Las Vegas in March 2017

20170318 051556 - Las Vegas in March 2017

One of my recent trips to Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl and I get out to Vegas from Chicago quite a bit. While we do like to check in on Mom who lives in the in the greater Vegasland (that can be a thing – like “Chicagoland“… maybe?), of course we’re going to take advantage of some comped hotel rooms and spend some nights on The Strip. Here are some scenes from one of my rare Vegas “boys trip”. Indoors, Las Vegas I took advantage of some nights I got…

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Riviera Hotel and Casino Sign

  Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is available for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs. Due to the nature of their collection, the Neon Museum…

New Vegas Hotel and Casino finally set to open – AP

The Drew Hotel and Casino

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press February 12, 2018 LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now scheduled to open in late 2020 under a partnership between hospitality giant Marriott International and New York-based global real estate firm Witkoff. The new luxury property, which will feature a casino and approximately 4,000 rooms and suites, announced Monday that it…

The make-over of Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Tropicana Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

I’m Back in Las Vegas with The Girl to visit Mom and decided to show her the new and improved Tropicana Las Vegas. There was a pretty long stretch of time where The Trop was falling just a liiiiiittle bit into disrepair. Maybe “disrepair” is too strong of a description but it surely wasn’t what it used to be and what it is now. The improvements to the Tropicana hotel and casino have been impressive and well worth checking out. It’s still on it’s own corner, of course, providing a…

Take a ride on the Mirage-TI Tram on the Las Vegas Strip

The Tram between Mirage and TI

When in Vegas, we make sure to hop the Tram between Mirage and Treasure Island. While these two properties are next door to each other, it may not be as short of a walk as you might think. Besides, it’s a very Vegas-y thing to ride the tram and you’ll have plenty of other places to walk to so save a little time and enjoy the ride! Please follow and like us:

The Erupting Volcano at The Mirage Las Vegas

The Erupting Volcano at Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip

When you’re around center strip and hear the gongs, that means that it’s time for the Erupting volcano show at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Our favorite place to stay on the Vegas Strip.     Please follow and like us:

Las Vegas in March 2017

20170318 051556 - Las Vegas in March 2017

On my last trip to Vegas – a rare Vegas “boys trip” –  I took advantage of some nights I got comp’d at Tropicana. A view from my Trop room. Sometimes it’s a dirty guy in a dirty Minions costumes, sometimes it’s some higher-talent entertainment. They came to the right city if they were lookin’ for sinners..   While I have actually bypassed the poker table on a trip or two with the Girl, there was no passing it up on a trip with two other poker players. Avoid the…