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The Against All Odds Trip Report With Phil Johnston

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  1. garrman

    garrman Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Sorry it's a little long, but it includes a bit for everyone!

    This trip has been planned for a year with my wife J and I anticipating it just to be the two of us. We prefer traveling with others, so we were ecstatic when our friends G and his wife T, along with C and his wife S. We have gone to Vegas with each couple separately and laughed the entire time so we were really looking forward to the 6 of us being there together!

    July 18th
    We decided to take flights out of Syracuse because the waits are much shorter at the border on the way there and back. We got our flights for $320 taxes in and of course had the $25 each way baggage charge. So, about $370 round trip with a 3:30 PM Departure it put us in Vegas at 8:30 Vegas time. G & I are poker buddies and when he was over one time I broke out my snack of choice… Wasabi coated peanuts. I offered G one, he took it and smelled it and said that it smelled like arse. J decided to collude with the stewardess on the plane to have her offer G wasabi covered peanuts for his snack on the plane. The laughs begin.

    Presidential Limos was waiting for us and our driver Alex led us to a super stretched limo. It was a nice surprise as we only booked a stretched. Had our champagne, took pictures, and did our complementary toasts to being in Vegas! J asked our driver Mike… “Mike†I asked?? From that point on, if you didn’t know or didn’t want to be bothered with someone’s name you called them Mike.

    Check in was extremely fast and after putting our luggage in the room we hit the casino floor. C & I ended up hitting a Wizard of Oz slot machine and it wasn’t long before we hit a Glinda bonus. The first 3 reels lit up wild and I didn’t get overly excited when I saw the 9200 credit we won, until C got really excited and when I rechecked it was actually 92000 credits! Almost a grand start the trip!

    Made it an early night at around 11:00 PM, which was 2 AM for our internal clocks.

    G & T ended up coming back down and it didn’t take long for G to be propositioned by a couple of hookers. He said they were pretty worn and nasty.

    July 19th
    Woke up early and met the gang at our normal meeting spot, the Goldfish machines near the hallway to The Orleans rooms. Went to eat breakfast at the French Market Buffet and it was really decent for the value ($14 for J & I, I think). The food was really good with regards to quality and variety.

    After breakfast we hop on the shuttle to the Gold Coast. We would have no clue at the time, but the funniest thing happened on the ride over. C was sitting in one of the seats with SA and the guy behind C says: “Hey, are you a professional bowler?â€. C politely says no, and then we head to Bingo.

    Bingo is great, you get a machine that beeps at you when you get close and plays a tune when you win. All you need to do is drink, laugh, and call BINGO when the music plays! We won $125 and laughed the entire time. We try not to be too loud and most of the time we get to the point where we are laughing so hard, but while trying to muffle our laughs we end up with our chests hurting so much that more laughter is painful. Good Times! I guess that we were a little loud because an old crusty patron at Bingo told us to keep it down as he walked past us. Apparently, silence is required to concentrate on Bingo? I don’t understand what the problem was? We weren’t nearly as loud as the baby blue Hawaiian shirt he was wearing.

    I’m not sure how it came about, but G & T decided to run with the professional bowler theme. C even developed his trademark (picture your 2 middle fingers on your right hand curled in to touch your palm and then your thumb curled in to touch your middle fingers – then blow on your lucky fingers). Every time C hit on VP or Slots he would throw out his trademark. Having no idea who the bowler was, we decided to name him Phil Johnston. G & T decided that they were going to find people to approach C and ask if he was a professional bowler.

    We ate dinner at The Orleans buffet and it was good. Not a premier buffet by any means, but well worth the money. G found a guy in a bowling shirt and asked him to approach C. He said he would, but never did… Strike one! They decide that tomorrow they are going to have someone call and let him know that his bowling balls have arrived. This actually never comes to fruition, but the thought was priceless.

    Played a little DDBP and hit 4oak 3’s as well as a 3 X 4oak on JoB.

    G, C, & I played the $75 (7500 chips) at The Orleans where the top 9 get paid. C got busted after about an hour when his AA got cracked. After the first break, G & I were both around average stacks. We ended up both hitting a hand after that. I flopped a nut straight and it held against a set. Eventually I got into desperate territory where I only had like 8 big blinds with 18 people left. I picked up TsJs mid table and limped after 1 caller. Immediately after, the tournament leader pushed all in, everyone folder and I decided it was time. He turns AA and the board comes A78,4,9 – WOOHOO!. I proceed to grind my way back into the tournament and win a couple flips. Meanwhile G is raking in the chips and we both end up making the final table. Everyone agrees to pay a 10th spot at they brought 10 to the final table. 3 players get knocked out, and with only 7 left and majority of the people around the same chip count, we strike a deal. G & I cash for $535 each. I Head to bed around 2 AM after some Fudrucker’s sliders.

