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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 3:48 am 
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Here's some photos: http://tinyurl.com/ajkn52u

and here's some videos of hot dancing girls from Fremont:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zmGd1_6cQ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZZdh6dn2pU

The trip was me, my wife, and her father. He's always said he'd like to see what we do in Vegas. I didn't think it would be appropriate to invite him to join us for a weekend of room service and hotel sex, so we played tour guide instead.

Stayed at The Plaza. The last time we stayed there we drove down Fremont to get there (1996) for our honeymoon. The place was really rough back then, it's a hell of a lot nicer now. I took video of the room, I'll put it up at a later date. The casino was usually kind of quiet; it gave a nice place to escape the saturday night madness that was Fremont.

There were culinary union protestors all over the place one day. Their chant went: "How long will be be here?!?!?" "All day and all night!"... they were gone by 7:00pm. I can't help wondering, if they showed a bit more work ethic would they need to strike?

Saw Marriage Can Be Murder. Cute show, FIL enjoyed it. They don't really change the whole show every 3 months like they say, there were new actors but the same basic script as the last time I saw it.

Saw Absithe. Amazing! The acts are basic circus acts: acrobats, balancing, skating, tight-rope walking. However, the theater is TINY. When you see the act less then 20 feet away (I was more like 8' in the third row) and you can see the real strain and effort it takes to perform it becomes vastly more visceral and impressive. There were a couple of burlesque girls: Melody Sweets can sing pretty well and is very pretty with a nice natural looking body. The other woman looks like she's addicted to plastic surgery. One very impressive thing about this show: the plastic stripper was by far the least attractive woman in the show. All the performers (men and women, with one male exception) were fit and attractive... the blonde "flying silk" girl was one of the most attractive women I've ever seen. There is a comic as well: if seeing a cute (as in pigtails and gingham, not as in sexy) girl with a child-like voice talk about sex is funny to you then you'll love her act. I found it wore pretty quick. The show ain't cheap, but it's totally worth it. Get the VIP or super-VIP tickets to sit close and enjoy this amazing show! (My one complaint: the seats are really tiny. Not good when you are 6'6".)

They have a very good pizzaria at The Plaza (not quite as good as Cosmo, but really good) and a fantastic Hawaiian place that serves a really good breakfast. Breakfast-a-go-go (or whatever the hell it's called) menu looked really odd to me, nothing appealed enough to get me in there, so we ate hawaiian breakfast every day. Excellent potatoes, kind of cubic fries.

walked around Red Rock a bit, had a good time. This is truly beautiful land...

Got a haircut at Exposed: The Lingerie Hairdresser, only to find out they don't wear lingerie anymore. Ah well, the haircut is decent. You can't bait-and-switch me more then once: that's the last $50 they'll get from me.

ate at 777 Brewpub at Main Street Station: great beer, good food.

I'd stay at The Plaza again... really liked it.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 7:16 am 
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Did your FIL enjoy the trip?

We like 777 brewpub. Didn't make it there last trip.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 11:58 am 
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He did... Red Rock was by far his favorite part. Also, he won quite a bit of money, so I think that helped.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 12:36 pm 
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He did... Red Rock was by far his favorite part. Also, he won quite a bit of money, so I think that helped.

Red Rock is lovely, and winning always helps.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 1:39 pm 
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Nice report and visuals, Bri. Glad the old guy (probably younger than me) had a good time. Winning always makes Las Vegas about the sweetest place in the world.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 1:51 pm 
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Nice report and visuals, Bri. Glad the old guy (probably younger than me) had a good time. Winning always makes Las Vegas about the sweetest place in the world.


I think he's got a few years on you... he's 71 (72?)

... and I'd just like to say, my video doesn't do justice to the Black (Blasian, maybe?) dancing girl outside of The Golden Gate... she was really pretty...

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 3:31 pm 
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Nicely done sir. RR is a nice respite isnt it? I'd like to stay there sometime, good on a win for the FIL.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 5:23 pm 
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Thanks for sharing Brian! The photos from RR were great.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 7:07 pm 
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What kind of pizza is it--thin NY style or regular crust?

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 8:23 pm 
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You are such a foodie rog.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 9:50 pm 
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The picketers from the Culinary Union were out in force Downtown the weekend of the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic and were in front of all of the casinos (The picketers are for the most part from resorts on the Strip doing this on their off days.). They picked that weekend because it was "Discover Downtown Weekend" as well as the first weekend of the grand opening festivities for The D.

I love Absinthe and I've seen it five times and 4 of those 5 times I splurged on the front row seats. First time I saw the show, not only did I get to be the lucky guy to remove Melody Sweets' glove, I also got picked on for most of the show by The Gazillionaire and Penny. The next two times I saw it, I was not part of the show at all. My recent trip, I was the lucky guy during Melody Sweets' second song but missed out the next night when I saw the show again. I'm already planning to see it the first night of my trip in May, as I love the show that much.

777 is always a good spot, but when it comes to beers, I'm more of a fan of Chicago Brewing over at the Four Queens (they also serve some of their beers at Binion's) as I really like their Hardway IPA.

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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 10:55 pm 
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I really like their Hardway IPA.



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Post Posted: November 21st, 2012, 11:57 pm 
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rog wrote:
What kind of pizza is it--thin NY style or regular crust?


It's basically a NYC style...

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Post Posted: November 23rd, 2012, 4:56 am 
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On the way out of town we hit the Chuck Jones exhibit at Circus Circus. Excellent museum, well worth the trip if you are a Looney Tunes fan.

I also added a few more photos to the album.

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Post Posted: November 23rd, 2012, 8:52 am 
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Very cool pictures and trip report. Looks like I need to take a swing out there some time.

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Post Posted: November 24th, 2012, 5:51 pm 
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Nice report!

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Post Posted: November 24th, 2012, 7:01 pm 
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Thanks Brian.

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