JANUARY 19, 2013 3:43AM

Visit to Vegas (Pix)

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Vive Las Vegas! Have a blast, but don't lose your shirt. R
But if you ARE gonna "lose your shirt", can I come along and look.......er, watch?

(*I'd never get into the town; that desert looks sooooo inviting!*)

So how much did you lose, Libby? I told you; never split 9's! Nice pics! R
Great photos, Vegas is fun! It's good to be able to get into the site, Happy New Year!
I bet you broke the bank too ...
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I have not been to Vegas since I was a child and we stopped at Circus Circus on the way to Los Angeles. I am so envious and want to go. LOVE the fake David!
Thanks, guys, for your comments. I am just back from my wonderful travels but wrestling with cold/flu (like much of America apparently).

Gerald, my pix-taking went better than my betting which was not excessive but not profitable. I swear they rig those machines to match the no-win economy with each passing year.

Sky, I didn't lose my shirt, not to the extent David and the lobby maidens seem to have at Caesar's Palace, such a classy looking casino for sure.

Marilyn, years ago my first time in LV at Caesar's I jackpotted at a 25cent slot machine. When 1000 flashed across the top I thought I would get 1000 dollars. It was 1000 quarters, $250, which was still thrilling. When the nice guy who gives out jackpot payoffs came over I was such a newbie I didn't know enough to tip him. I was so pleased but awkwardly embarrassed and didn't know the protocol. But it was a nice high! I am sure I am trying to get back there to that jackpot I am special and I won moment with every sit down. :-)

Hey Rudy! :-)

Thanks, Lee!

Bleue, so great to see you again! Much to share!!!xxx

Algis, to God's ear for next time!

Bernadine, it sure is memorable, the eye-filling spectacle. Of course, in the casinos themselves with all the hordes of people picture taking is verboten!

It was in the 40s one night when I was there and I was shocked at the short short short skirts and dresses so many of the women were wearing. I hadn't noticed the trend to that excess in NYC or even in LA where I had just been. The shortness made the cocktail waitresses' garb look prudish in comparison! Also, it must have been freezing. Freezing for fashion! So it goes, the hemline!

best, libby
Thanks for the art, Algis, btw! Love your gift!
Thanks for sharing, Libby. Makes me want to head west now! Need a change of scenery. The statues are quite something.
Man libby, I never would have pictured you as a Vegas gal. Well I'm not a Vegas guy either but I'm glad I saw it once. One night in the 80s scratched my itch and the guy who was WALKING to the airport, who I insisted my cabbie stop and pick up, cured me of any desire for a repeat.
abrawang, thanks for commenting. I don't think I qualify as a "Vegas girl" but maybe a potential troubled gambler if I imbibed too often.

I have wonderful family in CA and NV and my road trip to Vegas was from CA visiting them. I have never been to Atlantic City and I live in NYC which is telling. Still it is fun to go and people watch and play with the adrenalin rush for a measured time. Observed a lot more 1 cent slots. I think people have a lot less money to "play" with clearly. And was it me or are the machines a lot stingier with their teasing of some incremental increases?

Once waiting at the airport for my plane back to NYC I won $60. The only reason I cashed out and actually kept it was I would have missed the plane if I hadn't stopped, which is part of the seduction and doom, to keep shooting for higher profits and lose the ones you have made for even bigger ones.

Hey, sounds like the 1 percent, eh? The human condition. Though I hope I never want to damage mass numbers of lives in wanting a profit like the sociopaths running things now protected and immune from prosecution by those they have pimped out for their power and profit.

Your story about the cabbie stopping to pick up what must have been some troubled "Vegas guy" sounds like it would make an interesting blog some time. Or is it a what happens in Vegas must stay in Vegas kind of scenario?

best, libby
Erica, thanks for stopping by! You know I think my NYC eyes especially relish the horizon, seeing blue sky such a novelty, Nature's sculpted mountains instead of man's skyscrapers, etc.

Actually not traveling underground via subway but being in a car and riding shotgun, another great novelty. Away from the madding crowds of NYC (especially at holiday season when it is so insanely crowded on the sidewalks as you know --especially in Times Square area near my work.)

Seeing dear family was the prime payoff! They are awesome hosts and hostesses to me when I visit.

I had a new camera that was especially good for night shots (strong zoom) which also inspired the pic taking. I am still figuring out how to download all of the pics I took so they are not too heavy for being accepted by the blog and emailing. Time and patience. These above are the ones I managed to retrieve!

best, libby