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Presidents Day Weekend

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by IllMarty, Feb 16, 2009.

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  1. IllMarty

    IllMarty Orangutan

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    My Trip Report

    02/09 TR

    Had a nice Vegas quickie to meet up with my friend Trevor and his brother that were out west on business. Just some bullet points to hit the highlights:

    -SWA on free RR ticket to and from. Had 6am flight on Friday morning as availability of Thursday flights was marginal. There were 2 big weddings going out and same people coming back. I passed out a dozen free drink tickets to one group that was lined up nearest me. This has become a ritual of sorts as I can’t drink them all.

    -Booked Paris on a comp about 3 weeks out when I decided to go. Always a nice stay in a regular no frills room.

    -Convinced ATCMurph to fly out of Indianapolis while in chat Thursday night.

    -Had plans to meet Larry (Sanonofresurfer) for lunch Friday and surprised him with Murph at Margaritaville.

    -Played a lot at Oshea’s this trip and it was fun for 3rd trip in a row.

    -Played lots of 100 play VP at Bally’s.

    -Visited Circus Circus for the first time when Trevor arrived. We sat and played bartop VP until 230am and drank beer Friday nite. Ok, cross that one off the list.

    -Went 1-3 in BBall games for – 60 but had good time watching.

    -Did Slots O Fun for first time. Uhhh, I’m good.

    -Had another great breakfast at Peppermill on Saturday with good company and good Bloody Mary’s.

    -Carnival Court and Oshea’s was fun with Lar, Tonya, and Tonya’s friends Rikki and Mariah.

    -Paris Sunday brunch was very good but maaaaaan the line was over 1.5 hours. We walked right in though with Platinum TR card, which made the food that much better.

    -Met up and had a drink with my pal Sticky at MGM before I had to leave. Shortly after Lar arrived, Stick decided to fall off her chair, and after only ONE crown and coke. STICKY DOWN!

    -Was in positive territory until last day. A last minute rally by MGM and Bally’s put me into negative territory, but only by $370, which for 3 full days for me is a big win! WOOOT!

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    Lar and Murph with tropical drinks

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    Nachos RULE!

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    Hmmm, do I have to drink both?

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    Our girl Stickaay before the fall!
     
  2. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    Presidents day weekend, huh? Yeah, that probably sounds better. heh.

    Seriously, sounds like fun. With that crew, how could it not be?
     
  3. IcyVegasAgain

    IcyVegasAgain Tourist

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    Great TR Marty! I love the pics! I cannot wait to go back to Margaritaville. I am getting those nachos...and maybe those drinks too!
     
  4. sfplayer

    sfplayer Tourist

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    Thanks for the report, love reading them. Sounds like a great time.
     
  5. Falcon_Rob

    Falcon_Rob Flying Winnebago

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    Sorry I missed ya Marty. Didn't know you were around my neck of the woods over the weekend!

    It actually looks like Margaritaville has really scaled back on the nachos! The ones you had seem pretty lame from what I remember. Take a look at them in August of '07!

    Nacho Pics
     
  6. Dean Martin

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    Sounds like a good trip w/ a few good friends:beer:
     
  7. Jack21

    Jack21 Guest

    Well played all around Marty, and nice pics of some familiar faces.

    Just remember our numbers at MSS the last night last year. Let's magnify that next month.

    E
     
  8. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    Thanks for the write-up. Glad you had a good time.
     
  9. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

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    Beyotch...so close yet so far away!

    Glad you had a great time!!! :)
     
  10. gotavegasjones

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    Marty - very nice. Thanks for posting.

    later, GVJ
     
  11. IllMarty

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    IN! :drooling:

    Rob,

    I asked if you were working when we were there on Friday and the craps dealer said he thought you were there but not working craps. I looked around but didn't see you. Saturday visit was after 1am.
     
  12. texas_aggie_girl_93

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    Sounds like a fun trip! Thanks for the pics. Man...what I wouldn't give for a bloody mary from Peppermill right now.... :licklips:
     
  13. atcmurph

    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    It's the jalapenos, Rob...Marty was a big wuss and left them off :poke:. We saw another order come through with them and it added quite a bit of volume...hehe.

    It was great hooking up with you guys, Marty. Thanks for being such a great last-minute trip enabler :peace:
     
  14. gmoney590

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    Ummm Nachos and fruity drinks. Hopefully no alchol was lost during the whole Sticky is down incident. It does sound like you had a great time.
     
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    Nice read...sounds like a blast..:thumbsup:
     
  16. Blondie76

    Blondie76 Low-Roller

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    Definately sounds like a fun trip! Thanks for posting! :)
     
  17. ghetto71

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    Nice TR!:peace:
     
  18. sanonofresurfer

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    How cool is that.....showing up for breakfast and meeting up with Marty and Murph for lunch at Margaritaville?

    My first trip to the Peppermill was awesome. And thanks for not mentioning the conversation between us and the waitress......and the poor innocent bystanders.....

    Sticky Down! Best memory ever!
     
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