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Am I crazy? - Pre Trip Report

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by travelfiend, May 6, 2013.

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  1. travelfiend

    travelfiend High-Roller

    Jan 28, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hi everyone,

    It is almost here, I leave this Friday, the 10th. Usually my trips are so last minute and I hardly plan on anything but not this time. I freaking have a full page itinerary set up, which totally disgusts me. :nono:

    But I am totally looking forward to this and shall share some of my planned activities, wondering if you think I planned too much. Solo trip as always

    May 10 - Friday - Sunset Station -comp
    7.5 hour drive to Las Vegas - In n Out, VP, Pai Gow Poker, not necessarily in that order

    May 11 - Saturday
    Brunch Buffet - Border Grill Mandalay Bay
    Pool time
    Possible Rolling Stones Concert - depends if my local connection comes through for me

    May 12 - Sunday
    Hiking Red Rocks Canyon
    Move to Mandalay Bay - comped
    Meet N Greet with VMBers Peppermill/Riviera

    May 13 - Monday
    Lazy day at Pool
    Dinner Nine Fine Irishmen - comp
    Zumanity - comp (I have an extra ticket if anyone is interested)

    May 14- Tuesday
    Neon Boneyard Tour - 11am
    Mob Museum visit
    Move to Aria - comp
    Evening - Meet n Greet Kahunaville

    May 15 - Wednesday
    Lunch Bellagio
    pool time
    Dinner - Tender Steakhouse - comp

    May 16 - Thursday
    The long drive home, boo hoo

    Certainly more than I have ever planned on a Las Vegas trip. Gambling budget is small, $700. Do you think I have over done it??
  2. bswim

    bswim High-Roller

    Jan 22, 2013
    Western WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Not crazy as long as you're flexible and don't mind if you can't get to everything. We always have certain places that we want to eat or go. (every trip the "must do" list grows by one or two :faint:) I had a schedule like yours for our trip two weeks ago. We ended up doing 1/2 to 2/3 of the things on it.
    Don't regret not doing them. I'm on vacation, I'm not in a rush to go here and there, at the same time I like to plan things out somewhat so I'm not trying to decide "hhmmm should we do this or this......."
  3. VegasDave

    VegasDave Addicted

    Mar 25, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Whenever I make plans: 10 min in Vegas....and I'm drunk.
  4. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 Low-Roller

    Oct 30, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I'm like VegasDave. After the first hour in Vegas all planning is forgotten.
  5. mjames1229

    mjames1229 VIP Whale

    Mar 5, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Part of me can't comprehend how someone can drink their way through Las Vegas like some seem to enjoy (I can get stupid drunk in my home city if I choose). On the other hand, that's the beauty of Vegas... everyone that goes has his/her idea of the attraction. So let's hoist one (and only one :beer:) as I give my itinerary for this weekend...

    Sat May 11 -
    Arrive 8:30 AM
    Brunch at Mon Ami Gabi
    CSI Experience (w/ Groupon)
    Mob Museum (it is National Law Enforcement day... lots of "extra" stuff)
    Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Steak

    Sun May 12 -
    Breakfast at Eat
    Flying to Reno

    Weds May 15 -
    Arrive from Reno at 3:00 PM
    Dinner (probably) at Taco El Gordo
    Poker tournament at Hard Rock

    Thurs May 16 -
    Poker tournament at Planet Hollywood
    Lunch somewhere (Look! Something not planned in advance!)
    Fly home at 6:30 PM
    7th annual (except 2014) Poker Trip
    2017 USBC Open Championships
  6. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

    Jun 16, 2004
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I tend to overplan but this year is stupid...husband is already unhappy about it. But booking shows ahead of time and redeeming myVegas has led me to plan a bit too much this year.

    5/12 stay at the airport in Manchester due to early flight

    5/13 6:45 am flight connecting in Denver, bags, rental car, grocery store...check into Mirage....Mirage buffet for supper ( LVA 2/1 coupon)

    5/14 lunch at Bellagio myVegas, VMB meet at NYNY, Donny & Marie

    5/15 Hoover Dam, drop by GVR for the first time, CC Steakhouse myVegas

    5/16 breather thank god, Human Nature that night

    5/17 Peppermill for breakfast, Fantastic Swap Meet, checkout Mirage check in South Point

    5/18 Outlet Mall

    5/19 gamble and NOT leave the hotel ( Husband is heading to Broad Acres flea market early in the morning)

    5/20 checkout and head home

    List was worse than this....this is the cut down version
  7. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

    Dec 10, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    If you are crazy then so am I.

    Saturday 5/11 - 1:00 p.m. Arrive at Aria where I have a City View Corner suite reserved. Eat Buffet. Gamble.

    Sunday 5/12. Gamble at Aria mostly – with a side trip to Cosmo to do the $100 thing, and a CET casino – don’t know which one yet. At lunch, pre-order dinner room service (yum). At 3:00, meet DTSecondHome/DebH at JP to spend some time together.

