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Pictorial Trip Report April 27th

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by NickyDim, May 4, 2014.

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  1. NickyDim

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    My Trip Report

    Well the Mrs and I spend another week in Vegas. 2 nights downtown at MSS and 4 nights at the Orleans.

    Landed early, long rental car wait at payless, but then $150/week w/tax for a sonata is not bad. Valeted at MSS, checked in. The rooms are very nice, even with green walls. Clean, comfortable.

    Were out and about on fremont for 2 days. Gaming at the 4 queens, lounge and dinner at the El Co. What a nice experience. the Parlour lounge was very intimate and the bartender (paul) was only too happy to mixed us his favorite cocktail(the zombie - green mix, rum, tequila), then the Flame Steakhouse and ate to a music of a fine piano man.

    We spent the next day gaming, then eating at Magnolia's and more gaming.

    Check in at the Orleans was easy, got an upgraded remodeled room for a quick $10 to the checkin girl. They did a good job. Clean and comfortable. Gamed for a little, placed my hockey bets, then we went to the Stratosphere for drinks at happy hour at the 107th lounge. Nothing special there except a great view of the city. Dinner at Fellini's, where I'm never disappointed, and I wasn't this time.

    Weds we decide on a drive. We ended up at Floyd Lamb st park where Tule springs are. This place is beautiful. A true oasis in the desert. 5 fairly large, well stocked natural lakes from underground springs. Trees, grass, wildlife, picnics. Beautiful.

    Ate at Courtyard at Orleans late and gambled the night away.

    Thursday was a pickup at the airport, cousin coming in. After lunch it was to the new Linq, where we wandered for hours. They did a fantastic job on that courtyard/walk. A real eye pleaser. Gamed a little in O'sheas, but was disappointed. The decor, the games were ok, but, BUT, there is no cashier in the casino, and there are NO bathrooms. You have to walk quite a distance for either inside the Quad. Didn't go on high roller since we were already above the city once in the Stratosphere, but it was a quite a site over the Linq. Then to the Improv for some laughs.

    Friday we decided to have lunch at 8000 ft at the Mt Charleston lodge. Stopped at the resort first, then up to the lodge. Tall pine trees, still some snow on the peak, what a difference from the 90 degrees in the valley. It's about a 45 minute drive, and definitely worth it if you're looking from something different.

    That night we went to Bootleggers Italian on S. LV Blvd (warm springs rd). This was a night to remember. The food was mouth watering, and the atmosphere was even better. The piano man was great and set a real old vegas mood and feel to the place. I'll wont be forgetting this night anytime soon. And I will most definitely be back on my next trip.

    As far as gaming. We hit a few 4oak, 1 big keno ticket during breakfast at the Cal, some sports bets, but overall probably lost about 40% of the bankroll in 7 days. I guess when you don't pay for you rooms, drinks and 1/2 your meals, it's not such a bad deal.

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    The Flame $25acg coupon. They had a nice piano man playing too.
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    This sign (on slotzilla) really lights up great at night.
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    slotzilla is open
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    Binions always makes for great pics
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    Nice pics!
     
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    golden nugget
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    pizza rock
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    Orleans remodeled room
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    107th lounge view
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    Fellini's
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    Love triple bonus and 1200 on any aces.
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    Floyd Lamb St Park
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    Snow covered Mt. Charleston
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    Back at the Orleans
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    Smith Center downtown
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    Boneyard is only 3/4 mile north but I wouldn't walk it.
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    Container Park - yea, 2 days downtown wasn't enough, we had to go back.
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    vintage vegas, vintage gambler
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    This girl was topless downtown, with just a fan, and dollars stuck between her fingers.
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    Great photos. Where is that park??
     
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    The Cromwell...very nice
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    The Linq. Worth the return to the strip.
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    just before sunset
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    very pleasing to walk around and visually pleasing.
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    These colors don't lie. The Linq looks this good.
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    Mt. Charleston
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    not a bad view during lunch
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    I would live here, with only a 40 minute drive to a casino, what's not to like except the snow.
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    Bootleggers entertainment was fantastic
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    great anniversary dinner
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    Hope you enjoyed the pics. I enjoyed living it.
     
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    Great photos, Tks for sharing. I'll be going to MOST of those places in 10 days, 2 hours and13minutes, but who's counting....
     
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    Floyd Lamb Park. On the northwestern most edge of the valley. Take 95 north to Durango north.
     
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    Great pics, thanks for posting them.
     
  12. Jepockn

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    Awesome pictures. Thanks for posting
     
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    I'm loving the pics! Getting me totally psyched for my trip in 2 weeks!!! :peace:
     
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    Great pictures, thanks for posting.:thumbsup:

    Next time drive a little further up and go to Mt. Charleston Lodge.
     
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    We did. We decided to eat at the resort, or should I say the women I were with decided. The pic of the home is by the lodge.
     
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    FANTASTIC PHOTOS!!! With regards to Floyd Lamb State Park... classic example of why leaders are reluctant to name public places after people before they've passed. Floyd was a very powerful, long time (close to 30 years) state senator, who was convicted (along with a few others) of accepting bribes late in his career. Of course bribes and payoffs were part of doing business in 50's, 60's, 70's Vegas, but Floyd's downfall was particularly ugly.

    His brother Ralph was the long time Clark County Sheriff that the TV show Vegas was modeled after.
     
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    Enjoying the pictures. :beer::beer:
     
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    Awesome pics. I'll be in Vegas 5 days from now and plan to take numerous photos as well.
    Looks like the Linq will be my favorite place to hang out.
     
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    Trip reports with photos are my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing.
    The Quad/Linq area looks fantastic.
     
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    Awesome pics. Looks like you had a great trip. Congrats in the quad A's (x2!!!)
     
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