A Full day in Vegas

Trip Start Dec 27, 2010
Trip End Jan 16, 2011

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

For our first full day in Vegas, we paid for an all-day pass for the Circus Circus buffet, which gave us access to an awesome all you can eat smorgasboard for the whole day (breakfast, lunch, and tea). After a huge cooked breakfast, we headed to the Adventuredome, our hotel's indoor theme park and got Nik's kids an all day pass to go on the rides for the day. Nik also went on some of the rides but I figured I would wait until Universal Studios in LA before I went on rides. After hanging out there for a bit, me and Nik left the kids there and did some shopping around the Vegas strip. I urgently needed some shoes since I had almost worn mine out since being on this trip and they were getting painful. Got some new shoes, a couple of souvenirs, met the kids for luch at the buffet, and went back to the Adventuredome for a while.
On the last trip there, I joined Nik and the kids for a game of lazer tag which was good fun. Running around in the dark with a gun is always good after a busy day of shopping.

After tea, Me, Nik, and Ally went to check out the Vegas Strip at night. This is the time when the city really comes alive and looks amazing with all of the neon lights and craziness.
I got myself the guitar shaped drink holder full of Pina Colada (which lasted for the rest of the night) and we walked the strip for a couple of hours. We watched the volcanic eruption out the front of the Mirage hotel, checked out Treasure Island, and ended up at the Flamingo. Nik almost had a nervous breakdown at the gift shop at this casino. Way too much Flamingo related merchandise to see in one sitting! I'm sure she wished she had brought another suitcase on the trip.

After we dropped Ally off at the hotel, me and Nik headed out in a cab to the Hard Rock Cafe at the other end of the strip.
It was here that The Sin City Sinners were playing. This band has Brent Muscat from Faster Pussycat in it, Todd from Slash's band and some other seasoned musos from various bands in it. It was awesome to be able to get into this venue and see such a cool band for free, and the atmosphere was nice and cosy (it was quiet). When we walked into the venue, the band had just gone onstage and they invited legendary porn star Ron Jeremy to join them up there. He was in town for the Vegas Porn Convention and awards night. Ron performed a medley of songs on the harmonica which was quite bizarre.
The band then played a set of covers and a few of their own songs to the small crowd. The room had the vibe of a coffee shop as most people were sitting around on bar stools and watching the show. During the show, I managed to meet Vinnie Paul from Pantera who was in the crowd, and get my photo taken with Ron Jeremy who was still hanging around the place.
When the band finished their set, we wandered over and chatted with them for a bit since it was such a casual little gig. They were extremely friendly which capped off the night nicely.
After the show, we went for another wander around the casinos and visited New York, New York,The Luxor (where I stayed last time)...and a whole bunch of others along the route back to our hotel, where we happily passed out exhausted again! Another tiring day over.

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i hope nik enjoyed flamingo (Lenny land)

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