So once again we are in Vegas for Thanksgiving weekend. A tradition that started last year when we realized how EMPTY Vegas was during this time of year. I guess Vegas isn't really the "family destination" for the holiday. Well that works out GREAT for us!
This was also Derek's first ever trip to Vegas so we had to get in all the credits, and over the next few days, show him around the place.
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Nov 23rd Photos - Part I - Getting to Vegas and Stratosphere
Our drive out to Vegas wasn't too bad. But here you can see that not many people are going to Los Angeles! Smart people! =)
The Scandia in Victorville now has what appears to be a Kantanga! I wonder if this is the REAL Katanga from Florida. According to the sign they also have a credit, which turned out is a LIE!!!!
Here is Lake Delores Water Park just outside of Barstow which has been closed for at least three years now. It's the middle of FREAKING NOWHERE!!! This was NOT a good place to build this. I do wonder why none of the slides have been moved to another pa
Zzyzx road. Cool, huh? =)
We finally make it to our hotel. This is an "Elissa Friendly" place with a McDonald's and a Sabarro!
At dinner, Derek has a beer, Robb has Balsamic Vinegar!
But after dinner, it's time for the micro brewery and it's beer for us all!
This morning we got up early to head down and meet John at the Stratosphere.
Here are the 'old school' Stratosphere ride. They might be older, but you still need balls of steel to ride them!
This is what a coaster looks like a thousand feet off the ground!
Big Shot is still the king of S&S towers. Just what you need is MASSIVE airtime on the top of a freaking tower!!!
The view from Big Shot was pretty cool, except for the smog.
And now the start of the Elissa "there is no freaking way you are getting me on these crazy rides" part of the day.
Holy crap....YES X-Scream DOES go right off the side of the tower! Change of underwear #1!
"Hey, Insanity doesn't look THAT bad!"
Derek: "What the hell have I done?"
Robb: "Umm....I don't see anything but ants!"
"Check out Derek's sweaty hands!!!"
If you want to know what powers the Stratosphere elevators...that's right! It's Otis Spunkmeyer cookies!!!
Awesome pics! Makes me really excited about going in March. I remember thinking how stupid it was to install X-Scream. I didn't really see the point. Was I ever wrong. Too bad my trip is going to be a little shy of my 21st. Oh well, I'll return someday.
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