1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

OK, I am a Vegas junkie. 5 trips now booked.

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,332
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
    Booked a trip today for April. That means 5 trips in queue . Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb & April.

    Then shock of shocks, my wife said last week that maybe in 2018 we should consider becoming snowbirds for 3 months of the Wisconsin winters. She is on 2 golf leagues and golfs with so many people who either have 2nd homes in AZ or NV or rentals.

    Never say never, but I said I wouldn't live in Vegas again, but hell, I already know all the streets, restaurants and VP Bars, why not Vegas again, part time?
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016
    Christmas
    My wife's birthday
    • Like Like x 8
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  2. Onmyown32

    Onmyown32 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    158
    Location:
    Yankee in the south :)
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    Wow!! awesome! We have one booked for Nov. and last night started booking a trip in Jan for just my mom and me!! This will be first trip to Vegas without hubby and first trip alone with my mom. We figured Vegas would be perfect she loves the slots!!!
     
  3. Edserv

    Edserv Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Messages:
    228
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    That would be my dream- to live in Vegas maybe 3 months out of the year. I would never get tired of it. Just would need a huge bankroll. Good luck on your trips!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,961
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    55
    Good for you Joe, that's awesome!!! That's what retirement is for - to enjoy the things in life that you enjoy.

    For me, I'm already planning a month long visit in June/July 2018 for the World Cup soccer tourney. I think I'll have to break the trip up into a couple of different hotels as they typically don't let you stay more than 14 days, something to do with the property being viewed as an innkeeper vs. a landlord. Maybe I can just switch rooms, but I'll probably do three hotels @ 10 days each.

    :peace::beer:
     
    Annual Summer Bliss in the Land of Milk and Honey!!!
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,406
    Location:
    capital of Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    @Joe

    Get a grip, man!! I'm so green with envy :thumbsup::D:thumbsup:
     
  6. greekjim

    greekjim Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    248
    Location:
    WI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    7
    No one ever leaves the Wisconsin winters
     
  7. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,333
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Joe, Wouldn't you miss this? :cheers:
    2014fun.jpg
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    1,806
    Location:
    Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    60
    Get a 3 bedroom and rent a room / provide transportation for
    The board. It could fill the "lonely" times. 19$ a night seems about right and after the parking fees, resort fees, landlord fees, etc you could give up gambling for the sure thing.
    Just try to avoid Craig's list
     
    1st Super Bowl DT...Panthers / Browns no doubt
    Spur of momento trip
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. Brad8173

    Brad8173 Tourist

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    35
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Thank god someone else posted this - got 5 in the hopper as well...Oct & Nov (Nov have 2 wends back to back), Feb for Super Bowl and March for the Madness!

    Thank goodness I got the Vegas "itch" later in life - if it has happened earlier I would be hungry and homeless!

    All trips centred around football w/ the exception of March.

    See you there!

    B
     
  10. donfairplay

    donfairplay Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    305
    Location:
    CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Joe, consider searching airbnb for 3 month rentals. You get a decent discount renting for months on most places. The only problem is renting a car might get expensive.
     
  11. Jackpot Johnny

    Jackpot Johnny Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    172
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    170
    You are my idol. I always try to have to have two trips booked, but five could be only aspirational for me.

    I left the snow belt when I joined the military long ago and never returned except for family gatherings-I'd have already moved. You can't shovel heat......
     
  12. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,813
    Location:
    Ontario
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    Wow...that is a lot of trips!
     
  13. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,170
    Location:
    NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    What happened to Jan and Mar? Forgot to count them? lol
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,332
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
    First winter after we moved back from Vegas.
    [​IMG]
     
    Christmas
    My wife's birthday
    • Like Like x 2
  15. pebbles

    pebbles VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,316
    Location:
    Cumbria, UK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    27
    I'll be there in Oct, Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr and May, but it's just two trips for us. Airfare is the biggest single expense for us so we go for as long as we can.
     
    First trip of 2017.
  16. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    21,848
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    I'm curious if you're thinking about buying again in Vegas. You didn't seem to love it last time. :)

    I think snowbirding is a great idea. I know a lot of Seattle Rain-birds who head south Dec - April. I'm always tempted in the darkness of February. But I don't think I could buy somewhere else. I'd rather keep my options open and do some vacation rentals, or in the case of Vegas, maximize those winter comps.
     
  17. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,621
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Some local governments do not allow lodging over a certain number of consecutive days. Has to do with legal distinction of being an innkeeper versus landlord along with the taxes and other legal implications of being one over the other.
     
  18. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,332
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
    You know, I don't know. My wife kind of shocked me when she brought up the snow-bird idea. As far as I'm concerned we have to wait for the 12 year old doggie to move on. A lot of life revolved around the canine. Yes we kennel her for our Vegas trips, but I would like to do longer day trips and not worry about what the dog will get into, or even if some complex will take a 50# dog.

    None of this has been thought through. Just concepts at the moment. For sure we would change how we lived life in Vegas if we went back, if only for 3-4 months per year. You can't live there like you are on vacation.
     
    Christmas
    My wife's birthday
  19. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    3,257
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    101
    WOW – 5 trips booked at once! I'll probably make that many trips this year, but I'll never have 5 booked at any given time. You're the man!
     
  20. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    21,848
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    I hope you will continue to let us know as you move through the process. I think it's always interesting to hear about. Especially because I'm not sure I could live in Vegas. It's a vacation place for me. I have some other vacation destinations I could see myself moving to, even part time, but Vegas is not one of them.

    I understand the doggie thing too. It seems like a lot of our recreation decisions are based on whether there is someone who will watch the dog or whether or not she can come along and she's only 10 lbs. I think this is the first time that Ruby isn't coming with me to Vegas. I know she loves her time at Doggie District (thank you again for that!) but I'm sort of looking forward to not having to have her with me at my parents' and during my time on the road. Those 6am potty breaks are a lot easier when Dan gets up to do them. :wink2: