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Hubber Get Together in Vegas

Updated on August 14, 2016
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Lela earned a B.A. degree in Journalism from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, TX. She has been writing for the online world for years.

More things to see and do than Hubbers can even write about!

Lots of hotels and meeting places in Las Vegas!
Lots of hotels and meeting places in Las Vegas! | Source

When Hubbers Meet Offline

Ghost32 published a hub about his adventures while meeting up with Will Starr, our resident literary story teller here on Hub Pages. Will and his special someone drove out to the Border Fort, as Ghost so eloquently calls his home on the range.

From the comments, it became clear that many other hubbers would be interested in meeting up offline. Heck, we've been attending this online community for years, and very few of us have actually met up in the real world!

There are some stories here and there of hub people getting together at various locations around the country. Some have met at state parks. Some have met at the Grand Canyon. RealHousewife and I have met here in Austin, Texas and at Cancun, Mexico. We all reported having a wonderful time meeting up with our friends.

So, when the discussion comes up about organizing such a meet up, I gather that the general consensus about where to introduce ourselves and have a great time doing it would be Las Vegas, Nevada! Everybody loves Las Vegas.

Who wants to go?

First, we would need to get a sign up list going for all the hubbers that want to go to the big meet up. If anyone wants to volunteer to get a list going and maintain it, I would suggest a forum post. Anyone could manage the forum and it would be easy to use to keep in touch with all interested parties

So far, Ghost32 and Pam have given the green light on attending an action-packed adventure. Myself and husband, Bob will commit if anyone chooses to get a list started. Other interested Hubbers include:

Update - As of August, 2015 We still have not been able to successfully organize a Hub Pages Writer's get together in Las Vegas. Please email me or start a forum if you would be interested in trying to get this idea back on track.

Are you interested?

Can you commit to a vacation in Las Vegas?

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When would be the best time to go?

The rates plummet in Las Vegas just after the New Year's festivities, so I think January or February would definitely be the best time to go.

Since Las Vegas is the Disneyland destination for adults, I think it's safe to say, the kids should stay home and in school. Perhaps this would be a good time for grandma and grandpa to babysit and let the adults out to play for a while. Or, in most of the cases, it's a time for grandma and grandpa to get away from the grand kids!

I think most of us hubbers are adults without children, but there are quite a few stay at home moms. Hence the paragraph above.

The best rates are in January or February

Which block of time would work for you?

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The Fabulous Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas

Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas
Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas | Source

Where is the best hotel in Las Vegas?

Everyone probably has their favorite Las Vegas hotel. Of course, we all don't have to stay at the same hotel either. I have been to the Luxor, Circus Circus and the Mirage. Out of those three, the Luxor was my favorite, and they usually offer fabulous rates for January, as low as $55 dollars a night! In my opinion, this hotel features the most bang for your buck.

The food at the Luxor is as good as any other hotel, plus they have a food court where all kinds of choices are available. Of course they have buffet dining or it is not far away to be sure. There are even all-inclusive offers for dining, hotel, the headliner show, and the spa.

Perhaps the Luxor doesn't have the 'loosest' casino in the city, but taxi's, buses and rental cars are available. I'm sure they have nickel and perhaps penny slots which are always fun.

The fabulous Las Vegas pools are not going to be a big attraction in January, but the Luxor does have some lovely pools and is next door to the great Mandalay Bay 'beach'. There is also a large aquarium in the Mandalay which is connected to the Luxor hotel if I remember correctly.

The Luxor does have an incredible spa, which is where most of my money goes when I am in Vegas.

The Luxor pyramid has a cool inclinator that takes guests up to their rooms. The views are spectacular! For those that don't care for slanted windows, the Luxor does have a tower hotel.

Now, as you can see, I am strongly lobbying for the Luxor, but if the consensus is for another hotel, I can be flexible :-)

Favorite Hotel Poll

Which hotel should all of the hubbers stay at?

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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A markerThe Luxor, Las Vegas, Nevad -
Luxor, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
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B markerCircus Circus, Las Vegas -
Circus Circus Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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C marker2714 S. Highland Drive Las Vegas, NV 89109 -
2714 South Highland Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Count's Kustoms

D markerStratosphere, Las Vegas -
Las Vegas @ Stratosphere (S), Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
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E marker713 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89101 -
713 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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Pawn Star's Pawn Shop

Another Great Las Vegas Hotel!

Beatles Love show - Incredible!
Beatles Love show - Incredible! | Source

Other things to see and do in Las Vegas

Count's Kustoms is a cool little automobile shop in Las Vegas. Danny, aka - The Count, is the star of Counting Cars. I am looking forward to seeing his shop, his tattoo parlor or his band, the 77's.

Hopefully, everyone has seen Pawn Stars on TV. We could take some pawnable merchandise with us to Las Vegas and see if we can get a good price for it when we run out of money. Or just go there for an interesting day of shopping!

© 2013 Austinstar

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Awesome hub great I idea to do this. Lets get together in Vegas

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I'll be doing a follow up hub soon, guys! We are going to make it happen.

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      Ghost32 4 years ago

      That it is (a great idea). Let's hope it not only happens, but that we can all make it. :)

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      suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I haven't gone anywhere for so long and would love to meet you all in person. I have to wait and see though so I can't commit. It's a great idea!

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Okay! Got you down, pard'ner.

      Got another one too - Tillsontitan

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      We're in! Just let us know and we'll be there!

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Pam sounds like my kind of woman! Believe it or not, when I travel, I take my bed with me! I use the air mattresses (twin size) that blow up. I can't sleep on anything except air due to hip/back/joint problems. The great thing is - any roach free hotel will do!

      See ya soon.

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      Ghost32 4 years ago

      You did it! Way to go, Austinstar!

      Must be the Year of the Star People: WillStarr & wife visit, Austinstar steps up to coordinate...aweseome.

      I'm still in Los Angeles, just got a bit of time to check in online and found you had this Hub up and running. I voted for the 3rd week in January but am pretty sure Pam and I will have no problem whichever week is eventually selected, nor will we have a problem with whichever hotel is selected.

      As you're commenting on my other non-related Hubs (I'll be publishing again by, hopefully, Monday morning), feel free to throw in a one-liner on each (with link to this page) to promote the get-together. If done in synch with a topic-related line (for each Hub), and being as it's totally promoting the HP community, the guideline ghouls shouldn't bother you, eh?

      All Pam asks of a hotel (besides elevators that work) is a lack of roaches and plenty of soft pillows--though of course a few loose nickel slots are what really makes her day...er, night...er....:)

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Excellent! Let's hope Holle can go too! I'm pretty sure Real Housewife (Kelly) will go.

      In my initial research, the best price I found was $38 per night at the Stratosphere which is a very good deal, but the Luxor is a much better hotel in my opinion.

      I'm not locked in yet. We'll reach a consensus by December, I'm sure.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      What a neat idea, Lela, I would love to meet you-all in Lost Wages, I mean Las Vegas - one of my favorite places to visit my money. The Luxor sounds great but there may also be a great rate at one of the other fabulous hotels. On my last visit, I stayed at the Bellaggio at a special rate. It's too early to commit for sure but I AM interested, m'dear.

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Well, maybe we can schedule a video conference or a Hangout on Google+

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      This sounds like a lot of fun...unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to go. I have to take a lot of time off from work for some medical issues and probably won't have any time left. I like the activities you have listed! I hope lots of hubbers make it!

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I expect more commitment as the date gets closer and people are able to make plans. If nothing else, it's always fun to go to Las Vegas for a vacation!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe the place to stay would be the one with the best deal available. I hope to be able to go, but can't commit yet.