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Live TR - VegasChic & Sis - Dec 4-7th

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by VegasChic-, Dec 3, 2014.

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  1. VegasChic-

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    My Trip Report

    I can't believe it. Leaving for Vegas tomorrow, and today, I wake up with a sore throat. I've been chasing my little one around with a Kleenex all week, so I guess it's no surprise.

    ****sigh****

    Can't let it slow us down. Ugh. At least we're getting our hair done in Vegas tomorrow, maybe my hair will distract people from noticing my nose likely running? I can picture it already. Ugh. It all seems so very un-VegasChic-ish. Oh well, pretty sure I could crawl the strip with broken knee caps if I had to. Enough whining....and more meds........

    Background-

    My sister and I live in different cities, so we have always made a point of getting together at least every quarter. Last November started our trips being in Vegas...hard to believe we are about to set out on trip #5. (Had been to Vegas a dozen times before the start of these regular trips). As much as we love our daily lives, for us Vegas is a little escape with a bit of glitzy fun on the side. Our Vegas priorities are gambling - with shopping, food, and one show thrown in every trip. We make it a point to try new things every time we go. Our loyalties belong to Cosmo & CET, but, we have Vegas ADD and always end up elsewhere as well. So much for our THEO.

    The Plan-

    I admit it now, my plan is a mess. I already said I have Vegas ADD, and I meant it.
    We were fortunate enough to make Gold at Cosmo and Diamond at CET, and we were just going to go and do nothing but gamble for three days. But, stuff keeps coming up. I haven't even bothered to make ANY dining reservations - normally I do. As busy as it is, I don't want it to be overly structured, and we're fine to take it as it comes.

    Highlights-

    - Meet my sis in Vancouver Airport, she's coming in from Winnipeg then we're direct to Vegas.
    - First night stay at Venetian - (first)
    - Slot tournament at Venetian (first)
    - Go to Wynn to get a haircut & style at the salon (first - going to start a tradition of doing high end salons each trip)
    - Go to SLS since it will be the shortest taxi fare as we're ever going to get from the strip (first)
    - Meet up with some other VMB'ers (first)
    - Staying at our Cosmo/PHO usual set up the other nights
    - Try and check out the Diamond lounges and some perks while there (first time)
    - Head to the Andrea Bocelli concert on Saturday night, playing at MGM (first)

    So looking forward to this trip, hope to get a lot of gambling in. Although this is trip #5, we have had only one single hand pay. Our average bet is $3.00 - $8.00 per spin, sometimes $10.00. Geez - starting to wonder if these penny slots aren't the worst bet in the house.....:evillaugh


    We will do our best to keep this live!
     
  2. Jordan

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    you are going to LOVE this concert...

    We leave Halifax 7:00am tomorrow morning (Atlantic time) and get in Vegas around lunchtime, perhaps we will run into each other at Pho as that is where we will be staying!!
     
  3. breanna61

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    What a great way to get together with your sister! Sounds like it will be a great trip! Looking forward to your updates...they will help me make it to my trip December 10th. I really like the idea of a salon visit each trip; I think I'll start that next trip (this one is solo). I've heard Kim Vo Salon at Palms is excellent. I'm hoping to get to SLS too, didn't make it in October but I have a feeling I could blow it off just because it is "so out of the way" for me. Have fun and get some handpays.
     
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  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck! And I'm fighting a cold with you too! But luckily my next trip isn't till the 15th (to Disney World via g/f mandate). I'd rather be going back to Vegas though...:beer:
     
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    I will be shocked if we don't run into each other...we arrive at 12:40 to the airport (lunch too!)....plus PHO and the concert.... It's like we're living parallel lives with us having also a place in Sydney (Mira River) haha~
    Have a great trip, win lots, and we'll likely see you there....multiple times.......
     
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    Have a great trip!
     
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    Have a great Trip. There are many Diamond Lounges so Try to visit the different ones from 4pm to 6pm as they serve some different items at Flamingo and Harrah's then the others and Caesar's is always good but very crowed at 4pm.

    I just got back from two days in Vegas and No sleep. So do get some rest. All the VMBers I have meet were all great, so I think you will enjoy them.

    Most of all Win some jackpots and have fun.
     
  8. massiets

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    Where better to have a family Reunion than in Vegas :eek:) Great start to your TR, I will be following along getting my "FIX" until I arrive in Mecca on the 8th. May you have many hand pays!!!
     
  9. BearcatBJ

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    Good luck and enjoy the DL's, I like Paris the best, nice finishes and great service, being at pho it's just a min away. The DL at pho is great for sports with their 150 odd inch lcd but it's out of the way on the mezz and nothing special.

    Don't worry about the runny nose, the Vegas air will dry you right up.

    Enjoy
     
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    Thanks Breanna! I wish I had thought of the salon earlier, I only booked it a few days ago. With more time you can book the actual celebrity stylist, but I'm sure it will be fun. Will keep my eyes open for top Vegas salon articles and try and make my rounds. Hard as I try, I can't relax in Vegas - too excited - so the spa is torture! Salon it is!
    Thanks for the well wishes!
     
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    Lol, when not going to Vegas, I end up at Disney too~ heading to Aulani in Hawaii on January 4th. Thanks for the well wishes and hope you get through the cold before your travels! Have fun at Disney!!
     
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    Thanks for the info pphold....for sure we will check out the DL's. We just missed each other again! Glad you had a good trip - must have been good as there was no live TR from you that I saw! Rest up though.....it's almost the weekend and we all know that's prime casino time - you need to recover by then!

    Will update frequently with pics of our hand pays........thinking positive.......
     
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    Good luck VC have a blast. That sucks about the cold, I got one my last 2 days in Aruba last week. But the gambling gods rewarded me very nicely for soldiering on. The one night I played after I got sick I absolutely killed it. Here's hoping you are rewarded the same or better for toughing it out.
     
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    Starting to pack.

    Cold meds. Check!
    Wristbands. Check!
    Bankroll. Check!
    Obligatory sequinned & animal print Vegas attire. CHECK!!! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1417656644.754760.jpg
     
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    2 wristbands?...dirty bird!
    srsly though, that BR next to all that cough medicine makes me first happy for you then sad
     
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    Hey VC!! Have a great time! Enjoy a much as we food a couple days ago! Let's see some pictures too. Concert will be great and everyone I met so far from VMB are good people well except pphold of course. Kidding. Anyway go get em and take no survivors!! 17 and 20 on roulette! I wish you great luck!
     
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    Bahahahaha on the wristbands - learning a few things from our friend PT!

    I will soldier through. In fact, I once got NoroVirus on a casino road trip in northern Washington. I was laid out on the bathroom floor of a roadside Target store for over an hour. Sis was at the pharmacy and throwing every med known to man over the door. None worked. As long as this only develops to a head cold - we're laughing.........

    Hey - you're at Cosmo too same time - are you there in time for the VMB meet?
     
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    LOL Target...yeah no not getting in until Sat afternoon
    these monthly solo trips for me are Sat afternoon to Monday morning SW flight back in time to pickup the kids from school
    not perfect, but asking more would put me in Wife dangerzone
     
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    GO VegasChic!!! I hope this turns out to be your BEST trip yet!!!!
     
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    Thanks Packer- hope you are recuperating nicely! Looks like your VMB meet was another success! We are going to make this a winning trip but will save the roulette for when the 4 p's are around to show us how it's done! Hope to post lots of pics- stay tuned!
     
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