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Bally's 3/6-3/9 Golden Nugget 3/10-3/13

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by LolaDoggie, Mar 17, 2014.

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  1. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    I have no idea if I'm going to write a traditional trip report so I thought I'd post some highlights for you.

    Air-hotel-rental; Nothing to brag about, it was an expensive time to go. I think I did about as well as I could have. Direct flight Detroit to Vegas and back. We got hosed by Baymont Inn by the airport in Detroit. Parking was supposed to be included but ended up costing $70. Got a butter yellow Chevy Sonic or Spark which was fun to drive.

    Bally's; We ended up with Indigo tower, 14th floor, pool view. We were on a Diamond floor last time so I was a bit pouty. But, that's probably as good as I was going to get that weekend.

    Golden Nugget; Carson tower, 18th floor, strip view. We loved it and will stay there again. The 3rd level pool, shark tank and water slide were awesome. My husband isn't a pool person and he enjoyed himself.

    Buffets; Circus Circus dinner-didn't die. Fremont lunch-didn't die. Mirage-dinner pretty good but I'm not a wine or beer drinker. MSS dinner-pretty good. Golden Nugget lunch-pretty good. Aria brunch-service was awful, food was OK, not worth the money.

    Restaurants; Ellis Island coffee shop breakfast/lunch/dinner-always awesome. Magnolia's at 4 Queens (coffee shop) prime rib dinner-always awesome. Peppermill lounge late night nachos-very good but too much food for 2 people. Paris burger place-dang tasty burger. Bally's Sidewalk Cafe-probably good but I was very hung over and picked at my food. LVH's coffee shop-good food and good value. Golden Gate Dupar's-soup and half sandwich at the counter was very good.

    Shows; Raiding the Rock Vault-awesome. Meant to hit some lounges and a few other shows and it just didn't happen.

    Gambling; lost my live blackjack virginity at Casino Royale, that dealer-less craps slot machine looking thing, penny to quarter slots, quarter vp which I still suck at, dealer-less roulette and live roulette. We're very low micro rollers but we did gamble more than usual.

    This trip was a little different for us. My brother and his wife stayed at Nobu from the 6th to the 9th and we celebrated his birthday on the 6th. We met up for a few meals, drinks and shopping. But, otherwise they kind of did their own thing. I had low expectations but I think it went OK. We'll see if we do it again.
     
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  2. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Hi Lola, very happy we had the chance to meet you at Sullys. No one needs to know we both have a bit of an evil streak....that can be our little secret lol
     
  3. LolaDoggie

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    I'm sorry Breanna, my husband says I'm not allowed to hang out with you anymore :wink2:
     
  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Sorry you didn't get the Diamond Floor. We've got it a few times booking the old South tower and using the $20 trick. Other than it being higher up, it was no big deal to me. The $20 was mostly to get out of the South Tower. Guess I don't have to worry about that anymore.

    And on that gambling portion, did you lose your virginity to all of that? Or just live blackjack? :eek:
     
  5. LolaDoggie

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    Just the live blackjack virginity. The diamond floor rooms have more and nicer toiletries and the coffee maker but the room is the same otherwise.
     
  6. mikenhe

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    I got a feeling that theres a bit more to this trip....... with the whole family thing etc, still hungover?
     
  7. LolaDoggie

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    Gee Mike, I don't know what you're talking about...:wink2:
     
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