When I went to Las Vegas in 1987 we stayed at the Holiday Inn. I think it was called the Holiday Inn Circus or something along those lines. I don’t really remember. We weren’t there all that long. We walked up and down the strip but it was late, so the only Las Vegas Casino that we visited was Caesar’s Palace. There are a couple of ‘iconic’ casino/hotels I think of when I’m talking about Vegas. Caesar’s Palace of course is one, but the Sahara is another. Remember the TV show Vegas with Robert Urich? Dan Tanna was the man. Of course I was twelve when the show aired, so anything even remotely resembling an action series like that got me all excited. Ocean’s Eleven was set there too, at least the original was. I don’t remember where the remake was set. Anyhow, the point is that the TV show and movies set in Las Vegas always show glimpses of the familiar landmarks, including the Sahara.

Would you believe the Sahara is 55 years old? Holy cow! As a result you know right now you can get a really good Las Vegas deal on a vacation at the Sahara. It’s changed immensely over the last 55 years too. Some of the city’s coolest rides are at the Sahara, they have great restaurants on site including the NASCAR cafe, and over 1700 rooms and suites to choose from. Check out the Roller Coaster…

That going backwards stuff is enough to make me want to hurl…

Even though I have already made plans for our 20th anniversary it would be kind of cool to plan a Las Vegas wedding and surprise the wife. Not that I would want the kids there or anything, although I suppose if we were going to be that close to the Marine (he’s at Twentynine Palms, California) we would have to take them and pay him a visit.

Anyway, the point is it’s been a long time since I’ve been to Las Vegas or anywhere else out west for that matter, and it’s high time we went out that way on a vacation.

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