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Romy and Michelle and Selma’s High School Reunion

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Mango68, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. Mango68

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    My Trip Report

    Who: 3 gals, 45 yo, friends since grade school. Still like to think we’re in the 80’s from time to time.:drunk: Do a girls trip once a year..first time to Vegas all together. This was a trip to escape the humdrum of our daily grind.

    Day 1. Girl #1, namely yours truly, arrives one day ahead of girls 2 & 3 to enjoy a single solo day/night of gambling on my own. Checked into my comped Ipanema Tower deluxe 2 queen room about 4pm. 13th Floor…nicely done Rio! Excellent pool/strip view. Dumped my crap and headed down to spend some time on the slots.

    40 bucks in and hit for 250 on a Platinum Hits machine. Score! Don’t have to hit up the ATM today. Dabbled around with a few other slots, enjoyed a few bonus rounds on Wizard of Oz but didn’t win anything to speak of. Wandered over to 3 Card Poker…spent about 2 hours at a fun table with a good dealer, up and down, left up 185 with a 40.00 buy in. A bit tipsy after my cards session, I decided to spend a few bucks at the Bonus Texas Hold’em table. Wow, ever had that bitchy, crabby, late 50’s dealer who feels it’s her job to scold everyone at the table for minor transgressions? "Your cards must be HERE...not THERE.." Yeah, her name is Rhoda and she’s at the Rio. She’s not dancing on the sand either.:grrr: One by one all my table mates slinked away from her horrible mojo. Colored out at 50 bucks and went over to the Sports Deli for a really great Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and giant onion rings to recover from her vibes.

    Messed around on some WOF slots, my favorite machine in this series with the tumbling reels. Hit for 130 and decided to take my winning TITO up to my room and lock it in my safe for tomorrow.

    Sat in my ginormous room and finished my sandwich and drank a beer from the overpriced minibar. Off to sleep about 11:30..plan on getting up at a decent time to spend some solo time over at the Palms before my 2 cohorts arrive tomorrow afternoon. Day 2 up next.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Mango68

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    Day 2

    Up by 7, down to the Starbucks by 8. Forgot my stupid package of K-Cups at home and didn’t want to spend the 6 bucks for crappy Green Mountain ones in minibar. Walked out the door near the World Buffet to cut through Gold Coasts’ parking garage to get to the Palms.

    An older gentleman with a fanny pack was ahead of me so I struck up a friendly conversation to ensure my safe passage through the slightly spooky parking structure. If we are accosted we’ll be able to fight back with his Birkenstocks and my crossover purse as weapons. No lurkers were about and he invited me to join him at the Gold Coast for their fantastic coffee and raisin bran muffins. Sorry, man, not hungry. But thanks for the escort! Travel on past the bus shelter and hit the light to cross over. This walk is much better this trip, last summer we did it in 120 degree heat and it seemed soooo much longer!

    Into the Palms, with its mythical 90% looser slots. I do love this casino. Big, nice selection of machines, food court, very clean. Played around on a lot of machines here. Had brought 100 bucks with a goal of at least doubling my money before I went back to the Rio. (Insert smirking snarkiness here). Played on a few of the Hot Hot Respin games I enjoy…up and down but eventually money ran out. Took my last few bucks over to McDonalds for an egg muffin and coffee to people watch for a while. Its only 10:30 am and my Palms budget is blown so its time to do the walk of shame back across the street.

    Friends are due about 4pm so I decide to go to the pool for a while to catch some Vitamin D. Adult pool isn’t open yet and there are only the kids pool and large pool open. I snag a chair near the closed pool and relax. Bubbly young waitress stops by several times to check on me before I crack and order a Pina Colada. 14 dollars in a solo cup! Don’t mind if I do! Spend about 1.5 hours out here until I decide to go change up and spend some time at the cards before friends arrive.

    After changing and freshening, headed for the tables. Talking with 3 card poker dealer about my bad mojo and Rhoda last night, she tries to convince me to write out a complaint! 3 beers later I do it. I never have complained about anything but I must admit Rhoda did ruin my fun. I've had grim, unhappy dealers before but she was the Queen. Don’t know if it did any good as I never heard from a host or pit boss or anyone for that matter. Oh well, I’m over it. Walk away happy 150 up as I get the text that my posse has arrived.:licklips:
     
  3. VegasDave

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    sounds like a lot of fun so far, thanks!
     
  4. Firehawk

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    This has the makings of a great TR!!!! :thumbsup:
     
  5. mike_m235

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    Bonus points for a random Duran Duran reference in the first post
     
  6. Mango68

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    Day 2 Part 2

    Girls are happy to be reuinited after a 2 year hiatus from our getaways. We head up to our room and they ooh and ahh over the view and the size of the room. They’d never stayed at the Rio. It has kind of become my hubby and I's home casino over the past few years as I’m getting to “that age” that the strip is starting to irritate me. We open a bottle of wine which they had smartly bought when they had the cab driver stop for supplies. Cheers!

    Off we go to the shuttle to Ballys. We are all pretty hungry so decide to go over to Margaritaville to sit on their 2nd floor balcony to eat. It was pretty windy up there so we sat at the bar and had a great conversation with the bartender and the random drunk guys around us. We end up going down and doing a little gambling at the Flamingo, walk around and see the birds.

    We walk over to the Mirage as one of the girls wants to get tickets for Beatles Love for tomorrow. Tickets secured, we walk around a bit and see how many porn slappers we can collect from. Then the girls are tired so we taxi back to the Rio. I played a little cards but my friends aren’t card players so I cut it short. What? Off to bed at 10:30? This isn’t degenerate enough for me!

    The plan is to get up in the morning and taxi out to Mandalay Bay and try to make the hike out to the Welcome to Vegas sign. Then casino hop all the way back to Ballys.
     

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    And then??!! I'm sure some hijinks or other such fun ensued... Let's hear it! :beer:
     
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    patiently waiting for the rest :)
     
  9. Mango68

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    Will put it up this afternoon! Busy Monday got in my way...
     
  10. TimLion

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    Can't wait to read the conclusion! Thanks for the updates!

    Santé,
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    Waiting patiently for more.
     
  12. dawnnut1

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    Me too.. bring it on!
     
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    Love this. One. Of. The. Best. Reports. Ever.

    I hate reading reports that aren't all in one post, but this one is great.
     
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    Can't wait to read the rest. Great report so far.
     
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    Just checking for a new instalment.
     
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