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Viva Las Vegas !

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Viva Las Vegas !
« on: March 25, 2011, 10:50:42 AM »
I've been in Las Vegas this week (20 to 25) and think it may be my last trip here...maybe one more...maybe not.

Came to see Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace and that was the highlight of the trip. Went on three separate hikes outside the city; 2 near Hoover Dam (a new arch bridge there was fun too) and 1 hike at Valley of Fire, red rocks poked up out of a tan and gray desert. Red Rock Canyon (a favorite place) doesn't open until April.

Then hiked the canyons of the Strip....never walked through so many Casinos in my life on the way to see their featured attractions. Venetian has gondolas running indoors among pricey shops. Mirage used to have the white tiger acts until one of the guys was attacked. In years past their tiger and dolphin attraction was free, but now they charge $15 to walk in the smallish area.

Had a $25 token from an off-strip casino but didn't have the energy to get there. Said no cash value on token, so guess it was good for $25 of play.

On TV, 3 mayoral candidates pushing themselves with "I'll bring Las Vegas back to it's former glory". Traffic like you wouldn't believe and hawkers pushing clubs, etc. and a tv story that said average tourist spends $245 on a 4 day stay. That must be after the plane, car rental and hotels !

Be good to get back to going to auctions next week.

Re: Viva Las Vegas !
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 11:16:40 AM »
I was wondering where you went!  You didn't check out any auctions why you were there?

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Re: Viva Las Vegas !
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 11:28:18 AM »
I was wondering where you went!  You didn't check out any auctions why you were there?

Nope, even if the wife wasn't with me, I don't think I would have....needed a real vacation. Did see plenty of them (facilities, not auctions) while driving to hikes though. Storage One is the outfit that has the big deal a couple of times a year....the Storage Warriors guys went to those (and others I think).

Also saw the storefront for Pawn Stars between the end of the strip and the downtown area...right on Las Vegas Blvd. I would have stopped in there if I had been alone just to see if the main guys were behind the counter.

Instead in a rare moment on my own I went to a rock shop in LV as rockhounding is one of my hobbies. It is the only store in LV so they have a lock there. There is a small rock shop in Boulder City near Hoover damn. Talked to the owner there and compared notes on that biz. She has made it 10 years. Rock shops are on their way out.

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Re: Viva Las Vegas !
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 03:02:13 PM »
1 pm the 25th of March...

At McCarren airport in Lost Wages on the way home to Central California.....came away with a good experience (not auction related) but will be good to get home (as usual after any trip). Auctions next week...doubt anything will have changed in the 6 days or so I was gone. Seems the usual biz here in the forums too!



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