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Semi live TR May 25 -28 Anniversary and Bday trip

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Suekel, May 25, 2014.

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  1. Suekel

    Suekel VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    I am going to attempt to do some live updates during our stay, thanks to the Tapatalk app. Currently sitting at a bar in the Austin airport waiting for our flight.

    This trip started out with just my husband R and I going for our anniversary (today) and his Bday which is Tues. Then a young friend of ours asked if she could go too, along with a friend of hers. Then my husbands sister and BIL decided to add two days in Vegas to the end of a visit to San Diego, so they'll be there Mon-Wed. Lastly, a couple we are friends with decided to join in and booked just this week. So our solo trip became a group of 8!!

    We are all staying at Ballys, a couple people have shows planned, we are doing a group dinner Tuesday for husband's Bday, and beyond that no set plans.

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    I'll hopefully do updates here and there during the trip and will do a real TR when we get back.
     
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  2. Suekel

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    Her friend - N 28. We already know her too
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    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    Happy anniversary! Have fun!
     
  4. Suekel

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    Checked in at Ballys a short while ago, was able to upgrade 2 rooms to Jubilee Tower. Nice rooms with a view of Eiffel Tower, Paris pool and if we look to the right, the Bellagio Fountains. First win of the trip! Husband hit 4 Kings at bartops for a $62 win, I lost a quick $20. Heading off to check out Cromwell in a few minutes. Ren and M due to arrive around 10 tonight.
     
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    Happy anniversary and good luck! :beer:


    Looking forward to hearing how you like (or don't) Cromwell.
     
  6. BeeeJay

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    can't wait to hear about your thoughts on Cromwell!

    nice TR so far!
     
  7. Suekel

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    Passed thru the Cromwell rather quickly - it's very nice, they did a great job on the remodel. The Beach Club was just letting out so there was a REALLY interesting scene of drunk bathing suit wearing people milling about.

    Will spend more time there tomorrow.

    Currently sitting at The Yardhouse in The Linq waiting on dinner. The Linq is really nice, they did a great job on it!!
     
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    reen1962 Low-Roller

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    Happy Anniversary! It's our's too. How many for you? Happy early birthday to your hubby. Enjoy your trip.
    You do know that I'm living vicariously through your report, don't you? :ssst:
     
  9. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Oooh live updates! Happy Anniversary!

    I will never forget the smell when I got caught in the Hard Rock Rehab let-out lemming crush. Like a drunk locker room.
     
  10. Suekel

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    Reen it was 18 years.

    So it's not even 6AM and I'm wide awake despite not going to bed til close to 1. FML. Gonna try to sleep some more. When we left Yardhouse we headed back to Ballys because Ren and M were arriving. Mostly just played and drank here til bed. Sorry no good pics of big wins or anything, I'll try to do better with taking pics today.

    A couple thoughts: when we were passing back thru Cromwell on our way back they had the ropes up for Drais After Dark, so it is reopened. Also, the music from Chateau was pretty loud, luckily I was exhausted so it didnt keep me up, but light sleepers might want to avoid rooms in this tower facing Paris.
     
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    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    Now people staying in that area have both Drai's and Chateau's music to contend with.
    Carry on having fun!
     
  12. Suekel

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    BIL and SIL arrived around noon, and within 15 mins of sitting down with us at Sully's Bar he hit 4 Aces with a kicker for $500!!![​IMG]
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Very nice!!!!!!!!

    Love AAAAces
     
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    Whew, long day yesterday! After SIL and BIL arrived and got settled, us 4 went over to Cosmo. The rest of our group was at the pool. We sat at Queue Bar and played VP for a while, then the others texted that they were leaving the pool and were hungry, so they met us at Cosmo and we went to Secret Pizza. So good!!

    Everyone came back to Ballys to shower/freshen up with the goal of heading Downtown around 6.

    More to come....
     
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    [​IMG]

    TAG lounge at The Quad. Didn't stop for a drink but it's a pretty cool looking sports bar.
     
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    [​IMG]

    TAG lounge at The Quad. Didn't stop for a drink but it's a pretty cool looking sports bar.
     
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    I have to wonder if anyone ever actually goes for the "Double Up" feature on premium hands like this.
     
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    Nice win:beer: I'd love to hear what you think of Cromwell too.

    I know from staying at Encore, it's quite a shift in atmosphere in the casino when EBC lets out about 5pm or so but it also dissipates about as quickly as it begins. Most of the time it doesn't seem that the people attending that party are gamblers so a few mingle in the casino but the majority head for the taxi line to get back to their hotel....and the Encore personnel seem to have a system of corralling people in that direction too.
     
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    Gotta love Sully's bar.
     
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    I wonder how many, if any, reward credits would be calculated if that happened, too.
     
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