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TR 8/27-9/2 MGM Grand 4 days + GN 2 days

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by clarissamaeb, Aug 27, 2015.

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  1. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    This is our second trip of the year so far. Starting out at MGM Grand for the first four days then moving over to Golden Nugget on Fremont for a change of scenery and to go in the shark tank water slide. The agenda includes Absinthe, Ka, Beer and Barrel festival at Mandalay Beach, some pool time, a few good restaurants and of course drunken gambling (hopefully sober gambling too). Had an overnight flight out of Honolulu just in time to escape the incoming possible hurricane. Been flooding and storming for days now. Heard the loudest thunder of my life an hour before the scheduled pickup from the apartment. Was getting worried flights would get cancelled , but all is well. Spent the morning shopping out running errands around town. Finally headed to the hotel a couple hours before checkin so went to kill some time at NYNY.
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    Nine Fine Irishmen for Guinness and some beer and cheese dip. Always good. I like the sitting at the newer outside bar for the misters and the people watching.

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    What is Dora doing here? She should be off exploring somewhere less debaucherous. Is that even a word?

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    A tiny bit of slots before checkin and a much needed nap. I think I've gotten one hour of broken airplane sleep in the last 36 hours.

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    Oh, and RIP Rainforest Cafe.
     
  2. kleland

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    Great Pics.
     
  3. BiGP

    BiGP Low-Roller

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    I had no idea the rainforest cafe was shutting down? does anyone know whats going to replace it?
     
  4. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    Yay! Found sigma derby at MGM. Not gone, just moved.
     
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    I've never tried signa jersey but it looks like fun. I will check it out if I see it. Great pics!

    Good Luck!
     
  6. clarissamaeb

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    The sigma derby is pretty fun. It was mostly fun because of the crowd playing it. We had a pretty obnoxious girl commentating each race. But obnoxious in a good way. At least it was entertaining. Only had one win over $100 for the night. But still 5 more days to go!

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    So the one good thing about a west wing room despite its small size is that the elevators let you out on the side of the building next to the Grand Canyon souvenir store which means it only took like 8 minutes to walk to my late night snack.

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    800 degrees pizza right out front of Monte Carlo. Bomb. I got a pesto base with fresh mozzarella, artichokes, and prosciutto. Maximum deliciousity. Hopefully I can finally get some sleep since I need to be up earlyish to check in for the bed at the pool. Gonna try to go early as possible to get a location by the lazy river.
     
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  8. clarissamaeb

    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    it's definitely kind of hidden in the middle of a bunch of slots next to the poker room
     
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    Great pictures! I say every trip that I'm gong to try 800 degrees pizza. It looks amazing. Good luck for the rest of the trip!
     
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    clarissamaeb Low-Roller

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    Nope. It just says it's closed and then lists mgms other restaurants.
     
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    Good. That place was a tourist trap if I've ever seen one.
     
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    Great trip report and awesome room!! Rainforest Café is moving next to Planet Hollywood on Harmon. That is what I read somewhere. Enjoy the rest of your trip and win big!! Exactly 2 weeks for me till Vegas. Counting down the days!!
     
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    Great trip report and best of luck for a big win!!!
     
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    Breakfast at the pool. Got a pod by the lazy river.
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    My Bloody Mary aka breakfast
     
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    Woah!
    That drink garnish is insane!
     
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    We found it and played a bit this morning. Behind some giant slingo slot and an avatar slot. We didn't win one race...lol

    Thanks for letting us know it was there though!
     
  18. clarissamaeb

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    Aww that's too bad. It was winning in the medium numbers when we played but what definitely made the game was the girl narrating lol
     
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    https://vimeo.com/137641019

    This is her narrating sigma derby. Kick those legs up! He didn't have his protein shake today... Aww 4 and 5 are just back there flirting. And 2 definitely had pasta for breakfast. Lol
     
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    Just taking a break from the pool for a few hours.
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