The official hotel for the meet-up was the Tropicana, one of the older hotels on the Strip but comfortable enough. People were scattered all over the place, though, with some taking advantage of timeshares, nearby family or just other hotels. Did you know February is the one of the busiest months for conventions in Las Vegas? Yeah, neither did we until the plans had already started :)
Vegas is one big optical illusion. Because of the exaggerated size of the hotels and signs you look down the street, see your destination only on the next "block" and decide to hoof it. Very quickly you realize that a block on the Vegas strip is nothing like anywhere else in the country. The Excalibur faced us and was where we met for dinner that first night, but even crossing the street requires 2 flights of stairs and a foot bridge!
Hence, tired tootsies came up early that afternoon. Another reason for the shopping trip? When the guys dropped us (me, Juli and 'Hawk') at the shoe store to go find more manly windows to shop we got to find out the details on Hawk & Bat's big night out. What, us, gossip? Pshh. ;-)
(note to Bat: no worries, nothing scandalous was revealed)
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Oh thank goodness. Hehe.
Optical illusion is right. I went with some friends and we were staying at the Stratisphere. We came out of Treasure Island and these knuckleheads are like, ‘hey, lets just walk back.’ I humored them only to show them the error of their ways. Once we made it I told them, ‘Now, you’ve been to Vegas.’ XD
I only told them the good parts, Bats. And there were many. 🙂