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Christmas trip> 12.22.10 - 12.27.10

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by JWBlue, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. JWBlue

    JWBlue VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    This was an unofficial trip to Las Vegas since I went with my mother and her sister.

    It was my first trip to Las Vegas during the fall or winter. When on vacation, I think of warm weather. Not bundling up.

    I had heard from many people that Vegas is dead during Christmas week. This Christmas, Las Vegas was pretty crowded and the city was humming. If the crowd this Christmas is any indication, Vegas is going to have a big 2011 (It might be a good time to buy some Vegas/gaming stocks). I would say it was more than twice as crowded as the middle of summer when I like to visit the city.


    We stayed at the Mirage. My first stay there. I heard the thumping sound of music from the Jet nightclub which was right below our second floor room. My roommates don't have good hearing, so it did not bother them. I didn't want to bother moving since they are older and it would have been too much trouble, so I had to deal with it for five nights. Other than that, the room was ok. For the cost of a little over $400 for five nights including all fees, how can I complain?

    We saw Jerry Seinfeld in concert at Ceasars. I don't get him, but my mother wanted to go so I went to give her company. The guy sitting next to me was the most obnoxious laugher in the whole theater and maybe I have ever been around. His laugh was so loud, my ear drums hurt so bad that I had to move to an open seat two rows back. I am not a Seinfeld fan but have to admit he was pretty funny. I was :haha::clap: :haha::clap: :haha::clap: for a lot of the jokes. We paid $125.00 a piece for the seats. Not worth it for me, but my mother thought so. I recommend the show for Seinfeld fans. At the end he took some questions from the crowd and and did some good improv.

    Nothing really exciting happened. We had some good meals. The Kobe beef burger at Burger Bar was the best burger I have ever eaten. I highly recommend Food Express Chinese restaurant at Stations. Worth the trip. Some of the best Chinese food I have eaten.

    Checked out Cosmo. Way to flashy for me. The place is in complete contrast to Aria right next door. Definitely not my style.

    Nothing else really comes to mind. I was wondering if anyone else was there and your opinion of the crowd.
     
  2. chef

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    jw,
    You're a good son.
     
  3. JWBlue

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    Thank you Chef....

    Good eating.

    I will add this. I didn't gamble too much, but I have this story to tell.

    I was at the Sportsbook counter with $200 in my hand and was about to place a wager on the Oakland Raiders +1.5 points for the first half against the Colts. At the last second, I thought twice about the wager and walked away without putting any money down. I still got action though because I pulled for the Colts in the first half so I would not regret passing on my Oakland Raiders wager. The Colts led by 4 at the half so I didn't lose $200.
     
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