Relaxing in Las Vegas - Trip Home

Sunday, October 13, 2013

We had four wonderful, relaxing yet productive days in Las Vegas. I continued to rest my ribs, making any trips out on the back of the Trike. We found a close Sam's Club and I picked up a nice HP Envy 14 Sleekbook that will replace my heavy laptop at home (which will go to Stu to replace his older laptop).

The only downside is that it came with Windows 8 - bit of a learning curve but after loading the free app, Classic Shell, things are going much more smoothly. I can now function in an environment similar to Windows 7. I'm still learning things and when we get home, there are a lot of apps that will need to be loaded as well as moving my data and cleaning the PC up for Stu.

Oh, wait. We were talking about Las Vegas, weren't we. Sorry, got a bit distracted. LOL! We didn't run the strip, been there and done that several times. But we did do a little local sightseeing, visiting two businesses that have TV shows we watch from time to time.

The first was Count's Kustoms where we got to tour some of Danny Koker's personal vehicle collection. Really nice stuff! Neither Danny nor Horny Mike (my favorite character on the show) were there, they were off at a show. The final stop was in the gift shop where we got a coffee mug for our collection.

From there it was a mere hop, skip and a jump over to Rick's Restorations. (I should note that BOTH businesses gave us priority parking for the motorcycle.) We could take photos outside and in the waiting area but not in the actual shop since some of the items in there hadn't even been seen by their owners. (Oh, and they were shooting the show while we were there.) The tour took us through the facility where we saw actual work being done. We got waves from Cowboy and Rick himself.

Back outside, Tyler and one of the other guys were getting supplies from a cargo container and we snapped a few shots. Tyler came over and offered to pose for photos so we snagged a good one of him with Stu.

From there we headed to the strip to grab some lunch at the Harley-Davidson Cafe. We'd been eating at the Tuscany in the casual restaurant up to this point. As always, the burgers were great, the beer was good and I even had a small shot of rum/melon/pineapple so we can snag a shot glass along with the beer glass. We have been there twice before but the overhead conveyor wasn't working. This time it was and we really enjoyed watching the motorcycles parade over our heads, in front of the amazing metal chain American flag display.

Our last night there we went to the movies and saw "Captain Phillips". We HIGHLY recommend it, EXCELLENT movie. We also recommend "Rush" which we saw last week...especially if you are into cars/racing. Both movies were based on true stories and thoroughly enjoyable.

We both felt refreshed and invigorated after spending four nights in our studio apartment style/size hotel room. We would definitely go back to the Tuscany again - wonderful service, amazing security, HUGE comfortable rooms, and tons of great amenities. Here are a few shots of the hotel, one of the cold front storm sky moving in and a fun little Vespa.


  1. "Captain Phillips" is certainly excellent. We were right there with Tom Hanks and the pirates. "Rush" was good too, but not nearly as good as "Captain Phillips."

    The other movie I really enjoyed was "Prisoners." OMG, what a tense movie with twists and turns.


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