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There ain't No Rollin' Like Low Rollin' Semi LTR 14-22 AUG The D and GN

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Nuggithed, Aug 16, 2015.

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  1. Nuggithed

    Nuggithed Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    I'm a little late in starting this thread, I got in yesterday barely missing that kerfuffle with the DC area ATC system. This is my annual August trip, where I trick my NY friends into coming out here with me for a week to live the degenerate lifestyle. They wont be in until later, so my first day was solo. I am comped at the D for the first half, then over to the Nugget, mainly to lounge at the pool.

    So, lets start with the flight out. Airports don't bother me, I don't have much trouble navigating ticket lines or security, so why does it turn otherwise intelligent persons into raging morons? Airplane day is not the time to test wear your Mr. T starter set, and I'm pretty sure propane tanks were never allowed onboard. Should have learned following simple directions sometime around kindergarten, but I guess some folks learn slow.

    Flight was smooth, a nice 5 hour non-stop in first class, until my neighbor sat down. This guy was a seriously large human being, who immediately took up the entire armrest. Sigh, just like riding in GP. Worse, the absolutely terrified woman in the seat in front of me (literally screamed when the plane banked) spilled her water on my backpack. Not off to the best start, but at least I got here alive.

    Pretty much the best feeling in the world is walking out of McCarran baggage claim and getting that first blast of Vegas heat, I absolutely love it. Tells me I made it and the fun has begun. Cab ride was $26 to The D, I had him take Paradise past the Westin. I think that's the cheapest, but definitely takes longer. He wanted to take the tunnel and seemed not eager to chat or drive fast.

    No lines at D check in at noon, my room wasn't ready, but they gave me another on the 31st floor, I may regret that given the elevator situation here, but I wanted to get settled quick.

    Have a boatload of pics to post from yesterday's adventure to follow.
     
  2. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Sounds like this will be a fun report....keep the updates coming and have a blast!
     
  3. Nuggithed

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    Lunch at Pizza Rock, excellent

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    Sons of Anarchy paid well

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    Hit quite a few 4OAKS, at least 4

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    There's a new bar at Fremont

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    buffalo!

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    Ended up doing pretty good for the first day.

    I tried the Binion's Grill burger for dinner based on the "best burger" thread. Definitely a good eat, but not earth shattering.

    Oh, and for late night intoxicated solo eating, Lanai is still horrible food. Shortest line is not a good reason to eat there.

    This brings me to this morning:
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    The only stop go morning coffee.
     
  4. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial Low-Roller

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    More pics!
     
  5. Nuggithed

    Nuggithed Tourist

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    Messing with the panorama app, might need some "eye bleach" for this one.
     
  6. Thor

    Thor Beer Drinker

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    Thank for bringing us along for the ride! Good luck!
     
  7. breanna61

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    You're off to a great start. I love those Buffalo. Will have to give Sons of Anarchy a try. Keep those hits coming.
     
  8. Nuggithed

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    Oh, I forgot these, for the lucky strike fans. $25 lost, but got these.
     
  9. melbedewy

    melbedewy Low-Roller

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    :thumbsup:
     
  10. Elf70

    Elf70 Low-Roller

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    Great start! Looking forward to following along.
     
  11. Texsam

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    Addicted to buffalo…Great hit for 1.50!!
    Love the visuals
     
  12. Nuggithed

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    Starting off right

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    Lunch at Coney Island at the D, best hot dogs in town IMHO. The fries aren't the best, but they make them fresh to order so they're not greasy hot lamp fries.
     
  13. Flowers

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    Subscribed! Congrats on the great start (post plane ride)!
     
  14. Nuggithed

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    So this lady walks by, looking just like the statue in Harrahs, wearing shiploads of a perfume that has to be named "eau de repellent de humans." Like friggen toxic gas.
     
  15. Bungadin

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    Possibly promoting the new Plaza scent?

    I keed, I keed.

    Thanks for the TR btw.
     
  16. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good stuff so far!
     
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    Nice wins so far. Good luck for the rest of your trip!
     
  18. Nuggithed

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    Not winning today, but I just watched a lady slapping the crap out of her boyfriend. So, comedy equals winning right? I love this place.
     
  19. Nuggithed

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    Plaza ditched the scent finally, if it smelled that bad, implosion would have been the only solution.
     
  20. Nuggithed

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    Wish I had something better to post, but last night was one of those BR killing losing streak nights. The one where you keep almost winning, but no hits big enough to keep you up.

    Ha, "almost a winner" is like PC for loser.

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    I did get to hang out a bit with the best bartender in Vegas, Mike from the 4Q. He's an Orioles fan, but other than that, a good guy.

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    I did grope the Blarney Stone a bit, it's supposed to gift you in the art of bullshit, but right after I went on a losing streak. Doesn't pay to mix your superstitions.

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    DT at 7AM. No one here but us Hobos

    On another note, talking to a D insider last night and it looks like they are considering upgrading the pool area from the Motel 6 one they got now. This is a good thing.
     
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