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FIRST TR!! FIRST POST!! Clubs, Shows, & Pool Party!!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ns4083, Aug 27, 2012.

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  1. ns4083

    ns4083 Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Okay first a little info about us I am 28 and my wife 22 this was our 3rd trip to Vegas first time was 9 months ago!! So we are still kind of Vegas Virgins as we haven’t really experienced too much in our previous trips. Alright now that that’s out of the way here goes.. and sorry this is also my first TR!
    Wed.22nd We flew from Austin TX to Vegas flight left at 8pm and we arrived 8:45 Vegas time! I love that about the time change going there you lose no time! We stayed at Mandalay Bay as we have both our previous trips we know our way around and don’t mind walking too much. Upon arrival and checking in I finally decided to try the $20 trick even though the wife always gets embarrassed for some reason when I talk about doing it?? But it worked!!! we had a 600ss room booked and got upgraded to the 750 suite the wife really liked this room as did I! After checking out the room and changing clothes I decided we would do something we haven’t ever done before and go to a club? So thanks to VMB we went to LAX since it was Wednesday and that’s industry night and supposed to be a good night to go? And it was!! Got there @ 10:45 there was a very big crowd a huge mix of people mostly our age but the music was great and it was a fun time!! For those interested cost wise it was $60 for me to get in and I got free drinks until 12:30 and my wife well it was just free for her to get in and free drinks as well! It’s just not fair. Anyways I drank my $60 in drinks or tried at least. We ended up leaving LAX about 1:30 went and gambled a little at NYNY then called it a night finally about 4.

