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Trip Report March 23 - April 1

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Trip Report March 23 - April 1

Day 1: Left Kc on S.W 2 hours late due to bad weather where the plane was originating from, no big deal as we decided to spend 9 nights in Vegas this trip. Arrived in Vegas at 1am , cabbed it to P.H.

my host had told me he was comping me in a Blvd suite needless to say he wasn't there at 1am and the manager on duty said due to our long stay, they could not comp it to us but we could pay 150.00 per night. I knew that was still a good deal but decided I would rather spend my money elsewhere and I would just talk to the host tomorrow.

So instead I took the 2 Hollywood hip strip view rooms 3791 and 3761.

up to the rooms and although the rooms were the same layout and all 3761 was much larger so of course thats the one I chose.

decided not to unpack because tomorrow im gonna speak to the host, so we head out in search of something to eat.

We ended up at the Victorian room where myself ,son and his gf had the special of bacon ,eggs hashbrowns and toast hubby had steak, we all said the hashbrowns tasted sour so I told the server and he brought more but they tasted the same so we didn't eat them.

Paid the bill and back to P.H for some slot play didn't hit anything.

Headed to the room around 3.

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1. Re: Trip Report March 23 - April 1

Er....you sound like a bit of a moaner, but if the TR gets better, I'll let you off.

Carry on and keep your chins up!

Cheers

Davy !!!

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Day 2: woke up around 9 called down to wake my son and gf up,they were up and waiting, down to diamond services and find out host was off for the next two days, talked to my family and we all decided not to let a room ruin our trip, the roo we had were just fine for what we needed them for, so today we will just unpack.

Get on the escalator and my h tells me to turn around as I do, I see alot of men in black suites, I tell my h they look nice, he said thats not what he was talking about so I look again and see Paris Hilton and her little dog.

She had so many bodyguards around her no one could think about getting close to her. and they walked very quickly and across the casino into a different bank of elavators than I was using.

So up to the room unpack take showers and then we head out to the strip decided lunch was gonna be at stripburger, everyone enjoyed it and 65 later plus tip our bellies were full and we were on our way headed to the mirage for some slot play.

No wins here headed out after a couple of hours and onto the Wynn played my favorite dollar machine double top dollar but nothing happening.

Tried some quarter poker and nothing.

Found H and he was playing video poker but hit a couple 4 of a kind.

told him to let us know when he was.

20 minutes later we were all out the door.

sons gf had never been to Vegas before so she wanted to see a couple of souviner shops then off to Sahara, son and gf rode the coaster while h and I played the slots, frog prince paid me $68 on a $5 investment and then on to a my rich uncle put a 20 in and nothing, another 20 and 52 and some change so I got up.

I dont know what h was playing so cant report that.

Back to P.H and the kids shopped at miracle mile while h and I gambled nothing to write home about though had dinner at planet dailies h had the steak dinner son had burger and fries his gf had pasta and I had chorizo it satisfied but probably wouldn't eat here again. played slots into the night and off to bed.

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3. Re: Trip Report March 23 - April 1

Getting better!

Cheers

Davy !!!

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4. Re: Trip Report March 23 - April 1

Nine nights in Vegas is very impressive. I'm going in late April for four nights and think its almost too much. Great tr so far. Thanks.

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Day 3: up around 8 and out of the room by 930 off to Enterprise to get our rentital car, we got a sonata and that was just fine headed to peppermill for bkfst H had countryfried steak and eggs sons gf had waffles I had biscuits and gravy and son had fruit plate. we all enjoyed our meal. After bkfst went next door to Ross h bought a belt as he left his at home S(sons gf) bought clothes and sandles son got 2 pair of shorts and I bought a duffle bag.

After that we head to monster jam which is why we visited Vegas today is the last round of qualifying and photos with drivers and autographs and a bbq all in which was paid for with the tickets we purchased.

We stayed here until about 6pm and then headed to the tropicana where we did the mob expierence tickets were 39.95 and although everyone enjoyed it, it seemed overpriced.

Afterwards we headed to Freemont St.

Went to Golden nugget to visit the aquarium then we gambled a little ate dinner at Tony Romas watched the light show, gambled at the Las Vegas Club, Binions, watched some of the entertainers saw Kiss,Michael Jackson,Brett Michaels and many more.Went back to the strip around 2, valet parked , gambled a bit and this is where a prostitute approached my h while he was playing and asked him if he wanted company. LOL. he declined she proceeded to ask others.

A while later we saw a man and woman fighting and they were both tugging on her purse and she pushed him then he slapped her other women of the night ran over and they ganged up on him I heard him say she stole his wallet.

Gambled a while longer S had gone to bed earlier so when son was headed up

to the room , the same lady that approached h asked my son if he needed some company. He replied that he had company waiting.

H and I called it a night around 4.

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Day 4: Sleep in till noon order room service fruit plate, bacon,, eggs toast ,bagels oj and milk son and S come down to our room and eat with us, H and I just took it easy watched the fountain show a few times out the window son and S went to the cosmo to check out the grounds but I was pretty tired and tonight was the monster jam, we need to head there around 430 so relaxing seemed like the perfect afternoon.

The time comes and we head out to see the show,So off to Boyd Stadium, now every year we see the monster truck show when they come to our city but this was the first for the world finals and I have to say it did not dissapoint. We are all looking forward to next year already.we were there till around 11:15. after the show we went to Orleans for some dinner and gambling, we ate at TGI Fridays, we all had burgers and thought it was just fine.

After dinner H played dome video poker while I played pennies, im not sure what son and S played but after an hour or so they hadn't had much luck so they decided to go upstairs and bowl as it was only $1 per game.

