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There are an unlimited number of reasons to come to Las Vegas & Shelby American. After I visited all day with Shelby American I was found wandering the strip till the wee hours of the night (camera in hand). There is just to much to see and do, your brain has a pleasure overload. And that's pleasure overload is continuous.

 

I have traveled the world and I don't another place like Las Vegas.

 

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There are an unlimited number of reasons to come to Las Vegas & Shelby American. After I visited all day with Shelby American I was found wandering the strip till the wee hours of the night (camera in hand). There is just to much to see and do, your brain has a pleasure overload. And that's pleasure overload is continuous.

 

I have traveled the world and I don't another place like Las Vegas.

 

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There are an unlimited number of reasons to come to Las Vegas & Shelby American. After I visited all day with Shelby American I was found wandering the strip till the wee hours of the night (camera in hand). There is just to much to see and do, your brain has a pleasure overload. And that's pleasure overload is continuous.

 

I have traveled the world and I don't another place like Las Vegas.

 

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Judging by all your excellent photographs of the new Shelby Temple CaptDave,I am surprised you managed to find the time to visit the Strip!!!!! Lol!
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At home I'm in by 5pm and in bed by 10pm most nights (up by 6am). There's something about Las Vegas and The Strip! Day or night I love walking all these new ultimate casinos. If you haven't been to Vegas in a while it's all changed. Everyone is thriving for the high end. The Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Venetian+Palazzo, Wynn+Encore, Caesar's Palace, Aria+Vdara and maybe The Mirage are the A Team (hope I didn't miss any). I can walk these day or night and be extremely entertained. The wife loves the world class Restaurants & Shows. I just love walking the Strip, lots of great places to take my camera.

 

See The Cosmopolitan there. Back in 2011 I took the wife for our 1st wedding anniversary. The place was brand new, only open for 6 weeks when we got there. I think we were the first people to use that particular room. We had an unbelievable suite overlooking these Bellagio Fountains. The Cosmo has balconies the length of you room, great for my photo's. I got a bit jaded after 7 nights at The Cosmo.

 

http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/stay/packages/offers-details/enjoy-a-night-on-us.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Q12014&gclid=CMKDrvfYtrwCFZRr7AodGH8A6g

 

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We have been to Vegas countless times in the last 26 plus years. I worked there for 2 1/2 years in 2002-2004 and we bought a townhouse which we sold in 2004 for a lot more than we paid for it. We are not gamblers but found so many other things that we enjoy-the restaurants, shops, shows and of course there are so many things to do that do not cost a fortune. Needless to say we really enjoy the weather when South Dakota is in the deep freeze. Yes, its hot in the summer so you don't do outside things then like we don't do outside things when its below 0. We have a lot of favorite places in the area. :cool:

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We have been to Vegas countless times in the last 26 plus years. I worked there for 2 1/2 years in 2002-2004 and we bought a townhouse which we sold in 2004 for a lot more than we paid for it. We are not gamblers but found so many other things that we enjoy-the restaurants, shops, shows and of course there are so many things to do that do not cost a fortune. Needless to say we really enjoy the weather when South Dakota is in the deep freeze. Yes, its hot in the summer so you don't do outside things then like we don't do outside things when its below 0. We have a lot of favorite places in the area. :cool:

 

You guys sound like the wife & I. Not big gamblers at all, lost $80 at The Cosmo in 1 hr and said that's it (Jan 2014 trip).

 

We like doing all the free or nearly free stuff. I know where the $1 Michelob's are. Tix4tonight for the shows, if we go. We can head out to Red Rocks Canyon or Hover Dam.

 

Lasts months trip was a business trip with the wife, I tagged along. Her company put us up at Harrah's, can complain when it's free!

 

I can have a great time in Vegas with a suite at The Cosmo, or just a room at Harrah's.

 

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You guys sound like the wife & I. Not big gamblers at all, lost $80 at The Cosmo in 1 hr and said that's it (Jan 2014 trip).

 

We like doing all the free or nearly free stuff. I know where the $1 Michelob's are. Tix4tonight for the shows, if we go. We can head out to Red Rocks Canyon or Hover Dam.

