Posted by: Cross Country Couple | September 1, 2008

Day 25 … The City that Never Sleeps

Today was one of the few cloudy days Las Vegas has during the summer months.  After taking a quick nap, we gathered our stuff together, finish the laundry and got ready for another night on the town. 

New York New York Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

New York New York Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

 

We decided to try to explore the southern side of the strip tonight.  We started at the MGM Grand Casino.  After a few free drinks while we tried our luck at the slots, we made our way over to Hooter’s, Tropicana, New York New York, Wynn, Treasure Island, the Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Monte Carlo.  Each casino had something wonderful to offer.  At Hooter’s, we received $200 for Promotional Slot Play in a tournament style setting, free tickets to the Bobby Slayton comedy show and a chance to win free gas for life.  At Tropicana, we each were given a free $5 bet at the Roulette table.  Just outside the Tropicana, there was an oversized slot machine where you get one free spin and try to win free stuff.  Matt won a ticket to a comedy show and I won two tickets to the Folies Bergere burlesque show.  At one point, we stopped and got some nachos to hold us over for dinner.

 

Danielle and Matt standing at the base of the famous Luxor Casino in Las Vegas.

Danielle and Matt standing at the base of the famous Luxor Casino in Las Vegas.

 

At Treasure Island, we took photos in front of the pirate ships at the casino.  Next, we visited the Luxor, a pyramid shaped casino with an Egyptian theme, where we got to enter to win a car.  For dinner, we stopped in at the World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain, Weinerschnitzel.  The chili cheese fries and chili cheeseburger quickly filled us up.  At this point, we had to start making our way back to Hooter’s for our 9:00 PM comedy show.  Since we had to be at the burlesque show for 10:00 PM, we only had enough time to watch the warm-up act and 20 minutes of Bobby’s crude, yet funny, show.  We arrived of the Folies Bergere show about 10 minutes late, but we had great seats and really enjoyed the combination of dancing, acrobatics, comedy, and more.                                                                                                                                           

 

Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas.

Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas.

At New York New York, there was another club opening with a red carpet, but we opted to check out the roller coaster instead.  As it turns out, the ride was closing at midnight and cost $14 per person.  The Wynn Casino had a huge Ferrari display (including the Enzo!), but it was closed and admission would have been $10 per person.  After visiting all the casinos on the lower half of the strip, we were exhausted.  We tried to see the huge overhead light display, but by the time we arrived, it was already off.  We made our way back to Danny and Jennie’s around 4:30 AM.

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