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Packed And Ready To Go

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Jimbucc, Dec 9, 2014.

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  1. Jimbucc

    Jimbucc VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Flight leaves in 4 hours. Thank you Frontier Airlines for awesome deal and good flight times and direct flights. Wife and I round trip $348 total. Add $3 for assigned seating and $15 for each checked bag. Still less than $400 total for 2 people. Southwest used to be my go to for deals out of Cleveland, but now Frontier is trying to make a move in Cleveland . :thumbsup:

    As I reflect on all of my trips to Vegas, I am thankful that I was blessed with a good job and loving wife. In my attempt to stay at many different casino hotels, we have the famous Circus Circus next. We have done everything from Bellagio, Venetian, Cosmopolitan on the high end to everything on the low end and in between. I have stayed at properties like Stardust and Sahara before implosions or make overs. I'm not picky, just give me a decent bed and a clean room.

    When I was working at UPS hustling packages this time of year was a bit#@. We were never able to take vacation from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Now that I am retired I am going to Vegas at a time of year I could only dream about when I was working. Hopefully I can continue with good health and keep making trips to Vegas until I ride off into the sunset like Andsen and Gregrio.

    My bankroll for this trip is $2000. It's more than I normally take, but I'm hoping for a little more risk to obtain a higher reward. It's Christmas season and I think Santa is going to be good to me. :peace:
     
  2. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Good luck Jim! I'm still in the thinking about packing stage, leaving tomorrow morning.
     
  3. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC Low-Roller

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    Have a great trip and win big. I'm right on your heels... Heading out on Friday. JetBlue free ticket and cheap room at the Rio.
     
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  4. Joe

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    Good luck Jim!
     
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  5. Ty

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    Congrats on retiring.
    Have fun and win big!
     
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  6. weas

    weas Low-Roller

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    Good luck, heading out tomorrow morning. Packed and ready to get the game on.
     
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    Good luck!
     
  8. Jimbucc

    Jimbucc VIP Whale

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    A bit of a cluster f#!$ checking in at Frontier but TSA was a breeze. Flight is on schedule.
     
  9. sybgal

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    Glad you are enjoying the life of us retired folks! Good luck and look forward to reading about your "winning trip"!!!
     
  10. Packer

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    When I was younger I hustled packages for Fedex. Still have 401k with them and it has really grown over the last 28 years! Congrats on the retirement, good for you and have fun. Enjoy!
     
  11. llestrange25

    llestrange25 Tourist

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    Have a good trip, we will be there on Saturday evening after 12 hour flight
     
  12. touche22

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    Have fun. Will be following along
     
  13. pphold

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    I worked for UPS in College and Retail so during the holidays was always tough on getting days off. I use to make the trip to CES in Vegas every January but have stopped.

    Enjoy the trip and have fun. Hopefully win some big jackpots.
     
  14. Jimbucc

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    Thanks for all the good wishes. On the car rental shuttle now.
     
  15. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Jim,
    This sounds like one of those trips where a person is more relaxed than normal. Plus, great time of the year to be in Vegas. With the positive attitude you have going in to this, you should be able to appreciate Circus-Circus.
    We did CC a couple times and it wasn't as bad as anticipated. Let us know what your take is, as this place gets rapped by folks all the time.
     
  16. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck! Don't be shy with Circus Circus win pics!
     
  17. Emmersone

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    Best of luck to you. Hubby and I will be arriving on Thursday afternoon. Staying at Caesars and looking forward to the trip.
     
  18. Jimbucc

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    Only one 4OAK on VP. None for Kathy. Calling it quits for today. I'm down $65 and Kathy is down $70. Room isn't all that bad. I've stayed in worse.
     
  19. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Losses for the day are minimal so book it as a win!
     
  20. Jimbucc

    Jimbucc VIP Whale

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    Plan for today is to use free plays from ACG and MRB. Up $15 so far. Plan to nickel dime losses back.
     
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