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Detroit meets Las Vegas! May 10-15

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Michelle, May 10, 2015.

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  1. Michelle

    Michelle Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

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    It's early, really early! Cast of characters; Ernie, Eric, Eileen, and me!

    Ernie and Eileen staying at Wynn, Eric and I, Signature at MGM. Hubby's first trip with me. Away we go!
     
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  2. FullBoat

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    Hope you have a good flight, and good luck. Leave them some money for the rest of us.
     
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    Good luck!

    With your party, I think you all should hit up an "E"llen slot machine.
     
  4. RockyBalboa

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    Good luck - looking forward to following along.
     
  5. Michelle

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    Day 1 review. Our pilot gets on the speaker, as we are about to take off; "Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard, flight 4125 heading to Vegas, baby."

    Did the automatic check in for at Alamo, never asked to see my Costco card. Once we got to the garage, the lady told us to pick any car in the convertible aisle. We settled on a new Mustang. Really cool car, all the bells and whistles!

    Went to Lee's Discount Liquor, Von's, and tried to get food at Peppermill, no dice Mother's Day, 10:30 ish, 30 minute wait, we opted for In And Out.

    Checked in, unpacked, the room impressed the hell out of my husband. We did have to request kitchen items, they used to have them stocked in every room until it was determined that this wasn't sanitary, so they brought it up to us, no problems.

    Had 6 pm reservations at Bazaar Meat at Sls, neat restaurant, empty at first, then super crowded by 7 pm. Good food but they bring it out when ready, so food is on a perpetual loop. It is also meant to be shared, and for adventurous eaters. Ernie and Eileen we're not impressed, I thought it was good, not knock my socks off, but then again, we focused on small interesting items and no big meat items. Casino was dead, as previously mentioned by everyone! No one was even in the valet line! We pulled right up.
     
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    After SLS, E&E were out of $$, so Eric and I headed downtown. Now I've never been too much of a downtown fan, but I have to admit it was fun! We took our time, people watched, gambled, lost, shared a slice of Pizza Rock, which was good, but really greasy. Downtown was packed for a Sunday night! Just really fun to wander around and do something different. Parking's a breeze too, we pulled into a garage and payed $1. All in all a fun experience, I still don't think I would stay down there.

    Got back to the room after midnight, crashed, I had officially been up 24 hours. Enough!

    Gaming, not so great, down a few hundred...must rally!!!
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  9. IWannaBeInVegas

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    Nice report so far and great pics. Thanks for sharing
     
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  10. vegas crazy

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    Hey how much to rent the mustang? Loving the pics!
     
  11. Michelle

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    $325 through Costco, included second driver. But boy you have to watch daily until the rates are just right, at one point it went up to $725.
     
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    Off to a great start; looking forward to following your adventures. Any photos of Signature Suites. I've never stayed there.
     
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    Loving it so far, awesome pictures! Enjoy and I'm looking forward to more.
     
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    Nice report and great pics!
     
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    Good start! Good luck tonight!
     
  16. Michelle

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    Breanna- I'll take some pics for you!

    Day 2- Woke, made coffee, bagel and sat on the balcony, I love having the kitchen, no need to have to get dressed up to go downstairs for a coffee!

    Being that this is my third trip, I feel as if I can slow down and take in some different sites. I browsed the shops at Crystals. Some cool architecture and art, but beyond that, not much to get excited about. We have a really nice mall by my house that has many of the same shops. We were then super hungry so we found Bobby Flays Burger Palace. We're not really fans of his, but thought, what the heck. It's considered part of the Shops at Crystals but it's actually on the other side where the Mandarin Oriental is located. It was actually quite good. I had a cactus pear margarita and my husband had a dark chocolate milkshake. The milkshake wasn't that big, maybe 12oz, but it was so rich Eric could barely finish it. It's a bit of a strange set up, order at the counter, pick a seat, and your food is brought to you by runners. So in the end I didn't know if we should tip, I did by default. Oh well! If I didn't need to then maybe I made someone's day. Oh yeah lunch was $55 but it's Vegas right??

    Went to the Wynn to hang out by E&E's pool. I did this last year, and we used the European Pool, which was great cause no one was there, we thought it was a great little secret, not so much this time, it was packed!:(. Still spent a few hours there. Eric made the comment that he was going to write a new Onion article, "After hours of waiting and hundreds of people, area man finally sees one topless woman at European pool!"

    Dinner was at Bouchon's, Eric was over the moon for this dinner! It was wonderful, our waiter Juan knew EVERYTHING about the menu, ingredients, taste, etc. A great server can make all the difference in the world! My only complaint was the restaurant was hard to find! At one point we stood in the casino and read two signs that listed the restaurant, but pointed in opposite directions!

    After dinner it was off to Love, the second time for us, first for E&E. A word of caution, we ordered our tickets from MyVegas. Eric hated playing but I told him to play just until he won the single ticket, I already had enough points. When it came time to make the reservation, he hadn't purchased the award yet, and it had sold out:(. So $125 later, I got him a ticket.

    Mirage was a zoo! It always is! Seems like a cool place but so stinking crowded.

    Love was great, as usual! Gambled at Mirage, no luck at all, I'm thinking I have to move back to craps or something! It's maddening!

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    Your pictures are awesome!! Thanks so much for taking the time to share them.
     
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    Lovin' the pics!!!
     
  19. WHU66

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    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing, good luck for a big win!
     
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    great pics! Good luck the rest of the trip!
     
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