|On the strip in Las Vegas.|
Afterwards, Mary and I visited the exhibition hall, where I visited a couple of companies I was interested in talking with. There are a couple that I think could be good partners for my company, Markon, Inc.
|Title slide to my presentation.|
|Everybody knows this place - New York, New York casino.|
|Luxor during our walk to the trade show.|
After the business part of the trip was over, we grabbed a snack (and Mary grabbed a fru-fru-fru drink back at the Tropicana). We made plans for the balance of the day and night in Las Vegas and then began to put some framework around our plan for the next couple of days - a road trip to the Grand Canyon.
We spent the evening walking up the Strip - we checked in at a half dozen or so of the well known casinos. I thought I might play some blackjack or craps, but never made the time for it this trip - maybe next time. Besides Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, and the Tropicana, we ended up walking through New York, New York, Bellagio, Caesar's, Planet Hollywood, and a couple of others. Dinner was at Caesar's - Central - and while it didn't quite live up to the buzz, dinner there was part of a great memory for us.
A side note about our stay at the Tropicana. We arrived very late from the airport, and the room we checked into didn't meet the description on the website. Since it was so late, we decided to take the room and follow-up with the front desk in the morning.
We talked to a supervisor, who asked which room we were in. She said that our clerk should have known that those rooms can be a problem - and started rectifying the situation for us. To our surprise, our first two nights at the hotel were comped.
|Mary and her fru-fru-fru drink at the Trop.|
I heartily recommend the place for anybody planning a trip - unless you need to stay further up the Strip in the middle of everything - the Tropicana is a nice Hotel Casino that I'm pretty sure we'll come back to!
So I've got a few more posts coming on the trip - we had a nice short getaway with plenty of sightseeing, all of which will follow later in the week!