Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mob Attraction, Back to the Buffet, & A Little Slots

This morning we headed to the Tropicana Hotel for the Mob Attraction.  Once we decide where we are going, I start watching Group On in the cities where we will be.  I had purchased a Group On for this attraction saving half the admission price.

On our way in, I snapped a picture of New York-New York in the daylight.

 On our way to the attraction, a "mobster" stopped us and told us "not to talk to the cop or we would get whacked."

We got our tickets and began the "experience."  It's interactive as well as a museum.

We began walking on a pier in New York.

Our next stop was Ellis Island for pictures.  We also had to present our passport.

Then, we went into another room where we were greeted by the mob boss who looked a whole lot like James Caan.  He told us when we left the room, we would be meeting someone that would be giving us directions.

I'm not going to tell you about the next two rooms. I don't want to spoil it if you ever go, but it can be surprising. :)

We also were interrogated by the police, but he let us go.

We then went into a room with this real one arm bandit.

Next, there was this neat hologram with two mobsters talking about their plans about building a hotel in Las Vegas.  The Flamingo Hotel was one of the first hotels built.

We then went into the casino of the Flamingo.

Here are some early showgirls from there.

There was an extensive museum with artifacts and lots of history on the mob in Las Vegas.  One of our favorite parts was a documentary movie dealing with making The Godfather.  We had no idea how extensively the mafia was involved in making it.

After we completed the museum, we went through several rooms and in the last one we were greeted by the boss and two members with guns.  They were deciding if we would be members or we would be whacked.

We really enjoyed going through the Mob Attraction.  It was an enjoyable three hours.

On our way back to the rig, we passed the Liberace Museum and had to get a picture of this piano sculpture outside.

This evening, Greg and Jan picked us up and we headed to Boulder Station for their buffet.  They're leaving tomorrow so we had one last night of fun conversation.

After dinner, we headed over to the slot machines.  Jim and I were finished after we lost our $10 (yes, we are big spenders ;)

We all finished making our contributions.  Jan picked up a shirt she had won from the drawings they entered this weekend.  

We headed home and said our so longs.  We know we will cross paths again and we really enjoyed our time with new friends.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a really interesting way to spend an afternoon. Glad you got to meet Greg and Jan. I enjoy their blog too.