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11/30 - 12/8 Grand, Bellagio & Caesar's *LIVE*

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by cvkelz, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    My Trip Report

    The adventure begins tomorrow as we embark on our annual trip to Vegas.
    The bags are in the car already, the dogs are freaked out because they know that once the bags are in the car they know that Mommy and Daddy will be leaving shortly and we are impatient to start our trip.
    Tomorrow we will have to endure the Longest Day Ever at work and finally at 4:30 PM we will bust out of our chains and hit the road for Vegas.
    We will be driving since we will be there for a little over a week and while I don't look forward to 9 hours in a car, I love that we get to take as much crap as we want and not have to worry about checking bags. Also, I hate flying.
    Our plans for this trip are as follows(in no particular order):

    Silver Bowl RC Track (hubs is a big RC car fan)
    Dunkin Donuts coffee downtown
    Container Park
    Peppermill (a first for us)
    Pinball Museum (a first for us)
    High Tea at Bellagio (a first for us)
    Miracle Mile Shops
    CP Buffet (a first for us)
    NOBU (a first for us)
    Wayne Newton (a first for us)
    Las Vegas Sign (a first for us)
    Mon Ami Gabi
    Twilight Zone Mini Golf (a first for us)
    Mob Museum (a first for us)
    Ocean One (a first for us)
    There is probably more than that, but that is all I can think of off the top of my head right now.

    As you can see we have tried to find as many new things as possible. It's hard to believe that with as many times as we have been to Vegas that we haven't done a lot of those before, but for the longest time it was all about drinking and playing downtown on three day weekends when we lived in Phoenix.
    Now that we can only get there once a year and our bodies don't allow for the nonstop drinking, we are able to find more things to do...you know, outside of our hotel rooms and the casino.

    Three hotels.
    --The first two nights at the Downtown Grand - we stayed there for one night last year, but it was honestly only for about 6 hours after the GWAR concert downtown. We didn't even play in the Casino, so we decided to give it another shot.
    --The second two nights at The Bellagio - We have never stayed here before, but always wanted to. MyVegas came through with the two night comp, so we jumped on it. We are both very excited to stay here.
    --The rest of the nights at Caesar's Palace - We stayed here two years ago and fell in love with it. It's a lot more pricier than what we would like for our meager budget, but we use the Total Rewards Visa card, and thanks to horrible events (there has to be an UP side to my husband having a heart attack right??) that cost us much more than we wanted, we were able to use the reward credits to secure a room here for the rest of the trip.

    I am planning on keeping the TR as live as possible, but as you know, life gets away with you.
    I will be adding instagram photos under my IG of cvkelz, feel free to add it if you want to follow along there.

    Right now I'm just super excited that the time is finally here and 24 hours from now I will be ...well, still on the road to Vegas, but at least out of work!

    How will I ever sleep?????
     
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  2. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Patriots #1

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    Good luck,hope you win lots of $$$
     
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  3. ardee

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    I hope your drive in to Vegas is smooth and your trip full of fun, @cvkelz.
     
    Holiday Trip! Making Merry in Sin City.
  4. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack High-Roller

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    I would love to drive to Vegas, but it's to long of a drive from Wi. How much on your list do you think you will get crossed off? I usually do about 50% of what I plan. Good luck.
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck! Look forward to following along!
     
  6. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Following along... and I've requested you on Instagram as well. Looking forward to hearing about everything, especially with all of the first times after 45 trips!
     
  7. carolineno

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    Have a great time. I hope you love the CP Buffet as much as I did. It's the only buffet where I even raved about the JUICE (fresh watermelon, yum). Enjoy!
     
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  8. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Longest. Workday. Ever.
    But we got through it. We are now an hour out on the road with at least seven more to go.
    We have one planned stop at the Walmart in Wasco for sodas and waters for the rooms. I’m sure there will be more pee stops along the way as I drank too much water today.
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    Hoping I can catch some sleep at some point but I’m not holding my breath.
     
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  9. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Rolling through Lost Hills. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.
     
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  10. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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  11. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    We are here! We rolled into the Downtown Grand around 1:30 AM and got checked in. I will upload a video of the room later tomorrow when my brain is back in my head.
    The drive was thankfully uneventful but as usual, sleep eluded me.
    We are up in the room and I have poured myself the first cocktail of the trip.
    The goal is to venture downtown Fremont St and play around as the sun comes up but I'm not sure how much longer I will last once the booze hits my system. I am hopeful, but tired.
     
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    I need more illuminated palm trees in my life! Love it!
     
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  16. Horseplayer1

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    Good start! Hope you get a nap today. Enjoy!!
     
    Can’t wait to go back!!
  17. Guy_

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    Good luck :)
    Following along
     
  18. Miller12pack

    Miller12pack High-Roller

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    I love Fremont Street early in the morning. It is fresh and clean, and getting ready for a new day.
     
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  19. Craps all day

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    Hey neighbor (currently down the street from you), great TR so far. Wow, Fremont didn't look like that at 10pm last night.

    Props for pulling an all nighter...

    Now kick some ass!
     
  20. miss_sonja

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    Have a great trip! I love a live trip report:)
     
    Harrah's or Park MGM? I'll decide next year!
    Harrah's or Park MGM? I'll decide next year!