Thursday, September 19, 2013

The View From Sin City

We have arrived in Sin City.

It was a bit shocking to get up at 3am in order to make it the airport and then arrive in Las Vegas at 9:15am.  Of course, it felt like 12:15 to us and we were HUNGRY.  By the time we made it to the hotel I was downright pissy.  I have slightly low blood sugar and when I don't eat for prolonged periods my migraine kicks up and I become less than pleasant.  Ah well.  After a sandwich it all was better.

Here is The Plaza (taken from Fremont Street):
The Plaza

After checking out the machines here we took a walk down Fremont Street.  I had pretty good luck here:
Golden Gate Casino

I had a lot of fun here, but didn't even come close to trying all the games I wanted:
The Four Queens

Serious hunger attacked (again) while we were playing at The Four Queens, so we quit for dinner.  We sat looking out on the casino.  Man, it was pretty, but it got to be a bit noisy after a while.  Here is the view from the table:
Inside The Four Queens

I know you can't see any of the games (to know what they are), but it makes for a pretty picture.  I had pretty good luck on the game with the round red sign over it, second from the left, in the next to the back row.  That entire row of games is a max bet of $.75 a spin.  I love being able to afford to play at Max.  I hit the tiny jackpot. It was only $25, but it was still pretty fun when the whistle blew.

I took a bunch more photos of the casinos waking back down Fremont Street.  I had to go to Walgreens to try and buy some distilled water for mom.  They were out:(  So, while she was checking in, I snapped all of the pics.

Fremont Street Cowboy

Obviously not the traditional Thursday post today and I am sooo behind in my reading it may not be up as full as usual tomorrow, but it's Vegas Baby!


  1. Greetings human Robin,

    My silly human has been unable to keep up. Which means I'm taking over commenting duties.

    You are in Sin City? You won 25 dollars? You are now my best human friend. Do they still play a game named "Keno"? My human played Keno in Reno.

    Have fun in Vegas.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

  2. I've never been to Vegas, so I'm living vicariously through this blog post! :)

    Looks like fun and enjoy!

  3. I've never been to Vegas before, so I'll live vicariously through this blog post :)

    Looks like fun and have a good time!

  4. Glad to hear you're having a good time. Just try not to skip so many meals in order you don't kill anyone, haha. ;)

  5. But you're there, you're safe, and you're having fun!

  6. Woot, already a jackpot, mini-grats (big 'grats when you get the big pot later)!

    Have fun. :)

  7. I can only say that you have a great attitude, and I hope you and mom have a fantastic time! Vegas was one of our former playgrounds for several years. We quit while we were ahead. As I read your post, the Blackjack and Poker tables are calling me .....

    BTW, how much money is $.75? Enjoy!

  8. Sounds like fun. $25. is a lot of .75 bits of entertainment!

  9. I keep meaning to make it to Fremont Street, but I never seem to get away from the Strip. When I was a kid I was on Fremont Street but that was before they put the roof on it. Someday I'll get over there. If I ever get back to Vegas. It's been a couple of years since my last visit.

    Wrote By Rote

  10. klahanie ~ There is keno, though I haven't played it. I just tried the poker slots for the first time today. Turns out I really like them. Who knew???

    Mark ~ We will look at more of Vegas my next post. I am taking tons of pictures.

    Al ~ I am "hell on wheels" if I am hungry. Everyone LOOK OUT!

    Alex ~ Having a great time!

    mail4rosey ~ I keep winning little money. So far I haven't lost all of my "daily allotment" on any given day. Always some left over for the next day. Keeps it fun!

    JJ ~ Mom and I are really enjoying it. "Playground" is precisely the right word!

    Robyn ~ Working on it...

    Liza ~ I have won that little jackpot on three different machines now. I am ready to graduate to four or five sevens for BIG MONEY!

    Arlee ~ Downtown is so nice because the casinos are all within walking distance... unlike the Strip where it feels like you can walk yourself to death!!!

  11. This looks fun!
    I'm a low blood sugar kind of chick myself so I totally understand.
    Have a ton more fun! And then tell us all about it!


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