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Trip Report Feb 10-15

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by VegasDiva, Mar 25, 2014.

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  1. VegasDiva

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    My Trip Report

    Hello once again, haven't been around much but here's a report on my trip to Vegas Feb 10-15, a bit late , sorry !

    Am from Calgary Alberta Canada, and its about a 2.5 hr flight ~ Went with my gal pal , Sue~ this was our 7th trip together since 2005 , she is a perfect travel companion ......

    Monday Feb 10~
    Got to the airport about 630am- flight was leaving at 905 via West Jet ~ Got thru customs by 715 , and we went to eat some breakfast , got to the gate to board by 815...they started to board us , we backed out , and ackkk, had to pull back in ........the temperature was -30C windchills and the temp guages on the plane weren't working......and then a toilet was freezing up ....took a good hr and 45 mins to sort this all out and finally we were up in the air by 11am!! Got into Terminal 3 about one hour and 15 mins later than planned! at 1215pm , First time in that terminal, very lovely and new! Found the luggages racks and the cab line and grabbed a cab to the Harrahs Hotel .... checked in , room was ready had Carnival Tower 1223 , with view of the pool ~~ two queen beds, bathroom, an built in dresser /closet with TV , table and chairs ...

    Hit the casino floor, just in time to take in Big Elvis show .... n relax , Sue stayed on the slots but I went into piano bar to enjoy.... ended up on stage as an Elvis =ette during Viva Las Vegas ....such fun :)
    Gambled a bit after the show and was down!! grrrrrrrr
    went to eat at the Cafe but discovered was closed ......Can't remember where we ate at , we wandered around , saw the new LINQ area, with the new Osheas and revamped Quad ..... I think I liked the old OSheas better! back to the room earlish as we were tired !

    Tues Feb 11

    Got up around 730, out the door by 830 , went to Casino Royale , to get Raiding the Rock Vault Tickets ..... or Donny and Marie, ended up with RTRV as they were dark the Wed and Thurs didn't want to risk missing out on Friday.... we ate at the subway in Casino Royal was good actually.. got a players card and played some slots
    went to the Wax Museum, hadn't been in there since 2006 so it was a nice change, had a $10.00 of coupon we used .... cost about $20.00 each ~~ loved the exhibits and took in a 4D movie that was fun

    wandered around the Venetian a bit and played some slots , was up n down ~ headed back to Harrahs to change and take the monorail to the LVH , to see Raiding the Rock Vault ..... ate dinner at Vince Neils Mexican restaurant, it was very good , I had a Rueben lol , again the cafe at the LVH was closed .... we played some slots and got a players card too, then it was time to see the show ..... did a review with pics here

    http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showpost.php?p=928720&postcount=8
     

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  2. eisen7979

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    Thanks for sharing, great wax museum pics!
     
  3. Joe

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    Thanks for the report. I can only imagine, you are looking to escape the cold and then the cold causes a delay in escaping this hellish winter.:cry:
     
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    Wed Feb 12
    up around 8am and back over to Casino Royal to try for Donny and Marie tickets, and also picked up Jersey Boys (seen in 2009) and a dinner at PH Spice Market Buffet ...... spent in total 140.00 each for all 3
    ate at subway again, great omelette! .... played some slots, I hit big on a panda bear one (one of the older styles too)
    Took the SDX bus to the Premium Outlet Mall in the South ...... not a lot of good deals , other than I found some nice shoes , aerosoles, for about 35.00
    headed back toward Hotel, but picked up tickets first .... at Flamingo...for Donny and Marie , seats were next to sound board about 2/3s back from stage... back to Hotel to change, then over to PH to eat , busy , we ended up telling the host we were with a group of 3 other ladies who were from Canada , too ...... just to get table quicker lol it worked!! then hoofed it to the Flamingo and got in line for the Showroom ...... met a lady from California, who was in line, her hubby was at a business dinner , we get to the front of the line and the maitre`d asked if we'd like to sit at stage side!! as he had 3 seats available! OF course we would , I tipped him $20.00 for that as did the toher girls ..... what a great show , have no pictures as we weren't allowed ...... Glad I saw it :)

    Feb 13~ up around 8- ate at the Cafe all comp'd , check out at Harrahs (was comp'd but for the resort fee) and over to Cosmo......had gotten an offer for 2 nights plus $325.00 FP , and I hadn't been there to play since May 2012! checked in and was offered for $20.00 per night a fountain view, oh sure we said..... got 54th floor, steps away from the elevator and my gosh what a view !! gorgeous room was a one bedroom terrace , with built in closets, a living area, kitchen area with microwave and dishwasher! , walkin shower, japanese soaker tub (can see out on the strip) and a nice balcony .....
     

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    Spent the day just exploring the area, collected my free play , then browsed thru some other hotels, at the south end , playing slots and seeing what was new, Checked out the Bellagio as the conservatory was in Chinese New Year decor, and they outdid themselves again ~~ noticed the whole strip side of Monte Carlo was undergoing a transformation ... noticed Bills gambling Hall is being transformed into another Hotel , as is the front of Balleys , too
    Went to the Jersey Boys at Paris that night...... still a good show :)
    went back to the hotel and finally found the secret pizza place !! great pizza!
    love the long hallway with all the album covers wow :)

    Friday Feb 14
    Valentines day , first time ever away from my darlin hubby on this day lol mind you we never celebrate it as everyday is our Valentines day , or so he said :)

    woke up later ...... went to find some breakfast ..... again just wandered around , playing slots, trying to decide what show to go see but ended up not seeing one ........ ate at Holsteins at the Cosmo, it was good :)
    Cosmo has a mini Liberace Museum , with his jewel encrusted car, in the casino, and the gown and piano to match in the museum , along with other outfits ...
    last night in Vegas .... the week had flown by

    Sat Feb 15 ~ check out time! :cry:
    Left the luggage at the hotel as our plane didn't leave til like 7pm ..... was meeting some friends in Vegas ( I know from another message board) at the Rainforest Cafe , was lovely to meet them in person , we had a great visit ...... hit big at the MGM too, on Willy Wonka Why always on the last day?? lol
    Got to the airport about 430 pm got thru security no problem, then went to eat ...... I had a Carls Burger for the first time , not bad ,uneventful flight home, met a fellow travelling alone, who had his first trip ever to Vegas, and loved it.... helped to pass the time ...... landed around 11pm , got thru customs, and got my car from the lot and home by 12 midnight .....

    Once again another fun and relaxing trip Came home a bit broke but had fun .... hopefully NOT a long gap btween trips now!
     

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