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8/18/07 - 8/23/07 Fitzgeralds/orleans

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by JUDY OF NC, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. JUDY OF NC

    JUDY OF NC Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Sat - Three senior ladies flying from Charlotte to Vegas. My sister & I go every year & this time had friend (Virginia) with us. Good flight on US Air (pm). Took shuttle to Fitzgeralds, checked in & then gambled for awhile. I stayed about even.

    Sun - Went to Benions for breakfast. Gambled a little there and at Fitzgerald's with no good hits (I play mostly deuces wild vp). We shuttled to Sam's Town where I had much bettr luck. Hit 4 deuces for $250. and a few smaller payoffs. Virginia played slots for several hours on $10. Not sure how sis did, she gets a little grumpy if not winning so I tend to keep my distance. Back to downtown to show Virginia the pool at Golden Nugget (nice) & the "BIG" nugget itself.

    I planned in advance basically what we would do each day & had planned to eat dinner at Bay City diner (Golden Gate). Had been there quite a few times to the Deli & had always missed seeing the diner. Was pleased with food (don't remember what I had but it must have been good!). I'm not a picky eater so it has to really be bad for me to complain.

    Gambled more at Plaza (no luck) & Fitzgeralds (no luck)

    Mon - Back to Bay City diner for breakfast (my treat since I had the biggest payoff the day before). Enjoyable meal/good price.

    Checked out & the cabbed to Orleans. Got checked in early & immediately headed for the casino. Had played a little here before but did not realize just how large the place is. Took me a couple of days to get familiar with the setup. We kept checking on Virginia because she had a mini-stroke about 4 wks ago and didn't know exactly how much she was effected by this. First few days were iffy but got better later. Once, we caught her playing a penny slot..........1 penny at a time!! Convinced her to up her bet. Later, when I checked on her (playing .5 slot), I convinced her to cash in to the tune of $514. Another time it was $54. on .25 slot.
    I hit several small payoffs & sis was grumpy again. Ate dinner at "Fridays" and it was O.K.

    Tues - Got something (?) at the little deli/pastry stand in the casino for breakfast & then later got a hotdog (.99 cent) at same place (good). Gambled here all morning & then shuttled to strip. Had to show Virginia some sites (stayed at Dunes the last time she went; lots of changes since then). First to Bellagio to see the million dollar chandelier & conservatory. Also, the fountain show started just as we were entering the hotel so she got to see that. Gambled a little here & cashed in a few dollars. Back over to Bill's to see Big Elvis. Have seen him so many times that I now just watch the screen showing the real Elvis. Great show as usual. Even with his weight loss he's still "BIG Elvis". Up to O'Shea's to the food court & saw the "little person" out front & forgot to take a picture! Did I say it was HOT outside!! Back to Orleans where we spent the rest of the day gambling. Winning, losing, winning,losing,etc.

    Wed - Spent the entire day gambling at Orleans. Had planned to spend a portion of each day at the pool but never got there. Did not want to give up time from casino & we can also go to a pool at home. I took $350. in cash & $1,000. travelers cks for the trip. I finally went into my travelers cks on Wed. am. Cashed $200., but then won off of that so did not have to cash more. Planned to spend a certain amount each day in the high rollers section & each time came out a few dollars ahead. Dinner at the buffet. Charged to room because I had a $25. food coupon) Also had $25. casino play on which I won $25. cash. Good!

    (I'm at work & running out of time!!).

    Thurs - Had a flight at 11:30am & shuttle pickup scheduled for 9am - Never showed up - called & they said shuttle had broken down. Took cab & got reimbursed for shuttle at the airport. Right before leaving the hotel, played a vp machine & hit $50. on 1st pull. YAHOO!

    Hotels - Good room at Fitzgeralds WITH A COFFEE POT! Sat - $69 Sun $39. Very pleased with Orleans (and coffee pot). Mon- $40. (they matched Expedia) Tues & wed. - comped. Will definately be staying here again.

    Sorry if I rambled too much, trying to finish before I leave work. Good trip - came home with little over $1,000. To me, thats a winner!
     
  2. sette313

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    That is great Judy! Sounds like you gals had a great trip!:thumbsup:
     
  3. hula96717

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    that is so cute!! i love how you opened up with "three senior ladies"... and yes coming home with $1000.00 would definately put you in the WINNERS category!! thanks for a great trip report...

    by the way i see people writing about 'big elvis' all the time. Who is he and where is he at?

    Aloha,
    Kel
     
  4. vbroulette

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    You mean this fella?
    Oops it didnt show but the links there.
     
  5. JUDY OF NC

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    "Big Elvis"

    Big Elvis is Pete Vallee, performing at Bill's Gambling Hall (formerly Barbary Coast). Think the show times are now Mon - Fri 3p - 6p. Almost always ends up being standing room only if you don't get there about 30 min prior.

    Yeah........we're classified as seniors only because of age. There must have been having a convention at Orleans because all of a sudden I saw oodles of people exiting a room. Thought to myself "My God, there's an awful lot of OLD people here". Then I remembered, Oops!, I'm one of those OLD people. Never, ever, plan to retire. They'll just have to wheel me out of the office.

    I previously worked for Eastern Airlines (22yrs) & went to Vegas approx. 5 times/yr. (sometimes just to spend the day) but now that I'm paying I'm down to once/yearly.

    Last item..........while in Orleans, saw Trace Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) walk through the casino.
     
  6. gmoney590

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    Congrats on hitting the 4 deuces. I know what it's like to have someone in your party that gets grumpy when they're not winning. It sounds like you ladies had a very nice trip.
     
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    Classic!:nworthy: Great report Judy!
     
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