This is an old Las Vegas trip report that I am posting for the entertainment of Las Vegas addicts. While it was current at the time it was written, a lot of it is now completely outdated. Much of what you read about may no longer exist.
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 – Day Six of Nine
Today we wake up at the Barbary Coast. We walked over to the Aladdin to use my $20 food credit from the tournament yesterday to get breakfast. Oh wait! I don’t have the credit with me. Stupid. That’s okay, lets go to the Bellagio for breakfast! Of course, it’s excellent as always.
After eating, I played Price Check in the Bellagio, win nothing. Go back to Barbary Coast and get on a losing streak. I try Hotline again, no bonus, no nothing. Elvira, Tabasco, Monster Match – all give me nothing. Time for a nap!
On our way back to our room, I got some pictures of the topiary going on outside of Ballys.
I am not sure if this is a dragon or a unicorn?
We wake up and take a cab to Wild Wild West. I have always wanted to see this casino, plus it’s close enough to In-N-Out Burger for my mother to walk. We play in Wild Wild West; I win a whopping $15.
Over to our first In-N-Out experience ever! We didn’t like it. I wanted to love it after reading about it for so long, but I just didn’t love it. As my mother said “It’s no Binions, that’s for sure!”
We take a cab to The Mirage since we are seeing Danny Gans tonight. Before we go in, I play and win $70 on a Price Check machine and put it ALL back. All of it!
My mother had wanted to see Danny Gans so I got us tickets. She loved the show. I did not like it. My mother tells me that if I were older I would like it because I probably just didn’t “get” half of the stuff he did. I think it was more that I don’t think anyone should be making this much money doing other people’s material. Either way, she loved it, I didn’t.
Lose some more money and go to bed.
[Editor’s note: Danny Gans died six years after I went to see him. I was actually in Las Vegas when he died. At that point, he had moved his show to Encore, which did not even exist when I saw him in 2003.]