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Longest time between trips?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Holty43, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. Holty43

    Holty43 Tourist

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    What is the longest time you have gone without a return trip to Vegas?
    Heading out in September and will be first time since 2004. Can't wait to see the changes since then.
     
  2. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    A year and a half was the longest for me. I missed 1989 entirely.
     
  3. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    A little over 2.5 years for me. Otherwise I usually go a couple times a year.
     
  4. Darreningreenwood

    Darreningreenwood Low-Roller

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    Let's see...first trip in April of 09, then October 09, then.. **remembering dates, counting, removing shoes, using toes...**

    So my final answer is: It was maybe about 10 months, and that happened twice: October of '09 until June or July of '10; then again from October of '10 until July of '11.

    But my trip next month is probably my last for a while. I probably won't be back for another year, unless someone kidnaps me and drags me to town. Darn work and education....
     
  5. Joe

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    Four months and I'm regretting it:cry:
     
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  6. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    2 months, but I cheat cause I have business there.
     
  7. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Several years back I'd have said "several weeks." While it has been a few years now for a dedicated Vegas trip, I still get to town one a year, and in August it will be for several days so I consider that a Vegas trip. Hell, I think I've been to New Zealand since my last "real" Vegas getaway, and I know I've been to Canada a couple times and Hawaii at least five times. lol Obviously my priorities are all screwed up.
     
  8. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I wasn’t completely thrilled with Vegas my first time – probably because I was a poor college kid and sites like VMB didn’t exist (Al Gore had only invented the interweb a few years prior). So, it took me four and a half years to return – and only because I had to be there on business. By contrast, I’ve made 22 trips to Vegas in the past four and a half years.
     
  9. NickyDim

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    I was a regular (5 times in 4 years) with my parents and then my newlywed bride until 1983. Then we did the ole, save, buy a house and have 4 kids thing and didn't return for 24 years for our silver anniversary. Since then, I think 6 months is the longest we've gone.
     
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    I think the longest has been about 2 or 2 1/2 years. First trip was around 1997, and we went about once every year and half to 2 years for a while. Then we had a really bad beat down gambling wise, plus my parents moved to Key West and we made more trips there. Once we went back after 2.5 years, we started going once a year, then twice, and now this upcoming trip will be our 4th in the past 12 months. I doubt we will keep up that pace, but we'll see.
     
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  11. VegasGarden

    VegasGarden Low-Roller

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    6 months in the last 12 years all the poorer for it in terms of cash. considerably enriched with memories !
     
  12. Vladimir

    Vladimir Low-Roller

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    Turned 21 in early 2009 and have visited....
    April 2009
    November 2009
    January 2010
    June 2011
    June 2012
    Feb 2013

    Planned:
    (Oct 2013)
    (May 2014)

    So the longest gap was 16 months. I sincerely hope that will be my longest gap!
     
  13. Holty43

    Holty43 Tourist

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    Shame on me, seems I have the longest time between trips. Looking forward to Sept. not only for Vegas but my oldest son lives there and will be getting married. Should be a great trip all around.
     
  14. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Since I turned 21 the longest time between trips has been 5 months...but that may change to 6 months unless I get back before thanksgiving...
     
  15. crussader

    crussader Low-Roller

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    First trip was 2007. Seven trips in the last 6 years with the following distribution:

    Aug 2007
    Aug 2008

    May 2011
    Aug 2011
    Nov 2011
    Feb 2012
    Aug 2012

    Biggest gap 33 months.
     
  16. Joe

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    Just booked my wife's birthday for February. So that means Vegas in Oct, Dec & Feb. Boy oh boy are airfares climbing on SWA. I paid with a combination of credits and points, but otherwise RT from Milwaukee was over $700 each for Feb.

    Even though we are traveling to Seattle, Maine & Tampa, October seems like a long way off. I already feel like I need a Vegas fix!
     
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  17. archie1959

    archie1959 Low-Roller

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    I have been to Vegas once a year since 1986.
    Last trip was November 2012.
    However this may be the 1st year not going.
    I was laid off in July 2012 after woking close to 30 years with same company.
    Vacation is not a priority right now.
     
  18. LolaDoggie

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    I had just started the routine of going once a year and then that got derailed. I had a 6 year stretch with no Vegas.
     
  19. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Maybe you should consider moving to Vegas. :poke:
     
  20. daveg000

    daveg000 High-Roller

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    I went to Vegas when I was young and divorced - 2 trips in the early 70's.

    Then I got custody of the kids in '77

    Didn't get back until the late 90's - curse those kids!

    Shame on you Ken for picking on Joe!!!
     
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