    Day 2 Thurs 23rd
    Wife and I woke up around 9 HUNGRY! So we walked to Hash House a GOGO since we have never been there before and heard from VMB it’s a must. BAD IDEA!!! On the idea of walking there from MB!! Good idea on food choice because an hour later when we arrived we were really starving!! The food was good and portion was enough to fill us up! Sorry I can’t remember what we ordered for those interested? So after that we decided to head across the street to the Cesar Forum Shops since the next day is our anniversary and the wife loves to shop!! That was a 2k trip thanks to Louis Vuitton! After shopping we catch a cab back to MB were we got ready for the KA show. Went to MGM ate a small dinner at a Sushi place? Sorry don’t remember what it was called but it was very good we ordered 2 sushi rolls and pot stickers that were great!! So after a quick dinner on to the show!! Okay I have heard a lot of good reviews about KA and on our previous visits we watched Chris Angel which wasn’t very good and last visit we watched Zumanity which we thought was very entertaining. So now on to KA I hope I don’t make anyone mad but I honestly thought it was a $250 nap! I guess I am just more of the interactive show kind of guy versus a theatrical play type. And I just found that out watching this show. It was an amazing theater and the stages were awesome but it just wasn’t for us? So after the show we head back to NYNY to play a little $5 BJ nothing exciting there so we head back to MB where the wife went to bed and I turned the $40 she gave me into $200 on the craps machine!
    Day 3 Friday the 24th
    Since this was our 1 year anniversary day the wife and I had previously decided it would be our “relax by the pool day” so we woke up again at 9 got dressed and headed down to the beach……….. where there were already no chairs left at 10am!! So after talking to the “pool people” about renting a cabana they suggested we check out Morea beach club so we did and rented to lounge chairs for $200 not a bad deal since it was going to cost us $175 if rented them at the beach. So back at the TOPtional Morea beach club we had a great time! Somehow the wife made friends with a bachelorette party of 13 girls from Michigan and Chicago. And made plans for us to meet up with them later at the club Encore @ the Cosmopolitan. Great just what I wanted to hang out with 13 other girls all night! J/K!! So after we left the pool we had reservations for Strip Steak that night so we go and get ready then head down to the casino. Since we had about an hour before our reservation we decided to go check out the Minus 5 bar since I had printed coupons for $15 entry and a free drink off of MB website. This place was pretty cool! Actually it was freezing!! But it was a fun experience! But on to dinner at Strip Steak we go and this place was amazingly good! I do remember what we both had to eat here! We had Lobster fritters for an appetizer along with crab cake for me and a salad for the wife then the main course my wife had the filet mignon with mac & cheese and spinach , while I had the Rib Eye with mac & cheese, spinach and mushrooms. Delicious!! Then for desert we both had cookies and ice cream which was great as well! So after dinner and looking around for a bit we catch a cab and head over to the Cosmopolitan to the Encore. WoW!!!! This club was way different than LAX and was IMHO over packed! ? Cost was $70 for us to get in or me to get in? And like I said there was just an overabundance of people there! The club itself is really nice and HUGE! With like 3-4 different rooms and music styles and then they have the pool area outside that you can hang out around but still hear the music. This club just wasn’t really our style? It was to much of a MEGA CLUB!! So anyways after leaving there around 1:30 we head back to the MB play a little on slots and then call it a night again!
    Day 4
    Saturday the 25th
    Our last day in Vegas before we head back to Texas Sunday on our noon flight! Okay well we woke up at 10 had a quick breakfast at the buffet and then the wife went for her message at the spa that I booked for her the day before! Because I am an awesome husband! While I played $5 craps which I $100 into $300 while she was getting pampered! SCORE!! Payed for the message now I just have to pay for that damn LV purse I bought her! So after all that we decide to go to “Old Las Vegas” since we have never been there before or seen any of it. Well………… turns out there isn’t as much to see? Or maybe it’s just not for my wife and I? The Golden nugget was a neat place and the shark slide was really awesome! But honestly other than that we didn’t really care for downtown Las Vegas. So we head back to the strip where we got dropped off at the fashion show mall! Mistake! The wife looked around shopped bought a few things for me to carry then proceeded to head across the street to the Wynn where there just happened to be another LV store and 1k later bought a matching wallet!! So with a smile even bigger on her face we head back to the Hotel drop off her shopping change clothes then go eat dinner at the vending machine because I can’t afford anything else!! Just kidding…well kind of?….. instead we had dinner at Tacos & Tequila coming from Texas we have A LOT of Mexican food restaurants but this place was actually pretty good the chips and salsa great and I had the fish tacos and my wife had steak tacos both of us were very pleased. After dinner we go and check out the Cat House since they handed me a get in for free card!! This is definitely a cool little lounge bar that would be great with a group of friends to go hang out with. They have booths and tables all along the walls and also 2 pool tables. So after a few drinks in there we decided to go over to NYNY again and play some BJ since this is my wife’s game of choice besides that dang Deal or NO DEAL game! That gets her every time! Anyways we played BJ for about 2 ½ hours and broke about even. If you can’t tell we aren’t big gamblers? I don’t even have a M lIfe card but my wife does. When I play a slot or something though I stick hers in the machine I think it said we had 72 points?? I don’t even know what that means or how you accumulate points or the secret to the whole M life card thing? But anyway we call it a night at NYNY head back to MB I stop by the craps table throw $200 on the table and loose it all about 30 min later! GREAT!! Time to go to bed we have to wake up early and pack!
    Sunday 26th
    We woke up packed and ate breakfast at the buffet again! Nothing exciting. Overall this was the wife’s and my favorite trip to Las Vegas we really enjoyed a lot of different things and I know I left a lot of thing out and probably rambled on ,but for those of you still reading thank you for reading my TR and any advice on what to do next time will be appreciated. Cause we can’t wait to go back!
     

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  2. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Great 1st TR - thanks for posting. Sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary trip - very cute couple - good luck to you both and hope you get back to Mecca soon. :)
     
  3. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    Hey, Austin - awesome TR! Thanks for posting.

    +1 on Moorea Beach Club. Glad you had such a great time. Have you started thinking about your next trip?
     
  4. LTA

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    Did your wife tear off that football players arm :)
     
  5. AliGee

    AliGee Low-Roller

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    I was laughing at that last picture. Um, exactly how did that come about? Great read, thanks for posting!
     
  6. ns4083

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    umm..... yea she was trying to get closer to the Cowboys player and knocked off 2 of the guys arms!! So after putting one back on I just told her to hold the other while I got the pic. All the other people around us got a good laugh out of it as well! and she hadn't even been drinking!!
     
  7. gongoman

    gongoman MIA

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    Thanks for Trip report:beer:
     
  8. Reed

    Reed High-Roller

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    Good score on the room and thanks for the trip report!
     
  9. flabola

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    Enjoyed your report. Sounds like y'all had a blast. She shoulda pulled that purse out of the bag so we can see it! :)
     
  10. Tellafriend

    Tellafriend High-Roller

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    I enjoyed the report!

    Thanks for posting!
     
  11. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Sounds like you had a fun time. Enjoyed reading it!
     
  12. Joe

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    Nice report and congrats on year #1:thumbsup:

    Who the heck set up the player's display? They have #12, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers, as a black man in your last picture. :confused2:
     
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