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“I give in to sin, because you have to make this life livable.” Cosmo & Mandalay Bay - 5/13 - 5/17!!

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  1. luck.ofthe.draw

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    Springs Preserve was awesome! Pics to follow of the butterfly garden, Botanical garden and museum!!!
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    Now we’re at the North Outlets - spent $33 on PJs and a nice flannel for A at the Disney Outlets. Almost left with a Scar stuffed animal. Almost.
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  2. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Oh my [email protected]. Is that haddock? Fried haddock is God's gift to fish n chips. Cod is next.
    Whatever it is, looks delicious!!!!!! :feedme:
     
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    I say let him sleep, leave him and go do what you want! :poke:

    But seriously, very much enjoying this TR!
     
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  4. luck.ofthe.draw

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    @Astribling - A is a chick too, haha. Girl’a trip!!! Apparently she was awake but didn’t want to wake me up hahahaha.

    Dude you guys. The butterflies were so amazing!!! There was a ton of other cool stuff at Springs Preserve as well, the Botanical Gardens were gorgeous, the Origin museum and animal exhibits were great too.
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    These blue guys were huge! They were very active, flying around, landing on people, chilling on the ground in the shade.... they also had camouflage- you wouldn’t tell they were that pretty at first glance: 69BAE52C-CDDD-4423-9C1E-56C8E3764A10.jpeg

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    Highly highly recommend Springs Preserve. They have hiking and bike riding too which we didn’t even do, but we were there for a good 3+hrs today!

    Now we’re at the room, getting ready to head to the pool for the end of the day!
     
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    More sights from Springs Preserve:
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    Gorgeous trees!! We got rained on by yellow flowers at one point, haha.

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    These guys were soooo cute! 1A52417F-E099-48CC-BBB5-0DF6C76C74CF.jpeg CDA1CEEF-D5F8-4728-A461-5305A56713B7.jpeg

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    Gila monster taking a nap!

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    Tortoise!!! Saying hello :)

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    Cottontail bun bun! They had a cool exhibit where you went into a little cave and stand up inside a bubble that looked out directly in the enclosure. It was neat!
     
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    I read this in my office at work, thought that was a very unique shirt. I went out to the break area right after reading everything in this thread at the time, and a woman was sitting in front of me wearing the same shirt! Small world!
     
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    LOL OOps, sorry about that A! I love girl's trips!!
    In any case, looks like you are having an awesome time!!!
     
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    Mandalay Bay as a cardio center which is free and then another separate gym with free weights and machines attached to the spa.
     
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    I’m hitting the cardio center tomorrow then - thanks for that!!

    Spent over an hour at the pool today and it was very nice. The wave pool and other beach amenities are totally worth it for staying here.
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    Cute elephant fountains!!!

    Also, I fucking adore some of these light fixtures! Such fun colors! DCADDFBD-B59D-4317-9813-BF5601C543FE.jpeg

    We’re getting ready for dinner back at the room now. If I can supplement my EC’s with a MyVegas coupon we’ll dine at Lupo or putz to Luxor for some eats and then, and then finally, some quality slot time! I know you’ve all been waiting ;)
     
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    Ready for the night fools! Wish my hair could just stay curly instead of get poofy. But we’re in the desert so that could work to my advantage!
     

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    Stop being so adorable, @luck.ofthe.draw. We can't take all the cuteness. :love:
    Hoping you and A have a winning night! Go get 'em.
     
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    Nice shirt!
     
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    That is about the emptiest I have ever seen those pools. @luck.ofthe.draw, you scored big time! :clap:
     
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    Love that you take bath products to Vegas. (Me too. :)) And I love Springs Preserve. Thanks for posting all of the photos. I've always wanted to see the butterfly exhibit but I think it's just for a certain period of time during the year and I've always missed it. Wishing you a continued fun and also winning trip!

    Congrats as well on the new job!
     
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    Lupo was phenomenal. A got the gnocchi with a cream sauce and Black Truffle Oil - melt in your mouth, little cloud deliciousness.

    We got polenta to split.

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    I had the fettuccine Bolgonese that’s simmered for like, 8 million hours. Just as good as I remember it years ago..... all house made pasta, all fabulous.
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    We had house Cab (cuz I’m cheap).
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    All in all, our bill was $52 out the door after the BOGO MyVegas coupon (killer deal) and my $9 EC’s. Not bad!!!
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    Off to Luxor to gamboooool cuz I accidentally bought my Konami voucher for there!!!

    Fortune Cuuuuup!
     
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    Such a GREAT photo luck! You look like a million bucks, and I love the shirt!

    Thanks for the food pics, I live for those.... And the gnocchi.... Mmmmmm
     
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    Great TR! Hope you had goid luck today!!
     
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    Luxor was a bust in the end! We were here for almost 2 hours though!
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    Blew through $25 FP no wins on Fortune Cup.

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    Kept hitting bonuses on Sex & The City which was amazing!! Super fun!

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    In the end, it ate all my $100, hahah.

    Now heading back to Mandalay Bay to possibly play a bit more before bed. Moving to Cosmo tomorrow!
     
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    Thank you @Multifarious5 !

    We are back at the room. Soaked our feets, now bed time. Got a date with the Cosmo tomorrowwwww! Gonna be up all night + more alcohol. Fuckin’ slackin’ over here!
     
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