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:

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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!


 
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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
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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!!


 
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WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!!!


 
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  • charK on 04-23-12 07:25 PM
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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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yea vegas is fun i live here lots to do
hope you have fun


 
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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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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.


 
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  • Fargomutt Said:
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!!!



I second that!!!


 
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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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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.


 
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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 ...


 
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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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i would say that a great show to go to is Cirque shows love show i love that one


 
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The volcano is at Mirage, and we always have to watch the Siren Show at TI. We saw it several times during our honeymoon (that's where we stayed) and the songs were stuck in our heads ... so we bought the DVD. We still sing them as our little inside joke to each other.

Talking about this yesterday gave me such a WANT to go again. I started looking up costs to go this summer for my big 4-0 birthday ... it sure was nicer to travel when my sis-in-law worked for Southwest and we flew for free!


 
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We've been to Vegas several times. Last year I finally scrapped 9 years worth of our trips into 38 12 x 12 pages.

I love to get postcards of the hotels. They are better pictures that what I can take of them. I also like to get matchbook covers with the restaurant name.

If you're interested my pages start here:

http://travel.webshots.com/album/558555923CamTgh ?start=...

Have fun!


 
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What fun layouts. You did Freemont on New's Eve? That had to be wild!

Didn't know a helipcoter went over the grand canyon. Okay - that is on my bucket list!


 
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Thanks. Yes, we did New Year's 2002/2003 on Freemont Street. We saw 38 Special in concert that night. It was fun, but packed. I would love to do it again sometime.

We've done 2 helicopter trips in Vegas. One to the Pumrump Wine Vineyard for dinner and wine tasting and another over the Hoover Dam to the West rim of the Grand Canyon. We landed on a plateau and had a picnic lunch and the flew back over the Strip.

We also did a hot air balloon ride. It was fun.

We stopped going to Vegas because we basically have done/seen everything. They don't change things to see and do there often.

I read they are tearing down the Imperial Palace hotel and building a boardwalk there. Should be completed in 2013. We might return then when it's completed.


 
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We did a helicopter ride over Hoover dam - my only time on a helicopter. Very nice! Loved it.

Want to do one over Volcano's National park when the next volcanoe has running lava.

I've never been on a hot air balloon ride but my husband worked on a hot air balloon crew for 2 years when he got out of the army so he's flown a lot. One day the opportunity will come up and we will do that.

I would like to fly over Las Vegas at night in a balloon but I don't know if they fly at night.


 
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All of these ideas are great! I lived in Vegas for several years. I would definitely recommend saving memorabilia. There are several shows that are worth seeing - All of the Cirque du Soleil shows (several casinos) and King Arthur's Tournament of Kings (Excalibur) to name a few. You will find cheaper prices off the strip. Check out Red Rock Casino (only a few years old). It's on Charleston, west of the strip. If you go to Red Rock Casino, you're nearly to Red Rock Canyon which is a must see for any nature lover / photographer. Fremont Street is another must-see for me. It is "old Vegas" and has tons of budget things to do. Each night, they do music videos in lights under the Fremont Street canopy. Fremont was one of my favorite places to go. Also be sure to check out the pinball museum (off strip), Madame Tussauds House of Wax (the Venetian), and the Aquarium (Mandalay Bay).

You will have ticket stubs, restaurant menus, mardi gras beads, casino pay-out tickets (if you gamble on a machine, cash out with $0.10 left and keep the ticket for your scrapbook), show brochures, etc. I kept a few specialty drink glasses (plastic with the casino logo) and cut them up to add to my scrapbook.

Another thing to keep in mind... if you plan to gamble at a specific casino (or even a chain of casinos) more than once, sign up for their rewards card. It's free to sign up and most of them give you a few dollars in free play plus free gifts if you earn enough points. It's worth checking out if nothing else. I took my mother and grandmother to Casablanca in Mesquite (just north of Vegas) for a weekend. By the end of the weekend, we had over $50 in free play and two sets of pasta bowls.

