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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    If she is offended at prolonged profanity and you are forcing guys to shave during intramurals, I would avoid Vegas altogether. Have you thought about Nauvoo?
    Better yet, a return to Provo to relive your intramural glories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    if gambling and sunday activities are going to be a problem, not sure vegas is for you... maybe think about branson?
    Maybe I'll be more clear. We'll be there from Friday through Sunday (possibly Monday). I know there are a ton of things to do outside of gambling. I'm looking for recommendations on what people think is a lot of fun in terms of shows, attractions, restaurants, etc. for Friday and Saturday. Creeksters post was helpful, but a bit vague. Most of the recommendations in this thread are 5+ years old so I'm looking for a refresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    MJ and I have the opportunity to take a quick vacation while my mom is in town later this year. We were thinking of just driving to the hill country but most of the stuff we'd do out there would be more fun with kids. So I'm trying to figure out where we can go that is quick and easy to get to and would be fun and a new experience. We've never really been to Vegas...I mean we've been there for bowl games and I frequented it as a kid, but we've never been there for vacay. So I'm looking into stuff to do to see if it's worth it. We've got basically two or three days and we'd fly out on a Friday morning or afternoon and fly back Sunday or possibly Monday morning.

    Any recommendations for the following (keeping in mind MJ gets offended at prolonged profanity)?
    - Hotels
    - Restaurants
    - Shows
    - Sunday activities...this one will be tough. We don't usually hit church on vacay and MJ was okay doing a Normandy tour on Sunday back on the France trip. Maybe a drive to the south rim of the grand canyon? It's far but I don't think she's ever seen it.
    Nothing wrong with heading south for a little sabbath rimming, I agree.

    I have some other suggestions, but I'll type them out when I have more time this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Nothing wrong with heading south for a little sabbath rimming, I agree.

    I have some other suggestions, but I'll type them out when I have more time this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    MJ and I have the opportunity to take a quick vacation while my mom is in town later this year. We were thinking of just driving to the hill country but most of the stuff we'd do out there would be more fun with kids. So I'm trying to figure out where we can go that is quick and easy to get to and would be fun and a new experience. We've never really been to Vegas...I mean we've been there for bowl games and I frequented it as a kid, but we've never been there for vacay. So I'm looking into stuff to do to see if it's worth it. We've got basically two or three days and we'd fly out on a Friday morning or afternoon and fly back Sunday or possibly Monday morning.

    Any recommendations for the following (keeping in mind MJ gets offended at prolonged profanity)?
    - Hotels
    - Restaurants
    - Shows
    - Sunday activities...this one will be tough. We don't usually hit church on vacay and MJ was okay doing a Normandy tour on Sunday back on the France trip. Maybe a drive to the south rim of the grand canyon? It's far but I don't think she's ever seen it.
    Little Darlins. MJ will be happy to know they don't serve alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBCoug View Post
    Little Darlins. MJ will be happy to know they don't serve alcohol.
    That place is great. Every May they put a sign on their marquee that says something like "now hiring class of 2016 graduates."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Creeksters post was helpful, but a bit vague.
    I get that a lot.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    That place is great. Every May they put a sign on their marquee that says something like "now hiring class of 2016 graduates."

    I still think the best is the advertisement that says "Veni, Vidi, Veni".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post

    I still think the best is the advertisement that says "Veni, Vidi, Veni".
    Haha. Gross.
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    Las Vegas is the best and worst city in America. I love it. I do think frequently on what I would do if I left and came back for a weekend getaway.

    Gambling:

    I'd play poker at Aria or the Wynn
    Play blackjack $100 limit at Bellagio
    Craps at The Cromwell.

    Eating:

    Breakfast at Oyster Bar in Palace Station
    2:00 in the morning dinner at Raku
    Steak at Craftsteak/Del Friscos/Etc they are all fantastic
    Another meal from Asia, Monta/Curry Zen/Kabuto/Lotus
    Tacos El Gordo for al pastor
    Drinks at Cosmo
    Donuts at Donut Bar
    Malasadas at Island Grill


    Lodging:

    I'd stay on the strip, that's the point right?
    The JW is nice but far away

    Attractions:

    Neon Museum
    Mob Museum
    Fremont street for the freak show
    People watching on the strip
    Hoover Dam is cool, really cool from the lake

    Shows:

    All the Cirque Shows are cool, Ka is my least favorite MJ1 is the best.
    I'd see if any concerts are going
    See if any boxing/MMA events they are insanely fun
    Watching football on a Sunday in a sports book is a lot of fun

    Grand Canyon is too far IMO, plus Boulder City can get crazy on a Sunday. Valley of Fire is probably cooler as far as physical attractions. Even Red Rock is closer and probably just as cool, there's a couple cool hikes and a nice park there where you can completely miss the strip.

    I think you are one of the worst posters here or Id invite you boating, maybe Falafal can take you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusnik View Post
    I think you are one of the worst posters here or Id invite you boating, maybe Falafal can take you?
    He'd probably want to ski. No thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fusnik View Post
    I think you are one of the worst posters here or Id invite you boating, maybe Falafal can take you?
    I bet I slalom better than 98% of this board even though I only get out once or twice a year since moving to Houston.

