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Trip Report 3-16/18

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Tromboneking, Mar 20, 2008.

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  1. Tromboneking

    Tromboneking Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Just got home...so here goes.

    My wife and I left Texas on Saturday morning about 7 am. We drove, which I love to do...just she and I seeing the country and enjoying each others company...anyway, we drove all day and arrived in Laughlin that evening around 7. We had reservations at the Aquarius. Room was nothing fancy, but worked nicely for one night. The place was very crowded because Wayne Newton was playing there. Played mostly slots and hit a $500 progressive on a new Wheel of Fortune slot. So I was up for Vegas. Drove in to Las Vegas on Sunday. My wife wanted to do some shopping, so we went several place before the strip. We went to the Las Vegas Outlets, which was a very nice place. Finally get to the strip and on to the Monte Carlo. I was concerned that there would be a lot of construction trying to repair the fire damage, but to be honest, I couldn't tell that anything had happened. One thing that was a bit annoying was the construction on the Citycenter going on next door. They worked almost constantly, but it didn't disrupt sleeping.
    After check in, we went to Diablos Cantina for dinner. The food was very good, but it was VERY loud..maybe I am getting older....:cry: Played that night, and hit a few small things, but ended up even.

    Monday, we had breakfast in the room and walked down to the Mirage to pick up tickets for Love. Walked back to the Bellagio and looked around there for a while. Headed over to Ceasars and had lunch at Planet Hollywood and then spent the afternoon in the mall. Went back to the MC and got dressed for the show and then went back to the Mirage for the show. I am a huge Beatles fan, and this was my first Cirque show. All I can say is it was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. I can not recommend it enough. Wife went back to the hotel, and I went over to NYNY and played for a while. Great place!

    Tuesday- Had lunch at Gonzalez y Gonzalez at NYNY. Very good and well priced. They went over to MGM and caught the monorail. It was also our first time to do that. Went to the Sahara and played for a while. My wife had pretty good luck on the Monopoly slots. After that went back to the Hilton to get a t shirt for a friend of the Star Trek stuff. Rode the Monorail back to MGM and had a comped buffet...very good, then more playing. Didn't win a lot, but didn't really lose either.

    Here were some pros:
    1. the LOVE show!!
    2. Monte Carlo was nice.
    3. Just had an overall good time.

    Cons:
    1. LOTS of people! Seems like lots of very young kids that were drunk...maybe I getting old!
    2. Some of the noise from citycenter.
    3. The stupid timeshare and porn pushers...
    4. Lastly, and this may step on toes but...there were tons of STROLLERS there. I just think Vegas is not the place for kids that young, but that is just my opinion. Look for pics later.
     
  2. 1quick1

    1quick1 Tourist

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    Nice report and glad you had a good time. Nice rest. reviews.

    Also don't be bad mouthing us young drunks :D ;) :D
     
  3. OnTheHorizon

    OnTheHorizon Low-Roller

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    Good Report.

    Last summer when I was there, seemed like the strip was littered with young kids and strollers. That's why I like to stay downtown. A lot of young kids at the GN (probably because of the pool), but Fremont Street and other casinos are usually stroller-free! :thumbsup:
     
  4. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Low-Roller

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    Nice trip report . . . . I agree about the baby strollers. There are lots of other places you can bring young children. On our last trip, I saw a young couple with 4 small kids and I thought to myself, "they can't be having that much fun." And believe me, the wife looked miserable.
     
  5. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

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    KimberlyJ - yeah, I can deal with the hassle of dodging strollers in Vegas. But, I, too, have noticed that the parents and children do not look happy.

    later, GVJ
     
  6. 1PuglyDude

    1PuglyDude Tourist

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    Orlando is much better suited for families with young children. I would hope Vegas continues to be my playground as an adult.
    However, if there are casinos or other business that can come up with a business model to cater to the families with young children, more power to them. Perhaps Circus Circus with their Adventurdome is such a model? I don't know, I have never stayed there.
    Vegas is a big place, enough room for lots of types of families. It just seems like it would be a bit of an uphill battle.
     
  7. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    Great report and I have to agree Vegas really is getting away from the "family" experience. I wouldn't bring a small child or children with me.
     
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  8. hedo3cpl

    hedo3cpl Tourist

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    Kids in vegas? reminds me of the night last july when my beautiful wife and i were returning to our hotel from a late show and dinner.When we were approached by a lady leading her hubby and 3 kids ( all tired and very bored) when she took issue with the way my wife was dressed...( guess her vegas attire was a little to revealing for her taste) so being the smartass that i was i had to remind her that she was in a F*****G casino in las vegas at 1am and that if she was not such a horrible excuse for a parent and to selfish to take her children to a family resort! that she would not have to be offended by the way my wife looked!:nono:
    I think that the fact that i stepped up and stood up to her,kind of threw her off,so she just turned and huffed off with the family in tow! LOL
    I really hated to be an ass...but then again we were in vegas not chucky cheese for christ sake.....:Þ
    Save me frim the good people!
     
  9. swanny

    swanny Low-Roller

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    Well said. If you take your kids to Vegas, it's at your own risk. I wonder how this lady felt about our porn slapping friends. I hope they were dressed suitably.
     
  10. ghetto71

    ghetto71 Tourist

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    I agree with the baby strollers also. On a trip in May, my wife and I were walking through Caesars around 1:00am and some woman was pushing her kid around like it was the middle of the day. We just shook our heads.:grrr:
     
  11. jazzguy

    jazzguy Low-Roller

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    How long is the drive from TX to LV?
     
  12. jazzguy

    jazzguy Low-Roller

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    Thats one of the best reasons to visit LV!!!!!!!
     
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