LAS VEGAS, NEVADA


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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2006:

My departure from Indianapolis was delayed as my first flight was canceled due to mechanical problems.
My rerouted flight took me through Chicago and then into Las Vegas arriving shortly before midnight.
Ceasar's Palace Las Vegas decorated for Christmas



MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2006:

I spent Christmas day wandering about the strip and doing a little gambling.
I didn't win anything but didn't lose much either.
Bellagio and Ceasar's Palace hotels on the Las Vegas StripParis Hotel on Las Vegas StripMonte Carlo Hotel & Casino

It was a beautiful Christmas day in Las Vegas.
New York New York Hotel & Casino and Las Vegas BoulevardNew York New York Hotel & CasinoMGM Grand Hotel & Casino

It was a lot more crowded than I expected it to be on Christmas.
Luxor Hotel & CasinoStratosphere TowerSahara Hotel & Casino

This was my thirteenth visit to Las Vegas.
New Wynn  Hotel on Las Vegas StripOld Stardust Hotel & CasinoVenetian Resort Hotel & Casino

CHRISTMAS IN LAS VEGAS VIDEO
11 minute video of Las Vegas Boulevard on Christmas Day.
Click on the İYouTube player below to watch the video.

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2006
Hello Friends and Family:

It's vacation time again. Things didn't get off to a real good start yesterday. Got to the airport early as I thought they may be busy since it was Christmas Eve. Turns out they weren't busy and I had close to three hours to kill before the flight. I spent that watching the Colts lose yet again. Finally 4:50 arrives and we leave the gate right on time. Then as we are beginning to take off the hydraulics in one of the engines fails and we have to abort and go back to the gate. After sitting on the plane for about an hour at the gate they decide it can't be fixed and they are going to bring another plane in to take us to Dallas in about three hours. After I get off the plane I check with the agent about my flight to Vegas. The best choice for me is an 8:00 flight to Chicago connecting to a 9:00 flight to Vegas. The flight to Chicago was pretty. We flew directly over downtown Chicago for a really nice view. The flight to Las Vegas was nice too as they gave me a free upgrade to first class. It was a very long day and I didn't get to my hotel, Harrahs, until 2:00am, which is 5:00am Indiana time.



Today went much better. It was a beautiful Christmas Day in Las Vegas. I didn't think it would be that crowded here on Christmas Day. I was wrong. It was wall to wall people all day. I spent it wandering up and down the strip and doing a little gambling. I didn't win anything but didn't lose too much. I attached a picture of the Belagio Hotel, I saw a Christmas fountain show there tonight.



Will write more later,

Tim


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