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Australia to Vegas 5/16 to 5/21

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by VickiMargaret, Jun 9, 2014.

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  1. VickiMargaret

    VickiMargaret Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Planned our trip nearly a year out. My husband is American and this was a trip to Vegas and also to visit family in PA, then back to CA.

    Arrived in LAX May 16th and flew straight to Vegas (southwest) arriving around 10.30am...went to collect bags and one was lost along the way. They said they would send it along to the Luxor when it finally arrived, seeing as it contained all our shoes we hoped it would. Got the showtime shuttle to the Luxor and got the early check in to freshin up after our long trip. First room we got to was not made up and so hubby had to go back and get another room. This first night was on MyVegas reward.

    Finally got settled and refreshed and went down and looked around the Luxor, Excalibur and I think NY NY. Think I lasted around 3 hours and then I had to sleep after our long flight from Australia. Hubby decided to walk to Caesars to Banana Republic for a jacket he wanted.

    Woke up around 4 hours later and hubby was not back.. not long after he arrived and had showers and went out for our first night. Had pizza at NYNY and then onto MGM for the monorail to Ballys. Hubby decided to play 3 card poker and eventually won $300 on a 3 kings so we were happy to cash out and continue on our way. Walked our way back to the Luxor down the strip stopping along the way when we wanted. The Linq to see the wheel and the NOT yet open Tilted Kilt. Had nachos at Margaretville and then finally the long trip caught up with the hubby and we made the long walk back to the Luxor to sleep. Think by then it was around 1am.

    I woke up the next morning around 9am and went down and got coffee and wifi at Starbucks and then took coffee back up to my husband before we showered and went down to Pyramid Café for our traditional first breakfast in Vegas. Always love this breakfast... its one of the best in my opinion.

    Part 2 to come....
     
  2. VegasDave

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    Good teaser/trailer. I'm getting hyped for my trip and was expecting a much longer read lol! Keep it comming please
     
  3. wellmel

    wellmel Low-Roller

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    Sounds relaxing so far. Waiting for part 2!
     
  4. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Please sir, I'd like some more!\

    Santé,
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  5. VickiMargaret

    VickiMargaret Tourist

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    Part 2

    Gambled our way through some casinos today.. our normal routine is that any money you put into slots/gambling you take out the TITO and keep it.. then we cash them in on the last day so we always have funds at the end.

    Hubby went to the sports book to bet on the big race, go California Crome!!!

    Had tickets to the Rod Stewart concert this night so we went up and got ready to go out to this... Left room around 5ish and then onto MGM again for the Monorail.. used the BOGO MyVegas reward for this. Hubby also had a frozen drink reward MyVegas at 32 Degree... (he didn't like it) got off at the Caesars stop and he got a better one at Margaritaville.
    Then onto the concert.... Rod only plays for 1.5 hours.. but isn't he GREAT, gotta say this is a great concert to go to if your old like us lol.

    Anyway we had booked a limo after the concert for an HOUR!! (take note here) got out the door at Caesars and the limo driver says *Ive been waiting* we said *the Limo was booked for 10pm, its now 10pm!!*
    So we wanted him to take us back to the Luxor for our camera to take down to Fremont street. His response was no I cant do that the traffic is too bad. Ok so in we get... he takes us the BACK streets down to Fremont street and 20 mins later we arrive!!! WTF 20 mins and we paid for a hour!!! We get out not impressed and no tip for him (more to come on this later).

    So we walked Fremont street.. we always love going down to old Vegas. Went into a lot of the casinos we had not been in. Had some dinner at Binnions Café.. (not all impressed with this) finally ended up at The Plaza and hubby played 3 card poker again.. think he won around $150. By this time it was around 3am so we decided to catch a taxi back to Ballys and continue walking back to the Luxor. Gambled and drank along the way and finally ended up back at the Luxor at 5am. What a great night!!
     
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  6. queentata

    queentata High-Roller

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    Sounds like you are having a great time! Loved seeing Rod in Vegas! More, please!
     
  7. VickiMargaret

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    Day 3

    Woke up at some unknown time in the last morning/afternoon. Hell.. we didn't get to bed the night before till at least 6am...

    Coffee at Starbucks and then we decided to walk to Mandalay Bay for a look around.. gambled a bit there then back to Luxor for some slots.

    Decided to play Wizard of Oz slots (Ruby Slippers) got a great feature and then the machine froze (WTF) took about 20 for the whole reset and then we got going again.. won about $50 with a $5 input so not bad. Got some food at the deli to take back up the room.

    Had a rental car booked for 5pm at Excalibur so made our way over the to pick this up.. got a great SUV.

    Drove down the strip and on our way decided to stop at the Palms. Looked around there a bit and then onto Red Rock.. always like this casino. Gambled around there for a bit and looked like a big storm was brewing.

    Finally made our way back to Luxor thanks to free wifi directions at Red Rock and parked the car.

    Was thinking about having our MyVegas reward for the Bellagio buffet reward but decided to go to Gonzales Gonzales at NYNY.. Always a great meal.

    Wandered around and made our way back to Luxor for an early night in Vegas.

    We have to check out tomorrow for our move to the Aria on 2 nights MyVegas reward.
     
  8. breanna61

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    Enjoying your report and looking forward to the next installment.
     
  9. LV_Bound

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    More to come....don't leave us hanging. :thumbsup:
     
  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good so far!!
     
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