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Old 04-11-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I shudda applied for a taxi license instead of offering free rides.
I don't get $2.60. The cab gets $2.60. I get .70
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Thanks for all your comments...Maybe we will just wait for the daytime Strip drive the next day as suggested. I have booked the Mirage for one night and The Golden Nugget for one night so she can actually experience staying in a casino hotel too...Not that my condo isn't a lot of fun LOL...IrishSpy: Perhaps you and Patricia may be up to meeting us at Boulder for brunch the next day..Sunday, August 25th, and then I'll take Terry for her Strip cruise. It's a long time away...See you the last week in May too!
If she's never seen it, I say still drive that way at night. I don't spend much time on the strip when I am in town, but there is something about driving it, especially all lit up.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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Thanks for all your comments...Maybe we will just wait for the daytime Strip drive the next day as suggested. I have booked the Mirage for one night and The Golden Nugget for one night so she can actually experience staying in a casino hotel too...Not that my condo isn't a lot of fun LOL...IrishSpy: Perhaps you and Patricia may be up to meeting us at Boulder for brunch the next day..Sunday, August 25th, and then I'll take Terry for her Strip cruise. It's a long time away...See you the last week in May too!
Sounds like a plan to me I did the day thing for my daughter when she visited here last month and she was amazed at the difference. Brunch on Sunday sounds good they have good food at Boulder Station.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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You didn't say where your friend is coming from, but in my experience people are too tired to care after a day dealing with airports, and driving down the Strip at that time might just turn them against the experience. Save the cruise for another night when everyone is fresh, and interested in something other than a warm bed. Then it won't matter how long it takes.
I know what you're saying, but there's something about flying over Lake Mead and then making the descent into Vegas that truly invigorates you, no matter how early you had to get up or how much BS you dealt with at your home airport. It's Vegas, Baby!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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I know what you're saying, but there's something about flying over Lake Mead and then making the descent into Vegas that truly invigorates you, no matter how early you had to get up or how much BS you dealt with at your home airport. It's Vegas, Baby!!
I agree. I can sleep when I get home! The first thing I want to do is see those light!
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I know what you're saying, but there's something about flying over Lake Mead and then making the descent into Vegas that truly invigorates you, no matter how early you had to get up or how much BS you dealt with at your home airport. It's Vegas, Baby!!
Yes, I know what you mean. I've been that way myself. But I'd ask her how tired she is, and if she'd like to see it that particular night, or wait until she is better rested. Then they can do it right, and maybe make some stops, see the fountains, etc. If she's excited to see it, then by all means do it. But it sounds like the OP is more excited to show her around than she might be to see it AT THAT TIME. If she's too tired to care, then it will be the OP that is disappointed in her lack of enthusiasm. He won't know until she gets here. I suppose it also depends on how long she is going to be here.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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I just thought of something.

If this is your friend's very first time ever to LV, drive her down the strip right away. Even if it takes some time. Here is why I say this...

My very first visit to LV was Sept 2011. We arrived in the early evening and took the airport shuttle to our hotel (Imperial Palace). A friend said "Don't take the shuttle, it takes forever and you have to stop at a bunch of other places before you get to your hotel." My response was "GOOD!" becuase I wanted to see the strip to get an idea of where we were and figure out where we wanted to go first.

Well, our shuttle took a route that ended up dropping us off FIRST! We came into IP from the back of the parking garage, and entered the hotel from the back as well. We got our room (also in the back) and got our stuff dropped off...I had been in LV over and hour and had yet to see anything! It was making me crazy. We finally made out way through the maze of IP and out to the street, and FINALLY saw the lights. I wish I had someone to give me a ride up the street just once before that!

It seems so silly now since I have since been to LV 3 more times, but thinking back to that moment, I would have loved someone to give me a driving tour first.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: B.C. and Las Vegas
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I do too remember the lights from the airplane and then the shuttle taking us to our hotel...It was very exciting. I was about 28 years old in l982. When I got home I couldn't sleep as I kept thinking WOW, this place really exists where it's going 24 hours! At this time, things all closed early and on Sundays in Canada. Now years later it still gives me flutters when our plane lands and we get to reside here for months of the years. Thanks for the reminder Elle...I think Terry will be so thrilled on her first trip here as she has only been to Reno and there is certainly no comparison.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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I just thought of something.

If this is your friend's very first time ever to LV, drive her down the strip right away. Even if it takes some time. Here is why I say this...

My very first visit to LV was Sept 2011. We arrived in the early evening and took the airport shuttle to our hotel (Imperial Palace). A friend said "Don't take the shuttle, it takes forever and you have to stop at a bunch of other places before you get to your hotel." My response was "GOOD!" becuase I wanted to see the strip to get an idea of where we were and figure out where we wanted to go first.

Well, our shuttle took a route that ended up dropping us off FIRST! We came into IP from the back of the parking garage, and entered the hotel from the back as well. We got our room (also in the back) and got our stuff dropped off...I had been in LV over and hour and had yet to see anything! It was making me crazy. We finally made out way through the maze of IP and out to the street, and FINALLY saw the lights. I wish I had someone to give me a ride up the street just once before that!

It seems so silly now since I have since been to LV 3 more times, but thinking back to that moment, I would have loved someone to give me a driving tour first.

Same here I did take a shuttle the first time I arrived but got off first and it as day time so in the evening it looks like another world. That is how I got long hauled by a taxi from the Excalibur to the Bellago's fountains for $25.00 my 82 year old mother was with us so we had to cab it. Most people do not realize how long the strip is they relate a block in LV to one from where they live and that is not the case. It also gives the new visitor a chance to pick out a place or places to see and understand it is not like walking in a Mall. Now throw in the hot weather in August and you need to be able to go from one place to another without being outside a long time. I still think the best time to show a person the strip is during the day because at night all of the lights and etc really throw you off.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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I do too remember the lights from the airplane and then the shuttle taking us to our hotel...It was very exciting. I was about 28 years old in l982. When I got home I couldn't sleep as I kept thinking WOW, this place really exists where it's going 24 hours! At this time, things all closed early and on Sundays in Canada. Now years later it still gives me flutters when our plane lands and we get to reside here for months of the years. Thanks for the reminder Elle...I think Terry will be so thrilled on her first trip here as she has only been to Reno and there is certainly no comparison.
Yeah, there is something exciting about seeing the stuff in person you have seen in so many TV shows and movies. It is like you think "Wow, I am really here!"
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