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President's Weekend Vegas StyleAuthor: sightseeingsue (More Trip Reviews by sightseeingsue)
Date of Trip: March 2003
When the meal arrived I was a bit embarrassed by what I had ordered. The portions were huge. Southern gravy was smothered all over the steak and mashed potatoes, along with a small container of creamed corn. What was I thinking? Anyway, it was great. My friend's sandwich was oozing with cheese and onions and she just loved it. Neither of us could finish our meals and we even had to take a to go cup with our drinks in it.
FYI: his signature drinks come in two sizes: normal and 22 oz mason jars. We didn't know this and ordered the 22oz...we left full, satisfied, and very buzzed.
Acting Like Vegas Divas
If you want to see a lot, and have little time in town, then I suggest getting a limousine for an evening. We decided to take a tour one night while in Vegas for something a little out of the ordinary for us. There were four of us, including one lady who had never been to Vegas before and only had 2 days in town.
We reserved A1 Worldwide Limousine Service for the 3 ½ hour tour and we were very satisfied with what we got.
Reservations were easy and made over the Internet. The fee for 3 ½ hours was $210, which included tax and tip. We could have had up to six guest for that price. They pick you up at your hotel and return you to your desired location.
They arrived promptly at 7:15pm and picked us up at our hotel. We purchased some champagne and brought that along for the ride. Off we went. They have a regular routine for the trip we booked. First they drive you down the strip to check out all the lights. I got such a different perspective seeing the casinos from a limo -- one, I wasn't driving in all that congestion on the strip worrying about where to go, and secondly, I was sitting comfortably on the leather seats of a stretch limo, with a glass of champagne in my hand feeling like a Diva.
First stop, the Welcome to Vegas sign. Out we went for pictures. The driver was so nice and pointed out all the famous places we passed on our ride, like the wedding chapels and all the new condos springing up everywhere.
Next stop was the Bellagio to watch the fountain show. We were dropped off at the front door and told where and when to return. We exchanged cell phone numbers to make sure we stayed in close contact with the driver. They must have it timed out perfectly as we arrived only moments before the show started, and after it was over we headed inside the Bellagio to take a peek at the Conservatory display.
When we were ready to get back to the limo it was a bit hard to determine which of the 15 other limos was actually ours. Luckily one of the girls memorized the license plate. Next, we were off to see the Pirate show at Treasure Island. We got there in plenty of time to catch the show, and then head next door to the Mirage for the Volcano Show. The next stop was the Fremont Light Show. The rider took us the long way so we could see all the sights, and dropped us off near Binnions. We got there 15 minutes before the next show, which allowed some to hit the restrooms and others to plop money into the machines. After the show we headed back via the expressway to get yet another perspective of Vegas at night.
This experience was awesome and very reasonably priced. I totally recommend doing this at least once while in you are in Las Vegas.
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