dollar.
Next we went to our hotel, The Flamingo (tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g45963-d9184…). Took about 20 minuets to get checked in. I thought it was funny that the person that checked us in name tag said they were from our home town. What are the odds of that? Anyways, we were offered the chance to get a Go Room with a Strip View for only $10 more a night. I turned it down and got a great room overlooking the Wildlife Habitat and High Roller on the 20th floor.
After getting settled we took a taxi downtown because I was scared I would get lost and I thought I might drink, which I did. It was about 5pm and the cab driver took us on I-15 to get downtown. We got dropped off at Binion’s and walk over to The Heart Attack Grill (tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g45963-d2387…) just to try it out. It had decent burgers and was a fun place. After eating we walked the Fremont Street Experience for a few hours, shopped a bit and took pictures with a couple of characters. Overall we did not care for downtown. Too many out of control drunk people. After seeing all of the casinos on the FSE we caught a cab at the Golden Nugget and went back to The Flamingo. This driver took Las Vegas Blvd. on the way back and it was $6 cheaper. My mother and I disagreed about whether we were long hauled or not. She said we were; I said with us being in traffic during rush hour we may not have been. For fun I posted this as a question on Vegas Rover (a Facebook group and a website) for other opinions. It was about even on what people thought. We may have been cheated or not.
Once we got back to The Flamingo we decided we could eat again. I went to The Flamingo Food Court and ordered a whole pizza from Bonanno’s (tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g45963-d1741…). The pizza was huge, but tasted very bad. $33.50 down the drain. We garbaged about ¾ of the pizza it was so bad.