    Monday 5/13 – Gamble at Aria in the a.m. Probably give the breakfast buffet a try. 3:00 head for TA M&G at NY NY. After that, head for the Luxor to see Carrot Top .

    Tuesday 5/14 – Gamble at Aria in the a.m. Hopefully get a late check-out – at least until noon. Move to the Vdara where I have a one-bedroom penthouse suite reserved. Hopefully I can get in fairly early. At 3:00 head back to NY NY for the VMB M&G. Spend the evening in my wonderful suite – enjoying it – and doing a load of laundry.

    Wednesday – 5/15 – today I will move to the Mirage. My suite at the Vdara entitles me to airport Limo – which I didn’t need on either end. I’m hoping they will be nice and be willing to take me to the Mirage. Then back to the Bellagio to meet up with aceofdelts at Petrossian at Bellagio at 3:30. Then I am seeing Terry Fator that evening.

    Busy girl!!!
  8. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

    Aug 8, 2012
    Fort Worth
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    For me, anyway, being able and free to drink without having to monitor and restrain myself, not watching the clock & computing metabolic alcohol burn rates per hour, is part of the joy and fun in going to Vegas!

    For my upcoming trip, the "plans" (such that they are) are simple:

    Arrive & take an airport shuttle to Fremont...check-in, drop off the bag & play an hour or so at the Fremont's 2-deck $10 table. Then spend the remainder of the evening bouncing from El-Co to the Cal to MSS to Plaza and to Golden Gate for blackjack. Sneak into GN and 4Q for some 3-card.
    Hit the sack early (10pm local time) and start it all again the next morning at 5AM.
    Eat when I get hungry.
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  9. Living_Legend

    Living_Legend Newbie

    May 6, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Wednesday 80°F:
    12:25 - Mark, Justin
    1:45 - Mike, Jerry, Gary, Eric Z., Marcin, Bobby
    3:00 - Rob, Garrett
    9:00 - James W, James C
    Thur - Jason (11am)

    Room 1 - Bobby, Rob, Garrett, Mike(Float)
    Room 2 - Justin, Mark, James, James, Marcin
    Room 3 - Zelik, May, Gary, Jason

    5:30pm: Dick's Last Reosrt (DINNER)
    Excalibur - 3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd
    -Walk (0.2 miles from MGM)

    9:00pm: Coyote Ugly Saloon
    New York-New York - 3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd
    -Across the street ($30 all you can drink 9-12pm, don't have to pay this to enter)

    Thursday 83°F:
    Morning: MGM Grand Pool Complex (Normal Pool)

    1:00pm: The Gun Store
    2900 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV
    -Catch the 201 Bus heading east on Tropicana Avenue from the Strip ($2 one way) (3.5 miles from MGM)

    5:30pm: Bacchanal Buffet(DINNER)
    Ceasars Palace 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV
    -Walk ($35 each)

    9:00pm: Blondie Sports Bar Beer Pong
    Planet Hollywood -3663 S Las Vegas Blvd
    -Walk 0.6 miles from MGM

    Friday 87°F:
    Morning: MGM Wet Republic (Party Club Pool)

    5:30pm: The Pub (DINNER)
    Monte Carlo- 3770 Las Vegas Blvd
    -Across the street, Happy Hour(3-6pm $1 wings and sliders, Buy 1 get 1 drinks)

    9:00pm: Spearmint Rhino Adult Cabaret (Strip Club)
    3344 S Highland Dr, Las Vegas, NV
    - (2.2 miles from MGM)

    Saturday 91°F:
    9:40 - Jason
    10:35 - Rob
    11:15 - Garrett
    12:00 - James W., James C
    1:15 - Mark, Justin
    3:05 - Eric Z., Marcin

    Sunday 93°F:
    9:00 - Mike, Jerry, Gary, Bobby
  10. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

    Nov 17, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    The best part is that you probably won't get to do all of the items on your list which is the perfect reason to plan another trip afterward. :beer:
  11. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

    Sep 8, 2012
    New York, NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I can tell you from experience that the Gun Store is probably the most likely to drop off from this list. I've never seen a group successfully make it there following a night of heavy drinking... even more so when there's unlimited alcohol involved!
  12. Living_Legend

    Living_Legend Newbie

    May 6, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    this is what i am looking forward to the most so i hope you are wrong! :)
  13. travelfiend

    travelfiend High-Roller

    Jan 28, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Woo hoo, hopefully, in 8 or 9 hours I will be in the car headed to the place we all know and love!! 7.5 hour drive and I hope it goes by quickly! Next post will be in Trip Reports and live! I can already feel that Royal Flush baby!!
  14. vegasdrea

    vegasdrea Buckle Bunny

    Nov 29, 2004
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Safe Travels R! Hope you have a great trip and can't wait to hear all about it :) :beer:
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