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Old 06-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #61
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:11 PM   #62
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I just got back from Vegas. I had a very enjoyable time looking at real estate there. For somebody who spent my first 40 years in the land of over price real estate in LA and the SF Bay area, and the last 11 in nose bleed priced Hawaii it was a case of reverse sticker shock. Lots of nice fairly new units for ~$50/square foot, plus the shopping experience include a personal shopper/ chauffeur (AKA a realtor ).
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I just got back from Vegas. I had a very enjoyable time looking at real estate there. For somebody who spent my first 40 years in the land of over price real estate in LA and the SF Bay area, and the last 11 in nose bleed priced Hawaii it was a case of reverse sticker shock. Lots of nice fairly new units for ~$50/square foot, plus the shopping experience include a personal shopper/ chauffeur (AKA a realtor ).
Oooooooo...are you gonna buy a house there? Sounds like the perfect place for an ER.org party.
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Too late for Orchidflower, but I got an offer in the mail from Wynn Las Vegas for $419 for three nights in a "newly redecorated" room. The "invitation code" is RENEW15.

I don't get any kickbacks from this.

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We're going in October. Staying at the Venetian for the 2nd time. Can't wait to hit Tao beach - its topless (optional) so I'll have to tone up a bit. Great eating - I like Smith and Wollensky steakhouse. And the Hofbrauhaus for mass quantities of beer and crazy patrons.
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[QUOTE="Ronstar"] - it's topless (optional) so I'll have to tone up a bit. /QUOTE]

How does that work (serious question)?
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- it's topless (optional) so I'll have to tone up a bit. /QUOTE]

How does that work (serious question)?
Just guessing....but maybe that means the guys can wear a shirt...or not
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We're going in October. Staying at the Venetian for the 2nd time. Can't wait to hit Tao beach - its topless (optional) so I'll have to tone up a bit.
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- it's topless (optional) so I'll have to tone up a bit.
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I don't think anybody cares what Ronstar is wearing (or not wearing) at Tao.

Some Vegas hotels actually impose a cover charge for the males (because we have to look at them going topless) and let the women in free (because we want to look at them going topless).

Spouse and I have stayed at European resorts, which are pretty much all topless. You start by wearing a typical bikini and then loosen the knot behind the neck at the top of the bikini bra, followed by the knot at the back at the bottom of the bra, and then tugging. Just kidding.

When spouse and I were staying at a Madeiras resort we watched one couple come out to the pool. He was dressed in a very German manner-- black three-piece suit, wingtips, hat, briefcase, even an umbrella. (Must've been for a business meeting but I have no idea why they were poolside.) She was wearing a dress and high heels. They sat down at a table under its umbrella. He removed his hat and started reading his newspaper.

She first kicked off her shoes and enjoyed the sun for a while. Next she hiked up the hemline of her dress a few inches. A few minutes later she pulled the neckline of her dress down off her shoulders about six inches down her arms. When I next glanced over (which I was doing fairly often by now, despite the fact that we were already surrounded by topless women) the dress had been dispensed with altogether and was hanging over the back of an adjacent chair. Her bra followed soon afterward.

During this nonchalant striptease the man paid her absolutely no attention. Must've been a fascinating newspaper.

A few minutes later he checked his watch, said something to her, and started putting away his newspaper. She put her clothes back on and they left...
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I don't think anybody cares what Ronstar is wearing (or not wearing) at Tao.
Only DW - and she tells me to keep my shirt on
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Just guessing....but maybe that means the guys can wear a shirt...or not
True - Guys can wear a shirt... or not. Girls can wear a top... or not. Last time I was there it seemed like the topless people should not have gone topless - men or women.
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Too late for Orchidflower, but I got an offer in the mail from Wynn Las Vegas for $419 for three nights in a "newly redecorated" room. The "invitation code" is RENEW15.

I don't get any kickbacks from this.

WynnLasVegas.com
I left that paper on the breakfast table, which means that it gets read as I'm eating breakfast.

Yesterday I noticed the following sentence at the bottom:

"Please also note that a daily resort fee, which entitles you to certain complimentary hotel amenities, will be added for each night."

How can anyone get away with this ********? Not only trying to hide this extra fee, but calling the amenities that you pay for "complimentary."
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How can anyone get away with this ********? Not only trying to hide this extra fee, but calling the amenities that you pay for "complimentary."
The Harrah's properties Bally's, Caesar and many more don't charge a resort fee.
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I was there a couple of weeks ago. I stayed at the Rodeway on Convention Center, a couple of blocks from the strip. It was $50 Sunday night and 31.50 Monday through Thursday. It was modest, but clean, with large rooms. Very modest free breakfast.

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Thanks for the recommendation. We are going to be in Vegas for a couple of days and I booked this motel, since it is cheap ($34.99 for king bed) and clean. It is definitely our cheapest motel for this trip. Our most expensive room is at the Bryce Canyon Lodge and is $194.60 including tax, but can't get a room at Ruby's Inn for the date I wanted.

Also, wanted to thank Nvestysly and Nphx for the info and free tickets to The Auto Collections. DH is really into classic cars and we plan on going there.

I have also made notes on other ideas that people included. We are not gamblers and will probably only lose a few bucks seeing if we hit it big in Vegas. Most of the time will be spent doing sightseeing at the free events and hopefully a show, such as the Beatles Love one.
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You will enjoy that. I'm not a big cirque de soleil fan, but the wife and I really, really enjoyed that one.
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I'm planning a trip to vegas with DW later this summer - just waiting to pull the trigger on my airline tickets.

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Two for $100 seats offer here for all the cirque shows this summer (legit - came in my newspaper travel supplement):

cirquedusoleil.com/summer

The same issue had a 2 for 1 Penn & Teller balcony offer at riolasvegas.com, code pmezz
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I'm planning a trip to vegas with DW later this summer - just waiting to pull the trigger on my airline tickets.



Two for $100 seats offer here for all the cirque shows this summer (legit - came in my newspaper travel supplement):

cirquedusoleil.com/summer

The same issue had a 2 for 1 Penn & Teller balcony offer at riolasvegas.com, code pmezz
That would have been so sweet, if we could have used them. They are offering them for this Sunday night, but I decided it would cut things too close. We are arriving Sunday night and the last 2 times we have flown, our flights have been delayed. I am afraid to chance it, but thanks so much for sharing this offer. Hope you and your DW have a wonderful time in Vegas.
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Staying at the Wynn as I write this. Vegas not our favourite place but I must say we have been impressed. The rooms are underpriced ($149 for a large newly renovated room on the 58th floor) but they make this up on everything else. Cabana was $500 on Saturday, coffee delivered to room $60. The place is spectacular though.
Saw the beatles cirque show last night-fantastic. David Spade the night before was poor. The restaurants at the Wynn are very good. Sinatra (restaurant) in particular was excellent. This has been a great trip especially since my daughter is with us and we got to celebrate a great father's day yesterday.
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