Our trip was fun and we didn't win anything. Boo! But I have kind of come to expect it. And accept it.
We had one massive downer, Payless car rental. They wouldn't accept our car insurance, they said that Progressive doesn't cover "something"(I can't remember what it was and when we dropped off the car I wanted to ask but the line was so long we were going to miss our flight. Trust me, I argued and got nowhere) in the state of Nevada that they cover in Illinois. After much fuss, it came down to pay it or don't get the car. We got the car plus paid an extra $150.
The problem with going to Vegas is.........it is a bit expensive to get around. You can pay a ton of money to stay on the strip and not need a car or cabs or you can pay for a car and stay a ways off of the strip. Normally, it is cheaper to rent the car and stay off the strip.
But I found a solution to this! We stayed at Silverton and they are the only hotel that I know of that offers free shuttle service to and from the Strip. They also offer all of their guests shuttle service to and from the airport. Our problem is solved and
We loved Silverton and this isn't a paid post either! They treat you like gold. If you want to know what it is like to be treated like a high roller even when you aren't, visit them. We earned free food, the staff was perfect, yes perfect, the drinks were free flowing, and we were compt our room just for gambling there in the past. And they used Bath and Body Works soap, lotion, shampoo, and conditioner for supplies in the bathroom. AWESOME! The bed was also the best bed I have ever slept in. Please don't take that the wrong way, I am not saying that I have "slept" in many beds. I'm just saying I know a bed or two.
I actually called housekeeping to find out the kind of mattress(perfect day Serta) they used and about all of the bedding. It was like sleeping on a cloud. I'm not lying. I think we are going to buy a new mattress, pillows, and comforter before getting a new table. Maybe.
So that was our trip. Den and I are drying out and get back into the swing of our normal and boring life. It was a blast and I hope that we get to go back real soon.
Sober and Miserable,