July 31, 2007

Four Seasons to the Frontier

As worn and dreary as the Frontier was, it'll always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first hotel Frank and I stayed when we first visited Vegas in 1997. It's bittersweet to see the doors close. We went by the Frontier the Friday before it closed to say good-bye. It was pretty busy, the lines for Gilley's were quite long. The crowd around the Sigma Derby was 20 people deep. The high limit room, a few banks of slots, and tables were already shut down. We dropped a couple quarters in slots here and there, it ended up being a profitable endeavor. We hit two small quarter jackpots totalling $70.

After our farewell tour we sat on a bench outside the main entrance, and watched folks come and go. Let me tell you, it was an incredibly entertaining way to spend 30 minutes. Here's my Farewell Frontier Album. The first set, taken in daylight, are from the first week of April. The rest are from Friday night.

On our way to the Frontier we noticed that there's a new restaurant at Fashion Show Mall, called Stripburger. Menu looks good and prices are pretty reasonable. We'll give it a try sometime soon.

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