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CarolNYC
05-05-2005, 05:31 AM
Hey,
Have we established a time and place to meet in Vegas?
Carol~wants to visit the Wynn casino,too! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

landshark77
05-05-2005, 06:45 AM
I won't be there to meet you. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif But go on the ride at the Stratosphere...the one that is on that pole. Make sure you buy the outrageously over priced picture and post it here..it will be worth it, trust me.

BTW, sorry for dipping out in H-town without saying bye. What did you finish?

Eric.
05-05-2005, 11:43 AM
I'm up for something.

Who wants to play Julie, Cruise Director?



Eric >13th thru 19th

CarolNYC
05-05-2005, 12:16 PM
I got your number Eric, so I know we'll hook up /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif,but I thought there was a place we were all going to meet,cause once the tournaments start, Fuhgeddaboudit!
Carol

CarolNYC
05-05-2005, 12:20 PM
[ QUOTE ]
But go on the ride at the Stratosphere<hr /></blockquote>
Which one-Bigshot ,I forget the other one or INSANITY?????

No , but my daughter will /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

[ QUOTE ]
Make sure you buy the outrageously over priced picture <hr /></blockquote>
I did last year-it wasnt too bad! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

[ QUOTE ]
for dipping out in H-town without saying bye <hr /></blockquote>
No problem!

[ QUOTE ]
What did you finish? <hr /></blockquote>
Have no idea, just know I didnt WIN /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

landshark77
05-05-2005, 12:24 PM
Bigshot...that is it....you have a pic of you riding that??? You post yours and I'll post mine... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

CarolNYC
05-05-2005, 12:57 PM
[ QUOTE ]
you have a pic of you riding that??? <hr /></blockquote>
Not me riding it-I can't go on some rides-my daughter and a few of my friends went on the bigshot and rollercoaster-Not on Xscream or Insanity (Insanity was being built!)-put your picture on there,girl!
Cm'on now,dont be shy! /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Stratosphere rides:


Insanity-The Ride consists of an arm that extends out 64 feet over the edge of the Tower and will spin passengers at up to three 'G's.' As the ride spins faster and faster, the riders are propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees. Riders will experience the thrill of being flung over the edge of the Tower and literally facing downward at the City of Las Vegas below. The ride is programmable with various ride options. An unobstructed view of historic downtown Las Vegas rewards those riders brave enough to experience three 'G's' at a height of more than 900 feet.

At 866 feet, X Scream is the world's third highest thrill ride. Shaped like a giant teeter-totter, X Scream is an open vehicle that propels riders head-first, 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower and dangles them weightlessly above the Strip before pulling it's riders back and over again for more!



The High Roller roller coaster is the world's highest roller coaster! At 909 feet above the ground, the High Roller rockets around the tower pod on 840 feet of track banking sharply at 32-degree angles, traveling approximately 32 miles per hour.


The Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower's mast to a height of 1,081 feet. Traveling at 45 miles per hour, riders experience 4G's as they reach the very top, and feel negative G's on the way down.

landshark77
05-05-2005, 01:02 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> put your picture on there,girl!
Cm'on now,dont be shy! /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif


<hr /></blockquote>

Have to wait until my house as done as it is packed up...but I will as soon as we empty the trailer...IF you get on that ride. IF I can do it so can you. I am scared of heights in a MAJOR way!

PQQLK9
05-05-2005, 01:11 PM
Insanity Ride Breaks Down, 18 &amp; 11 Year Old Girls Left Dangling
KVBC-TV

Las Vegas - Two girls are safe after being stuck atop the Stratosphere's Insanity ride for more than an hour.Witnesses say the ride broke down last night and left them dangling almost a thousand feet above the ground. News 3's Alex Savidge reports from the base of the Stratosphere to tell us what caused this problem.

The two girls say high winds were the reason they were left hanging out over the top of the Stratosphere tower last night. No word from anyone with the Stratosphere on why the ride stopped.

"It was just so terrifying, I can't explain it."

These two girls say after they got strapped into the Insanity ride it swung out over the edge of the tower and then just stopped. This was around 1 AM this morning. They were the only ones on it at the time. 18-year-old Erica and her 11-year-old friend Gabriela say they were stuck for about an hour and a half. They say crews at the top of the tower were scrambling to figure out what had gone wrong and how to get them back in. Finally they say crews used a chain to pull their car back onto the platform. The girls say when they got on the ride it was pretty windy up there, they guessed about 30 miles an hour, and that made this whole thing even scarier.

"I didn't think I was going to make it because the wind was strong."

We tried to get a hold of someone from the Stratosphere this morning but no one has returned our calls. Those two girls say after all this they won't be going on any thrill rides like this one for a long time. The Insanity ride sits more than 900 feet above the ground. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

CarolNYC
05-05-2005, 01:14 PM
[ QUOTE ]
IF I can do it so can you. I am scared of heights in a MAJOR way!


