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Username Post: Going to Vegas!!!! What should I expect to scrapbook?        (Topic#1574073)
Crystal is Leahs Mom
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Ok I'm going to Vegas for Memorial Day weekend. I will have my camera of course but I'm not sure if I should bring a little zip lock bag for little things to remember? Should I just smash the items? Or should I bring cards for from project life to fill out per day?

I saw one scrapbooked take photos in Vegas and then she created a small hard cover book with a few photos on the page and very little journaling. It was very cute, creative and simple. It's kind of like your story, your life, and your experience in a book?

What would be too much? I don't want to carry around things that would cause too much attraction or become a hassle to carry.

This would be my first time visiting, so I don't really know what to expect besides the casinos.

Thank you for your time, Crystal

See check out the book she made:

http://paisleepress.com/2012/04/a-photobook-w eekend-in-...
photobook



 
CrimsonMama
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In response to Crystal is Leahs Mom

Wow, that photobook is so sophistcated!

I don't know what your plans are but if you are seeing shows, the tickets and menus from all the cool restaurants. Vegas is outrageous you will have a lot of great photos!


 
Luvmyfam
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That's a cool photobook!

When I went to Vegas, I just tucked memorabilia into my purse and then transferred it to my suitcase at the end of the day. DH and I a fun photo taken and they gave us a folder to hold the photo. I'm planning on converting the folder to a "scrapbook."


 
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  • stick on 04-23-12 05:35 PM
In response to CrimsonMama

We usually go to Vegas about once a year, and I've done a handful of LOs (they're in my gallery if you're curious). I don't gamble much, just slots and video poker, but the people-watching is fabulous, there are tons of great shows, there are amusement park rides, there's great dining (and bad dining, lol), there's a little bird/fish park behind the Flamingo, there are museum-type shows, there's shopping (which I rarely do there because I already live in a shopping mecca), there's a "mini"-Eiffel tower which you must go to the top of, and there's the Viva Las Vegas stamp store, which is on my list to visit next time and looks like it's not a bad cab ride from the strip.

Just take lots of pics, journal every day, save ticket stubs and programs, and have a marvelous time!!


 
Fargomutt
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In response to stick

WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!!!


 
charK
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  • charK on 04-23-12 07:25 PM
In response to Fargomutt

Take pics of the food...it is amazing. The Atrium at the Bellagio, always beautiful. All of the neon lite billboards at night, so you can remember who was there. Dale Chihuly glass ceiling at Bellagio. Lions at MGM, yellow brick road in the shopping area at MGM. Ceasars Palace statues, Coca cola store and M & M store is colorful for pics. Have fun!


 
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We went to Vegas a couple of years ago and since we don't gamble or drink and the shows were way expensive, we just walked around and took photos. You can find pretty good deals on food, but everything else is over priced (IMO). Needless to say, we were not impressed. Have fun.


 
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In response to charK

yea vegas is fun i live here lots to do
hope you have fun


 
Henri Jean
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In response to charK

We go for a week every year - so much to take pictures of! Comfortable shoes! Great comment from someone above!

I do take a ziploc bag but I don't carry it around with me. It goes in my scrapbook carrier which is a plastic 12 x 12 with a handle. I take everything out of my purse at night and put it all in the plastic bag to keep it safe and together.

I also take 2 extra batteries, fully recharged for one of our cameras and 1 extra battery, fully recharged, for the second camera. I hate being out and about and have a camera battery die and not have a replacement in my purse.

If you get a chance to get to Freemont street at night - try to do it. That is the old original Las Vegas strip on both sides with the famous old hotels where the rat pack hung out. There is a huge brige overhead that makes the street all under cover and has a huge light show on the entire ceiling.

When you see the classic old movies featuring Las Vegas - more likely than not, this is what you are seeing. The old strip, now Fremont street.

My favorite part of Las Vegas is the shows.

I don't shop much when we are there either. You didn't say how long you would be there.

If you have enough time, Hoover dam is interesting. Especially the helicopter ride over it - that was awesome.


 
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In response to Henri Jean

Not all the shows are $300 a seat. There are lots that are within the reasonable range and more fun and entertaining perhaps than sitting in the rafters at $300 a pop for Celine, you just have to be open to them. We saw a faux Rat Pack show for about $50 a head that was great fun, and another one I forget the name of over at the Rio which btw is mardi gras themed, very colorful. You'll have a great time and get great pics.


 
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Las Vegas is my favorite city! I used to go twice a year, and now we try to go once a year or every other year. COMFORTABLE SHOES!! I'm one of those who wants to "look cute" and wear stupid shoes, and regret it! LOL Things look like they are "right there" and they're WAY far!

