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shifter Memorial Day Adventure - May 24-28

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by shifter, May 22, 2012.

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  1. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    My Trip Report

    another chapter in my Vegas adventures is set to begin. we have a few plans for this trip.

    plan 1 - have fun!
    plan 2 - win lots of money!
    plan 3 - have more fun!

    participants for this trip will be me and my friend Greg. just the 2 of us guys, wives are left home! this is going to be my first trip to Vegas without my wife in almost 2 years. i love when my wife comes and we always have a good time, but originally we were going to have another couple of guys going so it made more sense to leave the wives at home. but then the other guys dropped out and left just the 2 of us. but i will say there is something nice about a trip where we can do whatever we want and have no one to worry about.

    the trip looks to start off nicely as i paid the upgrade fee for first class. he's a pretty big guy and i'm tall, so we both can use the extra space. not to mention lots of free drinks!

    probably the part of the trip i'm looking forward to most is that i was able to score us a 2BR Skyloft. even though it's a big holiday weekend, i've had some good luck and been playing a lot higher my last couple of trips, so my host was able to make it happen. i will admit that 3000 sq ft for 2 guys is a bit excessive, but somebody's gotta do it! steamshower every morning here we come!

    the main purpose of the trip is the UFC fights on Saturday night. we'll also be playing golf at Shadow on Saturday morning and seeing Drew Carey's Improv show on Thursday night. we may even hop over to Tabu on Saturday after the fights and hang out with some of the fighters that usually stop by.

    dinner plans include a special Omakase menu from the Master Sushi Chef at Shibuya, tequila tasting and guacamole at Diego, Kobe burger at Nobhill and A5 Wagyu Filet at Craftsteak.

    still looking for a 6 figure win ... without the wife, i should have the time to post some live updates each day, so stay tuned, this may be the trip!
     
  2. aceofspades96367

    aceofspades96367 Tourist

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    Good Luck:nworthy:
    Have fun and WIN BIG!!!:peace:
    Arrive in town on the 27th with my wife. Staying at Caesars.... and not in a 2BR Skyloft or equivalent, but we will try and make do.:rolleyes2:

    Go get that SIX Figures!!
     
  3. dunebug81

    dunebug81 VIP Whale

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    My wife and I are going to be in LV this weekend as well. I sent you a PM with my contact info. Hopefully we can meet up and play some baccarat!
     
  4. Watts

    Watts Low-Roller

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    Good luck out there! I just had that same meal at craftsteak this past weekend except I oped for the skirt. Yikes it was tasty.
     
  5. JillyFromPhilly

    JillyFromPhilly Tourist

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    Good luck!

    I envy you being able to get to town without the wife - unfortunately for me my wife loves Vegas as much as I do, so going without her is rarely ever a possibility :nono:
     
  6. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    Wow this is a real mother lode of great trip reports the past couple weeks. Greatly appreciated.

    As for the trip without wife, I believe Dean Martin once sang "...next time I come I might bring my wife, I'll do that if I lose my mind, that would be like going to China with a bag of rice..."

    I count 2 nights in Vegas out of the last 125 for me with wife. WINNING!!!

    Sounds like a great trip planned, can't wait to read about it. :beer:
     
  7. MangoPort

    MangoPort Low-Roller

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    It's the same with me, though for the first time I got away for about 3 days in April (was a vacation within another vacation). Honestly I'm so used to doing it with her and have her plan everything that there was a lot of confusion at first - like a housecat that's wandered outside.

    Good luck Shifter!
     
  8. Turtleman

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    Good luck Shifter … to both of us. I like plans 1-3 and will try the same.
     
  9. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    Shifter...sounds like an awesome schedule for a guys trip....watch a good fight, play golf at a top tier course, comedy show, gambling, good food and liquor.:beer:

    Hmmm.....there is something missing though.....perhaps an evening trip to the titty bar?:wink2:
     
  10. loonytoony

    loonytoony VIP Whale

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    Good Luck ....should be a fun weekend....I plan to have fun also....with my wife being there
     
  11. Penaltykiller17

    Penaltykiller17 Tourist

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    Good Luck to you Shifter. I too am leaving for vegas very very early tomorrow morning, and i too will be attending UFC 146. If you're near section 16, shout me a holler!
     
  12. Chuck2009x

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    Go right at 'em!
     
  13. zerofan

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    Have fun Shifter - I love trips where it is just me and 1 or 2 others......so much easier.
     
  14. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    Good luck Shifter:thumbsup: Looking forward to the TR.
     
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  15. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    I'm glad you avoided the words "semi live".

    Whenever I read that now in the TR forum, I think of the line from Princess Bride:

    "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means"
     
  16. chess

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    Shifter: good luck and win big ! we will all be waiting here to HEAR about your trip :)

    Again Good Luck !
     
  17. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

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    True that. The best lads holidays I have been on are when there are 2 and 4 people.
     
  18. techie223

    techie223 High-Roller

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    Looking forward to the report. Good luck and have a great time :beer:
     
  19. DesignFactory

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    Ugh-oh! Two guys going to Vegas alone? LOL just teasing. But I can't help but resist...be good in "Sin City" so you still have wives to go home to. LOL
     
  20. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    GL and gogogo, can't wait to read this one as it unfolds.
     
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