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Monday, January 18, 2010

First Time

Every year we attend the gun show in Las Vegas which is held at the Riviera It is a older casino and has it's good and bad points as I have posted before but this year we decided to take a taxi and take in the "Fremont Experience". WOW! What an experience it was. This is the oldest gambling area in Vegas and they have built this huge covered canopy encompassing four or five different old casinos like the Golden Nugget
(swimming pool)
You can walk freely from one casino to another under the huge canopy that encompasses them.
The canopy towers 90 feet above the ground and spans the length of five football fields, features more than 12 million LED modules and 555,000-watt sound system and provides some kind of light show...let me tell you!
There is also a variety of shows, shops and etc. on the grounds as you walk around.......But the very best part for me?
Seeing this neon sign of the cowboy. I first saw this when I was around six years old traveling though Vegas with my parents and I haven't seen it since. It was one of the first big neon's that appeared here in Vegas and was well known.
I had checked out all the restaurants and picked inside of the Four Queens for dinner. This was to be the most romantic restaurant in all of Vegas with great food. I was not disappointed. From being handed a red rose prior to being seated to having four waiters catering you our every need which included four different breads, salad made table side, a palate cleaner (strawberry sorbet in a miniature cone), main dish and four different deserts (chocolate covered strawberries, vanilla dipped apricots and stuffed figs). Add to that "Franciscan" for their Cabernet house wine and you can be nothing but pleased.
It is funny because for the most part I don't enjoy going or being in Vegas since I am not a gambler but think adding this to our yearly schedule just might tip the scales.


Farmchick said...

I have been to Vegas myself and it was ok. I am not much of a gambler. The restaurant sounds wonderful! Wish I could have been there to enjoy some dinner/conversation.

Mevely317 said...

Oh my! DH has talked and talked about a long weekend in Vegas and I've been draggin' my heels. Now? I've not been there since 1973-74(?) .. we stayed at the Golden Nugget.
Thanks for the great review!


Granny Annie said...

Our family keeps talking about having a family reunion in Las Vegas. This sure makes me want to do it. Now I do need to know how you tip FOUR waiters? Yikes!

Changes in the wind said...

NO worries Granny they share so you just tip regular and yes this would be a great place to stay because of so much available....