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My husband is going on a business trip to Vegas, and I get the dubious honor of being their "booth babe" at a tradeshow, so I have to go and take advantage of the free hotel and airplane tics. We leave on Sunday and come back Wednesday night.

 

I know I want to see the Bodies exhibit... any other ideas? I'd love to see a cabaret or burlesque show that isn't too raunchy (more artsy), but I think hubby might be uncomfortable with that (he's still a little uptight sexually, despite also being an ex-christian). What is there to do besides gamble and go to strip clubs? I know there is a lot more to do, I just don't know what.

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Hey, now... I know some of you have been! Everyone's been to Vegas, except for me apparently. Everyone I asked at work today had been before.

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My husband is going on a business trip to Vegas, and I get the dubious honor of being their "booth babe" at a tradeshow, so I have to go and take advantage of the free hotel and airplane tics. We leave on Sunday and come back Wednesday night.

 

I know I want to see the Bodies exhibit... any other ideas? I'd love to see a cabaret or burlesque show that isn't too raunchy (more artsy), but I think hubby might be uncomfortable with that (he's still a little uptight sexually, despite also being an ex-christian). What is there to do besides gamble and go to strip clubs? I know there is a lot more to do, I just don't know what.

 

Don't worry about scaring your husband sexually in 'Vegas'. The fact that you're in Vegas, and not a resident, gives you considerable leverage to misbehave a little.

 

"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." It might help you to remind him, and if you're trying to get him interested in something...more...it's a great place to break the ice. There are plenty of substances available to help you there as well. Get him a little drunk and take him to see what you want to see, if you're interested that is. I doubt he'll care much.

 

There are always a lot of good shows, and most of them aren't very exspensive. Just don't spend all your money on the strip and you'll be fine. Gambling isn't my thing, but there's plenty of other things to do there if you keep your eyes open.

 

Just remember to obey the big city rules. [i.E. stick to well lit, high traffic areas, and keep cash under at least two layers, out of easy reach of even yourself. If you don't have to dig for it, you're going to find it gone.]

 

You should have a ball, it's a hell of a place.

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I feel I should add, I don't remember much about my time there. [Think Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, without the mescalin and you'll understand why.]

 

The less you remember, the more fun you had, trust me on that one.

 

If you had a -really- good time, you probably won't say much about your trip to anyone when you get back. Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more, say no more.

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Hey, now... I know some of you have been! Everyone's been to Vegas, except for me apparently. Everyone I asked at work today had been before.

 

If that's the case, then I'm not part of "everybody" because I've barely been outside Ontario. I've been about half an hour in a train station right on the other side of the Canadian-US border to pick someone up who was coming home from a trip to the US. When I was in Ottawa for a conference a few years ago, someone took me for a fling across the river into Hull, Quebec just so I can say I was there. I was not favourably impressed. In Ottawa all the street signs were bilingual. In Hull across the river they were only in French. It did not seem at all fair. Besides, it's just plain weird when I can't read the street signs. I wasn't driving.

 

So that's the extent of my adventures. Las Vega, nope, never been within about three thousand miles of the place. I do hope you have fun, pandora.

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Pandy,

 

If you and Bobo want to go play with some kickass firearms, buddy runs a shop there and owns some fun toys... :)

 

Vegas is home to lots of places and things you might not find at home...

 

sNC

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I have been to Vegas twice. For one trip I was 12... there's not much there, or wasn't for a 12 year old. Last time was abotu 14 years ago for my brothers wedding and we had all of my other brothers boys, and my oldest who was only 5 at the time. We drove, form So Cal to Vegas, and the air ni my car died half way there. When we arrived I felt sick, I took a shower, then a nap, then got dressed anad went to the wedding, then we had this big dinner, and went back to the hotel room to bed. Am I a party animal or what? Oh, this was before the Ziegfreid and Roy accident, we didn't catch their show, but we did go watch the tigers in their incloser at the hotel, very pretty.

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Hey, now... I know some of you have been! Everyone's been to Vegas, except for me apparently. Everyone I asked at work today had been before.

Depends on what you like to do and how much you want to spend. Most anything can be got for a price in that town. I've been there more times than I can count (I just went a few weeks back) and I'm to the point where I just go to a buffet and I'm done. ;)

 

But if you want to see a show, one of the big ones, and depending on the trade show, you might need to get tickets now or you'll be out of luck. Penn and Teller should be at the Rio. There was something going on at the Luxor when I was there but I only noticed the girls on the poster and that it was something like $150/person so I can't help you there. The New York has a roller coaster for a few bucks which is fun and there's a Gameworks across the street with a rock climbing wall (the M&M thing there has some movie thing in it too). The MGM next door has an "okay" amusement park and theater complex. This is all connected with monorails and/or walking distance (not the Rio...it's on the other side of the freeway). It's also near the body show you want to see as I recall. Oh, and the Excalibur is there and has a dinner/show jousting thing I think. I went to topless magic show at the Tropicana which is right on the corner there. It was interesting to say the least.

