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    We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    ...I could use your input. We've started watching airline prices online out of Kansas City but, since I've never been to Vegas, I'm wondering what some of you suggest for places to stay. We're not wanting anything really high end but also don't won't the low of the lows. One hotel that drew my interest was the Desert Rose...seemed nice and 'somewhat' reasonable price-wise. Also saw a couple hotels next to UNLV.

    I really appreciate the input from anyone who's been a part of the whole Vegas experience. Right now our intent is to fly in Wednesday and fly back out again Sunday to give us a little time to see some of what Vegas offers. Any attractions suggested would be greatly appreciated as well.



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    we went out for the basketball tourny. Our taxi driver told us the stadium was a long ways out of town. Far away from the strip.



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Do some looking. There are TONS of "What to do in Vegas" threads on this board. I believe it rivals only the number of threads on people knowing we have a new commit but can't say anything.


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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    We are heading out on thursday and returning on monday ourselves. We are staying at the desert rose. It was highly recommended by some coworkers and also the great feedback on expedia. Its just right off the strip to be nice and quiet but close enough to the action. Plus u have everything in your room if u dont wanna go out.


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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Good information. The g/f and I are thinking about making the trip as well.



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDog View Post
    We are heading out on thursday and returning on monday ourselves. We are staying at the desert rose. It was highly recommended by some coworkers and also the great feedback on expedia. Its just right off the strip to be nice and quiet but close enough to the action. Plus u have everything in your room if u dont wanna go out.
    That's good to hear....it sounded like a pretty decent place to stay but I'm still very open to suggestions.

    BTW, love the name. Are you a Marine? My son was in the Marine Corp (convoy security, 50 cal. gunner) and did some time in Iraq a couple of years ago.



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Many thanks! I bookmarked your link and, no doubt, will come in very handy in making our decision.



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    Yes i served 4 honorable years in the Marine Corps. Once a Marine always a Marine. Semper Fi


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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDog View Post
    Yes i served 4 honorable years in the Marine Corps. Once a Marine always a Marine. Semper Fi
    Semper Fi brother. I'm watching Extreme Home Makeover now as they built a house for Sargeant Gilyeat from KC who lost his leg when his humvee ran over twin tank mines. Oddly that day he switched vehicle positions with my sons humvee. My son called me just a little while ago and said he nearly came to tears has he heard Gilyeat describe that day and how the memories came back to my son on that particular day. It was an 18 hour experience he'll never forget as they tried to get Gilyeat out of there while under fire the whole time (he never told me that until tonight).

    Thanks for serving our country, I will always be appreciate for your efforts.



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Do some looking. There are TONS of "What to do in Vegas" threads on this board. I believe it rivals only the number of threads on people knowing we have a new commit but can't say anything.

    There are a lot of those threads, but I think there are more "is there a free radio broadcast for the game?" threads...



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Just walk the strip and take it all in. It's more overwhelming than Disney World.
    Make sure you hit the Palms and get your girl something nice from the Playboy store.


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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    I think Allegant (sp?) offers $99 flights out of DSM. At least they have in the past. Keep an eye open.



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    Allegiant had tickets to Vegas this weekend for $9 and return flights for $129. Of course it is too late for that so I guess I am no help.



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    Re: We're beginning to think Vegas and....

    It will be a few more months before u can book an allegiant flight for the weekend of the fb game. Would be nice if they booked out more in advance. But we decided to fly out of Minneapolis anyway.


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