1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

1st Trip, 1st TR! - 7 Newly 40 Brits and 1 Bear Out for Laughs - 9/8 to 9/11 Mirage

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Uknoob, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Uknoob

    Uknoob Tourist

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    5
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0

    My Trip Report

    Hi all

    Hopefully this isn't too early to start this TR. Now T-23 hrs til take off.

    Bit of background....

    Imagine if you can group of school mates, who due to the usual circumstances don't meet up as much as we really should (busy lives, geographical locations, <insert any other excuse>) were at a bar prior to watching rugby.
    Well we are all reaching the big 40 and we want to do something special - so hey why not Vegas?
    Yeah?
    Yeah!!!
    More beers please landlord.

    So that was 12 months ago, 12 months filled with making plans, booking flights, buttering up wives (boys only trip), people joining, people dropping out, further wife buttering, etc,etc

    Main protagonists

    Me - that's me, Vegas virgin. Very very excited
    Turner - been to Vegas a few times as used to be a travel agent. Thinks he is 21, but his knees think he is 55 (too much rugby)
    Rob - Half elf (as has 1 pointy ear). Been once before but admits didn't do enough.
    Phil - Newcomer to group - virgin status
    Waggy - he's ginger
    Jay Jay - virgin, consensus of the group that will end up either in jail or living in the tunnels under the city. Maximum degenerate. What out for this one.
    Duncan - Kiwi/ Brit now living in Chicago
    Big Bear - Duncan's mate from Chicago, no nothing about him. Assuming he is not actually a bear as would cause issues at check in.

    Most of us staying at the Mirage (Chicago boys at the MGM)

    Plan:

    Booze
    Betting poorly
    Booze
    Making the wrong choices
    Booze
    Cabana at MGM on 9/9
    Table @ Voodoo for drinks on 9/9 (suggested as good place for 40 somethings - views??)
    Booze
    Quickly buying something for wives and kids before jumping back on plane home.

    I apologise upfront that my spelling and grammar will be awful, but hoping to try to record some of the things we do/see primarily to remind me but hopefully should be of some interest to others.

    I have loved reading the TRs on here and thank you all for your efforts.

    If anyone is in town for the next 4 days and you see a small group of Brits (possibly with a Bear ) feel free to say hello - or indeed cross the road to get away from us!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  2. Fet297

    Fet297 Vegas is my happy place!

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Messages:
    288
    Location:
    Harrisburg PA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Have a great trip! ✈️
     
    First trip for 2017!
  3. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    21,810
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    Sounds like you have a fun plan! Can't wait to read along. Pictures!!! We love pictures!!! :)

    Enjoy!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. WHU66

    WHU66 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    355
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    Rugby, Vegas, Brits and a possible bear - sounds like a winning combination! Good luck mate and I look forward to catching up on your adventures to get me ready for mine next month!
     
  5. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    Look forward to reading this one!
     
  6. johnnytwofingers

    johnnytwofingers Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
  7. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,324
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Thanks for the background info and for introducing us to your cast of characters!
    Have a great trip! I agree with Sonya above--pictures, please!

    RICHARD
     
  8. emmas

    emmas Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Messages:
    315
    Have lots of fun and good luck.
     
  9. sam_marques

    sam_marques High-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    598
    Location:
    Scotland
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Have a great trip!
     
    Mommys Solo Trips
  10. greekjim

    greekjim Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Location:
    WI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    Don't take any pics, that's evidence
     
  11. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,899
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    106
    Looking forward to your adventures!
     
  12. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,122
    Location:
    Indiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    O boy...this sounds like a really fun group.....looking forward to reading all about it! Best of luck!!!
     
  13. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2016
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Monterey, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    Can't wait to see how this progresses!!! Pictures please!!!!
     
  14. Niteshade

    Niteshade Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2013
    Messages:
    331
    Location:
    Abilene, Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Have fun and can't wait to read all about it!
     
  15. martinr

    martinr High-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    504
    Location:
    Memphis
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14
    Uknoob and crew must have been hijacked! Only the initial post remains as evidence.
     
    Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
  16. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,324
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Bear with them. :beer:

    RICHARD
     
  17. kevin853

    kevin853 Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Messages:
    76
    Location:
    UK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    Should be a cracking trip report. Go for it boys!
     
  18. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    I think Vegas has them now :(
     
  19. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    808
    Location:
    East Coast
    For what it's worth, I've not encountered the noob. Prayers out
     
  20. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,406
    Location:
    capital of Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    Is it time to start a collection for bail money?