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My July Trip

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DaveInTulsa, Aug 3, 2014.

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  1. DaveInTulsa

    DaveInTulsa Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Spent an entire week in Vegas. First we checked in to the Mirage for a couple of nights. I only paid for 1 since we earned enough on my vegas slots to score a free night. My wife was in town for meetings, and I tagged along. It was our 5th visit to Vegas and had never stayed at the Mirage so I was looking forward to it. After we checked in, we grabbed some lunch at BLT Burgers at the Mirage. The rest of the first day was spent sleeping. We went up to our room and crashed about 5:30 with the plan being to grab a quick nap but instead I slept for 14 hours. That's what I get for working so hard, I guess I needed a vacation. We hit the pool the next morning and it was so cold, we didnt want to get in. I'm sure they cool the water since it's so hot in the desert, but they might want to back it off a notch. Everyone in the pool made the same face when they got in the water. We finally got in and once we got used to the water, it was fine. We walked up and down the strip checking out the hotels that have popped up since our last visit and then grabbed lunch at the Terrace Pointe Cafe at the Wynn. We sat outside by the pool. The food was very good and the service wasnt bad. Our anniversary was also during the week, and we wanted a nice place for an anniversary dinner and that was a tough choice with so many options. We considered Sinatra, Le Cirque, and a few others, but decided on Stack at the Mirage. I still want to try those other restaurants, but Stack was really nice. Dimly lit just the way I like it, and the food was amazing. Probably among the top 3 best steaks I've ever had. My wife had the butternut squash stuffed pasta. We spent a couple hundred on that meal, but it was really good. They even had a photographer come around and take pictures of the couples eating, so we had a nice souvenir of the evening (and it only cost 45 bucks). We walked over to the Wynn so I could lose some money at the Blackjack table. I'm a craps player and something told that Blackjack would be fun this time even though I never win. And I didn't. Ended up losing 80 bucks and that was enough. After a couple of days, we moved to the M resort in Henderson for my wife's meetings and spent the rest of the week there. We'd rented a car, so I wouldnt feel stranded in Henderson and so I could play golf while her meetings were going on. I hit 3 courses that week including the Las Vegas National course. I understand the Rat Pack used to play there, and I thought the history of that place was cool. It was a nice course. I hit the craps table at the M resort and won my money back from the Blackjack table. I never had another big winning night, but played all week on the money we took, so I guess there's something to be said for that. I also hit the pool every day at the M resort and the water there was very comfortable, not ice cold like the Mirage. I'm not sure how business is at the M, but it's too far from the strip for me to go back. It didnt seem very busy either. Every casino on the strip is packed each night, but there were plenty of dealers standing around waiting for someone to hand them their money. We also made it downtown to Fremont Street. I've been visiting Vegas for years and had never seen it. We had dinner at Triple George Grill. Great food...sllloooowww service. I lost a few bucks at the tables and after being at the restaurant for a couple of hours we were ready to head back. It seems like Vegas has gotten very expensive over the years, and maybe it's because I havent been for a while. I always look forward to going back, and so I'm already trying to talk my wife into another trip.
     
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  2. sybgal

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    Enjoyed your report, thanks for posting. Congrats on your anniversary!!
     
  3. LV_Bound

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    Sounds like a good time, but for 5 days in Vegas I was expecting to read about a lot more gambling. :thumbsup:
     
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