Saturday, March 22, 2008

Vegas Bound

Going to Vegas this spring with Captain Steve Trevor.

I'd love any tips, things that shouldn't be missed, things that should be missed... you get the idea.

Lay it on me.


b13 said...

Bellagio Fountains, The Fremont Street Experience, Treasure Island Battleship Show

Bu the two best things we did were took our rental SUV to the edge of town... aimed through the desert toward the mountains... and drove till we reached them (bring water). We actually came across a quarry in the middle of the desert and some guys skeet shooting.

We also drove to the Grand Canyon from Vegas and stopped at Hoover Dam on the way (stunning).

MJ said...

Take B13’s advice and go to the Grand Canyon. Don’t think twice. Just do it.

I also suggest Red Rock Canyon, closer to Vegas.

And if you can’t get out to the brothels of Nevada (the desert is lovely in the spring, after all) then click here to see the tour of the brothels I made a couple of years ago.

Naomi said...

Uh, please tell me "Captain Steve Trevor" isn't a pet name for ... for ... uh, anything near & dear to you?

D. Prince said...

I Oh My God Naomi, that is funny. Yes, that's what I happen to call it. Kidding.

Thanks Mj & B13, I actually wasn't planning on going to the Grand Canyon but now I'm rethinking it. And Mj, I remember well reading about your brothel tour. F-U-N-N-Y!

We're staying at the Bellagio and made sure to reserve a "fountain view" room. I can't wait!

MJ said...

While at the Bellagio, take special note of the following:

1) Dale Chihuly’s hand-blown glass flowers in the lobby ceiling.
2) The largest chocolate fountain in the world
3) The swimming pools. I spent an entire day poolside, writing postcards, lazing about, and drinking cocktails
4) The Fountains of Bellagio (as you mentioned) in front of the hotel. Check for times so you can watch them synchronized to music.

One important piece of advice for your trip: Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
I got sunstroke as I’m so used to living in a grey, rainy climate that I went berserk with happiness at the sunshine.

And if I could do it all over again, I'd spend more time in the Grand Canyon and in the desert than in Vegas.

D. Prince said...

Thanks MJ, now I wish we were going for longer.

Thanks for the tips, sunstroke sucks! Chocolate fountain, yum! And their pool area looks amazing, I can picture myself drinking Tom Collins' while relaxing right now! Too bad I'm on my way to work.

MJ said...

If you enjoy thrill rides, my friend enjoyed both the New York New York roller coaster and the rides at the top of the Stratosphere.

I can't give you my personal opinion on them as I waited for her in the lobby on both occasions.

Naomi said...

Well,that's a relief!

Say, there are Chiluly glass pieces in the lobby? Cool! Dar's ex-partner in glass trained with Dale Chiluly and was totally fixated on him, we got a little tired of hearing about it at the time, but he is truly a master of the art.

By the way, I didn't make the connection before, but Bellagio is one of the places I want to visit in Italy. When I move there to be closer to Javier.

WavyDavy said...

Go to see the Blue Man Group show. It's insane - like nothing you've ever seen before.

Just Dave said...

1. Eat dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Reservations are a must. It is a little pricey but, if you stay away from the wine celler, it's affordable. Food is fantastic and it has great views.

Pannavini, on Sunset south of the Strip, is also very good for Italian and is not as expensive.

2. See Cher at Caesars before she becomes 100% plastic and floats away.

3. Go downtown and do the Fremont Street Experience. It is pretty awesome. Gamble at Binions, one of the seediest landmarks of old Las Vegas. There's been a lot of blood spilled on the upper floors of that casino.

D. Prince said...

Thanks Just Dave (and everyone else) I've taken notes!