22.05.2010 - 23.05.2010 64 °F
Room 14223, Rush Tower, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas NV. 8pm. 23/5/10
No Blog tonight. Just a little note to say "safely arrived in Las Vegas". And it's raining and it's 63 degrees. Luckily got to the good ole Golden Nugget in the dry. How many times have we been here? And we still get lost getting away from the airport.
KC Downtown Skyline
Great drive through the rolling, wooded Ozarks (Aux Arcs, we learned). Past Alma Arkansas, "Spinach capital of the world". Arthur wanted to stop... not!
Country Club Plaza. Posh shops and restaurants. Very unexpected
Local Wildlife - "Braves"
For a city of half million, Kansas City seemed enormous. Interesting too.
Arthur's Limo, KC
When we checked in by machine at KCI (Kansas City Airport) which used to be main hub for the much lamented TWA, we were offered an upgrade to First Class for a total of $90. Given that we would have to have paid $50 anyway to check our bags, and that 1st Class Passengers' bags go for free, it was a good deal so we snapped it up. Unfortunately it was not available on the DFW-LAS leg. That flight was packed and we hated the smug b****, er.. people sat up front in their wide leather seats being fed drinks and food. To be fair, you do get free "sodas" on AA on all flights.
Having got lost, due to "TomTom" error, again, found new Valet Parking and VIP checkin for the new Rush Tower at the Golden Nugget. Despite a "guaranteed" Strip view room, when we got up to our room, there was no Strip view. So John marches down to VIP checkin again to change room. Get new room on 14th Floor with view in direction of the Strip. Just waiting for the lights to go on.
The room is r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s.
Will explain more tomorrow. Now the BJ tables, the Video Poker machines, the drive up the Strip and the Steak n' Eggs at the Carson Street Cafe are calling.
On holiday for 4 days now....