Depending on your budget, tours of the Grand Canyon are fun and great photo ops. They have helicopter, bus, plane, and balloon tours. On the South Rim tour, you usually get to see Hoover Dam as well.

Most of all, just have fun! There are TONS of things to do in Vegas - you just have to look around. Some of the best (and cheapest) activities are actually in town, not on the Strip.


 
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We were told the hot air balloon was not allowed to fly over the Strip due to the telephone and electrical wires. We were a few miles off of the Strip near the mountains. They didn't fly at night either.

On our way back from Pahrump, we did fly over the strip at night.

Try the Sunday champagne brunch at Zeffirino in the Venetian by the canal. It was awesome. All you can eat. We used to go to the one at Bally's but they raised the price so high it wasn't worth it.

The best steak dinner is at The Steak House in Circus, Circus. The only restuarant now days that sides are included in the meal and not an extra charge ala cart. We would get the porterhouse and share it. It's Huge.

The best martini's and creme brulee are at the Red Square restuarant in the Mandalay Bay. Their ice bar is neat, but too small and always crowded. Have to get there right when they open. Their Chicken Kiev is pretty good also.

I am not a cirque du soleil fan. My favorite show was the Phantom (of the Opera). Sit towards the back in the middle section.

Check out all of the hotels attractions. Many are free. You can find them here:

http://www.vegas.com/attractions/


 
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Vegas is on my list of places to go, you guys have me so hyped up no with this thread. Summarizing it all so that I know where to go, hopefully will be able to go soon.

How many days do you all suggest to go for? I know of people that have gone for 3-4 days but not sure if it would be enough time to see everything.


 
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We did 3-4 day weekends. No, you cant's see/do everything in one trip. Not enough time and the producation shows are pricey. We did 9 trips in 9 years. 2001-2009. Haven't been back since then as we did finally see/do almost everything offered that we were interested in.

We are not much for gambeling. A little here and there. The winter months are cold and the summer months are too hot and crowded. We used to go in Janaury and bet on the playoff games for the Superbowl. That was fun because I always won those. I'm a huge NFL fan. Too cold for the pools though. May/early June was the better weather for pools and the lower crowds.


 
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I'd forgotten to mention postcards - I always get postcards, because they are magnificent pictures you'd never be able to get yourself.

We usually go Sun-Thurs or Mon-Fri, it's cheaper and less crowded. Last time we were there was over Memorial Day weekend and it was insane. We were READY to go home, which never happens, LOL!

I've gotten so pumped up talking about it, I think we're going to splurge for my birthday. We've been looking at dates, and prices, and where we want to stay ... Yippee!

KVRLYN - I'm off to look at your pages next!


 
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I'm not a Cirque fan either. The Bellagio ("O") was an awesome stage and production but it got old in a short time. I really wanted to see that one because of the stage which has a pool that is so deep that they have a team of scuba divers who work out-of-site to help the cast and divers when they are in the water. The stage goes from pool to dry stage constantly and it really is cool. But the show was way too long - just my opinion.

Mystere at Treasure Island is very good but in parts it dragged to me.

We heard some things about Zumanity which were very negative - and by a person selling tickets to the show! He completely discouraged us from seeing it. I had written what I was told by him (although we did not see the show) but Tanyaham, who who actually saw the show loved it - it was not at all like we had been told so I edited out my comments on it here.

After her comments, I'd like to see it becuase she said it was a great show and I can tell by her comments below that it really is a show worth seeing.

We like magicians on stage. Penn & Teller put on an excellent show at the Rio. I would like to see David Copperfield on stage - maybe next time.

I have not seen Chris Angel at the Luxor but I don't think my husband would care for him.

To be honest, the show I want to see the most is Menopause the Musical! That is on the top of my list for next time.

Or a Chinese Acrobat show when one comes to Vegas. I like those way better than the Cirques I've seen. But I have to give Zumanity a chance. Now I'm curious about it and it doesn't sound at all like we had been told.





