Sunday, March 28, 2010

New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

"The Brooklyn Bridge" outside the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the Strip.

I have so much to share about our recent vacation; I hardly know where to start. I posted about Moab, Utah, yesterday... so today, I'll tell you a bit about our time in Las Vegas. We stayed at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino. The nightly rate is not too bad, but there are so many other ways to part with your money in Las Vegas! We reserved a room with a view of the strip for a bit extra. Here are some pictures of the view from our room:

We were just across from my favorite place in Las Vegas... M&M World. Four stories of everything M&M! Will post more about that another time! The M&M sign is really cool at night... all lit up with blinking lights!


We were directly across from the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Also, the NY-NY roller coaster was literally right in front of our room on the roof of the hotel! When we went to sleep at night, we could hear the roller coaster rumbling and also the screams of the folks riding the roller coaster!

Yep, my son and I were brave and rode the roller coaster one evening when the Strip was all lit up. I am not a fan of roller coasters and pretty much had my eyes closed most of the time. But I wanted to be a trooper for my son. I am glad we did this in the evening. I felt pretty green afterwards and went to bed! My husband bought us some ridiculously big strawberry dacquiris as a treat; he gave it to me a few mintues after we stepped off of the roller coaster. I had about four sips and called it a night. (Ridiculously big strawberry dacquiris in the casino are $16.00 just in case you wanted to know! They are similar to a 7-11 "Big Gulp"! Crazy, huh? Such a waste! And a ride on the roller coaster... $14.00 per person! Yikes!)

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