alrighty...here we go.
Not sure what you guys want to see or hear about...and some of it you won't cause some of what happens in Vegas must stay in Vegas (or at least not be posted publicly...lol)
So, we get up and head to the airport Monday morning (had to be there for 7am) at which time I find out from Brian he hadn't slept since about 2am cause he was so excited..OMG...lol!
The guy at security was kind of an a$$ but whatever, we get through. Flight was awesome. Normally, I don't do well with landing but didn't even notice this time...I even looked out the window as we hit the runway cause we were on the side of the plane that looked at the strip. You land literally right beside it...was way cool. Brian put the landing and the view on video. Was surprised (don't know why) that they have slot machines as soon as you get off the plane!!
Grab a cab and head to our hotel...took less than 20 mins. Our room was ready so we checked in and then headed to the Fashion Show Mall for lunch. Walked around a bit there and then headed off toward the Stratosphere. Stopped in at a few hotels/casino's along the way taking some pics of the interiors and lobbies etc. I had a thing for the different lights...they were so...i dunno...out there in some places.
We popped in to Circus Circus...didn't stay long though. Got to the Stratosphere...checked out the casino. Spent a few bucks and then headed to the top. Here's the view from inside the viewing tower:
this is the view from outside on the observation deck (a little bit higher still)
and this is the view Brian got when he went on the "Insanity" ride
it hangs you out over the edge and spins around and around and your seat eventually is overlooking the strip at a 45' angle!! I watched while taking pics and making a video.
After this we hopped on the Deuce and went to Freemont Street. We had soo much fun in downtown Vegas. Spent some money at the Golden Nugget...
this is me...playing the slots for the very first time ever
this is me cashing out my $18.60 after putting in 2 bucks...I'm such a gambler...lol
After supper here, we checked out the hotel a bit...they have a waterslide that goes through a shark tank (that part is completely covered in obviously) but it would be kinda cool to go through.
We took in 2 or 3 of the Freemont Experience shows that they play on this dome like thing over the street all set to music. If I knew how to add video to my bog I would show you. It was sooo very cool (I'll see if I can figure it out and post it with day 2).
Brian had been wanting to go to 'Mermaids' sooo badly so we headed across the street and on the way in, he asked the ladies outside, who were passing out Mardi Gras beads, if they would pose for a picture with him. While they were posing, Brian let out a "woohoo"..I was thinking he was just excited to be here. Turns out, the one on the right, grabbed his ass so hard and held onto it for the duration of the photo!
I was sooo happy too cause they still have here, the older slot machines you put coins in and can pull the handle...Brian took a pic of me pulling the one arm bandit...
and this might be the highlight of the trip for Brian..a $0.99 deep fried twinkie
(also enjoyed at Mermaids)
With him being awake half the night and traveling, we called it a night pretty early. We took the Deuce back to Circus Circus and walked the rest of the way back to Treasure Island. Here are a few more snapshots:
I think we were in bed by 10:30...pretty sad for Vegas we know...lol!
Day 2 coming soon.