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Afghanistan to Vegas!

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  1. The_Googs

    The_Googs Newbie

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    So as you might have guessed from the title I am getting ready to come home in Feb off of a year long deployment in Afghanistan. My wife and I have decided to use some of our leave time to go to Vegas for the first time. We're staying at Bally's in the first week of March, and I'm just trying to find out all of the great things to do so we don't waste any time while we're there!
     
  2. Dpin300

    Dpin300 Low-Roller

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    Welcome to the board and be careful the last couple of weeks over there!

    For answers you're here at the right place. Many helpful members here.
     
  3. Jenx72

    Jenx72 Tourist

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    First of all I want to say Thank you for your Service! I Hope you have a wonderful 1st Trip with your wife. I cant offer you any pointers on the city as my husband and I are going on our first trip there in a few weeks lol:thumbsup:
     
  4. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Welcome and congrats on having a trip planned! There is a lot of good information here and if you can't find an answer, feel free to post your questions and I'm sure someone will have just the answer you're looking for.
     
  5. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Thanks for your service! :nworthy:

    Bally’s will be a great spot for your first trip. Excellent center-strip location. You’ll have a blast, I’m sure!

    When you think of some specific questions, just post them. This board is great and someone here will have info for about any topic you care to discuss.
     
  6. sybgal

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    Welcome...and again, thank you for your service and sacrifices. Congrats on your 1st trip...hope you both have the time of your lives. Bally's is a great location for your 1st stay. So much convenient to walk to and so much to see. When you check in, please let the clerk know it is your 1st trip and that you just returned from Afghanistan....my daughter & son-in-law did that at Bally's upon their return from a stint in Japan where he was on the Kitty Hawk and the 1st ship there the day after 911. The clerk talked to someone in the back office and gave them a nice suite. Hope you score a nice room too.
    Post away with any questions you might have after perusing the topics on this board and one of the vets will be happy to chime in with suggestions. Might want to check to see if "I Love This Bar & Grill (Tob Keith's restaurant) still give a free beer & burger to active servicemembers....they did a couple of years ago.

    Good luck!!
     
  7. ardee

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    Welcome to the board. Wishing you a great time and great luck on your trip in March.
     
  8. mesavormoruin

    mesavormoruin Tourist

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    Have a safe trip home and thank you for your service!

    Enjoy your trip, you and your wife most definitely deserve it!:thumbsup:
     
  9. johnvic

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    Good for you planning a trip with your wife after your service! Bally's is a great choice in terms of location and affordability. I liked my stay there.

    What do you want to do? Shows? Nature? Probably not desert trips, lol.

    There's nothing wrong with walking along the strip and taking in the big casino's like a tourist. Bellagio fountains, Bellagio Conservatory, Aria/City Center art tour, Wynn and Encore. Some stuff is cheesy but great.

    Go downtown and walk along Fremont Street, maybe go to Main Street Station for the buffet.
     
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    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Thanks for your courage and service....welcome to VMB.:nworthy:
     
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