Hubber Get Together in Vegas
More things to see and do than Hubbers can even write about!
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?
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?
The Fabulous Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas
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?
Las Vegas, Nevada
Pawn Star's Pawn Shop
Another Great Las Vegas Hotel!
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!
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