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If you won a month long trip and prize to Las Vegas.
what would you like to see as the prize?
Terabytes

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 10:59 pm on Feb 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

This isn't really an arbitrary question. I'm hoping for some real answers...

The scenario:

* You get to spend a month in Las Vegas!

* You can sculpt your "while I'm there" time to be anything you'd like.

what would you like to see or do?

I know the possibilities are endless...I'm looking for possible "themes"...

Like:

Take the family (and the dog) - see the regular tourist attractions, and Spot gets pampered.

naturally honeymoons....but themed...
(please no Elvis ideas...)

Can be anywhere "around" vegas (grand canyon, etc)

I'm sure you get the picture...
Just looking for something abstract to get my mental flow going...

any ideas?
thanks in advance!

 

willybfriendly

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 11:12 pm on Feb 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

What I would like to see in Las Vegas is a place to sit down that didn't suck money out of my pocket.

Seats that are not attached to an eatery, show, or gaming apparatus are few and far between.

A month in Vegas? It would drive me daft.

I liken Vegas to a cowpie decorated with very expensive icing. Under the thin veneer it is still the same dirty little desert town that it always was - Sin City. In fact, I preferred the Vegas of the 1960's to what it has become.

Terabytes

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 12:56 am on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ok..the "gloom and dispair" tour...starts with a heavily delayed departure..and lost luggage...

...Cant wait to signup

Thanks!

dcheney

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 1:04 am on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

There are a lot of places I'd like to spend a month ... Las Vegas would be toward the bottom of the list. Sounds more like punishment.

GaryK

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 1:21 am on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

The Peaks and Valleys Tour:

Stay at the top of the tallest hotel. Ride the roller coaster on the roof of the hotel with that round coaster on its roof. Visit the new storm drains running under Vegas. I saw a TV show about them a month or so ago. Visit the top and bottom of the Hoover Dam. Spend time at the top and bottom of the Grand Canyon. See Bryce National Park from the top and bottom. I'm sure there are plenty of other top/bottom, peak/valley, mountain/canyon things one can do in the area over the course of a month.

willybfriendly

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 1:30 am on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Actually, the roller coaster at New York New York is a pretty good one. If you like coasters, do the package deal and save some money, because you will want to do it more than once.

For real thrills, try the Stratosphere where you can quite literally experience going off the edge of a very tall building.

A stroll through the Bellagio watching the high priced hookers can be entertaining, as can a walk through the Venetian watching the tourists in St. Marks Square.

Ride the monorail.

That takes about one day. Not sure what to do with the other 29. (Hoover Dam takes about a half day.)

This time of year Death Valley is a far more attractive destination than Vegas. Stark desert beauty coupled with bearable temperature extremes.

GaryK

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 1:40 am on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Stratosphere is the one I was thinking of. It's scary! Not for the faint of heart.

If you do the full tour Hoover Dam can be a day trip. Maybe add something fun on Lake Mead like a day cruise and dinner returning to Vegas after dark. That would be two full days. Or make it a three day weekend on a houseboat on the lake. There are some excellent companies that'll take you somewhere in a houseboat, anchor for one or more overnight stays, provide individual watercraft for some fun on the water, and even cook gourmet quality meals for you.

Bryce is a full day, longer if you stay overnight. It's worth the trip just for the Bumleberry Pie and Buffalo Burgers at the Bumbleberry Inn.

Grand Canyon can easily take a week or so. Especially if you're into hotels and camping. Rafting down the Colorado or Green Rivers can take up to several days.

How about a trip to Rachel to see the UFOs?

Intersperse outdoorsy stuff with getting pampered at one of the high-end spas in Vegas.

[edited by: GaryK at 1:42 am (utc) on Feb. 10, 2009]

rocker

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 3:26 am on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hiking Mt Charleston and Red Rock Canyon.

Terabytes

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 4:11 am on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'd like to thank everyone for your responses. The Peaks and valleys thing was awesome! Really helped spur some ideas for me....

thanks again!
Tera

mcavic

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 7:17 am on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm thinking about seeing Criss Angel at the Luxor later in the year.

grelmar

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 8:20 pm on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have zero interest in Vegas as itself, but the surrounding area has lots of possibilities. Maybe go with an adventure theme:

You can do a "Mule" tour down the walls of the Grand Canyon, camping out along the river for a few days.

Multi-day rafting trips.

Some great designated off-road areas for 4x4ing.

Hoover Damn is worth spending a day.

There's a secondary highway (can't remember the name of it) that's basically at the end of the runway at Nellis. You don't have to park too long before you get buzzed by an incoming our outgoing fighter. (Really worth it. The sound and the "feel" of the concussion blast from the jets is something else). You're actually a couple of miles from the end of the runway, but I think the fighter jocks keep it low on take off just for the fun of spooking the tourists.

There are a couple of target ranges in the area that rent out full-auto assault weapons. (Not everyone's thang, I know, but haven't you ever wanted to empty a clip from an AK? Or see the barrel glow after riffling off a 100round Thompson with a C-Mag [notpurfect.com]?)

Having a nice comfy hotel room someplace posh as a homebase, someplace to recover from the "adventure" part of the Holiday would be nice.

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 10:31 pm on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Unlimited show & restaurant comps. Net and gym comps. A place to hang in a Casino like Hard Rock casino with room to breath & decent lighting so you don't feel like you are in a dungeon like almost every other casino in Vegas. Tours or side trips to attractions outside Vegas. 1 month of the strip is generally waaaay to much.

D_Blackwell

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 10:38 pm on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

A long weekend in Vegas could be fun. People watching, the Cirque du Soleil shows. See a couple of the 'palaces'..... Maybe leave a few (very few) bucks behind at a poker table. After that, rent a car and get out of town. Like so many others I would consider a month in Vegas to be torture. Zero interest. Enjoy a couple of days and then hit the road and actually see some of the country. Hole up in a B&B for a week here and a week there.

Sarah Atkinson

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 8:59 pm on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Forget Vegas.... I'd rather go to West Baden

Essex_boy

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Msg#: 3846007 posted 6:58 am on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

The way m feeling at the moment.... Id sleep for the whole month

MrHard



 
Msg#: 3846007 posted 5:39 am on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

How about a couple $6 beers at a casino bar?

[edited by: MrHard at 5:42 am (utc) on Feb. 21, 2009]

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