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October 12-16 at Aria, Semi-Live with Pics (I hope)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by TimLion, Oct 11, 2015.

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  1. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    The best laid plans of mice and men, right?

    I cannot believe the countdown timer is sub-24 hours. It actually looks somewhat weird, not seeing an mass of anticipation quantified within a tiny blinking box. Now that anticipation is becoming a reality, as the bags get packed, the airline e-mails me to check-in and I confirm the limo pickups. I'm coming home, Vegas.

    A few bullet points for this trip (a.k.a., things I'm planning on doing but not really going to do.) (Ha!)

    1. Play at least one poker tournament at Aria
    2. Cheapo-Craps down at Fremont or Four Queens
    3. Hash House A-Go-Go for breakfast...cannot WAIT for one of those manhole cover pancakes.
    4. Not lose too much money on any specific game...
    5. Meet up with some great VMB peeps on Monday night at Le Cabarét Lounge, Paris
    6. Drinks at the Stratosphere 107 Lounge (I think that's what it's called.)

    Anyone in town and interested in some drinks, gambling, food, bottle service at DA CLUB, PM me.

    Buckle your chinstraps, boys and girls. Let's get this party started.

    Santé,
    TL
     
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  2. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    A couple of pics to whet your appetite...

    The bankroll, again, inspired by Packer:
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    My best hit of last trip:
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    Here's to more of those, amirite?

    To quote Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption, "I'm so excited I can barely sit still or keep a thought in my head."

    Truth, Red. Truth.

    More to come...again, I hope.

    Santé,
    TL
     
  3. Midwest10

    Midwest10 Low-Roller

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    Have a great time and best of luck. I think you'll love Level 107 Lounge. In case you don't know:

    Early Happy Hour 4pm – 7pm Daily, Half Price Appetizers and 2-for-1 Cocktails
    Late Happy Hour 10:30pm – 1am Half Price Appetizers / 1am – 4am 2-for-1 Cocktails
     
  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
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    B S MIA

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    Best of luck to you!
     
  6. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    Good Luck!

    May the Handpays be with you!
     
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  7. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    There's something about this time of the morning...it's as if the world and I are sharing a little secret and no one else is in on it aside from garbage collectors and the guy who delivers my Wall Street Journal.

    Early mornings make me philosophize.

    The limo picked me up at my house right on time, bottled water and old-fashioned courtesy. Sleep was fitful last night; much to do today, much to plan in my head.

    Can't wait to see some of you and get this trip underway. Flight leaves at 0800.

    Deep breaths.

    Santé,
    TL
     
  8. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Due to a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, light traffic, aggressive limo-driving, quieter-than-average activity at the airport, etc., I'm sitting at the gate 90 min before boarding.
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    All good. I have my coffee:
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    And my paper:
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    Is 0600 too early for a cocktail?

    Why doesn't this airport have slot machines?

    Tick tick tick...

    Santé,
    TL
     
  9. sam_marques

    sam_marques High-Roller

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    Good Luck!! Looking forward to your updates and pics!!!
     
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    Tbone3336 VIP Whale

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    Have a great trip Tim and good luck! Looking forward to all the updates and some big wins. Safe Flight today.
     
  11. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Never too early for vodka and a bad spy novel.
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    Let's see how drunk I can get before arrival!

    Going dark for the next 5 hours. See you in Vegas!

    Santé,
    TL
     
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    LandryBalla9 High-Roller

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    Very excited for this TR!
     
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    jlee1224 Tourist

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    Don't you know $50s are bad luck! Ahhhhh

    Yes, more of the VP handpays!
     
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    queentata High-Roller

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    Big wins and great times for you!
     
  15. Packer

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    Safe flight and great luck TimLion. I will be following.
     
  16. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    I'm here...

    After several drinks on the flight...

    [​IMG]

    And more...[​IMG]

    Hooray!

    See you soon.

    And we're gonna make fifties lucky this trip. No sweat.

    Santé,
    TL
     
  17. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    The interminable wait at baggage claim...

    Where's that drink girl?

    Cocktails?

    Santé,
    TL
     
  18. TimLion

    TimLion Low-Roller

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    Checked in...beautiful!
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    Santé,
    TL
     
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    Tbone3336 VIP Whale

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    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Good start. Room view porn > airline food porn!

    Best of luck. (Just make sure to leave Aria a few bucks for me to take in a few weeks.) :beer:
     
    Number 50!
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