    July 20th
    J & I met C & SA at Goldfish and C & I decided to play Wizard of Oz – Ruby Slipper to start the morning. We had 5 character bonuses that gave us free spins. 2 of them we got free spins reactivated where we had 3 of the 4 characters and 20 free spins. The machine just kept paying. Our $100 buy-in turned into $700 in about an hour.

    One of the shows we booked was The Price is Right. I got tickets from a deal I found on travelzoo.com for $39 a ticket. Our seats were awesome! There was a booth area down on the floor with some tables as well, and we were raised up a little right at the front row with lots of leg room. The seats were Section C, Row A, Seats 14-19. We arrived early to the show and registered for our TR card and got $5 in free play each which we proceeded to donate to the Lord of the Rings slots. There were about 1000 people there for the show and they only call up about 20 people for contestant’s row. It was here that the phrase “The odds are so small, there is no way it could happen†became our trip mantra. The show started and they called 4 names and J was the fourth name called. Now G & T had read some reviews on the show and everyone had written to price things much lower than you think they would be. The prize to bid on ended up being a guitar and after listening to the crowd, J puts in her bid of $6500?? It ended up that everyone bid too high and she got to re-bid. I think her re-bid was around $300 and someone ended up winning it with a big of $150. She got a T-Shirt and she was really happy. We all were blown away with the fact that one of us got to bid! I jokingly said to SA (the shy and sensible one of us all, although I have taught her that $100 bills actually do go into a slot machine) that it was her turn next and she just gave me a terrified look of “No Way in Hellâ€. Because “The odds are so small, there is no way it could happenâ€, you can probably guess that it did… SA gets called to contestant’s row and has to bid on some appliance and she wins the bid! She got to play the piggy bank game. For those of you that don’t know this game, they have 3 prizes up for grabs, the first contains a 4 digit value and the other 2 prizes contain 3 digit values. The contestant picks numbers 0-9 and gets the prize they fill in first. After 8 picks, SA had 1 number remaining on each of the prizes. I forgot to mention that the prizes in order of value were: A four night Trip to Hawaii, a Skeeball game, and the piggy bank. SA picked the number and it was the Skeeball game. The host offered her another change, she could risk the game and if she picked the trip then she would win both, but if she picked the piggy bank, that was all she got. Living in the true theme of our trip, she opted to chance and hit the Hawaii trip. After a bit of a wait, they opted to take the cash instead, so a prize value of $2200 turned into $800 which turned into $560 with a $240 1042S.

    Since time was short, we decided to cab it up to Wynn and eat at The Buffet. As always, it was really good. Crab legs, crème brulee, Crab legs, crème brule, how can you lose? G said the pizza was great, he’s a big pizza buff who if given one choice of food for the rest of his life, it would be pizza. I tried a lot of sushi this trip and the sushi at Wynn was delicious! I kept going back for more sushi to the detriment of my crab leg consumption.

    After dinner, we went to see Le Reve. Thanks to GREGRIO for recommending the seats. His recommendation was Section A, Row K. We got Section A, Row K, Seats 1-4 and they were spectacular. In addition to the great seats, I got a deal on the tickets. Premium tickets were regularly $129 and I got them for $99 from travelzoo.com. The show itself was amazing, feats of strength, acrobatics, great story, and some great flips, and dives into the water stage. At one point they even lifted a performer up about 100 feet and he dove into the water stage. Amazing! I have seen both ‘O’ and Le Reve, but I would love to see them back to back as the details of ‘O’ are a little vague now.
    Had the best cab driver we’ve had in the 9 trips we’ve had to Vegas. He drove fast but not Nascar fast. Good conversation.

    July 21st
    Today was the first day that slots weren’t very good to us. I lost a quick $200 on Monopoly and Wizard of Oz. I then went to play 5 line DDB VP and hit 6 4oak including one 4oak Aces. It made up a bit for the money that I donkied away on the slots.
    Went to pick up the van I rented from Budget for Wednesday and Thursday. It’s across from the hotel and all you need to do is cross Tropicana to get there. If anyone has crossed Tropicana, the street is extremely busy! C and I walk over and wait as traffic zips by and when we finally get a break we high tailed it. For all of you that carry a cell phone clipped to your pocket, this is not a good idea when running across a busy street. As we got half way through, the phone flew off my pocket and landed in the middle of the street. With traffic fast approaching I start to go back just as C scoops it up quickly. We get across and all is good.

