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oct 10-14 outing

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by chef, Oct 17, 2002.

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  1. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    My Trip Report

    I'd give a blow-by-blow, but here are some observations instead:
    Should have went with three nights instead of four. Three is just about the right amount.
    Craps is not much fun went it chews you up and spits you out. Never got a decent roll going in ten sessions. The tables I was on also never got hot, either. After awhile, you start betting a little crazy to recoup losses. Not a good idea.
    Food service- Praise to Friday night Fremont buffet, Saturday dinner (great german food) buffet at Sam's Town and Sunday buffet at Gold Coast.
    This may be trivial, but why must the crabs legs and crab/lobster claws in Vegas be served chilled. They have a salty, somewhat rubbery taste to them.
    As a big buffet afficiando, I've tried tons of them, but finally came upon the worst one - Palms for breakfast on Monday. I realize breakfast is hard to keep warm, but, when there are only about seven of us in whole restaurant, there is no need to prepare food for 500. Waffles as hard as rocks from sitting too long, lukewarm eggs, potatoes, meats.
    Still fun to spend one evening downtown on Fremont like we did Friday. Call me old-fashioned, but I like that light show. The evening is not complete with some crap shooting at Cortez.
    I know a lot of people don't use them. but a rental car is indispensable. You have the freedom to go whereever you want. We put about 300 miles on ours, about half of that was trip to Valley of Fire.
    Going to Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire or places like that really enhances our trips. It's great to get out of casinos and do some hiking in the great Vegas weather. They were even filming a movie at Valley of Fire while we were there.
    Enjoyed staying at Orleans, even though crap table was not my friend. Only recovery from craps losses was successful college and pro football bets.
    Isn't it a lot of fun watching the games at the sports book with all like-minded sports bettors.
    Took in the Scintas show at Rio with free LVA coupons. Very profesional act and we were glad we went. The only complaint we had was that they got too patriotic and family oriented at the end. Stick to straight entertainment. You guys do fine with that.
    The LVA coupon book was outstanding to have this year. Highly recomend it to others. Just on 2-1 buffet coupons, you get your money's worth, plus they put out highly informative monthly newsletter.
    Maybe I'm burnt out from five trips to Vegas so far this year, but I'm seriously considering taking a year off from Vegas travel. It just seems like it has taken its toll on me.

    [ October 17, 2002, 03:02 PM: Message edited by: chef ]
     
  2. Jimbo338

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    Take an aspirin to keep your blood thinned out and you'll be ok in a week or two!
    Jim
     
  3. rugbysteve

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    ahhh yes, many times I have just returned from Vegas and thought to myself... (self... you are way too burned out on vegas.. it's time for a break)... yeah... then a month or 2 down the road.. I start to get the itch... start talking Vegas at the bar.. and the next thing you know.. i'm booking another trip... haven't made it a full year without vegas since I was 24 (34 now). Is that what they call addicition?
     
  4. chef

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    You guys are probably right. Tenatively, I had already booked a short trip for mid December.
    I wasn't going to go, but could be chomping at the bit to be in Vegas by then.
    One other observation on the trip. I had always flown outbound in daytime. We went in the evening this time - what a difference. A very lively crowd. Southwest even ran out of Bud Light.
     
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