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Paris 2/23 -2/27 part 3 and Random Thoughts

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by mardaho, Mar 9, 2009.

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  1. mardaho

    mardaho Low-Roller

    Feb 1, 2007
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    Thursday - Day 4
    Figured I better get this report finished before I forgot everything
    This was our last day so you know how that goes you have to cram everything in to the last
    day, and we still didn't get it all done, oh well maybe next trip
    Up a little later today I think I made it til almost 8 am didn't even make my coffee run today
    because our plan was to go to Harrahs for the brunch
    Got out of the room a little after 9 after pre packing so I didn't have to do it later
    First stop was the internet station to pring our boarding passes, this is a good deal for 5 bucks
    we got all 4 of our boarding passes printed.
    Wanted to go to the Price is Right today so our next stop was to get our tickets
    Box office didn't open til 10 so we hopped on a machine and got an irish coffee mmmmmm :beer:
    double my 20 and it was close to 10 so went to get our tickets. We got the employee that
    was out of the running for employee of the month, not friendly at all or very talkative, you are
    going to have a long shift sweetie with that little attitude. Got our seats so we were free
    to roam until 2 ish. Off we went to Harrahs for breakfast. Much better than the Paris breakfast
    buffet, and nowhere near the lines at the stations. It was nice and relaxing. After a total
    pig out we went to gamble a bit at Harrahs, found my hot shot whatever machine and played
    a good long time on a twenty, too full to partake of any beverages at this time. Roamed our way
    back to Paris and regroup and then met at the Price is Right around 2:10. went to stand in
    line to get a few drinks and it was horibbly slow, a big group came in after us and they found
    out they could carry in drinks so they went out to the bar to get them, this would have been
    a good deal, when you get your room at Paris you get a sheet of coupons with a bunch
    of 2 for one drinks.. We should have left, cause that big group came back in less than
    10 minutes and we were still waiting, so we order 2 captain and diets and 2 beer and it comes
    to 33 bucks whew we should have ran out and hit the bar. The show was fun, Don't know if
    I'd rush back to do it again, but it wasn't real expensive, I think like 35 bucks a ticket.
    It was entertaining, They give out a total of about 50 prizes, and of course the 4 of us don't get one :grrr:
    sheesh, that's some luck we have, there was only around 200 people in there
    Next we wanted to go to the Rio, we had just missed the bus so we opted for a run through
    PH - we thought maybe we could hit up Blondies for an hour of Happy Hour, but when we
    got there the Happy Hour price was now 20 bucks for all you can drink, we didn't want to invest
    that kind of time or be wiped out for the rest of the evening, so we just roamed and played a
    little, then we caught the bus to the Rio, When you board these busses now they take
    diamond club first and then anyone with a Total Rewards card next, this bus was full and
    not everyone made it, so make sure you have a card. At the Rio we played for a while with out
    any luck , wanted to catch a show but still had a half hour to wait so we went in to the
    Irishy Pub - Muldoons I think - they had about 4 tables that were actually outsideon the floor in a roped off area
    so we sat there and had a couple of Pizza's and some beers, the pizza was really good
    the sauce was kind of sweet, it was vey good, had 4 pieces left so I carried them around and
    we all had a late night snack while gambling at the Paris. We could watch the show from our
    table. So we got to kill 2 birds with one stone and not keep feeding a machine. After dinner
    we headed back to the strip and finished out our night and vacation at the Paris. Fed machines
    there for a couple of hours and had waaayyyyy tooooooo many one last drinks, how come they
    always flow so free when you have to get up at 5 AM, crashed around 11 and didn't sleep all that wll
    the late nite pizza and a boat load of gin and tonics didn't sit so well. Woke
    up feeling fine but tired. Checked out and caught a quick taxi to the airport, everyone at
    checkout and at the cab stand were very friendly and smiley. Got to the airport and experienced
    the longest line I have very seen, They wound it around an extra corridor I had never seen
    before, but I think they do this, cause you are constantly moving, so it didn't seem so bad
    I think it was about 20 minutes, Of course I am the lucky one that gets pulled aside to get
    felt up, but what the heck, what happens in Vegas LOL
    Flight out was a little late, the captain came on and said he had an maintenance light that was
    on and it didn't fit his high standards, so we had to wait about 15 minutes , that's the kind of
    pilot you like, PICKY!!! When we took off we could smell fuel but it disappeared after about a
    minutes, so I could relax nobody else seemed to concerned.
    Landed on time in Appleton, It was very cold and they had just had a storm so there was a lot
    of snow and a few cars still in ditches in the highways. YUK
    we decided we didn't spend enough money so we spent the night at an Indian Casino on the
    way home, Didn't spend too much here, I was wiped out but still managed to stay up til
    Came home with about 1/3 of my money intact, so time to start saving for the next trip.
    Usually after 4 nights I am ready to go home, but not this time, I could have spent 2 more days
    It was fun to go with another couple.

    Random Thoughts
    Hooters Chicken Wings - Good Deal - get the coupon book with the Players Club
    Free Play - not worth much but at least you're note spending your own money
    City Center - missed this in my day to day review, but what the heck were they thinking????
    what kind of architect puts a building like that on the strip?? You know it's mixed
    in with the Bellagio, Monte Carlo, Paris, etc…. And it looks like something from
    the Jetson's. UUGGHHHH
    Drink Service - was pretty good everywhere we went, sometimes it took awhile to get your first
    one but after that, they came around pretty regularly.
    Crowds - Monday Night seemed slow but after that it was wall to wall people on the strip Nascar had come to town and it really started to show on Wednesday
    Freemont St. - Best shows I have seen, it was really crowded down there for a TuesdayNight. Don't miss mermaids for a drink it really is entertaining Brew Pub at Main St Station was a good meal and the roulette was fun
    Wynn Buffet - great buffet but a little pricey, thought I don't think the lunch one was too expensive, so if you go before 3:30 it would be reasonable. Try to get the free ones by signing up for there card
    Casino Royale - buck margarita's nice for a stroll down the strip
    Never saw anyone win anything big, in our group we each had 1 hit over 100 other than
    that it was just small stuff, but you could usually play awhile on a 20
    I'm sure I'll come up with more but I need to get this posted so I'll add any other random
    thoughts as I come up with them

  2. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

    Nov 26, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Nice TR...will be at Paris in 20 some days...can't wait.
  3. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

    Jan 16, 2004
    South Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Enjoyed your TR. Thanks for posting.
  4. Blondie76

    Blondie76 Low-Roller

    Sep 19, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Very nice and detailed TR. You and your friends got to a lot of places and did alot. Thanks for posting. :)
  5. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Aug 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Great trip report; I'm currently living vicariously through the TR's until we leave in May.:eek:
  6. CoachJoe

    CoachJoe Guest

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
  7. disdot

    disdot Tourist

    Feb 2, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Really liked your trip report, thanks for sharing!
  8. ariannajoy

    ariannajoy Tourist

    Jul 15, 2007
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Nice trip report. If you don't mind me asking where in WI are you from? We live in Neenah here.
  9. mardaho

    mardaho Low-Roller

    Feb 1, 2007
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Upper Michigan actually
  10. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

    Jul 8, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hey, anytime you come back with money I consider that a win. Loved all three parts of your trip report.
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