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Lucky Number 13 Trip Report!!! April 11-15, 2016

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by xman30, May 21, 2016.

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  1. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    This is my report for my 13th trip to Las Vegas. A solo trip. I'll do with this report what I've done with my previous reports, one post = one day.

    Day 1: Monday, April 11, 2016

    The airline I used was Southwest. The plane only had about 65 people on board. I had a row to myself. The plane was supposed to leave at 6:20am. But, we didn't leave till 7am. We were told that the luggage system broke down & that the luggage had to be loaded on the plane by hand. We were then told that the air conditioning had to be fixed. Things eventually got sorted out & we took off from Houston. We landed in Las Vegas at 8:07am. I got to the Monte Carlo at 8:54am & checked in. I was able to get to my room at 9:04am. My room was a Strip View room on the 27th floor.

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    For breakfast I ate at the Bellagio buffet. 9:46am. I thought the food was better than my previous visit. I then went to the conservatory at the Bellagio. 10:56am.

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    I then putzed around the CinemaCon at Caesars Palace. 11:37am.

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    For dinner I ate at Holsteins inside the Cosmopolitan. 5:35pm. I had the El Caliente Burger (I know I just wrote "the" twice ;-) ), french fries, & a Diet Coke. All very good.

    Wall inside the restaurant.
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    I made it to the Fremont Street Experience at 7:23pm. I took in the sights & sounds of the area: light shows, dancing DJs, dancing bartenders, & a couple drunk people.

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    I left a little after 9pm. I got back to my room at 10:46pm.

    Next up Day 2.

    xman30
     
  2. Lady Fortuna

    Lady Fortuna High-Roller

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    Nice, xman! Lots of great pictures. Did you also make pictures of the food you had?
     
  3. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    I very rarely take pictures of the food that I eat. I didn't take any food pictures during this trip.

    xman30
     
  4. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day 2: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    I woke up at 5am & got ready for the day. For breakfast I ate at the Cravings buffet inside the Mirage. Good food. I then went to the Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage. 11am.

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    After the dolphins I went to the big cat section of the habitat.

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    I then went back to the dolphin area. I went to the underwater section.

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    After the habitat I went to the Auto Collection at the Linq. 1:29pm.

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    I then headed to Caesars Palace to putz around CinemaCon. 2:29pm.

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    I made my way back to the Monte Carlo via the tram that goes between it & the Bellagio. The tram at the Monte Carlo overlooks the casino's pool. I took a few pictures.

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    I ate dinner at the Hooters Casino restaurant. 6:40pm. I had a Texas Melt burger, curly fries, & a Diet Coke. Good food. I then putzed around the Strip taking pictures.

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    I made it back to my room for the night at 10pm. Next up is Day #3.

    xman30
     
  5. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Nice Pictures! Thanks for posting.
     
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  6. tcocona

    tcocona Low-Roller

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    Wow!!!!! Great pictures. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share them with us. Have a great balance of your trip..
     
  7. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day #3, April 13, 2016

    I woke up a little after 5am & got ready for the day. For breakfast I ate at the Bacchanal buffet inside Caesars Palace. 7:42am. As usual, very good foot & a lot of it. Right now it's my favorite buffet. I then tried to go to the screening of Captain America: Civil War at CinemaCon at Caesars Palace. 8:50am. I wasn't able to get in.

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    I then made my way to Madame Tussauds wax museum at the Venetian. 10:16am.

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    I then went to the Flamingo Habitat. 11:43am.

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    I took these on the walkway to the tram overlooking the Flamingo pool.

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    For dinner I ate at Wolfgang Puck's Pizzaria & Cucina inside the Shops at Crystals. I had the Italian Meat Pizza. Very good.

    My entertainment for the evening was Britney Spears' show at Planet Hollywood casino. This is the second time I've seen the show. First time was during my May 2015 trip. I was in the Golden Circle section to the left of the stage. Very close. Standing only section. I took fewer videos, but a lot more pictures compared to the first time I saw the show.

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    My pictures of the show:

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    Various music video costumes in the theater's lobby.

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    I eventually made it back to my room & went to bed. Next up is Day #4.

    xman30
     
  8. djslots

    djslots Tourist

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    Awesome trip report so far, loving the pictures. :thumbsup:
     
  9. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day 4: Thursday, April 14, 2016

    I woke up a little after 6am & got ready for the day. For breakfast I ate at More, the buffet inside Luxor. 8:13am. First time eating there. Better than I thought it would be. I then went to the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. 11:10am.

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    After the Shark reef I took a picture of Mandalay Bay.

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    For dinner I ate at Pub 1842 inside the MGM Grand. 6:30pm. I had the BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, fries, & Diet Coke. Good

    I then took in a couple Fountain Shows at the Bellagio.





    I took a couple pictures while I was there.

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    Next up is Day 5, aka going home day (eventually).

    xman30
     
  10. carrie_dave_and_cody

    carrie_dave_and_cody Low-Roller

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    Great photos. What kind of a camera are you using?
     
  11. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Most of the pictures I took for this trip & a couple videos were shot with a Canon Powershot SX530. Most of the videos for this trip & some of the pictures were shot with a Canon Powershot SX710.

    xman30
     
  12. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

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    Such great pictures. Was the Shark Reef worth going to?
     
  13. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    I think so. It cost about $20. You do see a nice variety of sea animals. It doesn't take a real long time to go through, but it's worth visiting.

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  14. calway55

    calway55 Low-Roller

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    Incredible photo!
     
  15. VPguy

    VPguy Tourist

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    Super great photos in fact some of the best I have seen. Great job.
     
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    Niteshade Low-Roller

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    Fantastic photos. Such detail. Thanks
    so much for sharing!!
     
  17. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Fabulous photos! I especially liked your Conservatory photos; the colours are so vibrant.
     
  18. JosieCat

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    Great report. Great pictures. I'm sure you'll understand that I skipped over most of the Fremont street ones :)
     
  19. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Thanks for the pics! I like the ones you took of Brittney. She looks really nice for an older woman, lol!:poke:
     
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  20. BiGP

    BiGP Low-Roller

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    nice report.great creeper photos of the chicks at the pool
     
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