Friday, October 18, 2013

Notes On Las Vegas

A paradise for smokers. Not so much for us non-smokers. In Casinos especially. Some eating ares.

Drinking from beer bottles seems to be allowed on the Strip.

Lots of high end shops - Rolex, Dior, Chanel, Brioni, the list is endless.

Coffee for two will run $5. No Tim Horton's visible.

Lots of lineups at discount tickets places. Best to have tickets booked before you go, because all the good stuff is sold out.

We spent $0.00 gambling - is this a world record?

Off to Carmel.


  1. Ed & Dianne:

    The last time we were in Vegas, I spent Zero on gambling too. You must be my long lost brother but we did manage to eat a lot

    They wouldn't sell discount tickets to us because we were not Americans but we did see a 60's group at the Imperial

    did you go downtown to the Pawn Shops ?

    Riding the Wet Coast

    1. No, no pawn shops. We walked everywhere, except for a couple of rides on the Duece bus, a double decker covered with advertising wrap so you can't see much.

  2. I also generally spend $0 gambling and it may not be unusual. Thirty some years ago when I lived in Southern Calif., we would routinely stopped for lunch or dinner while traveling to/from field sites in Utah & Wyoming. Buffets in the casinos used to be cheap (i.e. <$1/meal)

    1. We stayed at the Wynne Encore and two buffet passes were issued as part of the resort fee ( free Internet too). So, tip plus &15 each for unlimited beer, wine, or sparkling wine. Called a " champagne bump". The sparkling wine was not bad...

      The buffet was extensive as you might expect, including crab legs, shrimp, sushi, American, Italian,...,and a really extensive desert selection, including custom made crepes. Bob is hungry now...