    I rented with budget for convenience and used a discount code from rentalcodes.com and booked it a few months ago for $147 for the 2 days. After we get the van we head over to M Resort for the buffet as Studio B. The buffet was spectacular. Eating at Wynn the previous night, it was easy to compare them. The selection at M Resort was phenomenal. Have a huge variety of food including the best tomato bisque I think I’ve ever had, sushi comparable to Wynn, good crème brulee not as good as Wynn but still good. I think for the food and the cost ($15 for lunch – G & T picked up the tab) that it trumps Wynn, only downside is the location, but worth the drive for the value.

    We rented the car so that we could stay downtown at the Golden Nugget for a night. Checked into the Golden Nugget around 4:30 PM and everyone went to their rooms for a nap/relax time. C & S went down to the pool early and saved us a chair. It wasn’t ridiculously busy. We hit the pool and climbed the stairs to the waterslide. For those that don’t know, the waterslide goes right through the middle of a shark tank. J & S, had been on the slide last year when we stayed here. I went down the waterslide and it was awesome! It was so fast. We proceeded to go down 3 times. I tried to talk G into showing his waterslider’s certification to the lifeguard so that he could go down head first, but he wouldn’t do it. Every time J went down the slide she would get about half way down where it got fast and let out a scream. On our last ride down we took bets on times and I think it was T or SA that won with 4 seconds before the scream came. Found out that sharks really like T. G & J found out that if you are racing down a waterslide and you try to stop yourself, friction > skin.

    We decided to have dinner at Magnolia’s. The food was ridiculously slow to arrive, but we were laughing the whole time so time passed quickly. I had the Chicago deep dish and it was pretty good, but not nearly as good as the root beer. G & I both ordered the root beer and we both agreed it was phenomenal. I haven’t had the root beer at Ellis Island so I can’t compare, but I can tell you the root beer at Magnolia’s is delicious! C & J had a micro brew draft each they both enjoyed it.

    Played craps for about 2.5 hours at Fremont. Ended up down $60, table was hot and cold. T tried craps for the first time. I had her start with a pass line bet, and she eventually worked her way up to making odds bets, with infrequent field bets. T was +$27 on her first effort. The energy left from the table, I hate playing at a dead calm table so T and I left.

    I join J where she was playing some 3 card. She gave me a quick run-down of the game as I’ve never played. I ended up in the first 8 hands hitting: flush, straight, pair, pair, straight flush. Yeah, a straight flush… I know, I know, “The odds are so small, there is no way it could happenâ€. Tipped the dealer and cashed out +$280

    I love the Ebay machines in Las Vegas. I sat down for a few spins and hit a bonus. Cashed out +$70 and heading to the room at around 1 AM. As we were walking to the room, we bumped into C, SA, T, and G playing Wizard of Oz. We ended up starting a Guys VS. Girls competition. The rules are simple, we pick 1 machine for the guys and 1 machine for the girls. Girls put $60 into their machine and the guys put $60 into theirs. We agree on an amount per spin usually 5 bets ($1.50/spin) and you can stop at any amount you want which sets the mark for the other team. Guys end up cashing out $160, Girls $0. We all headed to bed around 2 AM.

    July 22nd
    J & I met up early with G & T and we hit a decent bonus on Wizard of Oz and cashed out. C & SA were later meeting up with us, they said they slept in, but C had the ‘I just got lucky’ look going on. We all walked over to the Fitz and hit McDonald’s for breakfast which always hits the spot after drinking. I picked the seats and after sitting down I realized that it was a prime view of what appeared to be a homeless guy and his teen-aged son. They must have been there quite a while because the kid’s leg had fallen asleep and he had a severe limp and way trying to figure out what was going on. It was a little funny to be exposed to that, and a whole lotta sad. Hit Krispy Kreme for a couple dozen. C picked up the tab, but I think J & I did most of the eating.
    On the way back to the van, we hit a Happy Days slot machine. No one had any idea what paid, so after a few spins we hit a $160 pay and cashed out $180.

