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Old 07-07-2008, 01:32 PM   #31
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Great TR, Amanda! It has been a few years since my last Vegas trip, so I loved seeing your pics and hearing what you guys did

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Dont know how I missed this... I remember reading through the first part but I always screw up when I subscribe to stuff! Anyways, great pics! Rob wants to do Vegas one of these days and I remembered some of your landmarks from National Lampoons Vegas Vacation! lol! anyways you looked fabulous too! All your challenging and walking at the park sure paid off especially since I thought you looked great in your TR pics from last year!
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Thanks for the trip down memory lane!! I want to stay at the Luxor when <if> I ever get back to Vegas; I expected the interior of the rooms to be more ritzy.

I stayed at MGM and it's a magnificent hotel with an even more magnificent buffet. I'm not a buffet person at all but I am in Vegas!!

The only thing I hated about staying towards the end of the strip was hearing the helicopters taking off/landing all.day.long with tours over the Dam. Got pretty annoying!!!

Thanks for sharing!!
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Lake Mead. Someone correct me, but doesn't this Lake have some type of significance?
Lake Mead is man-made, created when the dam was built. Another poster commented that if it wasn't for the dam, Lake Mead wouldn't exist. If it wasn't for Lake Mead, Las Vegas wouldn't exist! But, it's suffering right now - the drought in Colorado (and here, but mostly CO) has affected the level of the lake and we have what is called "the ring around the lake". It's a white line (from lime leaching) that shows what the level of the lake used to be.

We live down the street from Red Rock Station and I have to say that their buffet, hands down, is the best in town (Not including Bellagio, which is crazy gourmet buffet). I'm not a big seafood fan, so Rio's Seafood Buffet never appealed to me. But we go to RRS for breakfast a LOT (DH has a player's card that he's had since he was 21, so there are a LOT of points on it and we get breakfast using the points only). We aren't as wild about their lunch/dinner offerings, but I highly recommend to everyone to try to get up there for breakfast at least once. It's a beautiful part of town, only another 10 minutes from Red Rock Canyon and a great way to start a day that might center on that side of town (Red Rock Canyon, on the way to the mountains, etc).

I'm glad I discovered the general trip reports, as I enjoy reading what tourists think of my hometown...I've never seen it through a tourist's eyes, so it's nice to experience it vicariously.
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