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Old 09-07-2007, 09:17 AM   #60
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Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Hayward, WI
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Wicked Las Vegas - Hard Rock Casino:

Hey! If you’re lucky enough to have a riding partner that’s into everything you’re into, great. But every ride I’ve been on with others involved compromise and constant tweaking. Riding with Heidi is no different. She has been a total champ in my book enduring all the camping and roughing it stuff that I like but now it’s time for some payback. ””Las Vegas””, Heidi is on the phone with her sister’s exclaiming that she wants to live at the Hard Rock. A room on the eleventh floor with big patio doors overlooking the pool and the strip.


South end:


This is not a bad thing for me either so I to try to endure it. The patio doors are wide open, air conditioner cranked, bloodymarys in hand. We are getting ready to go to work (Hanging out at the pool or beach is what we call work. It’s not easy ya know)

Walk to work:








This could be my new avatar!


Pool entrance:


Lagoon connecting pools:


From pool bar:


We go to work:


Two nights at the Hard Rock was great. We saw the singer of the rock band Incubus down at the pool with other band members. WEF (World Extreme Fighting) had a match here our second night. A lot of the fighters were hanging around. This is an A1 place for people watching, that is if you don’t mind beautiful women in small swimsuits drinking tall cocktails. At one point a couple of hot guys were hitting on a group of babes in bikinis. The guys had rented a cabana, one of a couple dozen cabanas that surround the pool. They have big king beds, a huge flat screen TV and constant service from the staff. The cabanas cost about $150 per day. If you are a group of guys with a cabana your goal is to attract in some bikinis. Well these guys were doing pretty good for a while with some girls, ordering then $18 Tiki head cocktails. In a flash a big dude with Rocky Mountain shoulders and a WEF t-shirt came over and said a few words to the girls. In no time the girls were on their way to the WEF guys cabana. The 3 hunky looking guys were once again along together in their cabana, trying not to look too disappointed.

We’re having fun with the scene here. The prices for a day at the Hard Rock are over a hundred dollars mid-week but starting Thursday the price goes up to over $250, Friday and Saturday over $350. Thursday (Yesterday) we move to the Super-8, $54 a night and again just up the street. Today we will try to hook up with my niece and nephew and maybe take a long walk along the strip later.

Keep tuned! Things should start getting more adventurous from here on. This US tour has been great fun and has worked well as a shake-out for Heidi and I as riding partners.
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