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The Fernstrom sisters go wild in Vegas!

A May 1998 trip to Las Vegas by Wildcat Dianne

Arc de Triomphe, Paris Hotel and Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: When my German friend Nicki wrote and said that she was coming to Vegas and asked to meet me, I said, "Sure!" My sister Erika thought it would be fun to come along, too.

The Fernstrom sisters go wild in Vegas!

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris Hotel and Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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My sister and I took a flight from Boise to Vegas. I was recovering from wrist surgery and was wearing a brace on my right wrist. The brace had metal in it, but didn't set off the metal detector in the Boise airport. It did go off in the Vegas airport, but the man at the metal detectors understood my plight. Erika and I stayed at Motel 6 in Vegas and spent the first day walking up and down the Strip playing the slot machines and shopping in many of the hotels. We were also asked to sit in on a screening of a new TV show by CBS studios, and that night we watched L.A. Doctors. Erika and I didn't like it very much and said so on the comment forms they gave us. Yes, that show was cancelled a...Read More

Motel 6

Hotel

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Our room was in the back of the building, but this Motel 6 is a big motel and one of the newest ones of the chain. My sister Erika and I got a room with two queen-size beds and a bathroom--all we needed since we weren't planning to stay in our room all day. Motel 6 is located near the Strip on Tropicana, a short walk to the Excalibur and Luxor casinos. Erika and I walked through those places on our way back to Motel 6 every night. Our room was big and clean, with a TV for when we did get back to our room to crash after a day of gambling and shopping on the Strip. The main office was a short walk away, and the staff was courteous and quick in getting us checked in and out and answerin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 29, 2002

Motel 6
195 East Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 798-0728

The Buffet at Treasure Island

Restaurant | "Treasure Island Buffet"

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My German friend Nicki was staying at Treasure Island so, at the end of our great day together seeing the Vegas sights, we ended our day with dinner at the Treasure Island Buffet. Like most of the buffets in Vegas hotels, Treasure Island had a lot to offer from seafood and barbeque, to spaghetti and desserts, etc. Nicki had the spaghetti, and Erika and I had a smorgasbord consisting of almost everything. The service at Treasure Island Buffet was slow. Our waiter rarely came by to see how we were doing or get us drinks. He wasn't too friendly either. The food wasn't as good as the Pharoah's Pheast at Luxor, but I was happy to be with my friend and sister and talking made digesting t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 30, 2002

The Buffet at Treasure Island
3300 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
702 894 7111

Pharoah's Pheast Buffet

Restaurant | "Luxor Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet"

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My sister and I received a couple of "buy one, get one free" tickets for the Luxor Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet when we participated in the free screening at CBS Studios--so we ate dinner at Luxor on two nights and breakfast one morning. The Pharoah's Pheast has everything you could ask for in a buffet: fried chicken, tacos, Italian, etc., and that's just dinner. Breakfast had eggs, sausage, cereals, toast, bagels, and more. The food was hot and tasty, and filled us up enough to enjoy our day of gambling and shopping on the Strip. The waitstaff at Luxor was always there if you needed a soda or coffee or tea, and they refilled glasses every 5 to 10 minutes. They were courteous and professi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 29, 2002

Pharoah's Pheast Buffet
Luxor Hotel - 3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 262-4102

Las Vegas Strip

Attraction | "Favorite Sights in Vegas Casinos"

Las Vegas Strip Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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My sister Erika and I walked around Las Vegas checking out many of its casinos and non-gambling sights. We enjoyed the white tigers lounging in their glass-enclosed home at Mirage Hotel and Casino. Unfortunately, we did not see Siegfried and Roy. You have to get to the Mirage at the right time to see the tigers because they have feeding times and nap times. Most of the tigers like to hide when they eat or sleep, so you only see one or two of the them at a time. Erika enjoyed the Star Trek ride at the Hilton Hotel and Casino. I waited outside for her. The Star Trek adventure has a replica of the Enterprise and other displays of the popular TV show and its spin-offs....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 4, 2003

Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada