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Guilt Free (?) Parents TR - Live! Food, Golf, and the Pursuit of a Jackpot

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by north east j, Sep 9, 2015.

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  1. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    That might be the longest title ever....

    Long time lurker, occasional poster leaving in 5 hours from Edmonton to Vegas.

    THE FACTS

    Bought the flights in April thinking this would be a nice first trip away together since baby #2 came last year. First trip away from kidlets for the missus. Wednesday to Saturday trip - unless jackpot won, then we'll stay for Mayweather fight.

    We've earned this. We bought a home to demo and took possession 3 weeks ago. I have not been able to feel my hands since thanks to tendinitis or carpal tunnel, but the home is now completely gutted. Had an emergency roof replacement this past weekend as well as asbestos issues, and the home we're in now hasn't sold yet. So....we need a couple of days rest.

    Our 10th trip together. I have been a few more times on conferences.

    3 nights comped at Ballys with $40 fp and entry into slot tourney. May or may not do it. Pre check in has us in strip facing jubilee king suite.

    Hosed for car rental - how can an SUV cost the same as an economy car? So we have an SUV booked.

    Low rollers. ...ish. Because of short time frame might just spend an hour a day on quarter and dollar slots rather than 4 or 5 on pennies.

    Using 2 myvegas rewards - MGM breakfast buffet and GVR cabana and $175 food/bev credit.

    Tapatalk loaded and tested with this post

    GOALS

    E by Jose Andres Thursday night
    2 Rounds of golf but haven't booked any yet. Suggestions?
    JACKPOTS!
    Rollin Smoke Bbq
    Lotus of Siam
    JACKPOTS!
    Thursday GVR poolside cabana
    Lots of hubby n wife fun time
    JACKPOTS!
    Going home even

    Having said all that we are both exhausted and will probably be asleep by 8pm every night....and then up at 4am.

    LET'S GO!
     
  2. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Sounds like you've certainly earned this trip! Hope all goes well and you both have a terrific time.....good luck!!
     
  3. vegasvette

    vegasvette Low-Roller

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    Hope you enjoy your well deserved trip. As long as you have a rental car, and not knowing your golf abilities, i'd recommend Rhodes Ranch for a fairly wide open, non condo lined course. It's about a 15 minute drive from the south strip area. They have a sister course a half hour to the east, called Tuscany. If you don't mind more expensive courses, then the TPC courses in Summerlin are good. I'd check on course conditions right now regardless of where you play. I'm not sure of overseeding schedules.
     
  4. Jjd234

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    Have a great trip! Can't wait to follow along.
     
  5. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    Thanks everyone. On the way to the airport now. Wife and I are both....tired. I am a really bad flyer so I take ativan and gravol for the nausea. Makes it a beauty flight. I have it timed perfect so that I usually wake up as we are decending. I literally was working until 5 mins before we left so typing this is making me more excited.

    So any posts in the next 3 hours may be of questionable content and grammar.....
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
  7. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    Good luck, and many jackpots your way.

    Cheers
     
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  8. bebevegas

    bebevegas Low-Roller

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    Cheers to jackpots, relaxing together and having your biggest decision for the next few days being what your gonna drink next!
     
  9. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    At the airport now. As you can see, it's packed!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    ......and then there's always these lovely chairs. They look terrible, but are super comfy![​IMG]

    For the record, there us a guy on my flight with one of the worst wigs I have ever seen. My goal before we take off is to discreetly take a pic to share. It's a beaut!
     
  11. pebbles

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    Those chairs look sticky. Eww.
     
    First trip of 2017.
  12. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew Low-Roller

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    Good luck. Working tomorrow before our flight out also. I will catch up on your trip report after our trip. Hit that jackpot. But save a little for us.
     
  13. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    DEAL!
     
  14. paula711

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    Freaky the airport is so very empty! Have a great time! Lots of luck!
     
  15. Raptor

    Raptor High-Roller

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    Is it so empty because everyone is flying out of Calgary? Fancy new looking yeg....flew out of there 3 years ago with a 1 way ticket and haven't been back since. Win big and often, enjoy your trip!
     
  16. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    Honestly took until we de planed to catch this. I know it's blurry, but the wig is righteous![​IMG]
     
  17. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    N ahhhh. ...found out we were way early. Although with low oil prices I'm sure that has something to do with it
     
  18. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    uploadfromtaptalk1441855078829.jpg First time I'm over a dozen trips that I have waited for shuttle bus to rental terminal for more than 2 mins....
     
  19. rscpa

    rscpa Low-Roller

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    Never understand how people think that looks better than bald! Thanks for the pic and good luck!
     
  20. north east j

    north east j Low-Roller

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    It's about 330 am here now. I am gong to bed at ballys. Wife has been up already for awhile. Remember how I said I wanted a chance at a jackpot? It happened.

    Will explain more in the morning.
     
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