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Solo Birthday Week Trip Report for June 2-6, 2014

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by xman30, Jul 13, 2014.

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  1. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I'm going to do what I usually do, one post = one day.

    June 2, 2014. Monday

    My Southwest flight took off from Houston at 6:15am & landed in Las Vegas at 7:08am. Made it to the Flamingo at 8:25am after a long shuttle ride. I was the last person dropped off. I was given the wrong bag by the driver. I was able to get to the driver before he took off. He quickly realized that he gave my bag to the previous people he dropped off at the Quad. We drove back to the Quad. He went inside and found the couple at the check in desk. They realized they had the wrong bag and were on the phone with the transport company. The driver came back out with my bag, gave it to me, and we went back to the Flamingo. It's now 8:40am. I went in, checked in, checked my bag, and went to breakfast at the Paradise Garden Buffet at the Flamingo. 9:20am. Not a wide selection of food, but still good food. Around 10am I went to the Linq. My first time being there. Nice, but not as big as I thought it would be.

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    After the Linq I realized that what I had planned (Linq & Flamingo's habitat) wasn't going to last me till the Flamingo's check in time (4pm). Instead of going to the habitat, I decided to putz around the Strip taking pictures.

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    Came across a young woman walking down the Strip in a bikini:

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    I eventually decided that I would do one of my Tuesday activities on Monday. I figured the Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage would eat up some time. 1:56pm.

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    I also walked around the big cat section of the Habitat.

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    Got to love how lazy cats are, big or small!!! :)

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    I then walked around the Mirage taking pictures.

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    I made my way back to the Flamingo. I got to the line to pick up my room key at 4pm. Had to wait 25 minutes to get it. After that I made my way to my room. I had a Fab Luxury room with a Strip View on the 20th floor. For some reason I had two queen size beds.

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    I went to Hooters for dinner. Had a BBQ Western Burger, curly fries, & root beer. Good.

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    I made it to the Fremont Street Experience at 9:25pm. Took in part of a Dancing Hotties show.

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    Saw a light show done to The Who:

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    I also putzed around & took pictures:

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    I left Fremont at about 11pm. Made it back to my room & went to bed a little after midnight.

    Next up: Day 2, Wednesday, June 3, 2014.

    xman30
     
  2. Ade87

    Ade87 Low-Roller

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    Love the pics, keep them coming!
     
  3. johnvic

    johnvic VIP Whale

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    Plus 1 on the pics. Great quality!
     
    Super Bowl Weekend for a Bachelor Party!
  4. chess

    chess VIP Whale

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    Great PHOTOS
     
  5. zoey11

    zoey11 Low-Roller

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    Great trip report, all the pictures are awesome!
     
  6. pphold

    pphold pp Park Place Degenerate

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    Great photos. Keep it coming.

    TR. are always better with pics.

    What are you taking pictures with. They look great
     
  7. AOchoa95

    AOchoa95 Low-Roller

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    Awesome!
     
  8. Luck_B_A_Lady

    Luck_B_A_Lady Tourist

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    I freakin' love trip reports with pictures! Keep it coming.
     
  9. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I always enjoy your great pics!

    Thanks and keep it coming. :beer:
     
    Number 50!
  10. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

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    Another Houston resident - nice pics!

    BTW...I wonder how many Houston and Houston area people are on this board?!
     
  11. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    The camera for the pictures is a Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR. The camera for the videos is a Canon Powershot SX130.

    xman30
     
  12. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    NASA/Clear Lake area here :)
     
  13. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    Thanks xman30 for posting the (as always) awesome pics and nice TR!
     
  14. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Really enjoying this!! Gotta get me a better camera.
     
  15. xman30

    xman30 Low-Roller

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    Day 2. June 3, 2014. Tuesday.

    I woke up at 5:58am. I made it to Excalibur's buffet for breakfast at 7:49 am. I thought it had good food & a good selection. After that I went to the grand opening of Hershey's Chocolate World in front of New York New York. 9:00am. Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was there.

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    My hand with one of a million Kisses the store was giving out along the Strip. I ended up eating five of them. :)

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    Some videos I shot of the opening:

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    After the ceremony only VIPs were allowed in the store. I decided to go to the Luxor to pick up my ticket for my night's entertainment, the show Fantasy.

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    By the time I got back to the Hershey's Chocolate World non VIPs were allowed in. I walked around the place taking pictures & a video.

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    I ended up buying some Kisses for one friend & a shot glass for another friend while I was at the store.

    Later on I went to the Linq and watched DJ Lady GoGo & some other perform.

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    I then went to the Flamingo's habitat.

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    For dinner I went to a Mexican restaurant named Canonita. It's at the Venetian. Good food. This was my view for dinner:

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    The walkway that connects the Flamingo to the monorail overlooks the Flamingo's pool. On my way back to my room, I snapped a couple pictures. ;-)

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    I went to the show Fantasy at the Luxor. 10:30pm. After the show I took some pictures of the dancers.

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    I made it back to my room by 1am & went to bed at 1:30am.

    Next up, Day 3. Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

    xman30
     
  16. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Great stuff!
     
  17. kevstf

    kevstf Low-Roller

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    Nice pics! keep 'em coming!
     
  18. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Was there a buffet at the Flamingo pool? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
  19. mistermoe

    mistermoe Low-Roller

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    xman- really enjoying your report! I really need to get a camera, your pics....
     
  20. pphold

    pphold pp Park Place Degenerate

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    Great pics I was thinking that the pics was really good from a DSLR camera.

    Pics look great. Better than I can get off my 5s but I don't want to carry a camera but I might if the quality it that good I might have to.
     
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