Vegas, a symbol of all that is wrong in this country

HCProf

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I love vegas.... just for thoes very reason you state. It is loud and ostentatious. It is an orchestrated purposeful assault on your senses. Vegas is a mecca for gluttony and hedonism, a place to be seen and not be seen. Vegas is both beautiful and gaudy, trash and class. Its also a place to win a fortune or lose your ass.

Vegas is what you make of it... or more to the point, how much you want to pay for it. If you want to love vegas you will love vegas. If you want to hate vegas you will detest it. Most places now are moving away from water fountains, and if you ask any coctail watress on the casino floor for a bottle of water its yours for the asking.

Isnt water in a desert beautiful? Yes, indeed it sure is.

Hoover dam provides all the water and electricity vagas needs at a very cheap rate. Water has gone up the last few years do more to politics then anything else.

not all buffets in vegas are created equal.... you will get what you pay for. That being said.... the best thing about the buffets is people watching. OMG....it is the human theater on the move.


I go to vegas to relax. Its a great place for fine dining, cabana pool time and hours and hours in the spas.


as for corporate bullshit... its the same everywhere in the world.... and no one is twisting arms to get people to spend their money.
Same here. I love Vegas too!! You forgot shopping..:) The worst is when you are in Vegas for work. It is like a kid sitting outside a candy store window. Gambling is fun, but I am a very sore loser. LOL If I start losing money, my frugal grouch surfaces and then Vegas is not so fun. :)
There is so much to do there. Like you, I like to eat, shop, spa and tan poolside.

I can have a good time anywhere I go. You just choose to have fun instead of being miserable.
 

HCProf

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#12
The only thing that I could find to appreciate in Vegas was the 'Star Trek Experience' and the Tropicana seafood buffet. Star Trek is gone, don't know about the Tropicana. I don't drink, don't gamble. The shows had no appeal. Had to go there several times for work (conventions, etc) and haven't been there in more than a decade. No desire to go back.
I am not big on the shows. My favorite hotel is the Hard Rock. I have seen a few good concerts there. I am not into Captain and Tennille or KC and the Sunshine Band. LOL
 
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boontito

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#14
I love vegas.... just for thoes very reason you state. It is loud and ostentatious. It is an orchestrated purposeful assault on your senses. Vegas is a mecca for gluttony and hedonism, a place to be seen and not be seen. Vegas is both beautiful and gaudy, trash and class. Its also a place to win a fortune or lose your ass.

Vegas is what you make of it... or more to the point, how much you want to pay for it. If you want to love vegas you will love vegas. If you want to hate vegas you will detest it. Most places now are moving away from water fountains, and if you ask any coctail watress on the casino floor for a bottle of water its yours for the asking.

Isnt water in a desert beautiful? Yes, indeed it sure is.

Hoover dam provides all the water and electricity vagas needs at a very cheap rate. Water has gone up the last few years do more to politics then anything else.

not all buffets in vegas are created equal.... you will get what you pay for. That being said.... the best thing about the buffets is people watching. OMG....it is the human theater on the move.


I go to vegas to relax. Its a great place for fine dining, cabana pool time and hours and hours in the spas.


as for corporate bullshit... its the same everywhere in the world.... and no one is twisting arms to get people to spend their money.
Exactly, it is exactly what you make of it.

The buffets aren't the only place for people watching... the entire city is a feast for the eyes in that regard.

I hate slot machines and video poker. Hate both. B-o-r-i-n-g! I play in one or two live poker tournaments when we go, no high dollar, usually a $50 or $100 entry.

I love the history there though. I love the seedy side of Old Las Vegas. Hoover Dam is way cool and seeing the old Mormon fort was pretty neat the first time. We don't go as often as we used to but I still like to get out to either Calico Hills or take the loop drive through Red Rock Canyon. Valley of Fire is also a great drive to get out for desert scenery. If you drove there or have a rental car, exploring some of the small outlying desert towns can be fun too... might even stumble on a real ghost town or two.

Back in Vegas, just having a good drink while you hang at the pool or sit and watch the freak show that is foot traffic on the strip can be a great time too. I'm not really into the shows at all but a lot of people enjoy them too.
 
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Exactly, it is exactly what you make of it.

The buffets aren't the only place for people watching... the entire city is a feast for the eyes in that regard.

I hate slot machines and video poker. Hate both. B-o-r-i-n-g! I play in one or two live poker tournaments when we go, no high dollar, usually a $50 or $100 entry.

I love the history there though. I love the seedy side of Old Las Vegas. Hoover Dam is way cool and seeing the old Mormon fort was pretty neat the first time. We don't go as often as we used to but I still like to get out to either Calico Hills or take the loop drive through Red Rock Canyon. Valley of Fire is also a great drive to get out for desert scenery. If you drove there or have a rental car, exploring some of the small outlying desert towns can be fun too... might even stumble on a real ghost town or two.

Back in Vegas, just having a good drink while you hang at the pool or sit and watch the freak show that is foot traffic on the strip can be a great time too. I'm not really into the shows at all but a lot of people enjoy them too.
*GASP*


OMMMGGG!

its happened. I mean its REALLY really happened!!! We agree on something!!!! lol

agreed... the whole place is a sea of humanity on parade. I laugh at them and hope i amuse and affront others. Gambling, all of it has always been boring to me, not to mention the wreak of smoke. Ive seen the shows so many times.. gggrrr... but its always visitors want us to take them and i see them all over again.
 
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Same here. I love Vegas too!! You forgot shopping..:) The worst is when you are in Vegas for work. It is like a kid sitting outside a candy store window. Gambling is fun, but I am a very sore loser. LOL If I start losing money, my frugal grouch surfaces and then Vegas is not so fun. :)
There is so much to do there. Like you, I like to eat, shop, spa and tan poolside.

I can have a good time anywhere I go. You just choose to have fun instead of being miserable.
LOL.... yessssss and the shopping!!!!! They have high end and low end of just about anything you could want there. I dont gamble, but you sure can call us professional shoppers!!!!.


omg.... no tanning!!! That is why the cabana AND large umbrella is required. And of course with cabana... comes a cabana boy. Seriously.... that is all i really need to have fun. LOL


Well.... maybe a laptop and credit card too.....



*runs*
 
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