 

Lasts months trip was a business trip with the wife, I tagged along. Her company put us up at Harrah's, can complain when it's free!

 

I can have a great time in Vegas with a suite at The Cosmo, or just a room at Harrah's.

 

CaptDave

Me and my Wife are on the same page as you guys as well!!! We have been there 4 out of the last 5 years and just love it.

As you said,you don't need to spend a fortune,although we do like to see quite a few of the world class shows which are always in Vegas.

The last time we were there we saw Elton John,the Beatles "Love" show,a BeeGees tribute etc.etc.

 

We have stayed at the Bellagio twice,MGM Grand and the Venetian (which we think is the best so far),

In all the times there I have been to the old Shelby Factory 3 times.

 

We love to stroll up and down the Strip and wander through the amazing theme Malls etc. we have never spent a dime on any slots or tables.....pretty boring huh!

 

It is going to be a fantastic backdrop to the upcoming Shelby Bash in April so I am super excited for this event!!! Can't wait!

 

Are you coming back for that CaptDave?!

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You guys sound like the wife & I. Not big gamblers at all, lost $80 at The Cosmo in 1 hr and said that's it (Jan 2014 trip).

 

We like doing all the free or nearly free stuff. I know where the $1 Michelob's are. Tix4tonight for the shows, if we go. We can head out to Red Rocks Canyon or Hover Dam.

 

Lasts months trip was a business trip with the wife, I tagged along. Her company put us up at Harrah's, can complain when it's free!

 

I can have a great time in Vegas with a suite at The Cosmo, or just a room at Harrah's.

 

CaptDave

 

We always try going up to Bonnie Springs for breakfast. The drive is really nice and not far. If you have never gone to Scotty's castle in the desert that's very interesting and makes a day trip. For us, just to relax a bit is the best part. Our lives are pretty fast paced and certainly stressful. I have a plaque by the table that reads-"Good morning Let the stress begin." which is certainly true. I like to sit and just watch people as you can do that for hours! Dillards always calls me as we don't have anything like that in our part of the world. Rapid City is the closest larger city and no big malls in the area so that's fun-and Nordstroms is awesome! I also have a couple of consignment shops I like for jewelry. I am getting excited for April to come!

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For those of you visiting Las Vegas i can recommend Ellis Island .. A casino one block east of Bally's on Flamingo.

Small and smokey, but the machines are friendly and they have a deal on meals. Especially after visiting the new Selby headquarters, here you can relax and talk about the Shelby's you saw.

In the cafe there, try the steak special, salad bread veggies potato and steak and a free drink. Beer or root beer..( that they brew. )

If you get there by 3:30 pm register at the cafe for a number and eat up front at their BBQ place which opens at 4 pm. Early registration helps get you an early seat. Ribs or chicken its great and a low price.

The steak dinner was seven buck or so each and the chicken BBQ was similar. A great place to gamble a little bit and a great place to eat.

IF you visit, let me (All of us) know what you think of the place...

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The wife and I have been to Vegas twice in the last five years, the last time was for a wedding. We flew into Phoenix and drove up just to see the scenery. It was worth the drive!!!! She likes to gamble, I don't. She doesn't mind the crowds, I do. needless to say we're on opposite sides... :hysterical: One thing we do like to do is drive. So we're tring to see as much of this great country as we can before we start pushing up daisys. This year we're driving to New Orleans in May. Looking forward to the trip!

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THE REAL BEAUTY OUTSIDE VEGAS..... RED ROCK CANYON AND VALLEY OF FIRE!!!
Oh Yeah,..... Poker RUN with SHELBY BASH was AWESOME!!!! :clapping:
That must of been some view. I remember doing drives with the North Jersey Mustang Club back in the late 70's - 80's (not even close). I can't even imagine how unbelievable perfect that must have looked for you! I think I'm approaching that age where I could get a heart attack from a view like that.
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Leaving for Las Vegas in a couple of hours. No, not because of the Capt. photos! Planned for our annual visit awhile back. Fountain view at the Bellagio. We have stayed at numerous different locations on the Strip, downtown and west of the Strip. but have now settled at the Bellagio. We also remember the SAAC Does Vegas conventions around new years with time at SA and the track. We also make a regular visit to Emeril's Delmonico's Steakhouse in the Venetian.

