A Day in Las Vegas

Trip Start Jun 05, 2010
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Trip End Jul 25, 2010


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Friday, June 25, 2010

We didn't get up early at all the today. We enjoyed staying in a comfortable bed after our stay in Los Angeles and didn’t leave the room until about four in the afternoon.

We headed out to get some food, money and then planned to head to the pool for a few hours. ATMs in the Casinos were charging $5 just to withdraw cash so we found our way out of the MGM and briefly onto the strip. We were not going to explore it today as it was late already and we were not in the mood for more rushing around!

The found a slightly cheaper ATM outside and found a cheap fast food place again for lunch. It’s was Chinese and the food was actually really great.

We headed straight back to the pool at the MGM and were totally confused about where to sit. The pool complex was huge; the grand pool area had at least 5 pools and a running river pool. Around the running river pool the MGM was running their weekly pool party, it was like an outdoor nightclub it was $40 dollars entry but as residents we had free run of the place. There are hundreds of people lounging around in the swim trunks and bikinis. This is the place it seems where the beautiful people come to soak up the sun. The beautiful people and one very white Welshman that is.

After being handed a flying for a pool party later this evening at one of the other pools in the hotel we finally found some free chairs at one of the slightly more quiet pools. This was good enough it had a bar on each end and at the moment was playing Guns’n’Roses over the speakers.

We grabbed some drinks and relaxed in the pool for a bit. I tried to rotate myself so that I was not to get too badly barbequed on any particular side. Without the wind of the coast the sun felt like a grill again and burning would have been all too easy.

Nobody actually swims here, everyone is just standing in the pool, talking with their friends with their sunglasses on drinking cocktails from special waterproof containers and ice buckets full of beer at the poolside.

After an hour or so we head over to the other pool party. It only just opened so we are able to easily find a seat on some of the huge beanbags they have surrounding the pool. It’s $25 dollars for a pitcher of sangria and you get free food with that so it seems a good deal. The place gets a little busier, but this is a great place to relax into the evening without going straight to a club. We realise after a while that the beanbags we are sitting on actually float on the water so move them into the pool to relax with our drinks. After two weeks of continuous travelling this is perfect! We stay until the sun goes down then head back to the room as we plan to check out Studio 54, the hotels nightclub.

After changing we head to the club and walk straight in as we are early and have beaten the queues, its free again as we are residents. I believe the club is supposed to be some recreation of the original Studio 54. The music is quite good, there are a number of podium dancers and all of the seating is cordoned off as you need to a pay a premium for a table, includes table service from your own dedicated waitress. We spent a few hours there before heading back to the room in the early hours, picking up a chilli dog on the way back!
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dazw1
dazw1 on

ah the "premium" cordened off seating....hmm I have memories of that.....it sounded great.......it was sold to us something like this.....

"for the 6 of you, at $50 per head you get your own seating right next to the dance floor, you get to queue jump therefore avoiding $25 (or whatever it was) entry fee, your own bouncers, your own waitress, choose your bottle of "liquer" and you get FREE unlimited mixers all night....."

our thinking was - $50 per head when its going to cost $25 entry plus whatever we drink, so it was a no brainer, lets do it!

so we did it, we entered, sat in our luxurious seats, waitress brings drinks over, pours them for us, and kindly hands us the bill (after the 2 litre bottle of vodka is opened and drinks are poured) much to our surprise the bill is actually alot more than we thought, why...............TAX! and TIP!!

needless to say we coughed up the rest of the cash only to finish off the bottle of vodka within about half an hour wondering whether it was worth buying another bottle for....if i recall correctly....about $200!!!!!! our decision - Lets get the hell outta here!

great experience though :-)

enjoy vegas!!! its GREAT!!!!

Jas on

Whats a chilli dog?...That Hotel sounds epic, Its funny to think that nobody really uses the pool, with that heat I would of been straight in there.

mojodojo
mojodojo on

The pools are totally rammed with people. It's just that nobody swims, they just stand around in the pool drinking beer and cocktails!

mojodojo
mojodojo on

And a chilli dog is a hot dog with chilli con Carne on top. Excellent invention!

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