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Seen here, the end of the slide tube, which goes through the shark tank, Golden Nuggest, downtown. 02/07

Las Vegas for me is home away from home.  Over the last 20 years I have been there so regularly that I can't count how many times I have visited, but I estimate about 25 or 30. 

My most recent trip was December 17, 2010 - I was one of the lucky SAVE300 people who scored a deal from the Canadian Expedia. Airfare and hotel cost me only $12.67!  My focus of this trip was capturing vintage neon signs and seeing the history of Vegas versus seeing the same mega-resorts. I've posted a few of the pictures.  My new, old favorite place to stay would be the Golden Nugget. The hotel was renovated again and now looks like the Bellagio. The pool, which had undergone a $22 million renovation a few years ago was re-done again, this time to create a spa-like atmosphere.

Shark tank swimming pool at the Golden Nugget. This is a new feature that was just opened in 2007. 02/07
It is so beautiful!  My new favorite on the Strip is the Cosmopolitan. The 3 store chandelier with a 2 story loung inside of it was breathtaking! 

The trip before it was in October of 2008.  This trip's theme was a culinary tour of the city, eating my way through the best hotels and restaurants.  You see, I was dating a chef at the time and he actually knew some of the famous chef owners of these restaurants.  Man! What a great experience and a whole new perspective of the city than ever before!!!  Spectacular food... my belly actually hurt by the time I left because I had eaten so much over a 36 hour period of time!  Staying at the Wynn Hotel, I enjoyed their ground-floor coffee shop for morning muffins and coffee and then their grill for soup at lunch on the first day.

Golden Nugget - slide tube entering shark tank
  Next I moved to Okada, a Japanese exquisite restaurant where I enjoy the most lavish sushi I could imagine.  The surroundings and service was extraordinary and exotic.  The food quality was breathtaking, and the experience a joy.

Here is a partial list of the hotels I have stayed in over the years in Las Vegas:
Bellagio    Wynn   Golden Nugget   Four Queens   Stratosphere   Imperial Palace   Mandalay Bay   Venetian   Frontier   Ballys   Flamingo   Excalibur   Silverton   MGM   New York New York   Rio   Luxor   Treasure Island   Mirage   Monte Carlo   Caesar's Palace    Hilton Convention Center   Harrah's

and I have been in about 60% of the hotels either shopping, looking, eating, or gambling.

***to be continued***

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Seen here, the end of the slide tu…
Seen here, the end of the slide t…
Shark tank swimming pool at the Go…
Shark tank swimming pool at the G…
Golden Nugget - slide tube enterin…
Golden Nugget - slide tube enteri…
2 story slide at Golden Nugget. Sl…
2 story slide at Golden Nugget. S…
Slide at Golden Nugget Pool.
Slide at Golden Nugget Pool.
Paris Hotel .... walking to the co…
Paris Hotel .... walking to the c…
MGM Grand
MGM Grand
Luxor
Luxor
Silverton Hotel
Silverton Hotel
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Silverton Hotel has an enormous f…
Silverton Hotel has an enormous fi…
Silverton Hotel has an enormous f…
Bass Pro Shops - a really cool sto…
Bass Pro Shops - a really cool st…
Bass Pro Shops - a really cool sto…
Bass Pro Shops - a really cool st…
Venitian Hotel shops
Venitian Hotel shops
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Venitian Hotel shops - gelato - r…
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The largest chocolate fountain in…
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Venetian entrance to the new wing…
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