August 10, 2009 by esarsea
The above photo is from Georgia Roessler’s Las Vegas PBase Gallery. Lots of great photos from a slightly different perspective than your average tourist shots. Check it out!
This coming Sunday, August 16th, Mary-Anne and I depart for our favorite vacation destination – Las Vegas, NV. We scored quite a good deal this year.
A few months ago I received an email offer for 3 free nights at Mandalay Bay, a 5 Star Resort Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. We have stayed there before and really liked it, so we thought we’d take them up on the offer. When I called the promotions desk I received not only the 3 free nights, but also a nice discount for 3 additional nights.
I then got online and checked airfare with Southwest Airlines. It was far enough in advance to get some real good rates on non-stop flights from Seattle. When it was all done I managed to get us 6 nights at a 5-Star Resort and round-trip airfare for 2 for $750 all-in (after taxes, fees and everything).
We also picked up a couple dinner/show tickets for The Rat Pack Is Back, a tribute show to the Legendary Rat Pack. Click the link above for show info and a promotional video. Looks like a lot of fun!
I’ll be playing in a few no limit Texas Hold’em tournaments, and probably some no-limit cash games as well. Mary-Anne prefers the slots, although this year she might play a tournament or 2 herself. She does fairly decent online, but she still finds live games a little intimidating.
Hopefully we’ll get a change to catch up with Carl Ferris on Fremont Street again this year.
There’s nothing like a week in Sin City to recharge the batteries. Sunday can’t get here soon enough!