It has been almost two years since Andrew and I went to Vegas. That’s a record for us! We thought it was about time we got back up there. Since we’ve seen almost every show in town and been to every casino, it’s hard for us to find new things to do.
This time, we decided to stay at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino. What a DUMP. For real – it was a dump. Dirty walls and carpeting, old fixtures, paint chipping off the doors. For some strange reason, their rooms have a glass window allowing you to look directly into the bathroom from the bedroom area. Disgusting! Who wants to watch someone on the toilet? Uggh. I will never stay there again.
We were stretching it with the entertainment this time. We decided to go see Comedy Pet Theatre – a very kitchy show with cats and dogs. Mostly dogs. The performer tells a one-sided story of how he got kicked out of the circus and decided to take his pet show on the road. The little kids in front of us loved it, but Andrew and I were pretty bored. We wish he had done more with the cats. One thing to say about the performer though is his cats clearly loved him. Every time he walked by one, it would stretch out to greet him and want to be petted – he has a very good relationship with his pets. That was nice to see.
We went to the Pinball Hall of Fame to find a tournament in progress. It was absolutely packed with people! We couldn’t even get in on any of the machines to play. After another Cactus Cooler from the vending machine, we decided it was best to leave.
It seems Vegas has pretty much lost its charm for us these days. We used to go 3-4 times per year, but with nothing new in town and no exciting acts to see, it’s hard to justify the drive and the expense of a high class strip hotel
"Suite" at the Rio Las Vegas
Living Area with old TV
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Window View from Bedroom into Bathroom