I have done several Las Vegas albums - a chipboard word album, an 8x8, a couple of 12x12s. I have examples in my gallery and on my blog. There are SO MANY THINGS to take pics of, so much to see and do!

My folks used to go to Las Vegas before I was born and when I was little, and each trip they would take a free photo at Binion's Horseshoe with the million dollars. Those are some priceless pictures to me. When I started going, it was no longer there, but I started taking a photo each visit at a couple of different places (one is a bridge just inside the Mirage). It is so fun to see how things/we change over the years.

I hope you have a great time! Like one of the posters above, things in LV are not "cheap" like they used to be. Gourmet food can be expensive, shows can be, gambling can be ... BUT you can find all kinds of deals and maybe splurge on one or two things. People watching is THE BEST, and still FREE.


 
mstasha
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In response to Fargomutt

  • Fargomutt Said:
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!!!



I second that!!!


 
Henri Jean
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Ah - Binions. Forgot about that one. One of the old classics on Fremont.

Penn and Teller are usually at the Rio. Great show. They really were entertaining and the magic shows are really great on stage.

A tip to cheaper tickets - call and ask what their policy is for selling tickets for cancellations. It varies from one hotel to the other.

Several times we were told when we called that 45 minutes before the show they sell the tickets from people who cancelled for about half the ticket price. We've seen shows that were very expensive for half price becuase we went to the area where the seats are sold for people who cancel. THey have always been great tickets! But you do have to wait for last minute - we've never been disappointed.

Since most people don't know that secret, there are always a lot more tickets than there are people who want them although we get there a good bit earlier just in case they don't have many seats available at the half rate or whatever percentage they offer.


 
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In response to Henri Jean

Lucky you! are you a stamper? If so, I wouldn't go there without planning a side (shopping) trip to Viva Las Vegas Stamp Store. It's about the largest stamp store anywhere. I order from them all the time, and they have EVERYTHING! They're at 1008 E. Sahara Ave.


 
tanyaham
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Great tip Henri Jean!! I will have to remember that next time we go! I have wanted to see O for the longest time. We've seen several other Cirque shows and have loved them all.

One trip we stayed at MGM Grand, and The Hubster wanted to see KA, which I wasn't as interested in. We got discount tickets since it was at that hotel, and I was SOOOOO impressed!!! It quickely became my favorite so far!!! I LOVED IT!!! Highly recommend it to anyone!

This thread is giving me the Vegas Itch ...


 
lizzi97
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I second both Fremont Street and wearing comfy shoes! Check out Fremont Street at night; the energy is great. There are tons of free things to check out in and around the resorts on the strip. The Bellagio Fountains are my favorite, and their flower conservatory is beautiful too. The MGM Lions are gone (as of January I think), but the Mirage still has the Secret Garden (retired lions & tigers from Sigfried and Roy's show). If you have kids (but not real young ones), I recommend the Mob Attraction at the Tropicana.

For shows, check out Tix4Tonight booths along the strip, where they sell discount tickets for the night of. Wednesday seems to be the slowest night, so even the popular shows will show up at a discount.

Have fun!


 
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Oh, and for scrapbooking, I really enjoyed taking pictures of all the fake landmarks (like the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge) and the neon. Another great photo opp would probably be the neon museum. Book early for the museum since they usually sell out about a month in advance.


 
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I'm so jealous you're on your way to Vegas!! The hub and I love it there, we go at least once a year, more often if we can fit it around his work schedule. We got married there 28 years ago, so of course it holds special memories for us, but we have a ball every time we go.
My advice in addition to all of the above is to take pics of anything and everything, you never know what you will decide to scrap once you get home, and pick up any and all memorabilia type things, stick in your suitcase, then you'll have it all once you get home and won't have any regrets once you start scrapping.
Last, definitely set aside time to go to Viva Las Vegastamps, I go in there every trip and love it!!! Couple of times I've just hopped the city bus and gotten over there, it's very easy to get to.
Have fun!


 
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Ooooo Vegas! Haven't been there in a while, but we love the desert and the mountains. MUST have a photo of yourself under the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign on S. Las Vegas Blvd. There was a super cheesy Old Nevada ranch/zoo(kids LOVED it)
and Mt. Charleston. . Don't know if it's still there, but there was also a resort out on Lake Las Vegas. Really scenic.


 
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We say "O" at the Bellagio last year - Bill called and that is one of the ones they told us to show up for 45 minutes and go to the "Will Call" area to get ones that were cancelled.

We got those tickets for around half price and they were great tickets!

I started taking pictures of the cheesy wedding chapels - especially the drive through ones and I'll do a layout on those at some point - need a few more pictures.

My favorite free shows from the sidewalk are the volcano that erupts (forgot where) and the show with the ship at Treasure Island.


 
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