Sept. 29 Trip Report Day Four
Hash House A Go Go, Monte Carlo and Cher
Checked out of Hooters at 9:00 Am and hopped in a cab to Monte Carlo. Fare was $12.00. Left bags at Monte Carlo for later check in and decided to go to Hash House a Go Go at the Imperial for breakfast since it was served until 11:00 AM. Wow, the food is HUGE. The Chicken and Waffes is monster like. I chose the Scramble and partner chose Pancake Tractor Breakfast. After using certificate from restaurant.com the bill for two of us came to $24.00. Cool place. Solid food. Great service. World Famous!
Checked into Monte Carlo by 11:00 AM. Thrilled with room. Tasteful decor with great view of the roof! Maid service obviously takes pride in their work and we were greeted by "Welcome to the Monte Carlo. We are the best" Very sincere and pleasant! Loved the room, the atmosphere which was classy without being too snooty. There was so much to see at the hotel that two days just wasn't enough time to try the pool out, etc so we will return. There is a tram that runs from Monte Carlo - to City Center - to Bellagio. Very handy.
We took the Deuce to Fremont and got off at the Stratosphere to check the place out. Never having been there before it reminded me of Circus Circus. Nearby is the largest Souvenir Shop in Vegas and so it is. It is also located next to a large adult shop to if you are so inclined.
From there we got back on the bus and headed to Fremont to see what it was like during the day. Different vibe for sure and plenty of people! Played some slots at , ate a Deep Fried Twinkie and had a few cold beverages. No winnings but it was nice to hear quarters clink out of the machine like they used to. Wanted to check out Firefly but it was closed. Another reason to return to Vegas and make sure to take a trip there.
Apparently we went to BB King for 8:00 Blues Music the night before but so much happened that my memory isn't capturing things in correct order. Heh! Could have been the bevies or the heat. Not sure.. Anyways, the night before we headed to BB Kings at the Mirage for the 8:00 show and were seated up front. That night they charged $5/pp cover. Great band and vocals featuring music from Motown, Aretha, Tina Turner, etc. Got up and danced on the wooden floor. Very cool place. We tried the Fried Pickles which I loved and the partner didn't. We ordered the Shrimp Louie Salad and the Fried Chicken Salad. Nice to eat something healthy after some of the food we had eaten. The bill after the $25 coupon was $22.00
So, on Sept. 29th we DID go see Cher at Ceasas. Partner a big fan, me not so much but we both grew up watching Sonny and Cher show so it was cool to see some of her older stuff in video format. She did some of her songs as well as others songs which was cool because we've heard the others on the radio. Her song, Love Hurts was my highlight. Grand costumes meant costume changes and during that time there were great dancers performing Cirque type, ballet and hip hop moves. Fabulous show! Loved it! The great thing about Cher is that she knows she isn't the best singer or the best dancer but she does know how to work her assets and what does work. The girl worked it. Our seats were in the Mezzanine but a perfect view of the stage in the gorgeous theater. $50 a ticket each. I would suggest if you are thirsty, hydrate before hand because a small soda was $5.00. No cameras are allowed in an purses were subject to checks so allow yourself extra time. Mine was in there but they weren't that thorough. With everything happening and people around, don't even think of taking a picture to distract yourself from the show or others.
That night we got on the Duece and were packed tigher then sardines so got off to walk and have some space. I was chest to chest with random strangers. Literally!
We hadn't eaten since early morning so after the show we did more walking and decided to head back to the Monte Carlo. Opted for McD's and as I was eating a french fry I felt something not right. I broke my tooth. Yep, just like in the hangover but luckily it wasn't my front tooth. I had a sinking feeling of -- Oh crap. I'm in the US. This could suck. Coverage. Etc. No pain but I knew I had to make an appointment with my dentist ASAP. The next morning, I used the hotel internet which consisted of a joystick type keyboard trying to get my dentist's name. I see the dentist on Monday.
Day Five and into the home stretch! Thanks for reading. Hope it gives you some tips..