 

I've went on a walking tour of a candy company out in the middle of nowhere, and I've did the your of Hoover Dam (which is neat...better pre-9/11 though...I've done both) and the strip clubs are everywhere from just topless to full nude if you want to do that. The things to do run the spectrum.

 

Odds are since you've never been you'll stick to The Strip (mostly) which will have more than enough to keep you busy. Like I said you can also wander to the Rio (expensive but huge buffet over there) or maybe downtown to Fremont Street (it was better before they covered it).

 

Also, when I'm there I just stick my wallet in my front pocket and I'm good to go. I've never had any problems with pickpockets (they are there though).

 

mwc

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My husband is going on a business trip to Vegas, and I get the dubious honor of being their "booth babe" at a tradeshow, so I have to go and take advantage of the free hotel and airplane tics. We leave on Sunday and come back Wednesday night.

 

I know I want to see the Bodies exhibit... any other ideas? I'd love to see a cabaret or burlesque show that isn't too raunchy (more artsy), but I think hubby might be uncomfortable with that (he's still a little uptight sexually, despite also being an ex-christian). What is there to do besides gamble and go to strip clubs? I know there is a lot more to do, I just don't know what.

 

Theres a few good jazz clubs in vegas.

Find the jazz musicians, And follow them to the places they play.

Its all the jazz you will ever want.

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Pandy,

 

If you and Bobo want to go play with some kickass firearms, buddy runs a shop there and owns some fun toys... :)

 

Vegas is home to lots of places and things you might not find at home...

 

sNC

 

Every post has to have firearms mentioned doesn't it? :grin: I think everyone knows your stance but I know what place you are talking about actually, been to Vegas five times in my life, so I know the city pretty good for being under 21. You are talking about the Bass and Pro Shop located at the Silverton Hotel and Casino am I correct? Because that place has lots of toys there also.

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Pandy,

 

If you and Bobo want to go play with some kickass firearms, buddy runs a shop there and owns some fun toys... :)

 

Vegas is home to lots of places and things you might not find at home...

 

sNC

 

Every post has to have firearms mentioned doesn't it? :grin: I think everyone knows your stance but I know what place you are talking about actually, been to Vegas five times in my life, so I know the city pretty good for being under 21. You are talking about the Bass and Pro Shop located at the Silverton Hotel and Casino am I correct? Because that place has lots of toys there also.

 

 

Umm, no.

 

They don't sell or trial fire the toys Glen sells via his shop. Glen's fire fully auto and toss flame, things that explode an go boom at end of terminal flights.

 

Specious argument "..does every post have to have firearms in it.."

 

kFL

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Well, I had a blast, guys! I didn't have nearly enough time to do everything we wanted to, but his boss paid for what we did do, so it's all good. :) We saw Elton John, Cirque's Zumanity (a "sensual" circus/cabaret/burlesque show), and the Bodies exhibit. His boss also managed to get a hold of some green for us all to partake before shows, walking the strip, roller coaster, etc... . I never thought that would happen... it was like a dream come true! :lol:

 

I just got off the plane, so I'm just checking my e-mail and heading to bed before I go to work again. I'm beat... but happy!

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Umm, no.

 

They don't sell or trial fire the toys Glen sells via his shop. Glen's fire fully auto and toss flame, things that explode an go boom at end of terminal flights.

 

Specious argument "..does every post have to have firearms in it.."

 

kFL

 

You know I am kidding, Just the last argument was about firearms and you mention it, I just had to comment since I never expect that on this thread. No reason for us to argue over that.

 

What does the shop do then? I am curious how you make it sound do they have rocket launchers? Gernade Launchers?

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"Specious argument "..does every post have to have firearms in it...

 

I thought it was a valid observation, rather than an argument...

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"Specious argument "..does every post have to have firearms in it...

 

I thought it was a valid observation, rather than an argument...

 

It was an observation that I just couldn't help posting because it is funny that firearms had to be mentioned on a non completly off topic (not even firearms are a part of was mentioned.) Oh well :shrug:

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"Specious argument "..does every post have to have firearms in it...

 

I thought it was a valid observation, rather than an argument...

 

It was an observation that I just couldn't help posting because it is funny that firearms had to be mentioned on a non completly off topic (not even firearms are a part of was mentioned.) Oh well :shrug:

 

I'd not worry over it, liebling...

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