    Went to Bingo at the Gold Coast and we won $200 this session. After getting my drinks and sitting down at Bingo I proceeded to look around and after noticing something I started giggling to myself, I got laughing so hard everyone was wondering what I was laughing at. I tried to tell them, I really did, but I was laughing so hard that I couldn’t get it out. Finally I was able to get it out “Bumbackâ€. SA says “that’s awfulâ€, C just smiles politely, G notices this larger lady in line whose folds on her back come together to form what appears to be a giant ass (Don’t hate me I was half drunk). Everything calms down when out of the blue C starts laughing hysterically. Apparently, he didn’t realize what we were talking about and then he saw and it all clicked. I think I mentioned something about not knowing where to stop wiping and G & I start laughing hysterically and we both need to run to the bathroom. Both of us at the urinal continuing to laugh, this is the closest I think 2 men have come to shitting their pants at the same time while standing up.

    C & I register for the slot tournament that we were invited to. We both ended up being in the same group so we played at the same time tomorrow.

    While waiting to get on a $1-$2 NL table, I was watching J play video poker and saw something I had never been before. On a 3 play JoB, J is dealt 888 and discards 2. She then proceeds to draw 4oak on every hand. I was playing 5 play DB VP and within 10 minutes I hit 4oak 4’s, 8’s, 10’s, and Aces twice.

    I really don’t want to relive this poker beat, but the gist is I have AA ended up getting 2 outed against AJ to lost a $500 pot. Enough said.

    J, C, SA, & G went to bowl at the Orleans Bowling alley. $1 per game and $1 per beer after midnight. Surprisingly, no one recognized Phil Johnson.

    July 23rd
    C & I played in the first 2 rounds of the slot tournament. He had decent scores putting him in 59th and I was terrible! So much for turning slot pro . I think I was sitting in 160th. The ladies went to bingo while we played in the tournament and the ladies and T bingoed for $550.
    They had a Take It or Trade It promotion based on play at the Coast Casinos, and we all entered out tickets into the draw. We attended the 6:15 and the 8:15 draw, but we didn’t get called. The premise of the promotion is that you can take $800 or you can trade it for 1 of 6 envelopes that contain either: $200, $300, $800, $1000, $1500, $4000. Most people kept the money, but I’m not sure how they could… they have a 4 in 6 chance to get the same prize or improve and a loss of $500 or $600 is far outweighed by the chance to improve by $3200.
    We did our $60 group slot play and SA picked Jackpot Block Party. We ended up hitting 3 presents and activating all 4 parties. We picked and picked presents until we were up to $230. We cashed out at $270.

    We were going so go see Nick Cannon perform at the Palms, but a last minute change of plans landed us at bingo again. This time we ended up Bingoing three times for $34, $300, and $750.

    Played on the coldest craps table I think I’ve ever played at. It was point, 7 out, point, 7 out. I Lost $300 fast.

    July 24th
    C & I met up at the slot tournament. After drawing our machines, we proceeded to play the session. I ended up having a monster session and C had a terrible session. After checking the final results, I ended up in 31st place and C was around 140th. I won $50 which C & I split. Maybe there is still hope for a slot career.

    Woke up and just had something small to eat. J & I met up with everyone and we headed over to the Gold Coast for more Bingo. C, G & I decided to play Wizard of Oz while the girls headed up to Bingo. That is where we finally hit it… you guessed it, the double junkface. It was G’s turn to use his player’s card and without thinking, he went to grab it. Rule #1 – Never put your head near another man’s crotch. Taking the opportunity, I defile G’s right ear, in fact it was so much that the left side of his face landed in C’s lap. Oh yeah, and we lost at Wizard of Oz.

    Nothing spectacular happened at Bingo. I won $200, SA won $35.

    We all ate at the Gold Coast buffet for lunch. Mediocrity is the only way to explain it. While at the buffet, another guy (which G arranged) came up to C and asked if he was a professional bowler. We were all hiding out of sight killing ourselves laughing while the guy spoke with him. When we all got back to our seats it took everything we had to listen to C tell us of the second occurrence and how he must really look like the guy (Insert Phil Johnson trademark hand gesture here). C mentioned that he should go ask the guy what the name of the professional bowler was. Uh Oh! G asked SA to intercept C if he tries, but she was too late. C was over talking to the guy and we fully expected to be busted when the guy confessed everything. C came back and he said that the guy didn’t know, but that he had thought he saw him on TV before. G left covered the tip for the guy who played along so nicely.

    J played 3 card poker and hit both a straight flush and 3 sixes.

