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Vegas getaway- days 1 and 2

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by stacy67, May 10, 2002.

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  1. stacy67

    stacy67 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Warning- If you are reading this because you want some great gambling stories, this is not the trip report for you! :D We have two small children, so the focus of our trip was to rest, relax, and actually have entire adult conversations uninterrupted. Also to eat a few meals where we could eat our food before it got cold and not have to feed someone else!
    My husband and I left Lubbock, TX on a 2 hr. direct flight on Southwest to Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Great flight crew! The flight attendant that made all of the announcements should have been playing in a comedy club in Vegas. She kept us laughing all the way!
    Arrived at Treasure Island about 12:30 or so and went to the invited guest line (We got the Carnation package- $49.00/night and two free dinner buffets plus check-in at invited guests). The lobby was packed but we were able to check in very quickly and they went ahead and gave us our room. I heard others talking about having to wait for rooms so I guess we got lucky.
    We dumped our stuff and went to eat in the Terrace Cafe. We were starving since we were still on Texas time and hadn't eaten all day.
    The cafe was very good-nice selection on the menu.
    After lunch we explored TI for awhile then went to the Venetian for a Krispy Kreme. My husband is addicted and we don't have one in Lubbock yet, so he hunts them down wherever we go! After spending some time in the Venetian, we headed over to Harrah's. Joined the slot club, lost a little bit (this was the beginning of a trend!), then went upstairs to The Range for dinner. We didn't get a table by the window as I had requested, but didn't want to wait so went ahead and took another table. Great steak! Beware though, when you sit down they ask if you want carbonated or non-carbonated water. We said non-carbonated thinking it would be regular water, but they brought out bottled water. I caught on pretty quick and told the guy that we wanted regular (free) water. They took the bottle away and brought regular water. I wasn't going to waste slot machine money on fancy water! ;)
    After dinner we caught the shuttle over to the Rio to catch the parade in the sky. Caught a few beads for the kids, looked around a little then headed back to TI for the night.

    Day 2
    Slept in as late as we could, but were still up by 8:30. It never fails- you finally get the perfect situation for extra sleep (no kids, no place you have to be, no one expecting you, etc.)and your body fails you! We got ready and headed over to Krispy Kreme for breakfast. After breakfast we headed to Paris. I had done pretty well there on our trip in November and wanted to try my machines again. This time they ate my money and didn't give me a quarter (or nickel) back! :( On to Aladdin to check out the shops and grab lunch. We ate pizza at Fat Anthony's and it was pretty good. I had gone to the customer service desk for a shopping passport so we got 10% off of our lunch.
    Next stop was the Coca Cola store which is a tradition for us. We always stop in there for a cold Coke in a glass bottle. Nothing better on a hot day! :D
    We popped into the MGM to pick up our free (thanks Wagerworks!) EFX tickets for the next night then headed to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay. We wandered around for awhile, joined the slot club, lost some more money then went to see Blue Man Group. I enjoyed the show and was glad I went, but my husband absolutely loved it! After the show we headed over to the Trop. for dinner at Mizuno's. What an incredible meal! I had the shrimp tempura appetizer and then Joe shared his chicken and shrimp teriyaki with me. The best fried rice we have ever eaten! After dinner we headed back to TI and gave their slot machines some more of our money. :rolleyes:
    Day 3 and 4 to follow!
     
  2. bigdogmom

    bigdogmom VIP Whale

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    Glad to hear your good report on Mizuno's. I've always wanted to try it; will make a point to get there next time. How were the prices?
     
  3. stacy67

    stacy67 Low-Roller

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    Seems that prices started around 18.95 for dinners on up to over 40.00 depending on what you choose. My tempura appetizer was around 8.95 and my husband's chicken and shrimp was about 25.00 if I'm remembering correctly. The fried rice is 3.95 extra, but it is definitely worth it! He shared his with me and still had some left over, so portions are pretty big. They have their menu online. Go to the Trop website and it is under restaurants. The current menu is a little different than the one online. Prices have gone up some and they have taken a few things off. I wanted to order a tempura dinner, but the current menu only has it as an appetizer. It was not crowded when we were there, but that was around 9:00 and they only stay open until 10:00 or 10:30 I think.
     
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