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Old 03-26-2013, 05:46 AM   #106
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Great view from that room. Congrats on the upgrade.


VEGAS!!! Yeah, baby!

Your pictures of the hotels are great. Looking forward to reading more.
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I looked up the song from the fountain. Apparently that is the song that Will Ferrel sings at the end of Step Brothers...so it is now in my head.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #108
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Great shots of Vegas and yay for getting a room upgrade
Thanks! We were so thrilled. Talk about a great way to spend our one night there!

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Congrats on the upgrade! The Bellagio fountain just looks amazing. I am glad that calzone won't be your last. As someone who can choke on nothing at all, I commiserate.
The fountain really was amazing. I was glad that it lived up to my memories after more than ten years since my last visit. And I'm glad I didn't die choking on that calzone either. It would have been a sad way to go.

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Great view from that room. Congrats on the upgrade.

VEGAS!!! Yeah, baby!

Your pictures of the hotels are great. Looking forward to reading more.
The view was so awesome! As you can see, we didn't exactly take Vegas by storm, but it was still fun. At least we got to see all the best hotels.

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I looked up the song from the fountain. Apparently that is the song that Will Ferrel sings at the end of Step Brothers...so it is now in my head.
It totally is that song. You're welcome.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #109
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:30 PM   #110
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I still think you had fun in Vegas. You covered a bit of ground in your time there and still managed to spend time at the slots.

It is so easy to 'break the bank' in Vegas.....and I mean 'our' bank account; not theirs.


Glad you're on your final leg to SoCal.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:29 AM   #111
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I am waiting with bated breath for you to get to Orange County. What a great adventure you two are sharing with us--I love it!
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:10 PM   #112
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Sounds like you still managed to make it a little fun in LasVegas....


looking forward to more.
Here's hoping you found something magical to deal with your health issue...
I also have a chronic illness and know how ANNOYING it is......


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Old 03-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #113
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Love the pics. I really wanted to go swimming when I looked at the pics of the gondolias lol
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:00 AM   #114
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Lovely photos of the Venetian
We stayed there a few years ago and it really is a lovely hotel
Looking forward to the next installment
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #115
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I'mSo excited to read the "final" chapter!! Please please hurry! Happy Easter to you both, by the way! (And to Duffy & Dumbo too)
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Really crazy question, but was the first photo of your wife (in your very first post in this thread) taken along the river in Estes Park, CO? If so, that's one of my very favorite places in this world to sit and get lost in my thoughts.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:38 PM   #117
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Oops, I just read more of your TR and I figure it probably is, and that you stayed at Elkhorn Lodge. Was that place not the biggest dump ever?!?! DH and I stayed there right before Halloween in supposedly the "haunted" room - nothing happened - but the whole place was in such a state of disrepair and the bathroom was so disgusting. Normally we stay at the Stanley when we go for the weekend, but had a Groupon for this. Lesson learned.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:53 AM   #118
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I still think you had fun in Vegas. You covered a bit of ground in your time there and still managed to spend time at the slots.

It is so easy to 'break the bank' in Vegas.....and I mean 'our' bank account; not theirs.


Glad you're on your final leg to SoCal.
We definitely had fun in Vegas, though I'd like to make a longer trip out of it next time. We definitely only scratched the surface and I'm dying to see some of the shows out there. Even if we do go again, I think we'll continue to set pretty low spending limits for ourselves on gambling. I wish we could break "their bank!" Hope you enjoy the last portion of the road trip.

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I am waiting with bated breath for you to get to Orange County. What a great adventure you two are sharing with us--I love it!
Hopefully it will live up to the anticipation once we arrive! We've definitely had some fun adventures since getting here. Thank you for reading along! I'm glad you're enjoying it

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Sounds like you still managed to make it a little fun in LasVegas....

looking forward to more.
Here's hoping you found something magical to deal with your health issue...
I also have a chronic illness and know how ANNOYING it is......

KIM
Vegas was definitely fun if a little overwhelming. Hope you enjoy hearing about the next leg of the adventure!

No magical cure unfortunately so far for my health issues, but here's hoping you and I both feel better sometime soon! "Annoying" is right!!

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Love the pics. I really wanted to go swimming when I looked at the pics of the gondolias lol
I wouldn't suggest swimming in those canals. Since it is Vegas, I imagine they're not the most sanitary...

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Lovely photos of the Venetian
We stayed there a few years ago and it really is a lovely hotel
Looking forward to the next installment
The Venetian was just beautiful! Of all the themed hotels, I think it's my favorite because it's just so well done. I'd love to stay there someday. I'm sure it's grand!

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I'mSo excited to read the "final" chapter!! Please please hurry! Happy Easter to you both, by the way! (And to Duffy & Dumbo too)
Hope you enjoy the "final" chapter, though it's definitely FAR from the last part of the story. I've got lots more coming your way, including (eventually) actual Disney-related updates!

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Really crazy question, but was the first photo of your wife (in your very first post in this thread) taken along the river in Estes Park, CO? If so, that's one of my very favorite places in this world to sit and get lost in my thoughts.
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Oops, I just read more of your TR and I figure it probably is, and that you stayed at Elkhorn Lodge. Was that place not the biggest dump ever?!?! DH and I stayed there right before Halloween in supposedly the "haunted" room - nothing happened - but the whole place was in such a state of disrepair and the bathroom was so disgusting. Normally we stay at the Stanley when we go for the weekend, but had a Groupon for this. Lesson learned.
Yup, Estes it is. The whole town is one of Tracy and my favorite places in the world. We love that area along the creek.

We didn't actually stay at Elkhorn Lodge, but you can read about our experience with their "haunted hay ride." It's definitely a bit of a dump. I honestly can't imagine staying there; sounds like quite a mess. I'd love to stay at the Stanley though. It's so pretty there!
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That stretch of road is rather uninteresting and it seems like it hasn't changed at all. YAY for reaching your final destination.
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