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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Some trip pics

First off, let me say Happy 11th birthday Michael!

One of my favorite finds this trip to Las Vegas was Roxy's Diner. It's a 50's/60's style diner located on the casino level of the Stratosphere. Every 10 minutes or so the waiters stop and sing an oldies favorite. Here they are singing Summer Nights from the Grease soundtrack, not exactly an oldie but definitely a favorite.

singing waiters

My mission once I went downtown was to get a 4 of kind on a treasure chest video poker machine. I've seen these machines before but I've never seen the treasure chest bonus when you get a 4 of a kind. You get 5 chests to pick from. The chests have an amount between $32.50 - $1199. I spent a ton of money just trying to get a 4 of a kind. Those were some tight machines. I even had Patti playing them like nuts trying to get one. We were convinced that there were no treasure chests.

Patti playing Treasure Chest Video Poker

Finally, I got a 4 of a kind!

and here are the chests!

So I picked the middle one, and I got 140 quarters. Bummer. If I was playing double double bonus poker and I got that exact hand I would have gotten 800 quarters.

Saturday we stopped by the Bellagio and checked out the Conservatory. It was easy thinking spring!

Bellagio Conservatory

Bellagio Conservatory

Think Spring

Went to the Observation Deck at the top of the Stratosphere.

You can walk outside on the second level of the deck. It was a beautiful day out, but it was just after Melanie Bell committed suicide by jumping off the Stratosphere. They had half of the deck roped off and there were some police very interested in something going on below but I couldn't see what they were looking at. You have to climb over 2 fences to jump.

Here is a great view of the Hilton from the top of the Strat.

We also stopped by to see the fountain show in front of the Bellagio. They had a great show. First time I remember ever seeing smoke created on the water just before the show.

smoke on the water


Another big trip highlight was the slot tournament that my friend Norm, pictured here with his wife at Roxy's Diner, and I did at the Stratosphere. The lucky guy he ended up winning first place!!!! Way to go Norm.

Norm and Andrea Posted by Hello

It was a fun trip, can't wait till the next one in May!

More poop in the news! Did you know that today is Bunsen Burner Day?


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