Edited by Henri Jean on 04-26-12 05:50 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Haven't seen any of them as they did not look intersting for that much money. We tried to see KA at the MGM the last time we were there and for some reason it was dark.

My all time favorite was EFX at the MGM with Rick Springfield. Yummy! Of course it is not there anymore. I prefer producations shows like that over The CDS shows.

I went to one of his concerts in Lubbock, TX back in 2004. Small venue. Lots of women my age with their daughters. Very few men. He actually came out in the audience and let us all hug and kiss him/and he us on the cheek. It was awesome.

When we go back I would like to see Terry Fador (sp) from American's Got Talent.


 
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I way prefer the production shows too. I'm not a fan of the Cirques. They are okay, but so much is better to me.

If you can get tickets to see Terry Fator - do it! We saw him on a cruise ship and he was excellent. One of the best. I think it was Mariner of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) but I'm not totally sure. I just know we totally enjoyed Terry Fator's show! He would be worth seeing in Vegas.

Would have loved to have seen Rick Springstein. I thought he was a cutie patootie on General Hospital!

Every time we go I say I'll see "Menopause the Musical" but we never do. I would love to see Phantom but Bill doesn't like things with masks. Weird. We both love the music!

I've seen Dale Kristen (Sp) on two different ships - she was the original Broadway Christine in Phantom and was with the show forever.



 
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We saw Zumanity on our honeymoon, and there were NO animals involved!! I can't even believe someone said that!! It was a more adult show, yes, but nothing we were even slightly offended about. We LOVED it, and I'd love to go again!! The "host" was a drag queen, and hysterically funny. There was a couple of male kisses, but not anything explicit ... the theme of the show is openness about whatever your preference is ... we are very open-minded about all that, so we had a fantastic, lovely time seeing it. And, as the host 'warns' you ... it definitely sets a mood for the rest of your evening.

I've been to many shows in Vegas - from afternoon magic shows (Rick Thomas) to adult shows, like Crazy Horse Paris and Midnight Fantasy ... my favorites by far are the Cirque shows. Just different taste, I guess. I love seeing the shows with impersonators too, some are REALLY good (American Superstars).



 
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Oh my! That guy selling tickets completely steered us wrong. I wonder if he even saw it - he was selling tickets to about 6 or 8 different shows! I apologize - will go back and delete what I wrote so I don't mislead anyone else!

I have no idea why he would tell us that becuase it sounds like a fun show! He really turned us off to it and went on and on with why we wouldn't like it, would be offended and I trust your review a lot more than I do his.

I like the shows with the impersonators too - some are awesome!

I'm still not crazy about the cirque shows we've seen, the story lines are just about impossible for me to follow! We are both tired of them and ready to leave before it is over.

I love the CHinese acrobat shows where they are just stage performance but I don't like the storyline thrown in because we don't usually care for the story line and right at the beginning we usually loose the entire thread of the story line.

The guy selling tickets - he said the ladies enjoy it but the men were very uncomfortable with it but that doesn't sound like it would be the case. I'm going to have to give it a second look.

Thanks for letting me know that!


 
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I totally understand Zumanity isn't everyone's cup of tea, and I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone ... but we enjoyed it quite a bit. I would love to see it again next time we go. Like I said, we are very open-minded about that kind of thing, so we were not shocked or offended by anything we saw.

I told my hubby about your tip for shows, waiting until close to curtain time for tickets not picked up, he thought that was great!

I am really hoping we are able to go this summer!


 
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Three things I wanted to mention (and I apologize if they were mentioned before, I kind-of skimmed the responses).

You can NOT take photographs of the gambling or anywhere near the gambling (even the slot machines). You may be able to get away with a photo or two if you are moving, being discreet or using your phone. If you are standing out in the open, snapping away at the gambling, you will most likely be approached by security. If you put up a fuss you can even be escorted from the casino. If you absolutely must risk it (taking a photo of the gambling), be quick about it, hide your camera and immediately leave the area. Just be prepared that there is a very good chance you will get approached by security. The key is be fast.

