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First Vegas trip EVER! TR 11/12-11/14

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by BrokenAlice, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. BrokenAlice

    BrokenAlice Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Background - me (31) and my best friend K (35) both Vegas virgins. Cheapo slot players with a touch of video poker thrown in for flavor. No table games. Sunday 11/12 thru Tuesday 11/14 staying at Barbary Coast.

    Sunday: Early morning flight out of Seattle was thankfully uneventful. Arrived in LV around 8:30am. Easy cab ride ($12+ tip) to Barbary Coast. Checked luggage and hit Victorian room for breakfast. Love the free coffee cake! The food was typical breakfast fare. Tasty and cheap.

    After gambling for a while at Barbary we were able to get our room. Room 218 was nonsmoking, two beds with a fantastic view of the Eiffel tower and the Bellagio Fountains. Tiny bathroom felt a little cramped with two females fighting over sink and counter space, but we managed just fine.

    We took a walking tour on the north end of the strip. Walked from Barbary down to Tropicana - over to Luxor and back up to Bellagio. Stopped to play slots in a couple casinos here and there but mostly just walked and took pictures of the outsides of the casinos. By the time we got back to Barbary we were dead dog tired. We had been up since 3am at that point so we opted to take a nap for a couple hours to refresh.

    Dinner we cabbed it over to the Hilton and used a Restaurant.com certificate for Quark's in the Star Trek Experience. I had a steak/potatos dish and K had seafood jambalaya and rice. We also each had once fancy drink which were filled with all sorts of boozy goodness. We had some witty banter with a female Klingon and a hilarious time with a Ferengi who stopped by the table. My inner-nerd was very happy indeed.

    Played more slots at Hilton and then more back at Barbary before hitting the sack around 12am. We were beat.

    Monday: Coffee and a pastry at Seattle's Best Coffee. How perfect that is in our home hotel! After grabbing the coffee, we went straight to the bar and cashed in our free drink coupons for a shot of Amaretto to drop into the lattes. YUM! Threw some money into slots while we finished out beverages. Then it was time to wander around before lunch. Walked through Bally's and the shops at Paris. Used a 2-4-1 coupon to the observation deck of the Eiffel tower. Took lots of photos. Then over to Aladdin and wandered around the Desert Passage Mall.

    Lunch was at Commander's Palace. DIVINE! The service was spectacular and friendly. The food was outstanding! We both had the 3-course special. I had the pecan catfish and K had the beef stew. Both had spinach salad to start and the beignets with caramel sauce for dessert. We each had 3.5 martinis and were totally sloshed and feeling great.

    More slot fun and enjoyed Big Elvis at Barbary. Eventually hopped a Deuce and stopped at Ross for some shopping and then back on the Deuce to Downtown. Went and got a slot card at just about every casino under the canopy. Saw two light shows. Some patriotic America thing and then Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. The day goes by so quickly it was already time for dinner so we did the buffet at Golden Nugget. It was yummy but nothing compared to the lunch we had earlier. After eating and relaxing a bit we did some slots and K got a hit for $172 dollars. I don't remember the name of the machine but it had an Egyptian theme and the video "reels" were hexagons. So that was the big win of the trip. It was exciting for both of us. It was getting late so back on the Deuce and back home for us. A little more slots at Barbary and then bedtime. I don't remember what time it was but still probably early for us old ladies.

    Tuesday: Woke up around 8am. Packed up and checked out of the room. Checked the bags with the bellhop so we could get them later. Bounced through Bally's and hit the business office at Paris to print our boarding passes. Over to the Paris buffet for breakfast. Oh my goodness! It was amazing! I love that they left a carafe of coffee at the table so we could get our own refills. I ate my fill of apple crepes and lox with cheese on croissants. K had a berry crepe made for her smothered in Nutella. It was the size of her head! We were stuffed and so content it was almost sinful.

    We had about 2 hours left to play more slots in both Paris and Ballys and then it was cab time to the airport. Grabbed our luggage and got a taxi. The guy was a mad man! We took parking lots half way down Koval and missed a lot of traffic and lights. We got to the airport for $9.80 + tip! Amazing! We were terrified and exhilarated at the same time.

    Security at the airport was CRAZINESS! I got a pat-down because my wallet in my pocket set off the alarm. Oops! Still had around 90 minutes before boarding so we hit two Bijoux Turner stores for some goodies. Flight home included a demon-child screaming two rows behind us for the first hour. Took 45 minutes of that just to taxi to the runway. Back in Seattle safe and sound and that's all she wrote.

    Next trip already in planning stages for my birthday in February.
     
  2. Coaster Kikky

    Coaster Kikky Tourist

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    Just back from trip #1 and already planning trip #2... Nice! Another addict is born!

    The Egyptian themed slot might have been Cleopatra. Did it say "Welcome to my Kingdom" when you started?
     
  3. BrokenAlice

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    It was not a Cleopatra. I'm certain of that. Maybe a Pharoh's something or other.
     
  4. DonD

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    Thanks for the report. I think that you are now a Vegas addict:thumbsup:
    One thing though, you said "probably early for us old ladies" and you are only 31 years old. Do you know how old that makes me feel?:cry:
     
  5. BrokenAlice

    BrokenAlice Tourist

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    Sorry Don. But it's pretty sad when you're only 31 and you go to bed at 9:30pm most nights of the week. I feel like a geezer. So these "long" nights in Vegas were whooping my butt.
     
  6. vegasdrea

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    you two knew what your doing! you made the most of your trip. sounds like you had a blast. I love the Victorian Room. I love the food there and the prices are always right up my alley. the food there tastes yummy--especially when you're on your way back to the room at 5AM...
     
  7. Lori R

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    I'm pretty sure the name of the slot is Egyptagon. I've played it at Flamingo, Harrah's and Paris. I don't think any of the MGM casinos have it. It's pretty cool. Nice win for your friend. Also, glad you enjoyed your first trip--it's pretty mind boggling isn't it? Thank you for sharing with us. My favorite thing is to re-live Vegas through the eyes of a first-timer.
     
  8. gmoney590

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    It sounds like you had a great time but you really need to stay for more than just two nights. That's just not enough time to totally enjoy Vegas.
     
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