<hr /></blockquote>
Its not fear-I LOVE thrill rides,always did,always will-I got a plate in my neck-wont take a chance in any kind of neck jerk going on,ya know!
Carol~use to love riding the "Cyclone" in Coney Island /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

CYCLONE ROLLERCOASTER FACT SHEET

Operation Began: June 26, 1927

Operated by Astroland Park: since July 3, 1975

Designed By: Vernan Keenan

Built by: Harry C. Baker

First Owners/Operators: Jack &amp; Irving Rosenthal

Initial Investment: $175,000

Type of Ride: Compact wood twister

GROUND DIMENSIONS: 75 feet by 500 feet
HEIGHT: 85 feet
LENGTH OF FIRST DROP: 85 feet at a 60 degree angle
TRACK LENGTH: 2,640 feet

NUMBER OF 180 DEGREE TURNS: 6
NUMBER OF DROPS: 12
CHANGES OF DIRECTION: 16
NUMBER OF TRACK CROSSOVERS: 18
NUMBER OF ELEVATION CHANGES: 27

SPEED: 60 Miles Per Hour

RIDE TIME: One Minute, Fifty Seconds

TRAINS: 3 Trains, 3 Cars per train

CAPACITY: 24 Passengers per Cycle

UNUSUAL FEATURES: Steel track on almost entirely wood structure; Classic Trains, station, and operational procedures; distinction of being the most copied roller coaster ever built -- 7 "clones" currently operating throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

The Cyclone was designated a New York City Landmark on July 12, 1988, and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since June 26, 1991.

landshark77
05-05-2005, 01:19 PM
Damn Nick...you like have a newspaper article for everything!!

landshark77
05-05-2005, 01:20 PM
Ok Carol..no pressure from me...I'll post that pic as soon as I get moved in...my face is doing something I never thought a face could do, ROTFLMAO!

CarolNYC
05-05-2005, 01:23 PM
Hey Nick,
YEP,YEP,YEP!
That was on the news awhile ago-I watched it!
Unbelievable! /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
Carol

PQQLK9
05-05-2005, 02:06 PM
My wife and daughter are going there in a couple of weeks and my skydiving, bungee jumping daughter wants to ride it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif (not me, they don't make diapers big enough) /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Eric.
05-06-2005, 07:35 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> I got your number Eric, so I know we'll hook up /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif,but I thought there was a place we were all going to meet,cause once the tournaments start, Fuhgeddaboudit!
Carol <hr /></blockquote>

Everybody meeting at the Splash bar at, say, 6.00P Friday the 13th (!),drinks, then walk across the street to the Steak House in Circus Circus for din-din. The Steak house is an old standby- top quality steakhouse and the prices are very reasonable (steak dinner and drink is around $35 w/tip). Any takers?


Eric &gt;still Julie, Cruise Director

SPetty
05-06-2005, 10:00 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Eric.:</font><hr> 6.00P Friday the 13th<hr /></blockquote>Guess I'll have to miss it - I'm not even arriving until the 16th... /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

We still gonna do the Rio?

Eric. is the best Julie I know!

My mom and I rode the Stratosphere roller coaster a few years back, and I bought the picture to prove it!

CarolNYC
05-06-2005, 10:12 AM
[ QUOTE ]
6.00P Friday the 13th <hr /></blockquote>
I wont be arriving till evening of 14th-I guess me and you will hang at our usual poolside place! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Carol

CarolNYC
05-06-2005, 10:14 AM
[ QUOTE ]
My mom and I rode the Stratosphere roller coaster a few years back, and I bought the picture to prove it! <hr /></blockquote>
How strong is that???????? /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Carol

Eric.
05-09-2005, 10:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Eric.:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> I got your number Eric, so I know we'll hook up /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif,but I thought there was a place we were all going to meet,cause once the tournaments start, Fuhgeddaboudit!
Carol <hr /></blockquote>

Everybody meeting at the Splash bar at, say, 6.00P Friday the 13th (!),drinks, then walk across the street to the Steak House in Circus Circus for din-din. The Steak house is an old standby- top quality steakhouse and the prices are very reasonable (steak dinner and drink is around $35 w/tip). Any takers?


Eric &gt;still Julie, Cruise Director <hr /></blockquote>


Will this work? :

Splash Bar at 7.30P Saturday May 14th, drinks, Steak House

and

Rio Buffet Wed May 18th-

meet at the Splash bar around 6.00P and head over to the Rio for the traditional "thinning of the Crab population" dinner. I'll have a car and can drive 4-5 adults. Anymore and we'll need a lubricant /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif


Eric

CarolNYC
05-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Hi Eric,

[ QUOTE ]
Rio Buffet Wed May 18th-

meet at the Splash bar around 6.00P and head over to the Rio for the traditional "thinning of the Crab population <hr /></blockquote>

This works for me /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif-I've never been to the Rio-hope its good!