    We attended the draws again for Take It or Trade it and didn’t get called at 6:15. We came back at 8:15 and I leaned over to SA and said well this is it, I guess I better get ready to go up. Amazingly, I was called and I was the first contestant to get to play. I was asked if I wanted to trade it and I took the $800… Just Kidding, I replied with a “TRADE IT!†A quick selection of envelope 2, drum roll, and $1500! After the 1042-S there was $1050 left which we split amongst the 3 couples.
    J and I played roulette for about an hour and I always play 5, 7, 17-20 split, 23-26 split, and then a bunch on 32 (3 direct, 2 on each corner and 1 on each split). I can honestly say I have never had so much terrible luck in roulette. I hit 28 once, 5 twice and 7 once. Lost $300 fast. J was up about $40. I went to play Craps and over the next hour was up $8 and J lost $80 in roulette. Every number seemed to be around the outside of the first 24 numbers.

    July 25th

    We all had breakfast at the Courtyard Café in The Orleans. I have the Jambalaya omelette every time we eat here. Spicy and Delicious!

    We all headed over to the Gold Coast. With there no longer being a shuttle from The Orleans to the Gold Coast, it adds on about 10 minutes to the trip, but I impressed with how timely the shuttles were while waiting.
    At bingo today they had something called a “Buzz Ballâ€. If you bingo on a number ending in 7, you get an extra $500. The first time that we got set on the Buzz Ball we decided that it was much luckier if all of us buzzed. We buzzed and buzzed, but no bingo . This eventually progressed to if we actually got a bingo then we would start a bee conga line and buzz around the table. We asked John, one of the runners at bingo and he said that it had never happened before. Go Figure? John was a very “flamboyant†guy that made our trip great. He mentioned that he had been an extra in a couple of movies (Vegas Vacation and Mars Attacks among others), so we’ll have to re-watch them out when we get back home. The girls wanted C & G decided to their pictures taken with John as they were all stars. C the “Professional Bowlerâ€, John “The Extraâ€, and G the “Child Starâ€. G was in a local Christmas special in 1977. The girls wanted to get a picture of John in the middle of C & G and that eventually turned into C & G planting a surprise kiss on each of John’s cheeks. C & G wanted to ensure the other guy was going to go through with it so they each put $20 into a pot which I held for safe keeping, you kiss John you get your $20 back. The time for the picture came, G went through with it, and C didn’t. G won C’s $20. From that point on, G used the phrase “How often do you get to come to Vegas and make $20 for kissing a gay man?†and “You just LOST $20 for not kissing a gay man!â€â€¦ priceless. We are going to mail the picture to John when we get home and he’s going to sign it and send it back.
    On the shuttle back to the Gold Coast we met Marge, at least that is what her bowling shirt said. C, whose curiosity is now killing him, told Marge the story of how he has been mistaken for a professional bowler by a number of people and she informs him that he looks a little like Pete Weber. How perfect, now that we had a name, the only thing that we needed was a face. Thanks to Google, I was able to pull up a picture and it did kind of look like a more weathered and older C.

    We all went to TGI Fridays for dinner. C, G, and I needed to hit the men’s room as the drinks had been flowing freely. We met the girls back at the table and ordered our food. Most had the steak and lobster dinner for $13.99. The Lobster was good; steak was a bit under seasoned, but still cooked perfectly as ordered. At the end of the meal, our waiter comes over and quietly says to C “Mr. Weberâ€. Without missing a beat, C says “Yes†and the waiter proceeds to tell him what a big fan his manager is and that they’d like to get a picture of him for their “Star Wallâ€, and they would also like to take care of the bill for the table. It turns out the girls set it up with the waiter while we were in the washroom. C was blown away thinking “this is unrealâ€. The waiter was brilliant! Extra big tip!

    We ended up heading down to Mandalay Bay because in all our 9 trips (J & I), 7 trips (C & SA), and 2 trips (G & T), we have never gotten to Mandalay Bay. It really is a nice place. J & I checked out the casino while C, SA, G, and T checked out the Shark Reef. They said they enjoyed it.

    From there we walked over to the Luxor as G really wanted to see it and he was really impressed with the design. We had a quick look around and then headed to Excalibur. Nothing special there so we went over to New York, New York. The plan was to hit the roller coaster, but after finding out about the 90 minute wait we chose not to. Instead we proceeded to play Guys VS Girls – Star Wars Pod Racer edition. Guys won. We decided to get a snack at Nathan’s. It was pure chaos! You would think that a fast food joint would be somewhat equipped to handle a reasonable sized crowd. Taking the order was fast, fulfilling the order no so much. I think we waited 30 minutes, the food was good for fast food but I’d pay more somewhere else for quicker service.
    We all took a cab back to The Orleans and played there for a while before crashing.

