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TR April 15-18 with pictures

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by xizor, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. xizor

    xizor Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    I stayed at Paris. Go a room on the 30th floor. Crappy view of Planet Hollywood, but the room was recently renovated:
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    Look, the room had a coffee pot a safe and a 40 inch LCD TV!
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    The first night I headed North.
    Ate at the Wynn buffet; $36 but most excellent food. The sole was the best buffet fish I have ever eaten.
    Took a picture of the nearly finished Encore:
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    And the recently opened Trump Tower:
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    Which was on the site of the now nearly forgotten Frontier, whose sign still remains:
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    Then I went to the Palazzo and found a $5 craps table. Yes, a $5 craps table at the Palazzo, at 11:00 on a weekday. Not a good sign for them, but really good for me :thumbsup:
    Lost about $100 over 2 hours then moved on, cuz I had to work the next day.

    Day 2 was spent working. After finishing up, I went down to the Sahara. I don't know why but I did and had a BLAST. The dealers were fun and friendly. The drink service was rocking. The pit boss was actually smiling and not rushing the craps game like some others do. The casino busy but not crowded. The vibe felt good. The only downer was that they had closed a section of slots that had my favorite one (Twilight Zone). So instead I went on a 4 hour craps binge. The table was rowdy and I had a blast. I give a huge thumbs up to the Sahara casino :thumbsup:, even though I didn't win any money. I was thoroughly entertained the whole time I was there.

    And while I was down on that end of the strip I went to the Adventuredome or whatever that indoor amusement park at Circus Circus is called. In case you were wondering, here is what it looks like on the inside:
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    Day 3, I headed south of Paris, mostly.
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    I got bored down there and headed North again, starting at Luxor and stopping for whiskey at every casino, this is what I was taking pictures of by the time I reached Bellagio:
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    And I have no recollection taking this photo:
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    But I do know, how to get me off the street and into the Flamingo to play stupid 6:5 BJ? Put some of these above the BJ tables:
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    Then I just wandered around for a while until the sun came up and I had to go to the airport.
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    Wisdom gleamed from this trip
    - Carla and I yelling "adios mother f**ker!" on a come out roll at the Sahara makes it come up 7 every time :thumbsup:
    - The sole on the Wynn buffet does not taste fishy, and is exquisite.
    - To the guy wearing red pants in Paris: You are a dude! Gay or not you cannot wear red pants. Ever.

    And to end on a high note, here is one million dollars:
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    Peace out!
     
  2. Thor

    Thor Beer Drinker

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    AWESOME REPORT!!!! SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A BLAST! i'm staying at paris, for the first time, in july...i hope i get a room like that! :beer:
     
  3. DonD

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  4. Vegas Tonya

    Vegas Tonya Margarita Connoisseur

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    Nice report and pics....but the carpet made me a little dizzy and I'm sober! :wink2:
     
  5. gmoney590

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    Loved the report and the pictures.
     
    Back where we belong
  6. Thor

    Thor Beer Drinker

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    i didn't even notice the pics....and i've been drinking since 4 pm cst!!! :beer:
     
  7. LITTLECAESARS

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    Great pics. Just curious, did the djoining room at Paris pose any problems? Last time we stayed at Luxor, we had an adjoining room next door to some college kids and I felt like I was part of their party because I could hear everything they were saying. As a result, I avoid adjoining rooms.

    LC
     
  8. Texas Pam

    Texas Pam Low-Roller

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    Nice pics! I got the impression you weren't into drinking heavily -- drinking and that carpet does not look like good news!

    Sound like you had fun - thanks for posting!
     
  9. ghetto71

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    Nice TR!:thumbsup:
     
  10. shobi

    shobi Low-Roller

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    Sounds like a fun trip, thanks for sharing with us. Great pics, I notice they still have some "not quite dark enough" glass on Encore!
     
  11. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

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    Thanks Xizor...I loved the TR!! :D
     
  12. BlondWidow

    BlondWidow Low-Roller

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    Sounds like you had a good time. We haven't stayed at Paris yet and I've wondered what the rooms there are like, so thanks for posting the pics!
     
  13. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    My husband has red pants--I adore them, and him in them. They're Nantucket reds (which is really more rosy colored....) I'm preppy, what can I say. If he wanted to wear corduroys with whales embroidered on them, I'd love those too....:thumbsup:

    Otherwise, sounds like a lovely albeit brief trip!
     
  14. dung bug

    dung bug Low-Roller

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    Nice photos and Trip Report.
     
  15. jillmn

    jillmn High-Roller

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    Good TR. It was nice to see pics of a new Paris room! It made me realize something, though...it seems like every Vegas hotel likes to put the furniture directly in front of the windows. The one's I've been in, at least. We always end up moving the furniture so we can soak up the view!

    Also, I think a man can pull off any color he's comfortable in, gay or straight. :thumbsup:
     
  16. co21ss

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    Great TR! I like the addition of the dancers above the BJ tables.
     
  17. xizor

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    I did not hear any of my neighbors the whole time. Now that I think back on it, I do not remember even hearing any room noise while walking down the hall. So either it was a completely quiet floor or the noise baffling in the Paris rooms is top notch.
     
  18. Beach Crazy

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    Thanks for the TR and photos xizor. I've stayed at Paris several times and I've got to say the new decor is quite a change...not sure if I like it or not but at least I know what to expect should I stay there again.
     
  19. jgates8

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    Wow - I think I actually like the old decor better! That carpet would keep me up at night, LOL.
     
  20. stuffic

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    Thanks for the TR, xizor. Great pictures.

    I like the renovated rooms at Paris. I've stayed in that type of room a couple of times, and never gave the carpet a second thought. Maybe it's "busier" in pictures than in person. I don't even remember the older decor, except that it was blue/light gray, I think. It was more elegant, but this one is more chic, IMO.

    I'm curious about the photo with the cute golden Humpty Dumpty thingy. Was that at Bellagio? It's obviously a restaurant, but I've never seen it before. It's hilarious that you have no recollection of taking it, xizor. Don't you just love Vegas? :drunk:
     
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