|Friday, November 27, 1998: We have no idea when we departed or how long we stayed in Las Vegas, because every picture we have was taken on this day. We checked into the Luxor and were delighted to have a room with this fantastic view.|
|But even better, we had a room with this very cool sloping window wall. This, friends, is what it looks like to stay in a pyramid.|
|We went out to see the strip and discovered that the front of the MGM had gotten a complete overhaul since our visit two years earlier.|
|New since our last visit was the giant Coca-Cola bottle fronting a museum called "World of Coca Cola West." The museum closed two years later, replaced by a regular Coca-Cola store.|
|We drove to the Las Vegas Hilton to enjoy the Star Trek Experience. It was brand new in 1998 and existed for 10 years before shutting down in 2008. We came back in 2004 to see the updated version.|
|The Star Trek Experience consisted of seeing a small museum, experiencing an immersive ride-like activity called the "Klingon Encounter," and interacting with costumed characters like this fine Klingon gentleman here.|
|After lunch, we bought a menu from Quark's Bar and a bottle of Deep Space Wine. Here's the bottle we bought: Trill (White Zinfandel), which we finally drank nearly 20 years later.|
|We passed on buying Blood Wine (Merlot), shown here in a photo from an eBay auction.|
On our way back, we passed the Harley Davidson Cafe, which had also opened a year earlier. It was still there when we visited in 2014, but it closed in 2016.
The rest of the trip was spent undocumented, so here is where this twenty-year-old memory ends.
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