    Thx for the info, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I bet I slalom better than 98% of this board even though I only get out once or twice a year since moving to Houston.

    Thx for the info, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I bet I slalom better than 98% of this board even though I only get out once or twice a year since moving to Houston.

    Thx for the info, though.
    Slalom course or free ski?
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    One of Fusnik's best suggestions is watching football at a sports book. It's also fun on a Saturday.
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    also, is it the north or south rim that's the boring one? whichever one is boring, don't go to that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post

    I still think the best is the advertisement that says "Veni, Vidi, Veni".
    That's brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    also, is it the north or south rim that's the boring one? whichever one is boring, don't go to that one
    North.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That's brilliant.
    And disgusting.
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    There are things to do in Vegas other than craps and sportsbook? I guess I should go back soon and check some of this out.
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    I think the best place to stay on the strip is the Sands... it's really cool. They've got top-notch acts.


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    A few more thoughts.

    The only way to see the Grand Canyon from Vegas on such a short trip is taking a sunrise or sunset helicopter ride to the Indian reservation.

    If you want to see the dam from the lake side, you can get a lunch or dinner cruise on The Desert Princess. I can't vouch for the food since we only rent it out a few mornings a year for some work stuff. But the cruise takes you from the marina to the dam and back.

    Maybe take in a Bishop Gorman football game to see what real professional high school football looks like.

    Red Rock National Conservation Area is a great place for a Sunday morning. I think one of the most fascinating museums here is the Neon Museum which has a ton of the old neon signs.

    Can't really help much with food ideas. Unless your wife has the palate of a three year old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    If you want to see the damn from the lake side
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Please watch your language. YO has sensitive ears.
    That's embarrassing. Despite my line of work, I apparently use the one much more than the other.


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    Lol. I have missed fusnik's posts. The brag is back!!
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    So, I somewhat inadvertently made a commitment to take my wife out to Las Vegas at WCC tournament time where her family could spend some time with her. I am somewhat regretting this for multiple reasons.

    The last time I was in Vegas was to watch Jimmer drop 52 on New Mexico in 2011, and the time before that was probably before the turn of the century, so I am not completely up to date on the place.

    I am thinking of the options below, mostly because my company has deals with them, and was hoping for some feedback from the folks who spend more time there than I do.

    Mandalay Bay
    Aria
    Signature at MGM Grand
    Mandarin (but looking like I may not be able to get a room there)
    Four Seasons

    Also looking for someone who wants to teach me how to play craps when my wife and in-laws are hanging out.

    Any feedback is welcome! I will be perusing the Las Vegas food thread as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post

    The last time I was in Vegas was to watch Jimmer drop 52 on New Mexico in 2011, and the time before that was probably before the turn of the century, so I am not completely up to date on the place.
    To show how darn likable Clark is. That game was the most popular ticket of any sporting event I’ve ever attended. BYU, SDSU, UNLV, and UNM were all in the semis. Everyone was looking for tickets outside the TMC. I had good seats and was offered $175 for mine, by a Rebel fan. As all this is going on (if I recall correctly) 20 feed away from me an elderly couple sold Clark 2 tix at face value.

    Am I remembering this right, CA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    So, I somewhat inadvertently made a commitment to take my wife out to Las Vegas at WCC tournament time where her family could spend some time with her. I am somewhat regretting this for multiple reasons.

    The last time I was in Vegas was to watch Jimmer drop 52 on New Mexico in 2011, and the time before that was probably before the turn of the century, so I am not completely up to date on the place.

    I am thinking of the options below, mostly because my company has deals with them, and was hoping for some feedback from the folks who spend more time there than I do.

    Mandalay Bay
    Aria
    Signature at MGM Grand
    Mandarin (but looking like I may not be able to get a room there)
    Four Seasons

    Also looking for someone who wants to teach me how to play craps when my wife and in-laws are hanging out.

    Any feedback is welcome! I will be perusing the Las Vegas food thread as well.
    Aria is nice.
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    I'll be in Vegas for the WCC tourney and I enjoy a good craps game (although I'm not much of an expert) but, alas, I will have Old Man Meanie and at least one of the little Meanies with me and they're expecting me to hang out with them and not go play craps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    To show how darn likable Clark is. That game was the most popular ticket of any sporting event I’ve ever attended. BYU, SDSU, UNLV, and UNM were all in the semis. Everyone was looking for tickets outside the TMC. I had good seats and was offered $175 for mine, by a Rebel fan. As all this is going on (if I recall correctly) 20 feed away from me an elderly couple sold Clark 2 tix at face value.

    Am I remembering this right, CA?
    Pretty close, except it was only one ticket. I had driven up from a conference in Phoenix the day before the tournament started and was there solo. That was the only time in my life that I thought I wouldn't be able to find a ticket. It was a crazy atmosphere. But I lucked out and got to watch a great game with several eminent CSers.

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