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Why I Left Las Vegas – Part 3

This is part three of “Why I Left Las Vegas.” Click here for part one or part two.

I Wasn’t Excited About It

I was already lukewarm to the idea of moving to Las Vegas because my job offer there was underwhelming.  The pay was insufficient and I correctly predicted that the job duties would be dull.  Then I made the mistake of searching the internet for opinions on living in Vegas. (more…)

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Why I Left Las Vegas – Part 2

This part two of “Why I Left Las Vegas.” Click here for part one.

California

When I was I deciding whether or not to accept the job in Las Vegas, my friend told me that I shouldn’t worry about leaving California; Los Angeles would be just a short drive away and I could come back whenever it was needed.  This ended up being a double-edged sword – I was able to participate in many activities back…

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Why I Left Las Vegas – Part 1

Yesterday marked an odd anniversary for me: one year ago I packed up the car again and left Las Vegas.  It was a day that seemed inevitable but also felt like it would never arrive.  When it finally did come, I was ill-prepared for it.  As I have mentioned previously, Vegas was full of emotional highs and lows for me and my last day was no exception.  (more…)

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LINQ and High Roller Add Something New to The Strip

I found this article from USA Todayregarding the opening of the LINQ and the High Roller on the Las Vegas Strip.  On my last trip to Vegas I was able to spend some time at the LINQ and there is no denying that it is certainly different from other properties on The Strip.  It’s a development that encourages walking around; the kind of place you might spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.  What is absent,…

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Dutch Phantom of the Opera

I recently found this Dutch version of the title song from Phantom of the Opera.  While this isn’t specifically Las Vegas related, I thought it was fun enough to share.  It also got me thinking…would the Vegas production of Phantom have done better had it been in Dutch? Maybe German or Chinese would have been more popular.  (more…)

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For my last trip to Las Vegas, my friend and I were leaving after work and wanted something inexpensive for the first night since we would not spend much time in the room.  When I stay Downtown, I usually stay the Golden Nugget or El Cortez, but I wanted to try something new.  The price for the California Hotel & Casinowas only around $50 with no resort fee and we had never stayed there before,…

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Part of the reason for my recent trip to Las Vegas was that my friend had won a free night stay at the Paris Hotel and Casinofrom his work.  I’m not sure why a one night stay somewhere would be a prize, but I suppose that is a topic for another blog.  I had never stayed at the Paris (though I did find $20 there once), so it seemed like a good excuse to drive across the Mojave, even though I had…

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New Things I Tried in Vegas

Many of my Las Vegas trips have been with my good friend who recently accepted a job on the other side of the country (the humid side).  As part of his send off, we decided to take a quick roadtrip to Vegas.  My guess is that we have probably gone to Vegas together at least 20 times, so by now everything is pretty familiar.  However, there are two new things we did on this trip that are…

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Caesars Palace Entrance — 1993

My mom recently found some home movies that include our first trip to Las Vegas in 1993.  I will post more from these videos soon, but wanted to share this video of the Caesars Palace entrance and moving walkway.  (more…)

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Win a Trip to Las Vegas

I just discovered that the Travel Channel is having a contest for a 5-night stay in Las Vegas…