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KingPriest2
03-06-2006, 04:20 PM
My wife has gone thru alot the last 6 years and I want to reward her for all her troubles during that time.

I am orig from KC and moved to Joplin to be married. I moved back to KC for a better job and parents supposedly giving there home to me free and clear. So I took it. Well it did not work out the way I wanted. They stayed. I am still with my job. As soon as I left my wife got pregant with our 2nd. I stayed in KC. During this time her job was cut from the school and we started a new preschool, which is doing great, and also finished her masters. SHe has lived with her parents since then and we are finishing up our house. (we added a second bathroom)

My job is commision so there is some time when have no paycheck. I only went to Joplin on weekends.

So because of this my wife has not been happy. I am now living in Joplin for the last 9 months. My business is starting to take off and I am working on a "nice" month.

So what I want to do is first put some mone away for reserves and then take my wife on a nice trip

First is Vegas no matter what. We always wanted to go to Vegas. I orig wanted to leave Vegas for Mexico or Hawaii but they was way to exp. So I have to leave Vegas and flyto Tulsa and then drive to Dallas (seeing one of her friends there) to fly out to leave for Mexico. Grand time total is 9 nights




4 in Vegas 2 in Dallas and 3 in Puerta Vulleta MSp?

Questiions
1. Where in Vegas do you rec staying at?
2. Where in Puerta Vuellerta do you rec staying at?


3. I would really like to surprise my wife with this how do you think I should surprise? (granted I have to tell her least 30 to 40 days so she could plan for being away from our business)

I am looking at the Wynn and some place in Mexico.

Chief Henry
03-06-2006, 04:25 PM
GO cruising...you won't regret it at all.

Bowser
03-06-2006, 04:27 PM
I can't help you with your destinations, but I do recommend you look into all-inclusive vacations, wherever you decide to go. I'm sure both Vegas and Puerto Vallarta have them. You won't be dissappointed.

OnTheWarpath58
03-06-2006, 04:27 PM
As far as Vegas is concerned, if you can afford the Wynn, stay there.

Better than Bellagio, Venetian, Mandalay Bay.

Less expensive than Four Seasons.

Decent location. Huge rooms. And the most comfortable beds I've EVER slept in.

I've stayed there 10+ times in the past 6 months for business, so if you have any questions, PM me.

HC_Chief
03-06-2006, 04:28 PM
Vegas: Bellagio

Katipan
03-06-2006, 04:29 PM
I love Mandalay Bay and have stayed there way more than 10 times but go ahead and throw your money away on rooms that you really shouldn't be spending any time in anyways since you're only in Vegas for 2 days.

go cheap. stay out all night. paint the town red.

Mr. Laz
03-06-2006, 04:30 PM
oh snap ... i thought you said "Help on vacation getaway from wife"


sorry ... i got nuttin

KingPriest2
03-06-2006, 04:32 PM
I want to treat my wife to a very special trip

I am thinking of ways to tell her

I really want to surprise her.

OnTheWarpath58
03-06-2006, 04:34 PM
I love Mandalay Bay and have stayed there way more than 10 times but go ahead and throw your money away on rooms that you really shouldn't be spending any time in anyways since you're only in Vegas for 2 days.

go cheap. stay out all night. paint the town red.

(MB was my favorite before Wynn opened)

Mer has a great point......

The room's just a place to crash......

HC_Chief
03-06-2006, 04:45 PM
I just stayed at the MB (Nov, '05)... I was underwhelmed. Was overpriced and didn't offer the attractions. Plus it's on the end of the strip, meaning a LONG haul if you plan to hoof it to the other casinos.

Here'a great site for Vegas hotel ratings: http://www.cheapovegas.com/index.php

My favorite = Bellagio. It is beautiful, with exellent restaurants and pools. If you want to impress the wife, take her there. Even if you choose to stay elsewhere, you need to take her to Bellagio!

BTW, the fountain was only 5min long last time I went. Must be a seasonal thing. I got married there in June '02... the show was ~15-20min then.

KingPriest2
03-06-2006, 10:07 PM
any ideas

SBK
03-06-2006, 10:46 PM
I went to Puerto Vallarta on my honeymoon. Go all inclusive, unless you want to get absolutly bombarded with time share salesman.