 

Tomorrow we hit the new SA shop. Jer has been warned!

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Leaving for Las Vegas in a couple of hours. No, not because of the Capt. photos! Planned for our annual visit awhile back. Fountain view at the Bellagio. We have stayed at numerous different locations on the Strip, downtown and west of the Strip. but have now settled at the Bellagio. We also remember the SAAC Does Vegas conventions around new years with time at SA and the track. We also make a regular visit to Emeril's Delmonico's Steakhouse in the Venetian.

 

Tomorrow we hit the new SA shop. Jer has been warned!

On august 10,1997 we took our flight attendant to Emeril's for her birthday. They were at MGM then. I guess we didn't rate, got a table next to men's room & kitchen door, a double treat ( I still remember that). And the place was half empty. I guess we got the Emeril BAM!

 

2 great hotels in Vegas I would like to stay at are The Bellagio & The Venetian. The Bellagio looks a bit more expensive. I may have to settle for my 7 nights at the Cosmo, it was a suite with a fountain view (room 2524)!

 

This looked better at night, I just had this one handy.

 

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The wife and I have been to Vegas twice in the last five years, the last time was for a wedding. We flew into Phoenix and drove up just to see the scenery. It was worth the drive!!!! She likes to gamble, I don't. She doesn't mind the crowds, I do. needless to say we're on opposite sides... :hysterical: One thing we do like to do is drive. So we're tring to see as much of this great country as we can before we start pushing up daisys. This year we're driving to New Orleans in May. Looking forward to the trip!

THE REAL BEAUTY OUTSIDE VEGAS..... RED ROCK CANYON AND VALLEY OF FIRE!!!

Oh Yeah,..... Poker RUN with SHELBY BASH was AWESOME!!!! :clapping:

I like the sound of a trip to the Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire,it is a to go to place for one of my next visits!

We purchased a winter getaway home in Phoenix last year and haven't done the "Phoenix to Vegas" drive yet but certainly looking forward to doing that in the future! Next big road trip is from Phoenix to Palm Springs for the start of the 2014 Shelby Bash,can't wait,can't wait,can't wait!!!!!!

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When the weather is nice here this is my most favorite place to have a late lunch / early dinner. Mon Ami Gagi!

 

It's a perfect place to hang out, at least for me and the Mrs.. Look up from your table and well...look below at my photo. That's just a way cool view. At 3:00 pm starts the Bellagio Fountains, they go till 11:00 pm ( I believe). If you want to impress the wife/girlfriend (both, I won't judge) with your worldliness, this is the spot. They will appreciate this way more than what intercooler your have. This a fact about woman, live with it.

 

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Red Rock

 

I great place to drive your Shelby, or even lowly rental like me. A whole $8 a carload to enter. Spend the entire day here and hit the strip at sundown.

 

In 2010 I was staying for part of my trip at the J.W. Marriott in west Las Vegas. I had a view of Red Rock Canyon from my room, that was nice.

 

This is very easy to get to from The Strip. A major highway drops you off almost at the entrance to the park. In my photo here you can see southwest corner of Las Vegas in the distance.

 

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I like the sound of a trip to the Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire,it is a to go to place for one of my next visits!

We purchased a winter getaway home in Phoenix last year and haven't done the "Phoenix to Vegas" drive yet but certainly looking forward to doing that in the future! Next big road trip is from Phoenix to Palm Springs for the start of the 2014 Shelby Bash,can't wait,can't wait,can't wait!!!!!!

ya gotta go up through Presscott and take Rt 66, don't forget food for the burros!
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Back in 2010 the brand new wife started me on these Big Production Vegas Shows. When we came back in 2011 we did this one. We should have paid extra and sat closer. You have to be of a certain age group to appreciate this show. I wanted to know how authentic this show was. Well...it did have a VW, and the plate did say...28IF. How many of you remember that one from back in the day? How many had your parents call up to your bedroom yelling, "The Beatles are singing on the Ed Sullivan Show". I go downstairs and see 4 people singing, no beetles. Oh well, I saw them.

