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*TT* 10-09-2007 08:10 PM

Read a book in Vegas
 
Vegas B&M'ers - where is you favorite place to sit back and read a poker-book?

I'll start - Lake Las Vegas. One of the best kept secrets in Vegas I have found.

youtalkfunny 10-09-2007 09:41 PM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
Sunset Park still there?

Photoc 10-09-2007 09:46 PM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
The break room at work, seriously.

Honorable mention would have to be seconded with Lake Las Vegas.

YTF, yes, Sunset park is still there. www.lvrenfair.com is about to take place this weekend too!

*TT* 10-10-2007 02:40 AM

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Sunset Park still there?

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now thats a good idea! I will go there this week to check it out. What about in the evening, I assume Sunset park isn't good for reading after sunset.

TxRedMan 10-10-2007 03:15 AM

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Vegas B&M'ers - where is you favorite place to sit back and read a poker-book?

I'll start - Lake Las Vegas. One of the best kept secrets in Vegas I have found.

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while speaking of books....

go down to the gamblers general store off main street. neat place w/ lots of great books.

btw, 'when the mob ran vegas' is a good read. interesting stuff.




-Tex

youtalkfunny 10-10-2007 04:40 AM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
Another spot I liked was that little parking lot on East Sunset, on the airport perimeter fence, that you could park and watch the planes take off and land right in front of you.

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bav 10-10-2007 05:00 AM

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I've seen that little parking lot on Sunset a few times and figured some day I'll bring the camera and stop and snag a photo or two, but it never occurred to me to sit and read while enjoying JetA fumes. Is there some other allure to this spot?

youtalkfunny 10-10-2007 06:49 AM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
Nope, no other allure. I just find it fascinating to see, up close, a big metal thing that weighs hundreds of tons lift itself off the ground, then safely land again--with people in it!

Also, something fascinating about seeing a point of light in the eastern sky grow bigger, and bigger, and get closer, and what do you know, it's an airplane! It was on the horizon a few minutes ago, and now it's right in front of us! And it's loud, too! And there's a long line of those dots coming from the eastern sky.

Professionalpoker 10-11-2007 01:08 AM

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Outdoor solitude: The island at wetlands park.
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AngusThermopyle 10-11-2007 01:28 AM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
Drive to Zion.
Walk up to the top of Angel's Landing.
Sit down and read.

Professionalpoker 10-11-2007 01:29 AM

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Drive to Zion.
Walk up to the top of Angel's Landing.

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Nice idea but does not qualify as "in Vegas"
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bav 10-11-2007 01:42 AM

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Drive to Zion.
Walk up to the top of Angel's Landing.
Sit down and read.

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I was going to suggest:

Pick a very untraveled, preferably unmarked dirt road in Death Valley. Drive to the end (bring your 4WD). Hike about 30 minutes in some random direction into the hills/mountains off of any trail. Read. Don't forget your personal ELT.

But driving four hours and hiking an hour to read for a couple hours may be a bit much. Dunno why, but I get a certain kick out of knowing I'm the only human in a 10 mile radius.

*TT* 10-11-2007 01:42 AM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
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Drive to Zion.
Walk up to the top of Angel's Landing.
Sit down and read.

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I did that this past weekend at Valley of Fire. I loved it so much that I drove through out the other end thinking I'd sit by the edge of Lake Mead. Nobody bothered to tell me that there is no "edge" that far north. I was hungry and drove all the way south to Lake Las Vegas to get food, by that time I drove home because i was too tired to read. Oh well [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

Mike - I love your wetlands idea, I have never been there before, I'll check it out very soon. But where do you go to read at night? You of all people should be filled with good advice for places to read!

RydenStoompala 10-11-2007 01:44 AM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
For longer than I care to mention, the pools at the Flamingo.

*TT* 10-11-2007 01:52 AM

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For longer than I care to mention, the pools at the Flamingo.

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I find it hard to read at a pool, too distracting. I want to get in the water and it gets too hot/too cold/too windy. I have a pool on my roof, I dont like reading there.

Dominic 10-11-2007 04:45 PM

Re: Read a book in Vegas
 
my backyard pool

*TT* 10-11-2007 04:54 PM

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my backyard pool

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snore. I fall asleep.

Phat Mack 10-11-2007 05:02 PM

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But where do you go to read at night? You of all people should be filled with good advice for places to read!

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If it was after 2AM, I used to read in the coffee shop at the Gold Coast. They'd ask me if I wanted smoking or non-smoking and I'd respond that I wanted quiet so that I could read. There's a room towards the rear with a bunch of booths that they use when they're busy, but during slow periods it's only used for overflow of breaking employees. If you're polite and they like you, they'll let you sit there.

The thing is...service will be slow. Order everything you could possibly want in one shot. Tip handsomely.

Haven't been there in a few years, so things may have changed.

Photoc 10-11-2007 05:38 PM

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If it was after 2AM, I used to read in the coffee shop at the Gold Coast. They'd ask me if I wanted smoking or non-smoking and I'd respond that I wanted quiet so that I could read. There's a room towards the rear with a bunch of booths that they use when they're busy, but during slow periods it's only used for overflow of breaking employees. If you're polite and they like you, they'll let you sit there.

The thing is...service will be slow. Order everything you could possibly want in one shot. Tip handsomely.

Haven't been there in a few years, so things may have changed.

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About the only thing that has changed is they no longer allow smoking.

Phat Mack 11-01-2007 01:10 PM

GC update
 
I was in the Gold Coast last week trying to hook up with the Spring Mountain game. Went by the coffee shop around midnight. They were having, of all things, karaoke in the little nightclub next door. Completely unsuitable for reading, even in the furthest corner of the coffee shop.

toutatis70 11-01-2007 01:17 PM

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There is a decent Barnes and noble located on Maryland parkway not to far from the strip if anyone wants a little break from the action. On a side note, near by is a mall that has a juice smoothy type place that sells shots of wheat grass juice. Hold your breathe and drink it and you will purify your blood and feel better.

*TT* 11-01-2007 01:57 PM

Re: GC update
 
I have been sitting at the Bellagio chocolate shop in the new wing, overlooking the courtyard. Its lovely there and nobody bothers me. You can also occasionally find me at the Wynn coffee shop, but I only do meetings there because I feel guilty sitting in their chairs for so long.

DayTripping 11-01-2007 02:58 PM

Re: GC update
 
I didn't realize that people read books in Vegas.

MasterShakeJr 11-01-2007 03:13 PM

Re: GC update
 
Late at night (when sports are finished for the evening) I like to go to a nice sports book like Bellagio or Mirage to read and wind down. I usually sit in the race area where I can get my own private booth and feel like I'm in college, studying.

*TT* 11-01-2007 03:29 PM

Re: GC update
 
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Late at night (when sports are finished for the evening) I like to go to a nice sports book like Bellagio or Mirage to read and wind down. I usually sit in the race area where I can get my own private booth and feel like I'm in college, studying.

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Can we do that? I thought the chairs are reserved. I am not a huge sports fan so I dont know much about sports books.

Photoc 11-01-2007 04:35 PM

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Can we do that? I thought the chairs are reserved. I am not a huge sports fan so I dont know much about sports books.

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They are, except when no racing is taking place. Usually late in the evening/midnight'ish.

Cactus Jack 11-01-2007 09:09 PM

Re: GC update
 
Nice library on Sahara way out by 215.

I read on my shuttle bus. Sadly, getting more reading done lately.

I'd love to read in the jacuzzi, but the bubbles get the pages wet.


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