Las Vegas, Nevada 3/31/2014

MARCH 31, 2014 (Monday)

 

Beautiful sunshine but the wind! People are having all sorts of sinus problems here. 

Heard on the news today that the High Roller (the huge ferris wheel) is finally open for business starting today. The cost is something like $25.00 during the day and $35.00 at night. I think Michael and I will put it on our “to do” list when we come back in May. Want to make sure it can withstand the wind and a few weeks in motion before we get on it.

Our non timeshare presentation (that was a timeshare presentation) started at noon. We were warmly greeted by a really nice lady (Kiani). She is a recent transplant to Las Vegas from Hawaii and then Los Angeles. She took us over to the South Point Casino and showed us around the movie theater, the bowling alley, the liquor store, the bingo place, and much more. After that we went to the Garden Buffet, where we had a leisurely lunch and got to know one another. Once we were finished eating we walked over to Grand View and she showed us a very lovely unit (much like what we’re in now), the swimming pool, and a couple of other areas.

Statue to Mr Binion, who brought the arena and rodeo to LV.

Statue to Mr Binion, who brought the arena and rodeo to LV.

 

Great buffet at South Point.

Great buffet at South Point.

Desert bloom.

Desert bloom.

Huge complex with several nice pool areas.

Huge complex with several nice pool areas.

Beautiful grounds.

Beautiful grounds.

We were shown a 2 bedroom unit that was very much like the one we are assigned.

We were shown a 2 bedroom unit that was very much like the one we are assigned.

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Kiani was our representative and she did a great job.

Kiani was our representative and she did a great job.

We walked back to the building where they sit you down and tell you all about RCI points and what they can do for you, how to use them wisely, and just a lot of information. The prices were a little high for us – but they gave us a wide variety of options. I think Michael and I will be looking and studying this RCI points thing more closely and trying to see if it would work for us better than Wyndham. We’ll see and let you know. We really liked Kiani and enjoyed getting to know her. We were given our gift (vouchers to Mystere – which include dinner) and off we went after we told them we weren’t interested at this time. The whole thing took about three hours, most of it just pleasantly talking and sharing information with Kiani.

When we got back to the place we started (registration), Lexi and I walked back across the street to do some gambling while Michael went to the store to get the things we needed for dinner tonight. Michael wanted me to teach Lexi how to gamble. First stop was to get her a card and the $20.00 slot play for her to use in her gambling endeavor today. I did the best I could to teach/show her how to gamble. Anyway, she found a couple of machines she liked, and one even paid her a little. She seemed to enjoy it (but I hope not too much). She really liked getting drinks while she gambled (fireball and coke). While we were in the casino, we went to the box office and I got Michael and my tickets for Gary Puckett for next month when we come back. Have loved Gary Puckett (and the Union Gap) since I was in high school. I’ve seen him a few times. When we were here last year I discovered he comes here yearly to play and decided then to try to see him while he’s here. Mission accomplished! (Plus we got 20% off the tickets because of the little coupon book we were given at check-in.)

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We helped bring the groceries up and then Lexi said she wanted to make dinner for us all. Works for us. Michael went to get Jim and Anna and I just relaxed and enjoyed having Lexi do all the work. Turned out great. We had a lovely dinner and visit. They spent the day going to the Mandalay Bay to see the sharks, and some shops in the Bellagio. Busy day for them but so glad they spent some time with us.

Michael is taking Jim and Anna back to their hotel, I cleaned up the kitchen, and Lexi is in her room relaxing after working so hard. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

 

 

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