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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by cvkelz, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Hello everyone! My name is Kelly and I'm a 42 year old woman currently living in Monterey, California.
    Vegas will always hold a special place in my heart as on my first trip there in 1999, I met my husband and then married him there a year to the date that we met in 2000.
    When we lived in Phoenix, we drove to Vegas at least every other month and every three day holiday weekend. It was only a five hour drive and was totally worth it for us at that stage in our life.
    As we have aged and since we have moved further away, our trips have gotten longer in length, but usually only once a year now. They are also more focused on touristy/relaxation type of things rather than the drinking and gambling of yesteryear. For a number of years it became centered around the Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon, but I think that is in the past since I no longer run like I used to.
    Over the years we have stayed at MGM, Aladdin, Luxor, NYNY, The Orleans, Sam's Town (though I had a horrible flu bug and never saw the casino that trip), Flamingo, Sunset Station, Tropicana, Venetian, Circus Circus, Golden Nugget, Four Queens, Fitzgerald's, El Cortez, Las Vegas Club, The Plaza, Binion's, Rio, Key Largo, and the Stratosphere . I might have missed a couple, but those are the bulk of them.
    We tend to favor downtown as we are very low rollers.
    We are currently counting down to our next trip in November where we will finally be staying at the Golden Gate. We have always wanted to but there always seemed to be something getting in the way on the day we reserved it, usually heading home early.
    I'm a big fan of trip reports, both writing and reading so I am very excited to find these forums.
    Okay, I guess I've written enough for now. I look forward to "meeting" and interacting with you guys. :)
     
  2. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    Wow welcome..you have been around the Vegas block ! I'm sure people would like to hear the trip report you and your husband first met..
     
  3. fruitfizz

    fruitfizz Tourist

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    Welcome!! Looking forward to your vegas knowledge :)
     
  4. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Thanks James and Fruit! I just might still have that first trip report kicking around somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it up. Is it okay to post old trip reports in the forums?
     
  5. DESPERADO

    DESPERADO Low-Roller

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    :wave: hello from central CA,:beer:
     
  6. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Hey Desperado! Glad to see another central Californian!!! :wave:
     
  7. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    Welcome cvkelz - lots of downtown fans here on VMB with stories to share.
     
  8. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Welcome....hope you have a wonderful trip!
     
  9. CheeseHog

    CheeseHog Tourist

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    Welcome aboard...I'm a newbie also. This place is a lot of fun
    November's a great time to go... especially if you guys are football fans.
    It will be here before you know it

    Jeff
     
  10. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

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    Welcome!
     
  11. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I was reading all the trip reports until my eyes closed last night. It got a fire burning for my upcoming trip! I can't wait!!!!