Saturday, June 05, 2010

What Happens in Vegas...

During the first few days of June, we embarked on an inexpensive road trip. In fact, we could probably win a prize for the least amount of money spent in Las Vegas. We drove the Corolla and it got about 36 miles to the gallon (with the air conditioning going full blast). We stayed at the Excalibur for a song, a family friendly hotel on the strip, ate THE BEST buffet at The Spice Market which is inside Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino (I highly recommend it) and had our fill of gambling, playing 5 cent Black Jack machines. That was interesting for about 10 minutes and then we had a great time enjoying all the free stuff we could find, including a trip to "The Attic" thrift store, a great place to pick up something wacky to wear. Yes, there was even knitting, mostly in the car on the way there and back. I finished making a penguin baby hat, 2 pairs of booties, and a pair of mitts to complete the set.

We visited the "old" strip now known as the Fremont Street Experience. We saw Elvis and Austin Powers. We took photos of old signs of Las Vegas. Only there can you see signs that say things like "Say I Do Drive Thru" or "If it's in stock, we have it!" (duh) or "Pawn Shop Open 24 Hours".

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