When we knew we were going to visit Las Vegas last fall, we asked our readers about places we should visit and Mary Lee C. mentioned that we should visit The Neon Museum. Located just a short distance from the classic Las Vegas hotels on Fremont Street, the museum, founded in 1996, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Besides that, they have a big bunch iconic neon Las Vegas signs on their lot and Mary Lee knew that was right in our tacky tourist sweet spot.
Some little girls and not-so-little girls (and occasionally not-so-little boys, too!) would LOVE to be a real-life mermaid. Well grown up merfolk wannabes, you CAN, because on the west coast of Florida, there’s a bona fide mermaid camp for adults! But you gotta be quick! Here’s more about it…
Woo hoo, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- The Platinum Pro status American Airlines gave Sharon for what appears to be no reason at all.
- You can now use IHG points at Kimpton hotels, but for how much?
- What to do with your pet(s) if you love to travel.
- The story of when a rental car company overcharged a guy for tolls, and what he did to try to rectify it.
- His musings about why banks seem to make everything so difficult.
And Sharon wrote about:
- The 2018 DVC exclusive Moonlight Magic event at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and how it compared to the 2017 version of the event.
- Spirit Airlines is now on time more than two major airlines (Spoiler: we’ll still make fun of them!).
- The new Department of State travel advisories for U.S. travelers.
- Some incredible man made white water rapids for adventurous types.
- An update on Homeland Security’s January 22 deadline for Real ID.
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For all of the adventuring Sharon and I do, we tend to be creatures of habit. If we find a place we like, we’re loyal to it. For this reason we end up going to the same three restaurants every time we visit Schlitterbahn. Besides the fact that we like them a lot, when visiting places we’ve been to before we know what we’re going to get.
So when we were going back to the Grand Canyon ten years after our last trip, I was curious to see if one place I remembered was still open. As it turned out, they were and have expanded quite a bit since our visit a decade ago.
When Joe and I were planning our big Route 66 trip for last autumn, we had intentions to stay at the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, AZ because, well, could you really see us NOT staying at a wigwam motel if we had the opportunity? As it turned out, the Route 66 trip turned into a generalized “American Southwest” trip, with stops in Phoenix, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Disneyland and Hollywood. We think it was a smart decision based on the things we like. However with that itinerary change, no wigwams. Sigh.
BUT! All was not lost!
About 6 or 7 months after the first rumors started to come out, Tavistock Development Company and WiBit Sport have finally officially announced that the Central Florida region will be getting a new water park next summer!
You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
We must be cautious. – Obi Wan (Ben) Kenobi
Ever since I first saw the Facebook page from the Scum and Villainy Cantina Pop-up bar in Los Angeles, I was convinced I wanted to go. To my surprise, Sharon was interested in going as well.
At first, the location was only selling tickets for two months and you needed to purchase admission in advance and then reserve the date you wanted to go. Living on the other side of the continent, I just couldn’t make a trip there on a whim. I kept following their website and their Twitter and Instagram feeds, hoping for more information. First they extended for a month, and then another. I knew this pattern…they were following the Sleep No More playbook where the event says they’ll be open for a limited time so you are made to feel the need to attend now before they close, and then they extend and extend. I kept hoping it would continue.