Children are also not allowed in the gambling areas, children can walk through the gambling but they cannot stay. A double whammy is if you attempt to poise your kids somehow in the gambling area to take photos. This will surely bring security down upon you. Just remember it’s not their fault, they are doing their job. Poise in the lobby, restaurant, gym, pool, out front, store areas, but stay away from gambling sections.

A large part of the Vegas experience are the lights at night. In order to capture them, you really need a tripod. There are very inexpensive small tripods. If you don’t have one, you can brace yourself against objects like a fence, lamppost, etc. Or place your camera on objects while you are shooting for stability. You may think you are getting great night shots hand holding your camera only to get home and see on your computer that they are all fuzzy.

I really enjoyed visiting Hoover Dam, it is 25miles southeast of Las Vegas. It’s something to consider if you want to add a little nature, history, patriotism, architectural, art to your trip. To me it shows another aspect of the area, that it’s not all casinos, food & shows. AND it something you do during the day.


 
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  • stick on 04-26-12 08:10 AM
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Gelidy's right about not taking photos inside the casinos - but luckily it's easy to find scrapbook paper with generic casino pics

Hoover Dam is pretty fun - especially now that the new bridge is done.


 
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Has anyone been to the Grand Caynon area yet where they have to see through walk way out into the canyon? I haven't been there. I don't think I could be able to walk out there. It's a mental thing.


 
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KVRLYN- I checked out your pages, they're great!! And I would actually really like to do that. I don't know if I could, but I would definitely want to. My hubby could do it without a blink, he has no fear of heights. He's done all the rides at the top of the Stratosphere! I stood around taking pictures, wishing him well!


 
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tanyaham, thank you. It took me years to do those pages as I wasn't motivated like when I do my Caribbean trips. I don't ever want to get that far behind again though.

I couldn't do it. I don't have a fear of heights, but I do have a fear of falling. I would be to afraid I would fall right through it. LOL


 
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Hoover dam is especially fun if you take a helicopter ride over it! WOudl love to do that again just to fly in a helicopter.

Great tips about photography in Las Vegas!


 
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Are there any scrapbook stores close to the Strip? I know someone mentioned Viva Las Vegas Stamps? Where is that, in relation to hotel/casinos? Is it far?


 
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I used to frequent Scrappin' Time http://www.scrappin-time.com/ It's not too far from the strip. About 4 miles from the MGM Grand.

They have a good selection of products and offer several classes.


 
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I've heard of Scrappin' Time but never been.


 
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Great info, I'll look them up on a map!


 
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According to their FB page, they are about 5 miles from Monte Carlo ... I believe Viva Las Vegas Stamps is off the other end of the strip ... awesome info, thanks!


 
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Ok, Ladies, Thank you for all the great ideas, advice, personal experience. This was great. We had some moments come up and we were about to not go, but we paid for our flight a long time ago and we have a free room at one of the casino hotels. So as of right now we are going to go. I just emailed my husband all of the great helpful information that we will need to make this trip an exciting experience. I can't wait to go, our flight leaves on Friday morning. I will wear comfortable shoes, I will people watch, buy cheaper tix, and not take photo's by the gambling area. Thank you again for your help in this discussion.


 
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If you've had some 'moments,' it sounds like you need time away to relax! My DH refers to LV as "Disneyland for adults." I think of it as a 'lost weekend' because it is so odd you can really just relax into it and enjoy yourself. Hope you have a great time!


 
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Viva las vegas stamp store is off the beaten path. You will need to take a taxi there. No neon signs, etc. to show you. You pull into a small, nondescript parking lot and enter. They do a HUGE amount of mail orders so the store isn't fancy or bright. I have a relative in Nevada and we always go when I visit. Find the street address on your computer........... give yourself at least 2 hours to go, shop, and return to your hotel. Most husbands will not find it amusing.......


 
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