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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    The Bellagio is a lovely place---the ceiling in the lobby is covered in Chihuly blown glass. It's worth a fortune and is lovely.

    If you want tacky, think of the place across from the MGM Grand, can't remember the name, but has a Camelot theme. Unfortunately I attended a business conference headquartered there. The place looked like it catered to refuges. There were lots of people dragging big trunks down the hall, probably with all their wordly possessions. The air filter system was so horrible that you almost had to put on a gas mask to get from the room, down the hall, through the casino and out into clean air. I hated it. The group tracked down the guy responsible for booking that joint and about strung him up. It turned out he was friends with the owner.

    Many companies book conferences there, as the hotel rooms are so plentiful and priced so reasonably. The groups I went with were very, very boring business types that the hotels probably didn't like, no drinking (or very little), no gambling, etc.

    Linda #'s, the shopping is excellent with many high end items. I like going there, as usually can book a flight fairly easily, spend the night in a hotel, then get the heck out of there to drive to Utah or to parts of California, to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenes. So it's not all that bad, in fact serves useful purposes other than the "tacky" image that too many people hold. Of course their "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" reinforces the negative image.

    I must admit. I love to go shopping in Vegas. I often find good deals on things I really don't need.

    I took my mother to lunch at the Bellagio before I had to start my fast prior to surgery. It was the best $50 I spent. The place is amazing inside. I even won a few bucks in the well ventilated casino. A few hundred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    I must admit. I love to go shopping in Vegas. I often find good deals on things I really don't need.

    I took my mother to lunch at the Bellagio before I had to start my fast prior to surgery. It was the best $50 I spent. The place is amazing inside. I even won a few bucks in the well ventilated casino. A few hundred.
    The few times I was in Vegas, Brunch at the Bellaggio was a must...and it was worth every penny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Typical of you. You get called out then you change the perimeters of the game. You called Vegas tacky, even though you said you've never been there, I show you that in fact most of it is quite elegant and you respond with this idiocy. Stick to what you know, being a grammar nazi.

    Linda is way to classy for this board.

    I love Vegas and all it's tackiness. A long weekend is enough though...I start hearing bells and whistles in my sleep after that.

    I've stayed at Harrah's.(tacky), Ceasar's (tacky, but not too bad) and at Treasure Island my last trip, which is not tacky at all, and the rooms are very modern and nice.

    It's a nice getaway and I like playing at the poker tournies. Slot machines, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Of course their "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" reinforces the negative image.
    That slogan is like cancer, it won't go away.

    There was even a motion picture in 2008 with that title.

    The business community learned that ended up not being the best image for the city. They quit using it a couple years ago..

    Remember when President Obama's comments resulted in the cancelation of hundreds of national conventions which were actually the best bargain at the time for the corporations? In one week there were 80,000 room reservations cancelled in Las Vegas. Right in Harry Reid's back yard. Of course the President vacations in Las Vegas often.....opps, I mean he campaigns.

    State Farm ended up having their convention in CA at almost twice the price just not to shake up the public eye!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    The few times I was in Vegas, Brunch at the Bellaggio was a must...and it was worth every penny.

    Did you try the Bellaggio Bread Pudding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Typical of you. You get called out then you change the perimeters of the game. You called Vegas tacky, even though you said you've never been there, I show you that in fact most of it is quite elegant and you respond with this idiocy. Stick to what you know, being a grammar nazi.
    I didn't know it was a game, and I didn't change the parAmeters of anything. I did not say it was tacky, I said it would "probably" blow my tackiness sensors. You tried to show it was great by posting pictures of a fake version of one of the world's most unusual and artistically rewarding cities. I have a word for that, but I'll just relax and appreciate the irony. If you love it, that's just fine.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    The few times I was in Vegas, Brunch at the Bellaggio was a must...and it was worth every penny.
    That is what we had.

    Yummy.

    I did not mind being starved to death for 3 days in the hospital, I was still full!
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    NJCard...I can't see any reason to try and support the state with the highest unemployment in the United States when you can travel the world and see the "real deal." God knows, they are really broke over there....


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    Did you try the Bellaggio Bread Pudding?
    I don't think so...I can't recall what I had...and there is no way I was able to taste everything....although I tried..lol

    I know they used quality (not tacky) champagne for their mimosa's though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    I don't think so...I can't recall what I had...and there is no way I was able to taste everything....although I tried..lol

    I know they used quality (not tacky) champagne for their mimosa's though.


    This thread has helped us with our short list for the Vegas wedding invitations when we tie the knot. It will save us on printing costs & postage!

    Rock is only allowed to bring one goat and one pig! We don't want it to look tacky!
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