    July 26th
    Not a lot to report today, we went to Bingo and didn’t win.
    We all ate at the Gold Coast buffet for lunch after Bingo. It was comped, but almost not worth it. The Orleans buffet is much better. Gold Coast is to The Orleans as The Orleans is to Wynn in terms of buffet quality.

    G ended up playing the horses at the Gold Coast and hit a $350 $1 exacta.

    On the shuttle ride home, there was this lady in her late 40’s, early 50’s leaning against the emergency exit window and it wasn’t fully secured. I asked her to move up a little so that I could make sure it was closed and then she starts talking to us. Right away my cougar senses start tingling. I tell her that I didn’t want her to fall out, although it would make for a great story. It actually turns out that she wasn’t a cougar, or maybe I was just too old. She ends up telling us that she is in town for a foosball tournament and that she plays for Team USA. The lady that she is sitting next to is Shirley Alston Reeves who is the lead singer and one of the original members of the Shirelles. We talk to them for a while and then the shuttle arrives at the Orleans.

    Played poker the rest of the day down 320…suck out after suck out.

    July 27th
    This is our last day in Las Vegas, we usually stay just the perfect amount of time where we’ve been in Vegas long enough and we are looking really forward to seeing our kids.

    We head to the airport at 9:30 for our 11:30 flight. Checking, baggage and security are all fast. So there the 5 of us are waiting just past security…wait 5?? It ends up that G got beeped for a random screening. Now you need to understand that when things don’t go exactly as planned that G gets REALLY REALLY nervous and anxious, so when the security officer asked him to step through the machine again and it once again beeped, it coounded things when the security officer said “Double Random†and told G that he would need to be searched and snapped his latex glove. I’m sure G was cringing at this point. G was directed to the person that would perform the search and they were informed that it was a “Double Randomâ€. G got the standard pat down and was on his way. It’s actually nice to see them having a sense of humor

    Thanks to everyone that read this long report and I’m already looking forward to our next trip in May 2011.

    garrman
     
  2. VegasGroove

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    Just want to thank you in advance for posting this trip report. It's like cool water in a parched land. I had been starving for a trip report to read. I've printed this out and will be reading it on my commute home!! :cheers:
     
  3. technolight

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    Thanks for an excellent TR sounds like you had a blast, loved the "double random search ", I thought it was just me that it happened to.
     
  4. jaxjoe

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    Thanks for the report. It sounds like you guys had a blast:beer:
     
  5. 40boys40

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    What a great read.......crazy stuff about BINGO, never played it but you made it sound like so much fun.
     
  6. garrman

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    It's great downtime.. you drink and goof, and drink some more!

    And we actually win fairly frequently.

    garrman
     
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    sounds like a fun trip!
     
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    Excellent TR sounds like the 6 of you were perfect travel mates
    Glad you all had a good time, enjoyed each others company and truly made it a Vegas vacation of your own style :thumbsup:
     
  9. unomas

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    "Courtyard Café in The Orleans. I have the Jambalaya omelette"

    My wife had that last month and it was just awesome, great spice to it!

    Great report!
     
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    That was an excellent and funny TR.:cheers:. You guys put candid camera to shame.:nworthy:
     
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    A lot luckier trip than mine!

    After 1st two sessions I was in position 41 (?) in the slot tourney. My 3rd session was so bad I dropped down to the 150's. UGH.
     
  12. pumpkinfish

    pumpkinfish Tourist

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    great report! makes me want to play bingo :) Sounds like ya'll had such a great time! How wonderful you have a group of friends who enjoy Vegas as much as you do. :drunk:
     
  13. VegasGroove

    VegasGroove VIP Whale

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    And a good read, it was!! Thanks for posting! You guys are hilarious together, what a great trip for all!!
     
  14. garrman

    garrman Low-Roller

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    @jgates8 - Our paths probably crossed somewhere along the lines

    garrman
     
  15. sam_marques

    sam_marques High-Roller

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    I just loved your TR!!!!! You guys are hilarious.....'bumback' ..that S**T is too funny!
     
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  16. sailor53

    sailor53 Tourist

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    Great report. The bride and I went to the Price is Right on our last trip and of course we were not called. Still a fun diversion. Enjoyed the read and thanks for posting!
     
  17. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    Very well written and entertaining report.
    Was it expensive to play bingo at the Gold Coast?
     
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