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  1. liquid1

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    Yep, My country arse is headed to Vegas in a few weeks, My Wife just accepted a new Job as a Director and there sending her off for a seminar, Were staying in some fancy resort and I will have plenty of relaxing time to hang out and check out stuff while she is working..he he. Whats close and whats to do around there besides all the Glamour and Gambling stuff we wil be there all week and might stay over 1 day for ourselves on a friday.. I am a country redneck kinda guy so I will be like a fish outa water in them parts.
    We will be staying at this place.. WOW

    http://www.venetian.com/hotel.html
     
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    My wife and I went a couple summers ago. We have friends who live there, but we also stayed on the strip - Caesar's Palace. I thought I was going to be a little out of my element as well, but we had a great time. We don't gamble, so we went to a few shows and a comedy club. Spent time trying out different restaurants and a little shopping. The most fun we had was on the Colorado River though. I highly recommend you look into doing a kayak trip! The scenery is great and the water is cool. I think it was about 4 or 5 hrs long. We went though Desert Adventures, but there are other outfits to choose from. I would do that again in a heartbeat.
     
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    DLB Thanks for to info, I'll check into the river for sure. Looking at the Hotel i might not want to leave.. :08:
     
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    Good luck and have fun James! Heck I always feel out of place in bigger cities. Asheville NC is enough for me, let along Atlanta or Charlotte!! Fixing to make a trip to Missouri , passing g thru st Louis. Never been around that part of the country before, so I hope we make it thru lol.

    My brother has been to Vegas twice I think, but mainly just passing thru. They may have spent a night there.
     
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    So now it looks like your wife will be making the big money, is it finally time to buy yourself a sxs James?
     
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    see some shows, they have top shelf entertainment, go out to lake mead, see the dam. it's literally an oasis in the desert
     
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    I can only wish jesse. It sure will be a big help for sure...Hell I give up on trying to figure out where all the funds go..:57: , If everything goes good the sxs will for sure be back on my Radar.. We both want one. Some of these conferences are required. She might have to go to DC next.. not sure if its this year or next yet..I hope to go. I want to see the wall at Arlington cemetery ..
     
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    Awesome James!

    It's good to see y'all doing well!!!

    Congrats to your wife for the promotion!
     
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    You should go see the pony express while out there lots of gun slingers from them parts.
     
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    James, we've been to Vegas a couple times and always enjoyed it. We're not big gamblers, and would limit ourselves to $20 each/trip lol. Here are some of the fun things we've done while out there:

    1. Red Rock Canyon - just outside of Vegas is a really pretty area of red rocks. I believe park entrance was free.

    2. Shelby Motorsports (Carrol Shelby) - take a factory tour and go through the museum. Free too

    3. Vegas Drag Strip - it's right beside Shelby Motorsports. Events may or may not be going on, so check out their website for the schedule.

    4. Hoover Dam & Lake Mead, both of which are just outside the city. We did a boating tour that drove us to Hoover Dam and then we got on a small boat and went as close to the dam as you legally can. It was a really neat perspective to be looking up from the water and seeing how big it is. We did this the 2nd trip to Vegas. The first trip to Vegas, we just observed from the top side of the dam, which is also really cool.

    5. If you have more time, drive 3 hours north to Zion National Park near Springdale, UT. We did this in a day trip the 2nd time we went to Vegas. I wish we'd went here on our first trip. This is the prettiest place I've ever been, and would go back every year if I could. If you can extend your stay for a weekend trip to Zion, I'd highly encourage it. It's that special!

    6. Grand Canyon North or South Rims are about a 4 hour drive away. Also worth seeing, but I'd pick Zion NP over it if I had to choose. The North Rim is prettier, but not as popular as it's more remote. With enough time, you could go to Zion and then drive onto the North Rim if you had a weekend to spend.

    7. Take in a show. We saw David Copperfield, the magician, our last trip. It was really fun.

    8. Find a pool with a lazy river (Mandalay Bay has one) and stay close by it! lol It'll be hot out there this time of the year, so watch the dry heat.

    9. I was going to recommend the free outdoor pirate performance (held every night I thought) at Treasure Island Casino, but after a quick Google search, it appears to have been canceled. That's to bad, because it was a fun/free show to watch.

    There is so much to see/do in Vegas other than just gamble. Going into the different casino's is impressive because they are all built on such a grand scale. I grew up in the country, and live in the country still. It's always neat to see something so different!
     
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    Wow Matt you are making me think twice about making Vegas a vacation destination lol. I don't gamble, so never have even thought of going there. But now, I may have to add it to the list... for years down the road haha
     
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    Definitely go to Vegas if you have the chance sometime! Just be sure to explore the surrounding areas! I like to think of Vegas as a great hub to fly into and then go from there.
     
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    Matt. Awesome info. Thanks. Our daughter is driving up from long beach. She lives there.. picking us up from airport and taking us straight to hoover dam. Time will be limited as my wife will be busy. Me and our daughter will be hanging out some of the week. Ive heard nothing but good about vegas except for the scams.. cant wait to get there..thanks again
     
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    They have hookers, just sayin'.....
     
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    Jack, Are you trying to get me killed.. :57:
     
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    100 mph trails for miles..
     

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    Are you out there now? Have fun if you are!
     
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    Matt. Heck yea my wifes up about $150 on slots. Lol. Its hot so staying inside.
     

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    More photos. Were staying at palazzo. Venetian has 9 pools and a adult pool..lol crazy stuff goes on here in vegas..
     

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