It hasn’t been very long since the theme for the 2018 version of ICE! at the Gaylord Palm Resort & Convention centers was announced (psst! It’s going to be A Christmas Story). But there are already a few discounts starting to leak. And since adult tickets will be $28.99 online and probably even more at the door, every little bit helps, right? Here’s what we’ve found so far:
I was going through my pictures of last year and I realized that I never wrote about our trip to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. More accurately, I should say that this was MY trip to the Pinball Hall of Fame as Sharon really couldn’t have cared less about the visit (Note from Sharon: true story! But you went to Frankie’s Tiki Bar with me, so…). This time was all mine and I made sure to take advantage of every second until I felt guilty about keeping her there any longer. I have our readers to thank as this was one of the suggestions when I asked about places to see in Las Vegas. Most of the pictures in the article were taken by Sharon as I was far too busy playing pinball games to take any pictures myself.
Here I am entering the nondescript entrance of the building.
I’ll give you a little “behind the scenes” information about Your Mileage May Vary – Joe and I each have ongoing lists of what we plan to write about, and the lists are usually pretty different. After all, Joe usually writes about the points, miles and credit cards, while I tend to write the more, shall we say, fun articles. When we go out of town, we wind up with a bunch of new topics based on our trip, and we pretty much divvy them up based on interests. For example, Joe really likes writing hotel reviews so he writes those. Sometimes it’s a topic that we both want to write about and sometimes it’s one that neither of us really care about. For our past trip to the southwest, our visit to Hoover Dam was one of the latter. But since he already had more potential articles about the trip than I did, he said I had write the one about Hoover Dam.
Happy Sunday, y’all! Here are some travel articles we’ve recently seen that we think you may enjoy.
This week I’d like to start by bragging about my first “breaking” story. I was cleaning up links on the YMMV website (a very time consuming task), when I was checking our post about the Citi ThankYou Premier Card. I noticed the link to the card was showing a 60,000 point sign up bonus, which was higher than any other offer. So I sent a Tweet to Doctor of Credit, one of my reliable sources for credit card offers.
— YourMileageMayVary (@YourMileageVary) July 23, 2018
By 2 AM, DoC had a post online telling everyone about the offer (giving me credit for the heads up!). The original link died within hours but others were found and are still active. Now other blogs, like this post from Frequent Miler, are sharing the story. What can I say, it’s the first time I ever found anything before anyone else. Yay me!
Here’s the rest of what we found interesting this week:
‘Tis the season for local carnivals, fairs, festivals and lots of other events that, at least in the U.S., usually includes soft ice cream, corn dogs, kettle corn, funnel cake, fried stuff on a stick, and “spin and puke” rides. Probably in that order. 😉
When I was a kid, the things I loved the most at the carnival were the games of chance. Whether it was squirting water into a clown’s mouth, aiming a wiffle ball to land in a red cup or trying to break balloons with darts, I was positive that I could beat the odds and win that 3’ plush Snoopy I had my eye on. Unfortunately, although I spent a whole lot of money trying, I never did win that Snoopy. But I did win a working kid-sized blender on a carnival roulette wheel once, when I was about seven.