Nice place though, we stayed at the Continental Plaza, which was ok, I hear the Westin is awesome down there.

Be sure to take the day trip to Las Caletas. That was awesome. And you can only get there by boat. Look the tour up when you get there.

BIG K
03-06-2006, 10:50 PM
oh snap ... i thought you same "Help on vacation getaway from wife"


sorry ... i got nuttin

Saw that too the first time I looked at it... ROFL

Phobia
03-06-2006, 10:56 PM
As soon as I left my wife got pregant with our 2nd.

Yeah.... sorry 'bout that.

BIG K
03-06-2006, 11:01 PM
Yeah.... sorry 'bout that.


How many states is that now? I wonder how your tax filing reads each year......... :p

MahiMike
03-07-2006, 06:53 AM
Go to the Keys...Islamorada baby!

Sully
03-07-2006, 08:06 AM
If you spend a lot on a room in Vegas, it is simply for location. Don't worry about how nice it is, since you will not be in it much. I know I'm echoing others' thoughts here, but I wanted to reinforce it.

Scaga
03-07-2006, 09:55 AM
Yeah.... sorry 'bout that.

Phil's trying to spread his DNA all over the country. Thinks he's Wilt Chamberlin.

Iowanian
03-07-2006, 10:04 AM
I'd do more time playing at 1 destination and less time traveling from point A to B to C...but thats just me.

Dartgod
03-07-2006, 10:08 AM
If you don't mind paying a premium for a nice room, I would agree that Bellagio should be your choice. You can't beat the location.Another alternative, if you wish to save a few bucks is Bally's. They have very nice, over-sized rooms for considerably less money.

Big Dog
03-07-2006, 10:25 AM
If budget becomes a concern, but you want to stay on the strip, try the flamingo hilton...not great (not bad either) but the best of the 'older' hotels on the strip. Also centrally located. (My wife had a conference there last year) Or stay downtown for saving $.

My brother likes the Bellagio the best, but it's mainly because he says they have the best looking hookers...so that might not be a selling point on this trip.:hmmm:

ChiefsOne
03-07-2006, 10:41 AM
Ceasar's is a great place to stay.

Puerto Vallarta is awesome. Can't remember where I stayed, but it was All-Inclusive, Mela or something like that. Fun for a while, but you get really sick of the food and cheap beer. It is the way to go though, because you can eat and drink there until you are sick of it, then you can go out to different places.

It was 10 years ago when we went so I don't remember the names of places....
Ask for the restaurant in the trees, it's really cool.
Take the trip to the island for snorkling, clear water and absolutely beautiful.
There is a Romantic evening cruise on the yacht.
Tour the jungle in the mountains where there is water falls and river. They will promote it as the place where Predator was shot.

KingPriest2
03-07-2006, 12:06 PM
Yeah.... sorry 'bout that.


I had a feeling it was you. Now it is time to kick some ass

Phobia
03-07-2006, 12:30 PM
Was the giant head what tipped you off?

That's what tipped your wife off too.

sedated
03-07-2006, 12:45 PM
I want to treat my wife to a very special trip


give her your wallet and keep your ass at home.

HC_Chief
03-07-2006, 01:21 PM
If budget becomes a concern, but you want to stay on the strip, try the flamingo hilton...not great (not bad either) but the best of the 'older' hotels on the strip. Also centrally located. (My wife had a conference there last year)

Flamingo is in a GREAT location. It's pretty much dead-center on the strip, caddy-corner to Bellagio. If you're on a tighter budget, it's a great place to stay. It is no-frills, but fun. Their pool is all about partying ;)

dtebbe
03-07-2006, 01:37 PM
Flamingo is in a GREAT location. It's pretty much dead-center on the strip, caddy-corner to Bellagio. If you're on a tighter budget, it's a great place to stay. It is no-frills, but fun. Their pool is all about partying ;)

I 3rd the Flamingo... best deal on the strip. When you check in ask for a room with a view of the Bellagio fountains. I had a king mini-suite there once that was just awesome, floor-ceiling glass and the Bellagio fountain was right there.. All for like $75/night.

Best of all it's right next door to the Barbrary Coast, the best place on the strip to gamble.

DT