With no big wins we joined the kids for a couple of games then headed back to Ph .son, S and I hit the sack but H didn't quite get enough so he stayed down stairs .

I woke up at 5 and he still wasn't in bed so I went down stairs and he was at the same machine. It was a quarter video poker and he had a little over 700 on it, he said he hit 4 aces. I got him to cash out and turn in for the night.

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Day 5 : I wake up at 8 and of course hubby needs some sleep so I call son and S to ask if they want to hang out with me or do they have plans, son was sleeping so S and I decided to go shopping in miracle mile first stop champs where I purchased some sandles and some sneakers and then to the ABC store where S picked up a few things then we went to Quicksilver where S bought my son some trunks to lay out in since he left his at home ( on purpose) we went to get a frozen margarita at Cabo Wabo then back up to drop our packages and check on the guys. Son was awake but H was still sleeping. They decided to go to the pool while I took a nap for a couple of hours. We get up H showers while I freshen up. head over to try El Segundo for lunch, H and I both had the shredded beef tacos with rice and beans . It satisfied. and off we are to TI.

We get our gamble on I play wof but no luck, H said he played video poker with no luck either, moved on to try some luck at BJ but nothing happening. Son calls and wants us to me him at Caesers get the car from valet no wait as they were very busy but since we have a diamond card we would never see a wait at CES properties .Walk around check out the grounds in search of son and S. turns out Caesers is having some kind of cinema convention and there where alot of people there that worked for movie theatres all over the US.

This is when we see Vin Diesel he seemed real nice as he was signing autographs for people and seemed to not be bothered by people .

We didn't ask because im not really into that whole kind of thing.

To me they are just people like us . They just happen to have a more glamorous job.

OK so we leave here and head to Margaritavlle for dinner . S and I shared an order of nachos H had fajitas and son had a burger.

After dinner it was back to Freemont St . parked at the El Cortez gambled again at the Las Vegas Club and Binions . tinkered around on hot hot penny, wof, a penguin game , exercies , great wolf ,bombay and after all that I was up $12 , hey, atleast I was winning. call it an early night at 1 and back to PH where we all decided we were to tired to try our luck there.

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Day 6 : up at 9 and down to the spice market buffet for some bkfst , decent selection I had an omlet and fruit H had everything son had biscuits and gravy, sasuage hashbrowns and fruit, S had a waffle , crepe and fruit.

decided this day we would do the CSI expierence so up to the room to get ready and then off we go . Son and S did the 3 for 54, H and I just bought the CSI ,we all felt it was kind of tacky and we enjoyed the mob expierence better . we all played a little with no luck . Headed over to NYNY son and S rode the coaster here and H and I played, this is where my luck changed and I hit a hot hot penny for 935.00 get up from there and move over one machine feared that if I stay there it will take it back someone else sits down at that machine and keeps getting the bonus on it, meanwhile im losing so when they get up I get back on it. NOTHING so I move to the other side and While im getting bonuses (NOTHING BIG) someone else sits down on that machine and gets a 60.00 hit . LOL. im done. Son and S come back and want to go to excalibur to ride the 4d spongebob ride which they enjoyed. We then grab the car from valet and off to Mandelay Bay where we ate the buffet. I'm sorry but I dont remember the name of it. it was decent and satisfied I'm just not a buffet person but I went because thats what everyone else wanted. After dinner we head to the Palms upon entering S noticed DJ Pauly D, it didn't appear that he had lots of bodyguards , seemed like he was with a bunch of friends, none of them were cast members of Jersey Shore. People were saying he was gonna dj in the club that night. played there for a while then back to Ph where we would stay for the evening. just relaxing in the room.

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9. Re: Trip Report March 23 - April 1

Loving your report!

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Day 7 : Today we were up and out of the room early we had a long day planned bkfst at Denny's then off to Hoover Dam it was nice and relaxing and kind of nice to get away from the strip for a bit.On the way back we stopped at the outlet mall went to coach were S and I each got a purse and I got a cosmetic bag and shoes , grabbed lunch in the food court, we all had philly cheese and fries then son went to oakley for some sunglasses S got clothes somewhere although im not sure where and on the way out my son bought some shoe cleaner.

After that we headed to the gun store where H and son both chose to shoot the coalition package. They both enjoyed it and said they would defineatly do it again next trip but would arrange a custom package.

After that we headed to the Pawn shop and agree with many posters they sale more souviners of there own stuff that actual pawned merchandise. There were camera guys on the side of the bldg filming something with props of a small tricycle a vase and, some other things but we never saw any of the people from the show. Back to P.H to get ready for dinner at Casa Di Amor. Got picked up in the blue limo, had a 25 restaurant.com and I got spaghetti, S had fettuchine , son had a Chicken dish H had pork chops and we all thought it was delish. Will defineatly be back.

Back to the strip had driver drop us at the Bellagio watched the fountain show then walked over to Paris for some gamble time. Son and S went to the coke store and M & M store. agreed to see them tomorrow. told them to be safe and away they went.

Played for a while with no luck on a 10x pay. nothing played a lucky lemmings and profited 72.00. H said he was having no luck and if I wouldn't mind he would rather play at P.H.

so that is what we did. I wasn't feeling well so I retired to the room . After a couple of hours I had a sore throat and couldn't sleep so I called H and asked if he would mind bringing me some ice cream from planet dailies, he brought me 3 bowls one vanilla , strawberry and chocolate. it was 13 dollars , I told him he could have just chose for me and he said it was only one serving.

I called the kids and offered some ice cream and they accepted , they came to my room and we all ate ice cream while watching the fountains. After that they headed down to gamble while I got some rest. Im not sure what everyone did but the next day they all said no wins were to be had.