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ti, May 14-21

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by LostHope, May 22, 2006.

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  1. LostHope

    LostHope Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Just got back from a wonderful week long stay for my cousins wedding.

    Hotel - Stayed at ti, had a nice strip view room, #28022. There was some things going on at ti that I didn't know about.
    1. Mystere was dark that week.
    2. Spa and salon closed untill June sometime for renovations.
    3. Sports book undergoing reno's, needed to go to desk to find out all the odds.
    Other than that, everything was great, security every night at elevators, food good and relativley easy to get around. Had a cabana for a day, not sure if I would do that again, was relaxing but seemed like I could be out doing stuff.

    Gambling - Played most of my time at ti. Played 4 hours of Pai Gow, couple hours of blackjack and the rest on machines. Morning ritual consisted of Snapple iced tea and a Silver Strike machine. Always ended up at least even on my $20 with token wins. Carnival of Mystery penny machine near the sports book bathrooms that you could play forever on that offered some funny views on nights that Tangerine was hopping. Hit $515 on a $5 machine which was nice, $250 on that penny machine, got a couple of breakfasts and 1 night off my room charges for my play.

    Food - Nothing too fancy but a few places I'll mention.
    Carl's Jr. - On the way back from the Grand Canyon ate here after only having breakfast earlier in the day. $6 western burger was awesome, but the drinks were gigantic. I am sure that anything would have tasted good by then, so will have to give them another try sometime.
    In'N'Out - Could obviously tell everything was very fresh, and very tasty too. Was good to hit a couple of fast food places that I can't get in Canada.
    Peppermill - A little retro inside, normal prices and large portions. None of us finished what we ordered.
    Fix - Silly me tried to eat at Fix on a Friday without reservations. Places was packed but got a seat in the lounge and ate there. Ate the kobe sliders and spiced fries. Burgers were wicked, the fries seemed very salty. Finished it off with the warm banana doughnuts with chocolate and peanut butter dips, heaven. Had a pineapple mojito, chocolate truffle martini and espresso martini with dinner. Total was $65 before tip.
    Ballys Steakhouse - Had a nice dinner here with my boss and his wife who happened to be in town. The server John was awesome, reminded me of an older, thinner Drew Carrey. Bread and water came to our table. Bread types were flat, pretzel, tomato, cheese and whole wheat. Had a large bottle of evian and mineral water as well. Appetizers were 2 caesar salads and escargots. Salad was nice, not too much dressing, good quality lettuce. Main course was 2 16oz sirloins and 8oz filet mignon with shrimp and scallops, with onion rings and baked potato for sides. Baked potato was huge, onion rings nice and lightly breaded and steaks cooked to perfection. Had banana cream pie, asked to split an order if we could. 2 very large slices came over, and was very good with chunks of banana in it, but there was no way we could finish it. Bottle of wine with dinner and coffee afterwards and the bill came in at $255 or so before tip. A very nice dinner.
    Pizza Palace - Yes, ate here before we left on the red eye Sunday night. Just wanted something cheap and quick, and this fit the bill just right. 3 people, 2 caesar salads, 3 pops, garlic knots, pepperoni and peppers stromboli, cheese tortellini and penne bolognese was $35. Figured I would finish off whatever points I had on my IP players card and took $15 off the bill. Everyone left full and satisfied with their meal.

    Have decided to make this an annual trip for me now, but only Sunday - Thursday. The whole week stay started to hit me later in the week.

    Radom
    - They put up the LOVE signs at the Mirage while I was there.
    - Windy weather stopped a bunch of the Sirens and volcano shows.
    - Drinking too much and being taken out in a wheelchair might make you feel bad, but know that it is making someone else smile and laugh.
    - You can buy single cans of beer at the Grand Canyon gift shop for 85 cents each.

    Some pictures here:
    http://community.webshots.com/album/550654483nMIKVc
     
  2. VegasBlush

    VegasBlush Tourist

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    ~Great trip report and awesome pic's!

    Thank's so much for posting everything.. only thing is.. now I'm STARVING!
     
  3. JoeVegas

    JoeVegas Low-Roller

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    Nice report. Thanks for sharing.

    Care to explain this statement? Seems like you may have left out an important detail. :haha:

    Joe Vegas
     
  4. vegasbound

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    Sounds like you had a great trip and some luck, too. Nice pics!
     
  5. LostHope

    LostHope Tourist

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    Joe,
    That was some of the view while playing slots at ti on Wednesday, the cool night to be at tangerine. There was probably more people that could have used that wheelchair, but were instead dragged across the floor by there friends to the chairs at the sports book.
    It wasn't me, honest it wasn't....
     
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