Oh What A Blast!

Star Trek 006I got home just a little while ago. I had a wonderful time in Vegas, and enjoyed Star Trek The Experience oh so much. I felt like a little kid in a candy store. We got to see the Klingon Encounter and the Borg Invasion, then we ate lunch at Quark’s Bar & Restaurant. Unfortunately, many of the shops and special shows were already closed down. Next weekend is the final weekend for Star Trek The Experience.

The best part was that I got to see some of the characters. I have a few photo’s, but please keep in mind that Star Trek 009I normally don’t let anyone take my picture, Don’t ask me why because I don’t know. There was the Andorian, K'Stran Thral, who was walking around Quarks. My sister Tinaliegh got involved also, and let me get some pictures of her. I won't post them here though until I get her permission, just a courtesy. Then there was the Ferengi Quan, who was making polite conversation with patrons of the bar. True to Ferengi Nature he was interested in improving the income of the bar.
Star Trek 012Later while waiting for the Borg Invasion we met a Klingon female, Major Kahlen, who allowed us to take a picture. I tried to get her to have a drink of blood wine, but she refused saying "Not until after your conquest Human". She simply had no sense of humor.

Much later we had caricatures done of us. Tinaliegh was a Orion female, great cartoon, hopefully she'll let me post a picture of it. I was done as an Andorian, quite appropriate for me, an alien from a planet of snow and ice. The artists were very good, and were obviously having a grand time doing the caricatures.
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Over all, Star Trek The Experience, was the highlight of my trip. Tinaliegh and her husband had more fun watching me than anything else. I heard, on a number of occasions, "your grinning from ear to ear". At Quarks, we had Trip Tucker's Chili and Chips and Hosi Sato's Coconut Shrimp for appetizers. I had the Promenade Fettuccine, while Tinaliegh and her hubby had Moogie's Choice Pasta. I took one look at the Warp Core breach, and decided it would probably knock me flat on my back, so I had a Chaotica's Death Ray, which was strong enough to dam near incapacitate me.
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I stayed at the Flamingo, and we spent a considerable amount of time in the casino's. I discovered that I was pretty much uninterested in gambling, I just couldn't wrap my mind around the concept. I did do a little, to be sure, but found it more interesting to walk around the casino and watch people. Here's a picture of the view from my hotel room, of the pool at the Flamingo.


LceeL said...

Eric, great trip, I see. And the pictures are cool. It's so nice to be able to put a face to the name.

tashabud said...

I'm happy to know that you had a fantastic time in Las Vegas. I'm glad you got to see the Star Trek Experience before they close it down. I don't know why they're closing it down when there is still a strong interest for it.

I'm with LCeel, it's nice to be able to put a face to the name. Nice to meet you again Eric. Hehe.

Vixen said...

Sounds like you had a terrific time. I wish they weren't closing down, as my time there was the best of all my trips to LV.

livelife365 said...

Hey Eric, cool pics! Looks like you had a Klingon good time in Vegas. Living on this side of the world for several decades, I have visited Vegas countless times and agree with you: sometimes people watching is much more interesting than gambling...cheaper too!

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Eric S. said...

Hi Lou, yea it was a great trip, short but great. We had allot of fun. For some reason I have always been Leary of posting a picture of me, and since I don't really have any I had the perfect excuse.

Hi Tasha, thanks, I loved it and wish they would keep it open also. I'm not sure why their closing it down, maybe staying with Star Trek tradition. They always cancel the shows when they get interesting. We heard rumors that Michael Jackson will be taking the space.

Vixen, thanks, I'm sure it will be missed by many tried and true Trekkies. I probably wouldn't have gone if it wasn't for The Experience.

Hi Mike, Yea the people watching was allot of fun. Everybody has a different posture and attitude when they are gambling. Definitely allot cheaper.

maggie's mind said...

Welcome back! I'm really glad you got to see the Star Trek exhibit before it closed down entirely. I'm not a big fan (do like TNG, though, casually), but I appreciate that it's a very big deal, and I'm sad to see it go. I also have spent time in both Vegas and Reno doing more people watching than gambling, and that's fun, too. :)

Jenaisle said...

Hi Eric,
That must be some vacation. Welcome back. Those are unique characters. I would love to have a pic with the star wars characters.lol.

I tagged you at http://wwwworkingabroad.blogspot.com.

Thanks and cheers.

Eric S. said...

Maggie, Thanks it was lots of fun. I enjoyed watching other people and how they reacted to winning and loosing. I did not enjoy loosing myself, LOL.

Jena Isle, thanks I'll check it out. It was a blast to meet the characters, I know they were just actors, but it was fun.

Kel said...

Hmmmm . . . that's funny, when I "loose" myself I often have a very great deal of fun *wink*

I am not a gambler either, it seriously stresses me out to plug bills into a slot and watch it slowly bleed away. So much so that the little teaser wins the slots allow aren't any fun at all, just slightly less stressful. But The RanDawg enjoys a bit of it, nothing like our sister and her hubby, but still a bit. He did pretty well in Lake Tahoe, enough to cover our night out.

I don't know if I'll swing back through Lost Wages (LasVegas) again now that they've closed Quark's and TSTE. It's fun people watching, and there's a lot of great window shopping to do, but there's just too darn many people!

Eric S. said...

Kel, quit picking on me LOL, I have more typos than I can deal with. I like to blame the computer though, it can't possibly be my fault.

I work too hard for my money to throw it away. But as someone we both know says, its a matter of perception. I'm sure I'll never get back to "Lost Wages" either, but it was a fun experience.

Kel said...

No . . . . No, I'm the oldest sib, its my solemn duty to pick on you "yougun's"


Eric S. said...

Yes you are the OLDEST oh so wise ancient one. Gotcha!


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