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Enough of Holiday Crap I am going to LV - TR - Sort of Live - 12/9 - 12/11

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Riders, Dec 9, 2014.

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  1. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I decided to give this live trip report a try. Since I am already here, I guess I am already behind. and BTW, I am already in few drinks in, so pardon the spelling, grammar.. well everything...

    I have had enough of all the family holiday stuff and needed a break so I scheduled another "work" trip to Vegas. Just a couple nights but enough to get me through the holidays. Landed today and will be here through Thursday lunch. If anyone is around and would like to grab a drink, it is on me.

    Saying at the SkyLofts again, I just love these rooms and the service is next to none.

    The flight was on time and a great front end seat. I fly a lot for work and generally get upgrade on most flights and for the most part, the people in first class are frequent travelers. Well today, we had 2 couples and appeared to be on their first first class flight, however they must have booked it last minute. they all had window seats in different rows. I guess they asked a couple people to switch and no one would. Most frequent flyers want that isle seat and won't change. The women in these couples, were very vocal about the fact that the couple guys wouldn't switch with them ... and continue throughout the flight and even into the terminal at the other end. I found it amusing as one of the husbands sat night to me on the window and never even asked me to move... I don't think he wanted to be anywhere near his wife.

    Driver found me quickly and recognized me and gave me a big hug (yes, it was a woman). I didn't think I spent that much time here but I must have made some sort of impression (maybe that is where my money went from the previous trip.. jk.. I know she wouldn't have kept it). She had one the new 2015 RR. Still had that new car smell but we were going to fix that.

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    As you can guess .. we were going to make an In-and-Out run.

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    Got my Double Double fix and we were headed to the MGM.

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  2. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    After getting a few emails out, decided to head downstairs for a drink and a little VP.

    Did the Vegas wallet change...

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    and headed to Whisky Down

    Started right in with the Fire in the Hole drinks

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    Started playing DDB at the bar tops. Started at $1 couldn't win moved to $2 and still no luck back to $1 ... so after about 5 of those drinks and $1K loss I decided to move on.... I figure those were pretty expensive drinks but I am not giving up.....
     
  3. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    I am sure this has been done but I figure I would make this a little interactive. I am looking for suggestions on dinner tonight. I am open to any MGM Resorts property. If there is someplace you wanted to find out about or just a quick recommendation, I am all for it. Probably leaning to something outside of MGM Grand but always an option. I am solo this trip, so I figure I can get a bar seat just about anywhere. I will check back in a few and pick a place .... thanks in advance.
     
  4. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

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    Sweet! Just read your other TR earlier! Hoping to see a lot of VP porn and some good carnival pit updates! Good luck!
     
  5. BlacklabberMike

    BlacklabberMike VIP Whale

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    i would either Robuchon or Craftsteak
     
  6. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    Great last TR that you posted and looking fwd to this one. Good luck!
     
  7. undathesea

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    L'Atelier at MGM. Julian Serrano or Javier's at Aria. Picasso or Guy Savoy at Bellagio.

    Good luck! Looking forward to the VP porn!
     
  8. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    Thanks for the recommendations. Trying to get out of the MGM so going to pass on those. Have really enjoyed all the others in the past but decided to give Heritage a shot. Let's hope I made a good choice.
     
  9. sindustry

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    Nice! The side dish of mushrooms is excellent at Heritage! Perfect side with a fat juicy steak!
     
  10. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    Back at whisky down for some pre dinner drinks and to show that VP machine who is boss.
     
  11. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Lina is a hugger!

    She always drives for us in the Skylofts/Mansion.
     
  12. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    I guess i am showing that machine a little bit of who is the boss. Just hit this.

    Not huge but almost brings me even.
     

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  13. KyleB

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    Nice hit Riders. Really enjoying the live report and also liked your other recent report. Glad you are about even, have heard Heritage Steak is very good. Show the LIR tables who is boss this time!
     
  14. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    Thanks. I will see just how long I keep it up.

    BTW - I have never seen so many cowboy hats in one place. They even forced the poor MGM Lion to wear one.
     

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  15. Riders

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    Heading to Mirage
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Keep those quads coming!!!
     
  17. Riders

    Riders High-Roller

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    At Heritage
     
  18. Riders

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    Heritage Steak
     

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    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    Anything like a Heritage turkey?
     
  20. Riders

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    I love trying new cocktails so I am starting at the bottom of their list and we will see where it goes ... this is the blackberry smash.
     

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