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Belated TR - January 11-15 Aria

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jENBEAU, Feb 24, 2016.

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  1. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Hello all,

    I thought I'd post my trip report a bit late. I go to Vegas 2-3 times a year and I've been following this board for years so I thought it was time I contributed. I'm a very low-roller (min. bet on slots and a lot of Keno). My BR is about 1500$ - but the thing is all I do is PLAY. I meet with the husband (who doesn't gamble) for nice meals and I sleep like 3 hours a night. The rest of the time, I GAMBOL! So here's my trip.

    We stayed at the Aria. We usually do or go to the Palazzo or Venetian. We are going back in April and will be at the Venetian. I like them both.


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  2. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    All right. Was just making sure the pics worked.

    We took Uber from the airport and I was super impressed. I get tunneled every time by cabs and hate it. This was SO pleasant. The drive rhad bottle water and mints. Fancy!
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    Shots of the normal room at the Aria and view
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  3. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    When we get to Aria, our first stop is always Lemon Grass. The food there is good and comforting and quick (so I can get started on burning my cash as fast as possible!).
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  4. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    Some shots of the various slots I played between Aria and Montecarlo. That First night was BRUTAL. But it's usually how it happens for me, mostly because I want to play the new, supertight, slots (Friends, BBT, etc.)

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    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    Some late food before bed
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    I like to take a pic when I crawl back in the room.

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    Next morning: a shot from my favorite place - in front of a slot machine (still at the Aria)

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    The breakfast of champions...

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  6. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    Now the way I play is that when I start hurting, I switch to Keno..when that goes bad, I switch to VP. So you can follow the slide down, as it were.

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    We hit the lunch buffet at Aria (MyVegas 2/1) and were a bit disappointed. It seems it's been going down a bit. Still found plenty to eat, though.

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  7. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    More slots. Digging myself out the hole.

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    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    It was supper time. We headed over at Scarpetta, at Cosmo. I've been before and loved it and it didn't disappoint!

    Yellowtail:

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    Bacon-wrapped prawns

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    One of the best carpaccios I've ever had

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    The famous basil and tomato spag

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    Side of incredibly tasty mushrooms

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    Squid-ink pasta

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    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    The hubby went back to the room and I took the cab at the Mandalay Bay and started crawling back...Luxor, Excal, NYNY...it was about 4am by the time I made it back. Was an awesome (losing) evening!

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    Cant forget cars for the little one at home:

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    A classic...

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  10. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    Some shots of Vegas at night:


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  11. UKFanatic

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    Love the night pics. Hope you had fun
     
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    Better late than never. I love that spaghetti at Scapetta! Love the night photos.
     
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    Great pics thanks for taking the time to share!
     
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    Thanks for sharing the fun pics - slots, food, and nighttime in Vegas - you captured all the things I love about Vegas.
    Nice roadmap for me to use on my upcoming trip!

    Looking forward to the next one.
     
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    Great pictures and thanks so much for sharing with us! Hope to meet you in April....we will ask for best day / time that week so we can get as many members together as possible. :)
     
  16. jENBEAU

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    So the next morning, I did a bit of gambling at the Aria:

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    Then I decided to go troll around at the Bellagio. Did you know the Tram only opens at 8am?!

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    View of "Nature"

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    Meta! Going down to the Bellagio

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    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    More from Bellagio:

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    My mornings in Vegas:

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    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    Trekking up the Strip:

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    Me, blissfully happy:

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  19. jENBEAU

    jENBEAU High-Roller

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    Went to play a bit at the Wynn to make sure they keep sending me offers:

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    Hehe. Boobies:

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    Went to gamble at the Palazzo for a bit. I like they have old classics:

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    While I was at Palazzo I went to eat lunch at my favorite place: Sushi Samba. yes, it's pricey, but OMG.

    This is tuna:

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    Cevice:

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    Sushi:

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