See ya there!
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Eric.
05-10-2005, 11:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr>This works for me /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif-I've never been to the Rio-hope its good!

See ya there!
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif <hr /></blockquote>


Hope it's good?! If you like seafodd, different kinds of seafood, you have no idea...


Eric &gt;adding Carol to the list

SpiderMan
05-10-2005, 12:36 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Eric.:</font><hr> Will this work? :
Splash Bar at 7.30P Saturday May 14th, drinks, Steak House
and

Rio Buffet Wed May 18th- meet at the Splash bar around 6.00P and head over to the Rio for the traditional "thinning of the Crab population" dinner. <hr /></blockquote>

I'm getting very jealous, the food in Reno was non-existent by comparison to 'Vegas ...

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eric:</font><hr>
I'll have a car and can drive 4-5 adults. Anymore and we'll need a lubricant /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif<hr /></blockquote>

Now I'm getting extremely jealous ......

CarolNYC
05-11-2005, 02:24 AM
Marty,
Arent you playing in the big tournament?
/ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Carol

CarolNYC
05-11-2005, 02:26 AM
Allright then,Eric,
Sounds wonderful and I love seafood,but its gotta be cooked-nothing raw /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif-not even oysters /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SPetty
05-11-2005, 09:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> Marty,
Arent you playing in the big tournament?<hr /></blockquote>I'm not Marty, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn once...

I even offered to pay for his $50/person Rio buffet if he'd come, but he's out of vacation time and doesn't have a BCA team to play on anyway.

So it's just you, me and Eric? Sounds like a tiny, yet happenin', party! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Eric.
05-11-2005, 09:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr>
I even offered to pay for his $50/person Rio buffet if he'd come, but he's out of vacation time and doesn't have a BCA team to play on anyway.

So it's just you, me and Eric? Sounds like a tiny, yet happenin', party! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Damn! It's breaking tradition, not having Marty there. Gonna miss him.

On the flip side, nothing wrong with small parties. Hell, if it makes you feel better, I'll pick up some homeless people to fill up the guest list /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Anyone else?


Eric

SpiderMan
05-11-2005, 10:25 AM
My league operator went with ACS, so we just got back from Reno and there'll be no 'Vegas for me this year. I'll miss everyone!

SpiderMan

ras314
05-11-2005, 12:28 PM
Well, I might make it. $50 for a sea food buffet? Haven't stopped in Vegas since the 60's, prices have sure gone up. Rooms for 5 bucks, buffets for 50 cents, ect. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SPetty
05-11-2005, 12:38 PM
I was probably exaggerating - I think it was $36 or $39 two (three?) years ago...

CarolNYC
05-11-2005, 11:57 PM
Marty, I will very much miss you! /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Carol~enjoyed our drink last year /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

CarolNYC
05-11-2005, 11:59 PM
[ QUOTE ]
So it's just you, me and Eric? Sounds like a tiny, yet happenin', party<hr /></blockquote>
No problem-2's company,3's a crowd so US crowd will have fun /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

SpiderMan
05-12-2005, 06:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> I was probably exaggerating - I think it was $36 or $39 two (three?) years ago... <hr /></blockquote>

Chopstick and I met Eric and Big Thomas at the Rio last year. I think it was about $30 each.

Last week I threw away $20 each on 2 lobster buffets in Reno. Never again.

SpiderMan

Eric.
05-12-2005, 08:47 AM
Looks like it's gonna be:

SPetty
CarolNYC
Ras314
Eric

Wed, May 18th 6.00P @ the Splash bar, then go to the Rio.


Hey Spidey, is Big Tom going this year?


Eric

SpiderMan
05-12-2005, 09:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Eric.:</font><hr> Looks like it's gonna be:

SPetty
CarolNYC
Ras314
Eric

Wed, May 18th 6.00P @ the Splash bar, then go to the Rio.
Hey Spidey, is Big Tom going this year?
Eric <hr /></blockquote>

Yes, he will be there. He told me last fall that he would have to join a different league so that he would go to 'Vegas instead of Reno. Apparently he's gambled enough in the past to get his room comp'd in 'Vegas, so that swung it for him. I'll PM you his cell phone number.

SpiderMan

SPetty
05-13-2005, 06:47 PM
The last link on this page is a $10 discount coupon for the Rio seafood buffet:

http://www.a2zlasvegas.com/coupons.html

CarolNYC
05-14-2005, 12:33 AM
THANKS Spetty,
Got it-leaving today so I'll see ya there!
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif~$10 bucks is $10 bucks ,BABY /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif