Most trips to Vegas involve visiting friends, and enjoying retail therapy along with a few good, but simple and inexpensive meals. But I have visited some strange places in the past. Last December, I went to the Mob Museum, a total waster of time. Let’s see if I can make for it on this trip.
How many of you have actually met the Tequila Goddess at Treasure Island’s Isla? They have more tequila here than any other place in town. Learn more about it, try a few, and have some of their eclectic Mexican food to keep from getting totally blotto.
Nevada is home to much of our nuclear testing. It is only appropriate that the Atomic Testing Museum is here. The Nevada Test site conducted tests from 1951 to 1992. It is not all about bombs, as it fairly portrays our interest in using nuclear power for household and business energy needs.
In contrast to nuclear power, the tribute to Mr. Showmanship is personalized by the Liberace Museum. Here you will get to see, up close and personal, the sequins, rhinestones, and hot pants made famous by the King of the Candelabra. The highlight would be a ride in the fully mirrored Rolls Royce.
One of my favorite stops is Luv It Frozen Custard, not far from the Strip or downtown. It is just a little shack of a place, but serves up some great desserts. It has been there since 1972. It can be found at 505 E. Oakey Boulevard at Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Neon Museum, a boneyard for old Vegas neon signs, sits just east of the Fremont Street Experience. It is only a one hour tour, and is located at 550 N. Las Vegas Boulevard. You might be able to see some signs that your grandparents enjoyed on their first visit to Vegas back in the Fifties.
I have enjoyed “coffee with legs” in Santiago, Chile. So why not try SexxPresso for the hottest coffee in Vegas. It is Vegas’ first erotic coffee shop, where drinks are served by lingerie clad baristas. Obviously, cup size is important. Can you handle the Double D? Another specialty is the “Slappa-chino.” It is located at 670 East Flamingo, about one block east of Paradise Road.
am also trying a new airline, called Allegiant. They fly to Vegas from, of all places, Stockton. The airport is quite small, and rather chaotic. Their clientele do not even know how to sit in assigned seats. They also have a mini hub in Oakland, though they are based in Las Vegas. In fact, the owner of the airline lives in the same Summerlin development as my dear friends. But as most things go, caveat emptor, or let the buyer beware. This airline is known as the “nickel and dime” airline. They charge a low basic rate, but charge for every little thing, like your seat, early boarding, checked bags and carry on bags. Some people just carried their bags on without paying. I should get a refund! I paid for an aisle seat, and people were just ignoring the assigned seats!
But this was a last-minute trip, and I was willing to give it a try. It was a rather loooooong evening. We took off about 40 minutes late. Then Budget lost my car rental reservation! I got into Summerlin around 10:30! Oh well, this is all part of the travel adventure.