 

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Treasure Island Pirate Show - CLOSED FOREVER.

 

How many remember the original Pirate Show from the 90's? Then they renamed the hotel TI and changed it to the Pirate Hooker's Show. I liked the original family show (sad to say).

 

I stayed at TI back in 2007. You would get preferred standing room for the show, that was nice. This was a big draw back then. Do you remember how this Pirate Ship (the guys) would come sailing around the corner? TI sold the corner of the hotel to a RiteAid/CVS or something like that, maybe Walgreens? There went the Pirate Show.

 

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Treasure Island Pirate Show - CLOSED FOREVER.

 

How many remember the original Pirate Show from the 90's? Then they renamed the hotel TI and changed it to the Pirate Hooker's Show. I liked the original family show (sad to say).

 

I stayed at TI back in 2007. You would get preferred standing room for the show, that was nice. This was a big draw back then. Do you remember how this Pirate Ship (the guys) would come sailing around the corner? TI sold the corner of the hotel to a RiteAid/CVS or something like that, maybe Walgreens? There went the Pirate Show.

 

 

 

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Oh yeah, the Pirate show. When we started visiting there in the mid 90's we would meet our friends and stay at the Monte Carlo. We liked their lazy river pool and if we got there around 10:00 there was a spot by the bar (that opened at 11) where we would be comfortable in the sun and then in the shade by about 1:00. We would take a nap in the late afternoon, then walk the strip after dark up to Treasure Island to see the show. The last time I saw it was when they had pirate babes on the boat that came around the corner.

 

I had to give to them that the acrobatics on that were pretty good even though the story (stories) were so cheesy.

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Oh yeah, the Pirate show. When we started visiting there in the mid 90's we would meet our friends and stay at the Monte Carlo.

I have been to the Monte Carlo a few times also. Didn't they have a micro brewery in the lower level? On super hot summer days you could ride the monorail between the Monte Carlo and the Bellagio and not break a sweet. The new City Center closed that down. Have to walk on the street to City Center to get the monorail now, big pain on hot days.

 

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I have been to the Monte Carlo a few times also. Didn't they have a micro brewery in the lower level? On super hot summer days you could ride the monorail between the Monte Carlo and the Bellagio and not break a sweet. The new City Center closed that down. Have to walk on the street to City Center to get the monorail now, big pain on hot days.

 

CaptDave

Yes, they had a brewery/restaurant downstairs at the same level and general area of the pool. You could sit outside in view of the pool but there was no access from either side - you had to go inside to get to the restaurant area. There was a "poolside bar" that was accessible from the pool (almost all of them have one)

 

We were going someplace and parked at the Monte Carlo garage and went by the tram station. The station has taken almost all of the Monte Carlo Lazy River (the area we went to and the pool we liked the most). I even think the wave pool is smaller than it used to be.

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Never been to Las Vegas and looking forward to our trip on March 30 for a few days. Staying at the MGM grand to get access to the monorail system. I appreciated all the great comments. We are taking our daughter who is in a wheel chair. Any comments on what is handicap accessible. Doing the Blue Man Group one night, Shelby Tour and picking up my t-shirt, reservations at Emeril's to eat already made. Barbie has been before, going to rent a car for a day trip in the desert.

 

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Never been to Las Vegas and looking forward to our trip on March 30 for a few days. Staying at the MGM grand to get access to the monorail system. I appreciated all the great comments. We are taking our daughter who is in a wheel chair. Any comments on what is handicap accessible. Doing the Blue Man Group one night, Shelby Tour and picking up my t-shirt, reservations at Emeril's to eat already made. Barbie has been before, going to rent a car for a day trip in the desert.

 

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As you walk along the Vegas Strip just about everything is designed for wheel chairs. At the major crossings there are stairs & escalators (and elevators) to cross the big intersections. Vegas is the most wheel chair assessable place I know.

 

The big box casinos are not turning anyone away. Most casinos have one main level, makes it easy. The hard part is finding your way out, casinos never make that easy.

 

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