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Life as a local

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Dutchguy, Sep 23, 2005.

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  1. Dutchguy

    Dutchguy Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I made a quick trip out to Vegas last week and spent much of it like a local. Most of my recent trips have been with my wife and other couples, or with my work buddies, drinking pool-side during the day, buffet in the early, followed by more drinking at bars and clubs at night. However, this time I went solo and stayed with my ex-wife who lives about 20 miles northwest of my usual Strip comfort zone. Hold on! Since our divorce in '92 she and I have had a friendly, platonic relationship. She has since re-married, has a little girl, and deals blackjack at Harrah's. She knew that I badly needed a get-a-way. On June 9th 2005, Stacy, my wife of the past eleven years, passed away from a dibetic complication. It is the most difficult thing I have ever had to deal with. My ex offered to let me stay at her place if I came out, so I accepted. (Stacy and my ex knew each other and got along well.)
    Anywho, Southwest from K.C., $196.00. Much better than the $278.00 I paid in April '05. Picked up my luxurious Taurus at Dollar and headed to NyNy, for a pastrami sandwhich at Greenberg's. Alwasy good! Then strolled through the casino and spotted the Wheel of Fortune slot that Stacy liked to play. I put in ten bucks, got to spin the big wheel, and hit for a hundred bucks! Nice.
    Got the car and pointed it northwest to the 'burbs. Highway 95 at 4:00pm sucks! Over the next three days I only gambled about 45 min. (Sunset Coast) slots, v.p. and roulette. Made about $400.00 dollars. The rest of the trip was spent reminiscing, shopping, eating, driving to Primm, and taking my ex's little girl to school.

    A few Vegas firsts firsts for me -
    My first fish taco at my first Baja Fresh (Texas Star Lane). I liked it!
    My first meal at Pf Changs. (Rampart Blvd) I liked it!
    No newdy clubs.
    More shopping than gambling.
    Visited a library
    No Strip buffet.
    Not one adult beverage.

    The annual May guys trip is already in the pre-pre-planning stages. I know that trip will filled with all the debauchery that makes Vegas fun. This trip was relaxing, but a little somber.
     
  2. LearningVegas

    LearningVegas Tourist

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    Nice Trip

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    I'm sorry to read of your wife's passing. That really would be difficult.

    Sounds like a good trip, though. A relaxing trip to Vegas is a rare and beautiful thing. You did very well considering the circumstances.

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  3. Coaster Kikky

    Coaster Kikky Tourist

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    Deepest sympathies on your wife's passing. Thanks for writing up your trip report for us.
     
  4. VegasinApril

    VegasinApril Tourist

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. Glad you were able to relax some, and hope you have a great time on your next trip.

    VegasinApril
     
  5. ladyluck

    ladyluck Guest

    I am very sorry to hear about your wife. It sounds like you have a good support system to help you through it. I'm glad you were able to have a good trip.
     
  6. Dutchguy

    Dutchguy Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the kind words folks.
     
  7. RamBill

    RamBill Tourist

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    My sincere condolences on your wife's passing. It's good to know though, that your ex and you are good friends and could be there to give you support. It sounds like it was a good trip!
     
  8. DeDe

    DeDe Tourist

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    So sorry to hear about your loss...
     
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